Bashah Reserve, by Stone and BrewDog
A Collaborative brew between Stone Brewing Co. www.stonebrew.com and BrewDog.
After over 12 months in the making, a tiny amount of Bashah Reserve is now ready to excite your imaginations and bedazzle your senses. Here is the story of how the beer started out in 2009:
We made less than 750 bottles of each and a small amount is available for a limited time online. The 2 editions are
Bashah 2009 Highland Park and Black Raspberry Reserve
Bashah 2009 Imperial and Tayberry Reserve
Each comes in a 375ml bottle with cork finish. Each bottle is also individually numbered and comes with an awesome hand-drawn custom label from Johanna Basford. The labels are very much pieces of art in their own right.
Greg Koch and James tasting the beer with the proto-type label still on!
And a little on the hand-drawn label.......
The paper artwork begins to take shape; a moonlit demon prowls over a tomb-like mound of misshapen skulls, entwined by thorny branches of berries and blossoms. Obviously every discerning illustrator knows black nail polish enhances the macabre nature of any dark piece. Gothic flourishes and curios such as candlelit lanterns, an owl and a distant city skyline create a narrative within the artwork, reflecting the many layers of story and detail which combine to create this dark tipple. The result? An inky nocturnal delirium, as deliciously dark and intricate as the beer it will contain.
Like this and want to see more? Take a tumble down the rabbit hole into a inky black and white wonderland at www.johannabasford.com