More from Mily Nguyen of 3dotr
Canah Hemp Oil
New work from Its Everyday:
"Canah was our baby: the first commercial producers of hemp in Romania, with big plans. All very eco-friendly, involving the use of local farmers and traditional methods. We did their naming, branding, site, copywriting, promo materials and packaging. Actually coming up with the final products involved some pretty serious research into spectrum-blocking glass, which we ordered from Switzerland, to protect the fragile hemp oil. We wanted to keep the actual hemp imagery to a bare minimum, avoiding the other connotations that hemp products carry. Sadly the team which realised our designs managed to mess them up, but Canah remains one of our favourite projects."
More pics after the jump!
Hallertau Barrel Aged Beer
A Barrel Aged Beer from Hallertau:
"The Porter Noir is a beer from way out of left field. A 6.6% Porter was aged for four months in Pinot Noir Wine Barrels acquired from local winery Kumeu River. The barrels were only gently hot water rinsed before use to retain the wine charter and also the native yeasts in the wood.
The four month maturation in the barrel develops the palette with gentile woody tannins and fruits of the forest from the previous resident. Combined with the remnants of chocolate and soft acidity from the native yeasts creates amazing mouth feel with a long drying finish.
The secondary fermentation in the bottle was carried out with the native yeasts from the barrel, namely brettanomyces. This is the same yeast used to bottle condition the famous Belgian Trappist beer Orval. The brettanomyces character dominates the aroma. Layers of complexity, red currents, earthy gumboots, a stroll through the barnyard?? All very interesting stuff.
The beer has been conditioned in 750 ml Champaign bottles for 6 months prior to release and with correct cellaring will continue to improve for up to 3 years."Close up of this beautiful bottle after the jump.
Student Spotlight: Boom Town
New work from Kyle Ramsey, a recent graduate from the University of Central Oklahoma"
"This project recently won a Gold Addy Award as well as Best of Show in the Oklahoma region. This BOOM TOWN Mix Pack is a high ABV 4 pack that reflects the San Francisco Gold Rush. Each of the 4 beers has a different name of a boomtown from California. Names like Gouge Eye Double IPA bring instant imagery to mind."
More images after the jump.