Beer & Branding: Inveralmond Brewery

PERTH, SCOTLAND

Beer & Branding: Inveralmond Brewery

An hour's drive north of Edinburgh, sits the town of Perth, nestled in the hills of the Scottish countryside. There, also resides one of Scotland's most successful craft beer makers, Inveralmond Brewery. And in April 2016, they were purchased by nearby Innis & Gunn.

Rebranding Inveralmond Brewery–one of the "most successful and affectionately-regarded breweries in the north of Scotland"–was left to Glasgow-based design studio Freytag Anderson. The new look began its reveal in mid-2017, and appears to still be rolling out across its packaging. It's new labels feature a consistent identifying system, complete with Scottish landscape watercolor illustrations, courtesy of fellow Scotsman, Peter McDermott.

From the Freytag Anderson website:

"The rebrand was intended to revitalize consumer perception and better represent the quality and origin of the brewery and products. The Inveralmond team felt that unification was needed across the core range and their annually-changing product and wanted to take the opportunity of a rebrand to project the authenticity of the brewery and its values.

The brand marque was recreated to respectfully update and modernize the logo without abandoning its origin, showing regard for the brewery's history and loyal followers.

The modern romantic style of artist Peter McDermott, based in Skye, was selected. The aim was to tap into the image and nostalgia that Scotland globally provokes; that of landscape, beauty and rich history. He was commissioned to create bespoke illustrations for each of the core range, creating an immediately recognizable sense of place and old-world charm."

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  Textural detail of label stock.

Textural detail of label stock.

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  Textural detail of  Daracha  label.

Textural detail of Daracha label.

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On the back of our ongoing success of Ossian and Lia Fail and interest in our seasonal range as they appear, we felt a rebrand that would more effectively represent our provenance would modernise Inverlamond for the ever-changing craft-beer market. Freytag Anderson have successfully re-imagininged the range, allowing us to look forward with the business while celebrating our origins and passion for authentic brewing.
— Aly Bayne, Marekting Manager, Inveralmond Brewery
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Brand launch video, courtesy of Freytag Anderson.

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  500ml Bottle silhouette.

500ml Bottle silhouette.

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  Barrel swatches, consistent with the bottle's label colors.

Barrel swatches, consistent with the bottle's label colors.

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Images from Freytag Anderson, freytaganderson.com.