Food & Drink | September 19, 2017 9:00 am

When Is a Beer a Work of Art? When Philippe Starck Designs the Bottle.

Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder

While spirits bottles are renowned for their design (hello, Guillermo del Toro), beer packaging is usually left for the labels.

Not so here. Starck is a new collab between the French brewery Brasserie d’Olt and famed designer Philippe Starck, and both the bottle and the liquid inside feature a rather distinct artisan flair.

Starck is an unfiltered, unpasteurized blond beer with no additives, coloring or preservatives, utilizing three varieties of hops. It’s presented in a minimalist glass bottle designed and signed by Starck.  The brewery describes it as “richly fruity … with a beautiful hopped bitterness … and subtle notes of conifers.”

It’s not such a stretch for Starck, who’s previously designed a number of restaurants and even a beer hall in Tokyo.

You can (try to) order Starck from this French beer site.

(H/t Uncrate)