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

Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder

By Kirk Miller

 
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19 September 2017

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)

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