Warwickshire-based brewery Purity Brewing Company launched an exciting new limited edition celebration beer for Christmas – “Gnarly”. Gnarly is a deeply indulgent, strong black beer brewed with a variety of Crystal Rye, Maris Otter, smoked and black malts, and hopped with Northern Brewer, Cascade and Chinook. Having conditioned their beer for six months in traditional oak whisky casks, Purity came to Croxsons with this project, a delightful challenge in both filling and design. Whilst most of their beer is filled in 500ml bottles, we created 750ml corked champagne-style bottles. With a run of only 1,000, all featuring the distinctive champagne look, cork and cage, this turned out to be highly-sought after beer for enthusiasts of both grape and grain.
Gnarly uses champagne yeast which gives the beer a light and tight carbonation and the oak whisky barrels provide an unmistakable and decadent twist.