HIGHLY COMMENDED: WINE, BEER & SPIRITS
To celebrate 239 years of brewing in the Dorset countryside, Badger Ales wanted to produce a limited-run Collector’s Edition bottle as an investment-worth piece of art in its own right. BrandOpus was briefed to create a piece of packaging that reflects the same care, precision and innovation that goes into making the beer itself.
Although four years in the making, the resulting idea was beautifully simple, using the shape of the bottle to represent a badger’s head, decorated with its distinctive hand-painted black-and-white stripes and finished with a glossy black wax ‘nose’ around the cork.
Made from untreated craft stock paper and leaves collected from the local Dorset woodland, the packaging subtly evokes a cosy, leafy sett for the badger to call home.