Bear Republic has developed award winning, hand-crafted lagers and ales. Located in historic Healdsburg, California, where hop kilns from another era are still visible, their products are brewed and aged using the traditional “art” of the masters. Bear Republic’s family business is unique, from the mother who greets you at the door, to the son who brews the ales, the father who pulls tap and the daughter-in-law who keeps the books.
The solution was to use the name as inspiration to create a Constructivist styled logo and packaging. The beer carton is modeled after Rodchenko’s famous soviet poster. The label and carton inform each other and easily pop in a sea of tame labels: the bear, dictating you to drink and enjoy!