Corsair’s Curse
Rum Barrel Wheat Ale

Driftwood’s new sour is a departure from their regular sour series—a “dry-hopped fruit monster” soured on lactobacillus. For this design, we looked to the tropics for inspiration.

Label Design for Driftwood Brewery's Corsair's Curse Rum Barrel Wheat Ale Beer

Corsair’s Curse is pure Pirate-tiki, inspired by rum-laden refreshments like the Wrecked Pirate, Maiden’s Downfall and Singapore Sling. Aged in rum barrels and emerging at around 9%, the bold, bright tropical theme is a jam on the coconut, rum and abundant fruit flavours powering this strong, sour ale.

Label Design for Driftwood Brewery's Corsair's Curse Rum Barrel Wheat Ale Beer

This label makes liberal use of gold foil, a literal treasure trove of pirate booty waiting to be discovered. Whether what’s in the chest is a boon or a curse is anyone’s guess; the pirate’s expression leaves us wondering and evokes a sense of danger that invites further exploration.

Label Design for Driftwood Brewery's Corsair's Curse Rum Barrel Wheat Ale Beer

Overall, the design is highly illustrative, a pulp-pirate caricature. Like the beer inside, the design is fun and fruity, but at 9.1%, it’s clearly not a beer to be taken lightly. In both design and contents, Corsair’s Curse is a contradiction—one that stays true to its influences.


Label Design for Driftwood Brewery's Corsair's Curse Rum Barrel Wheat Ale Beer