Today is a good day. Why you ask? Well… that’s because Field Notes announced their “Drink Local” edition. It’s the 20th color edition and what better way to kick off Fall than with beautiful colors representing six different beers. (and Fall)
For the beer lover:
There are two 3-Pack versions available: ALES and LAGERS, limited to 10,000 3-Packs each. ALES features STOUT (dark brown-black), AMBER ALE (warm red), and INDIA PALE ALE (rusty orange). LAGERS features PILSNER (gold), BOCK (brown), and PALE LAGER (pale yellow). Each three pack comes bound in a chipboard belly band with a matching (ALES or LAGERS) 3.5″-diameter, 2-color, pub-style coaster, lovingly letterpress-printed in Chicago by our new pal Liz Isakson-Dado on a vintage press.
For the design/print/paper lover:
The new FNC-20 “Drink Local” books feature heavyweight New Page Sterling Premium 120# covers with a “soft touch” varnish, giving them a soft, almost rubbery feel. The logo is varnished with a contrasting gloss, and each book is colored to represent a different brew, with a brief history of each style of beer on the back cover. Inside is our acclaimed Finch Opaque Smooth 50# text paper, with a “Hefeweizen” yellow-orange graph grid. It’s all bound together with bright gold staples.
I’m a bit of a Field Nut and super excited about this release because I’m also a beer geek. My subscription hasn’t made it yet but I hope to pick a couple of these bad boys up from Brian at East+West. For those of you not in St. Louis, head over to the Field Notes website and get your set today. If you haven’t left yet, they also made a pretty cool video. You can check it out below.