Half Pints Reveals New Packaging & Retires Burlywine

WINNIPEG, MBHalf Pints Brewing has revealed new branding for their beers, with new labels created in collaboration with Guppy Graphic Design. The new designs will be phased in as stock of the old labels and boxes are depleted.

In addition, Half Pints president and brewmaster David Rudge announced in a blog post last week that the brewery’s popular Burlywine winter seasonal is being retired, at least for the time being.

The 2010 edition was released on December 4th at the fifth annual Burlywine Day open house at the brewery, along with a special edition of the 2009 vintage aged for a year on bourbon-soaked oak spirals. But while the open house will return in 2011, Burlywine will not, as according to Rudge, “it’s time we moved on and pushed some new boundaries with next year’s beer. There’s just so much that we haven’t done and this way, we can make room for something new.”

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