It's that time of year again when my dear husband carefully prepares home-brewed beer in our garage in anticipation of the parish Oktoberfest. I've designed a couple of new labels for the occasion, and he has high hopes for these two new batches:
For the first I re-did the old label and made it specifically for the Dunkelweizen which he's been refining for the past couple of years:
The second is for a roggenbier - a medieval style of rye beer, which is much like a hefeweizen but using rye grain instead of wheat. I thought to myself, what could be more suitably medieval than the Harvest of the Earth from Revelation 14 found in 12th century illuminated manuscripts?
Here's the one from Paris MS 403 which was my primary inspiration:
Here is my version, using Daniel Smith walnut ink: