This is the beer label used on the last page of the book for illustration purposes only. The main character, Mitch Wilde brews his own beer; Wilde Imperial Stout, and it is modeled after North Coast’s Russian Imperial Stout. A paragraph is devoted to the label’s description so I thought it would be fun to design one. Mitch uses his beer as a way to endear his cantankerous neighbor, Old-Man Jasper, who becomes a trusted friend.
Imperial stout, also known as Russian imperial stout or imperial Russian stout, is a strong dark beer or stout in the style that was brewed in the 18th century by Thrale’s brewery in London, England for export to the court of Catherine II of Russia. When the brewery was taken over by Courage the beer was renamed Courage Russian Imperial Stout (RIS). It has a high alcohol content, usually over 9% abv.