I’d like to introduce you to the Fallen Angel Microbrewery, the smallest brewery in East Sussex. Why am I suddenly talking about beer? Well, although I drink very little of it myself, I have recently become involved in creating labels for this rather special brewery…and it’s not just me who thinks they are special – last year they walked off with the prize for best drink producer of the year at the `Sussex Food and Drinks Awards’. With names such as ‘Kama Sumatra’, ‘Naughty Nun’ and ‘Fire in the Hole Chilli Beer’, Fallen Angel’s beers certainly warrant closer inspection!
I met Tony Betts, the brewer, and his wife Gabi, at Earl’s Court last year. They are a very friendly couple and passionate about their beers which are all handcrafted with the finest natural ingredients. Since I am also passionate about what I do, it seemed entirely fitting when they asked me to design new labels that would put some country sexiness back into beer.
Now I must mention my own favourite. Without doubt, their Dark Mead is the best I have ever tasted. Not only is the flavour gloriously honeyed and delicate but the shapes of the bottles are very pleasing and fun to give as gifts.
To find out more please visit www.fallenangelbrewery.com