When your new brewery’s island home is known as a “drinking town with a fishing problem,” you’re already among good company. But as Islamorada Beer Company planned the introduction of their flagship wheat ale, Sandbar Sunday, they faced a market dominated by major breweries—without the massive capital those big brands had. We delivered the solution in new packaging bold enough to stand out from box to bottle yet sun-drenched with island attitude. Featuring six-pack messaging that promoted fan story-sharing via #MySandbar, the beer’s first 1,827-case run sold out in just 14 weeks. By summer’s end it had made the tap list at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium, home to the NFL Dolphins and the University of Miami. And with a design system that’s already being extended to new beer styles, even better branding is brewing in the Keys.
Recognition for Sandbar Sunday:
Featured on The Dieline
March 2, 2015
2015 Gold ADDY for ROI -
Rochester Advertising Federation
2015 Pinnacle Award -
American Marketing Association