Label Designs for Andina Brewing Company Vancouver

Andina Brewing Co.

Client Overview: Andina Brewing Company was a 16 month old brewery who had lost their direction and identity in their short time in operation. The owners are Colombian and the brewery reflected that heritage with a South American tropical aesthetic and food menu. Although the atmosphere and location were working well, management was having a hard time connecting with the local customers in terms of both brand and beer offerings

Scope: For this craft brewery in East Vancouver Canada, I was brought onboard to revitalize the brand in it’s entirety. The first mandate for the rebrand was entirely outside my normal design and branding roles. I was tasked with updating the beer offerings and recipes. For this I used the same approach I do for all other rebranding. I took the disparate and unaligned elements together to form a more cohesive and appealing line-up.

The next major challenge was reimagining the brewery’s visual presence. I first started by redesigning their can line-up. The old labels, as seen above, were nearly identical to each other. In fact, upon interviewing the staff, I found that several of them even had a hard time distinguishing them apart. Not only was the design and color the same, the names were all obscure three syllable Spanish words and the style of beer was hard to find on the can. Using a customer experience mindset, I placed the style of the beer front and center. I also changed the artwork so each beer it’s own unique design while still embodying the tropical Colombian heritage. I went one step farther and featured one unique and amazing location in Colombia to act as an educational piece about the amazing and rich country that is largely unknown by the local craft beer customer.

Social media photography

After these major changes, it was time to update the social media presence. Creating more professional photos (on a shoestring budget no less!), featuring staff, customers, specials and food all within a tight schedule helped increase traffic and brand recognition.

Additionally, a new, streamlined website was created including a store locator and an online store for selling beer and merchandise.

Results: In the end, this brand revival consisted of new label designs, social media presence, marketing material, website, and merchandise. Both national and provincial brewing awards were also won during this rebrand. Within four years, Andina Brewing saw a sales increase of over 300% as well as a 200% increase of social media followers. The company’s distribution area expanded to three provinces and merchandise sales skyrocketed.