Friday 06 July 2018
Find out what inspired us to create our Wave Rider range and the food pairings behind each beer.
This year’s seasonal range is based on one of Jersey’s most famous, tidal sports, surfing.
Pat and the Brewery team decided to create 4 seasonal beers to release throughout 2018, to offer an alternative taste to consumers, as well as show the public what they can do in the brewery. They wanted to experiment with the variety of hops that are different to those used in the typical Liberation brews, and combine this with malts from across the world. Additionally, with each Wave Rider beer came a unique, food pairing, which offers each individual the ability to have the beer compliment the suited dish.
The inspirational designs and names were uniquely chosen by an extremely talented graphic designer, named Ron from Focus Design. As a surfer himself, he was already influenced by the surfing culture and wanted to capture the essence of each beer in the designs he produced. This is where he came up with the 4 names - Wipe Out, Point Break, Long Board, and Rip Tide, all under the range name, Wave Rider. His attention to detail for each board/beer design was also linked with the type of hops used (Southern Pacific, as shown on Point Break) and the various surfing themes portrayed throughout the years.
Head to our page to find out more about Pat and Ron’s inspirations + their favourite Wave Rider beer!