Designing an Empire
Empire Brewing are a microbrewery located in the idyllic village of Slaithwaite, Yorkshire. Successfully brewing award winning ale for over 10 years.
Empire are a local microbrewery. They were worried they were getting left behind in the hipster craft beer gold rush. They had the heritage, but were lacking the brand identity to accurately convey the sheer scale and knowledge of their…well…Empire.
We helped Empire by creating distinctive packaging and a identity that built on foundations from their previous identity.
increase in demand in the first six months
Consistency was key. Whilst a key part of Empire’s offer is a fast-moving range of products, consumers are ultimately brand loyal; they look for Empire first. A new identity delivered a ‘hero’ brand which filtered down all the way to pump clips and on-pack design.
After almost ten years with the same look and feel, we needed a refresh. Smith, really got to the root of our story and helped communicate this through our newly refreshed look. We are already seeing a massive increase in awareness, and we've been able to get our beers into new bars and pubs, which we couldn't with our old look. We love it and so do our customers.
Empire Brewing Team
A 30% uplift in the first six months after working with Smith speaks volumes, but we’ll leave the last word to Empire’s master brewer “We have been able to get our beers into new bars and pubs, which we couldn't with our old look. We love it and so do our customers."