Belgian sanctuary

St Aubel

Family and Friends has developed the name, branding and packaging for new Belgian-produced fruit cider St Aubel. The packaging’s arch window device isinspired by the local Val-Dieu Abbey church. The purple-and-silver palette hints at the monastic tradition in the region for brewing, while appealing to both men and women, says Family and Friends partner Derek Johnston.

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