Hops and Barley Playing Cards

Date: March 27, 2020 Category:

A custom deck of playing cards for lovers of fine ales, craft beers and best bitters.

Is there anything better than a nice, cold beer?

Hops & Barley

Inspired by our favourite beers from around the world, Hops & Barley is the third custom deck of playing cards by Jocu after the success of Fillide and The Green Man.

Whether your tipple is a crisp pilsner, a full-bodied real ale, a hop-monster APA or a pint of the ‘Black Stuff’ our third playing card project celebrates the ancient process of beer-making, with a style based on the ingredients and iconic equipment used in the brewing process.

So, what it’ll it be?

 

Hops & Barley – the two primary ingredients in all styles of beer apart from water and yeast. So important was the definition that in sixteenth-century Germany it was enshrined in law under the name Reinheitsgebot or ‘purity law’. From then on these would be the only four ingredients permitted to be included in any drink to be known as ‘beer’.

Nowadays other grains can be used, such as corn in classic American lagers or wheat in Belgian Weiss-bier. However the principles remain almost identical and the vast majority of beer styles are produced the same way they have been for hundreds of years.

 

Hops and Barley Playing Cards

  • 55 fully custom playing cards by Jocu designer Alessandra Gagliano
  • 52 cards, two jokers and an ad card
  • Available in Pale Gold Pilsner and Deep Amber Ale 
  • Printed on slimline card stock with premium B9 linen finish by Cartamundi
  • Matte tuck boxes made from recycled beer mats + with opaque foil colouring
  • Designed in Italy, cards printed in Belgium and boxes printed in Italy.

The standard edition of Hops & Barley comes in one of two styles – Pale Gold Pilsner and Deep Amber Ale.

The standard edition of Hops & Barley comes in one of two styles – Pale Gold Pilsner and Deep Amber Ale. These colours represent the lighter and darker shades of most popular beers, from lagers, pilsners and weiss-biers on the lighter side to the darker shades of bitters, ales and IPAs.

The boxes themselves are a special paper stock made from hops, barley, yeast and other bi-products of beer production and specifically designed in various shades of beer. The natural texture shows minor variations in colour that resemble bubbles in a cold pint. The design is printed with opaque white foil layering for a crisper, clearer, textured finish in the exact colours we want. This is then finished with embossing the logo and the design.

Thanks to hitting our first stretch goal they will also include internal printing!

100% Funded in 27 Hours

We did it! And in record time too.

Thanks to your support Hops & Barley will become a reality. But there are still 27 days to go…

Now we need to crack on and unlock our stretch goals, most importantly the Brewer’s Reserve deck you can read about below.

Check out the campaign if you haven’t already and see how you can get yours!

Go to Kickstarter

Hops & Barley by Jocu Playing Cards

A custom deck of playing cards for lovers of fine ales, craft beers and best bitters.