It’s out with the old and in with the new – we have new bags! After five years, we figured it was time for a bit of revamping.
The new malt bags, which were designed by graphic designer Kelley Willis and Epiphany’s owner maltster Sebastian Wolfrum over the course of several months, are bright yellow with blue highlights. They really pop off the shelves.
These bright bags feature our new logo – barley that literally radiates with a sense of place! – and a statement about our take on functional terroir and local grains. We also included a note about the malt’s minimal environmental impact, as Epiphany has pledged to mitigate our malt’s carbon footprint by purchasing carbon offsets.
As an added bonus, these bags are recyclable. They’re made with a #5 plastic called Polypropylene, which is the sort used in yogurt and cottage cheese containers. Unfortunately, many curbside services don’t accept #5 plastics, but other services do. Check out earth911.com and click on “Where to Recycle” to fid out if a facility near you accepts #5 rigid plastics. If you can’t find any local takers on earth911.com, you can mail your bags to a recycler called Preserve, which has an aptly named program called “Gimme 5.”
We just started filling these new bags and still have a number with our old design in our warehouse, so no guarantee you’ll see one in person right away. But if you like our new design, we also have new merchandise for sale if you want to show your support for local malt – we have hat patches and pins with variations of the design featured on the bags.
As COVID continues and puts a damper on the brewing and distilling industries, Epiphany is trying to take the opportunity to look at ourselves and what we represent. The new bag design is just a part of that. We’re excited to hear what you think of the new design – feedback is welcome!
Thank you all for your continued support. We appreciate your business.