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The Beer Deck: Playing Cards Full of Facts About Beer

For Immediate Release

Level-up your beer knowledge with this hand-illustrated deck of cards.

About the Deck:

The Beer Deck is a complete set of playing cards, with each of the 52 cards focusing on one key beer subject, providing a concise explanation and detailed illustration. It’s a playful way to improve your beer knowledge while enjoying your favourite card game, practicing your card handling, or playing 52 pickup. The Beer Deck is filled with beautiful hand-made illustrations, and printed on casino-quality cardstock.

  • The deck is priced at $17 CAD ($12 USD).
  • It is currently live on Kickstarter, and the campaign runs until Aug 14.
  • The deck is being produced by The United States Playing Card Company of Erlanger KY, makers of some of the finest decks in the world.
  • The casino-quality card stock with linen texture makes the deck perfect for card games and magic.
  • The Beer Deck will be shipping in late October, so it makes a great Christmas present for the beer lover in your life.

Beer has long been a favourite beverage of cultures from around the world, and is currently going through an incredible period of commercialized experimentation that’s expanding palates, definitions, and economies. While there are many sources of information about beer, there are few that are playful, accessible, and multifunctional. The Beer Deck fills that niche, providing accurate information in a fun and digestible way.

The topics the Weed Deck covers include:

  • Beer Styles
  • Etiquette
  • Brewing
  • History
  • Ingredients
  • Trivia

About the Creators:

Ben Barrett-Forrest is a creator of numerous educational playing card decks, living in Victoria, British Columbia. This is Ben’s fourth deck of educational playing cards he has launched on Kickstarter. Ben’s other three decks are The Weed Deck, The Design Deck, and The Font Deck. They have now sold over 10,000 copies, been shipped to 90 countries, and are used as curriculum aids in several colleges and universities.

Caleb Beyers is an artist, designer, cyclist, and alpaca farmer living on Pender Island, British Columbia. This is his first deck of playing cards, but he has created graphics, publications, furniture, cafés, videos, and installations for clients around the world. He researched, wrote, and illustrated the beer deck under the direction of Ben Barrett-Forrest, and he enjoyed the entire process.

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