I recently had the opportunity to plan and develop an eCommerce platform for The Southern Tier Brewing Company. I was so excited about the chance to work with such a cool company. I mean this brewery is really on the come up and it was a great project to work on. I was actually honored. I mean if its not the great taste of their beers, or the fact that they bottle up to 10,000 bottles of beer everyday, or the fact that you can get one of their beers in just about every state in the Nation, and even internationally, that would do it for you, then I don’t know what would. It was all of those factors and the great staff that did it for me.
The real graphic inspiration for the site came from their brilliant graphic designer, Nathan Arnone.. Nate was awesome to work with and because of his creativity I was able to model the site based off the bottle packaging that Nate had already created. We worked together to make the site look and feel like the packaging which speaks the Southern Tier Brand Image. Things like the hand drawn menu options, background images, and seal at the bottom of the site are what I’m talking about.
The site is fully equipped and is completely customizable and changeable based on the seasonal beers. Some additional features include a simple one page checkout featuring pay pal and independent checkout methods for other payment options, fed ex shipping, facebook comments, social sharing buttons, inventory tracking and much more. The site has been rocking too since the launch, so its great news all around.
Definitely go visit the Southern Tier Online Store HERE.. If you haven’t already, try their beer, and when its your favorite beer too, buy a hoodie!