RareBird is a series of one-off beers inspired by the quirky birds of Aotearoa. A flash of yellow feathers and a whirr of tiny wings signals doom for an unlucky insect but lunch for little Ngirungiru. In the woods all over the South Island, he and his cousins are frantically catching food for their less flamboyantly coloured mates and their chicks. Through early summer, if undisturbed by pesky mammals, a pair might raise three clutches of eggs. It’s a busy life, lived well.
RareBird by ParrotDog is a series of one-off beers inspired by the quirky birds of Aotearoa. Each flavour features and illustration of a New Zealand bird. I was commissioned to paint an endemic tomtit for this tamarillo sour.