Pirate Life is Hiring! Junior Designer - Hindmarsh

Love design? Love beer?

We are looking for an organised, adaptable junior graphic designer with a passion for the craft beer industry and ability to think on their feet.

Pirate Life is looking for a organised, multitasking junior designer with a can-do attitude. We need a design gun who is excited to get involved in the beer industry and can help us keep our brand consistent as we continue to build on the huge growth of the last three years.

Working out of our Hindmarsh office in Adelaide three days a week, you’ll be assisting the Pirate Life Crew and a senior designer with an ongoing list of design tasks. The role will also require liaising with external stakeholders, sponsors, printers and venues as well as setting up press-ready artwork. Solid communication skills are a must.

We hope to find a designer who can work to a tight brief and specifications but is also capable of independent, creative input. Pirate Life is an ever-evolving brand, and we want to work with someone who is willing to take some risks, have some fun and help keep the brand ahead of the game.

Initially the position will be under supervision of the Senior Designer (based in Melbourne) and Head of Marketing (based in Adelaide). However, this role has the capacity to expand for the right candidate.

Essential skills:

  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop
  • Excellent typography skills – packaging experience a plus
  • Comfortable working with Google Drive and Google Docs
  • Ability to follow directions as well as exercise initiative
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines and projects
  • Understanding of design for web

Desirable, but non-essential skills:

  • Understanding and enthusiasm for craft beer industry
  • Knowledge in After-effects and Premier
  • Illustration and animation skills

Applications require a:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Portfolio of design work (5MB or under) / link to website

Please forward application to piratelifedesigngun@gmail.com using “Design Position - Surname ” as the email header.

Pay dependent on level of experience.

Application deadline Tuesday June 27.


Pirate Life Stout

“No animal, according to the rules of animal-etiquette, is ever expected to do anything strenuous, or heroic, or even moderately active during the off-season of winter.”

Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

The summer months have moved on and winter is well and truly upon us. When the short, cold and rainy days draw you indoors, you search for something rich and warming to keep your spirits up. Previously there were three options: lighting a fire - which requires what could be described as at least moderate levels of work; cooking a hearty stew - also a fine option, but so very time consuming without adequate planning; and lastly cutting open a horse, nuding up and sleeping inside the hollowed out carcass - ala Leonardo Dicaprio in the Revenant.

Here a Pirate Life we decided that none of the above really tickled the old fancy. The call was made to find something easier, something quicker, something which requires less horse entrails… The answer: Pirate Life Stout.

A smooth 7.2% Stout brewed with Oats, Black and Chocolate malts, EKG, Fuggles and Columbus hops, Pirate Life Stout is perfect for the cooler months. The malts take centre stage with a cacophony of coffee, chocolate and sticky date pudding and a rich creamy mouthfeel thanks to the oats. Columbus smacks the palate with a healthy dose of bitterness while late additions of EKG and Fuggles lend a gentle, earthy spiciness to the beer. The result is a stout that we here at Pirate Life are excited to share with you all.

We hope that this beer finds its way to you sometime this winter, on a cold day when you left for work in the dark and arrived home as the sun was going down. When you need something to wash away the cold. Comfort in a can. Pirate Life Stout. You might end up wishing winter lasted longer...

The new 500 mL Stout cans will be available this week at bottle shops and bars nationwide.


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Pirate Life Mosaic IPA

Some of you may have noticed that Pirate Life has a sneaky habit of releasing new beers in a flurry. It's been a while since the Pirate Life IPA, Hopco NZ Pale and Golden Era Golden Ale hit shelves last year and this week we have two more for you. First cab off the rank: Pirate Life Mosaic IPA…

The genesis of the Mosaic IPA can be traced back to late 2014, before Pirate Life had even brewed its first batch of beer. After a day of jack hammering drains in the warehouse that eventually became our brewery, Red dropped into the Wheatsheaf Hotel for a sneaky pint before heading home. On tap that day was a single hop Mosaic Pale Ale; Chasing Freshies, brewed by Deschutes. The initial recipe for the Pirate Life Pale Ale had us using Cascade and Simcoe in equal parts, but after pondering Chasing Freshies, Red called Jack and told him that we had to sub Simcoe out for her daughter - Mosaic.

The Pirate Life Pale Ale turned out to be a hit with punters, and its trademark tropical punch is all thanks to the Mosaic. Early this year for our second birthday, we decided to brew a homage to the most delicious of hops. The plan was pretty straight forward: use a simple malt bill and let the Mosaic do the talking. The resulting beer is as the name implies; a kaleidoscopic journey through tropical flavours. Somehow, Mosaic finds a way to impart every delicious flavour you ask of hops, all on its own. Backed by a clean, light malt bill it's the beer equivalent of a fruit punch juice box.

Mosaic IPA was an instant hit at the birthday. Once some kegs hit taps around the country, people started demanding that we stick it into cans. We listened. The Pirate Life Mosaic IPA will be hitting shelves of quality liquor stores around Australia this week!

Introducing the Pirate Life Mosaic IPA.