As with Saville's graphic identity for the gallery, the design represents the shape of the Tate Modern – complete with its newly finished extension by Herzog and De Meuron – with each section or department designated its own hue.
"We wanted to celebrate the simple materiality of the can and make a gesture that alludes to how the architecture of Switch House meets the raw brick of the original power station," Tate Design Studio's graphic designer Mathew Whittington told It's Nice That.
The institution collaborated with nearby Bermondsey-based brewery Fourpure Brewing to create the 4.8 per cent pale ale.
Peter Saville rose to fame while creating artwork for Factory Records in Manchester during the 1970s. After moving to London, his clients included department store Selfridges, record label EMI and fashion houses like Jil Sander, John Galliano, Christian Dior and Stella McCartney.