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A Beer by Any Other Label…

There are two things I know to be true in this world:

1: There are like…way too many Pokemon now.

2: Beer + art is a match made in heaven.

I mean, what do you think the ‘craft’ part of “arts and crafts” actually means? “Arts and craft beer“, that’s what.

…That’s not true at all, I made it up. But you get the point!

Everyone is always so excited to get to the contents of the bottle, however, that a really cool aspect of beer doesn’t get enough love – the label art.

Anyone can slap some comic sans and a beer emoji on a sticker, slap it on a bottle, and call it a label. But some breweries create next level label art. In fact, one of our very own does a pretty cool thing called “6-pack stories”, where each label in a six-pack tells a different part of a mini-comic.

So in the honor of shamelessly judging a beer by its label, here are some of our favorite beer labels:

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Courtesy of Half Acre

Half Acre Ginger Twin’s art is one of my faves.

 

– Alejandro Mendez, Staff Accountant
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Courtesy of Sprague Farm & Brew Works

Their label is actually on a shirt…but Sprague Farm & Brew Works’ Hellbender Porter is super good with a super cool design.

 

– Carlyn Hill, Content Manager and Writer
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Courtesy of Arcade Brewery

“Festus Rotgut” by Arcade Brewery


– Lance Curran, Artist Shops Account Director & Comic Book Czar

 

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Courtesy of Arcade Brewery

I’d have to say Arcade Brewery’s Graveyard Shift Coffee Pale Ale is the best. Of. All. Time. That is all.

 

– Conrad Javier (who also designed Graveyard Shift, if ya couldn’t tell), Production Artist
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Courtesy of Shiner

Conrad’s is ok I guess, but being from Texas, I’m a big fan of the Shiner Premium label.

 

– Josh Segovia, Help Ambassador

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“8-Bit Pale Ale” – by Tallgrass Brewing Co.

 

– Trey Runcie, Sr. Front End Developer

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Courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery

I’m a big fan of Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn.

 

– Dustin Henderlong, VP, Digital
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Courtesy of Pittsburgh Brewing Co.

Iron City! Really any old beer labels…

 

– Nathan Hinshaw, Lead Front-End Engineer
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Courtesy of North Peak Brewing Co.

North Peak Brewing Company


Brianne Hattaway, Help Team Director and Customer Insights

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Dark Lord by 3 Floyds.

 


– Jeff Guerrero, Graphics Coordinator

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These upside down beers that look like bats are cool.

 

– Jake Nickell, Founder & CEO

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Anything 3 Floyds.

 

– Lisa Leone, VP Creative

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I second ‘anything by 3 Floyds’. One of my recent fave labels is yumyum.

 

– Masha Gololobova, Help Team Ambassador

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I third 3 Floyds.

– Billy Carlson, Director of User Experience
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Courtesy of Coors

Coors Banquet


– Sarah Bowman, Merchandise Analyst 

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Courtesy of Kaiju!

So many! I love what Mikey Burton just made for Kaiju! Beer…

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Courtesy of Partizan Brewing

…I dig the labels from this U.K brewery, Partizan…

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Courtesy of Summit Brewing

And I always enjoy the beautiful Summit labels!

 

– Katie Lukes, Graphic Designer
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Courtesy of Old Style

“Old Style”


– Kyle Geib, Marketing & Social Media Strategist

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Courtesy of Marz Brewing

Marz Community Brewing out of Bridgeport has some pretty tight labels.

 

– Crystal Rosales, Threadhelp Ambassador

 

(Featured image is “Beer!”, check it out here)

Carlyn Hill

Dad joke aficionado, cartoonist, & contributor for sites like HelloGiggles and The Mary Sue by night. When I'm not writing or drawing, you can find me in my cave of a room hanging out with my boyfriend, Netflix.