In the quest for the perfect IPA, there is likely a weapon that is missing from your arsenal, the hopback. Hopbacks help you introduce and retain more of the wonderful flavors and aromas of hops in your finished beer.
I am extremely lucky to be catching Alexandria early in her career. It’s easy to look at her work and see that she has an amazing future in whatever path she takes. I hope she stays in the beer packaging. The shelves of my bottle store would certainly be improved exponentially if she did. Clearly Two Tides Brewing of Savannah, GA saw her amazing potential as well.
Every once in a while, I like to poke around and see what other label art beer writers are looking at and enjoying. Recently, Adam Nason from beerpulse.com recommended that I check out Dean McKeever’s work for Tree House Brewing. He wasn’t wrong – it’s great stuff! Dean is very versatile. As an artist working […]
Many breweries today will sell you a large glass jug of their beer, known as a growler, to take home with you. They will also refill that container and usually knock a couple of bucks off in order to A) not have to sell you a new container and B) reward you for reusing that jug. The […]
In case you were wondering what the best beer labels featuring astronauts might be, we compiled this list. After all, thanks to Budweiser, we’ll be brewing in space soon.
In which I interview Jason Burke, another long-time art contributor to the Pipeworks Brewing brand. To say that Pipeworks Brewing is a local gem for us here in Chicago would be a “kick to the stones” to the science of gemology and a wet willy to mineralogy.
A lot has been said about sexist beer labels in the last few years. Considering who our president is, expect things to get worse before they get better. What’s genuinely surprising is how creatively bankrupt these labels can be. Simply put, if you think you are being creative by putting a scantily-clad blonde woman on the […]
I first became aware of the work of Hired Guns Creative back in 2015 when I featured their pumpkin beer label from Longwood Brewing in our “Best Of…” post. Since then, we’ve played Twitter tag with Hired Guns on a few occasions, especially when a new label masterpiece hits the shelves. Leif Miltenberger was kind enough […]
If you were to tell me that Josh Cockrell was a time-traveling illustrator of fine botanical tomes that had been transported here from a Medieval European alchemist’s laboratory in order to properly document the zymurgical heraldry of Austin’s Jester King Brewery, I’d probably go right back to my beer without batting an eye. Cockrell’s body […]
I’m not sure what YOU were doing during Craft Beer Week, but your favorite breweries (and some you’ve never heard of) were submitting beer labels to the US government for approval. I had some great beers during CBW: Pipeworks Imperial End of Days Pipeworks Over The Line Both 2012 and 2014 Goose Island Bourbon County […]
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to attend 3 Floyds Dark Lord Day in picturesque Munster, IN? Or any major beer festival for that matter? If you don’t live in the Chicago vicinity, it can seem like a magical wonderland where your wildest beer dreams come true! The truth of the matter is, IT […]