Think about doing a little European beer travel? We’ve got you covered with packing tips, etiquette advice, and a handful of destinations we enjoyed. Tag along with the Thirsty Bastards on a European drinking adventure!
As the sales and marketing manager for Mystic Brewery in Chelsea, MA, Louie Berceli has his hands full. The company has recently rebranded under his creative direction. Late last year, he sent me the following email: Hey there, I’m so happy I finally have a reason to email you. I’ve been a fan of your […]
Today I’m going to show you how to remove bottle labels from any bottle quickly and intact. I’ve read dozens of posts on the subject and I’ve been astounded at the variety of methods out there that folks will recommend. I’ve put those methods to the test and boiled it down to a technique that […]
Humans have been practicing the art of fermentation since the beginning of civilization itself. Fermentation may have even caused civilization to arise; when our hunter-gatherer ancestors discovered fermentation, they started to settle down, to ensure a steady supply of grain for fermentation.
Brewing beer, whether at home or professionally, is all about results. We can use an agreed upon set of words to describe the flavor, aroma, and appearance of our beer. We can use the information provided hop producers to estimate the IBUs a beer might contain. However, when it comes to the alcohol content in […]
There’s not much of a story here – companies rebrand all the time. As of this writing, they haven’t even updated their website and their Facebook page has teased the new look, but nothing official is there. Perhaps you’ve already seen the new Blue Moon Brewing commercials where oranges rain down from the sky like […]
November was a month of old favorites – there are beer labels from three artists I’ve interviewed before. This post is like a Beer Labels Art reunion. This is awesome because it means great artists are out there doing more amazing work. But fear not! There’s plenty of new stuff too! The following beer labels were […]
Since I started this site, I’ve had lots of talented artists reach out to me and share their work. It’s probably the most rewarding thing about writing here for me. Aaron Scamihorn knew in his guts that his recent pumpkin beer label should have been counted among the finest of 2015, and he’s not wrong. It’s […]
It’s that time again! Grinning Jack-o’-lanterns are littering the shelves of your local beer store – some the mundane, pumpkin-plastered fare you are used to. Some are outstanding, morbid masterpieces in the gallery of Fall beer. Each year, I troll through the offerings of gourd-flavored goodness to bring you the best examples of pumpkin label […]
UPDATE: Wiseacre’s Kellan Bartosch was kind enough to say a few words about working with Rachel. If you’ve already read this interview, you can jump straight to it here. It’s one of my favorite parts of WISEACRE – working with her -Kellan Bartosch I discovered Rachel Briggs’ WISEACRE labels entirely by accident on a trip […]