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.
Here we are at the fourth week of the “best of the week” posts as well as the final week of the year. If you are enjoying these posts, I’d love to hear from you. It’s a hell of a lot of fun writing about labels that haven’t yet made it to the store shelves. The […]
This week had some gorgeous labels and there’s lots to show off. I can’t promise I’ll do it every time, but I’ve decided to add an “Eyesore of the Week”.
I’m playing a little catch up with the weekly label report. Week 50 had some shiny little gems. Magic Hat Brewing Company Art Hop Ale Fans of Whisker Wars will appreciate this off-the-wall label. This hop-bearded gentleman has more surprises in his facial hair than Captain Caveman. The art was created by Nicole Christman of […]
As a new feature here on Beer Labels Art, I’d like to introduce a weekly look at new labels coming to stores near you. The following labels were registered with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau during the 49th week of 2014. They have been selected for their aesthetic appeal or simply because I […]
Regular readers are well aware that I am a Chicagoan and that many of the articles here are of Chicago breweries. I make no apologies for posting this, my second article about the labels of Arcade Brewery. These guys only have four beers on the shelves at the time of this writing, but they are doing […]
We are extremely lucky to have some really ambitious craft brewing companies here in Chicago. Chief amoung them is Pipeworks Brewing. Step into any beer retailer in the city and you will be assaulted with a range of Pipeworks beers that no one outside of the state of Illinois has heard of. You will also be […]
Artist Matt LaFleur has only done a few labels to date, but rest assured, you’ll be seeing his work grace the labels of your favorite libations for quite some time. His passion for beer culture, his sense for the power of the label in marketing, and his illustrative talent combine into a powerful force for awesome […]
In love with Pumpkin Beer Labels It’s that time of year again. My FAVORITE time of the year. As I write this, I even have a pumpkin Belgian dubbel in my fermenter just gurgling away with gourd-alicious fervor. I LOVE pumpkin beers. There’s a lot of “meh” pumpkin beer labels and occasionally a “meh” pumpkin beer […]
Sometimes when doing research about a beer label it’s really tough to find out the name of an artist. Sometimes it’s as easy as reading the fine print on the label. But when it’s difficult, I’m always surprised. You expect there to be a relationship between a brewery and the person who creates the label image. […]
Ah the annual stouts. Being a Chicagoan, I’m no stranger to standing in line with a ticket in hand, waiting for my chance to buy this year’s local darling. There’s a short list of “must haves” that draw a lot of attention. I’m sure you can name two of them immediately, but has this third one […]