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Beer Company with the least & most professional-looking labels?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Jake351, May 27, 2012.

  1. One of the worst has to be Hoppin' Frog Brewery.
    damngoode and stoneageradio like this.
  2. tozerm

    tozerm Savant (410) Washington Jul 1, 2005

    Curious if you are referring to the labels on the year-round beers or the limited releases like Triskaidekaphobia, Plant 1 Powerhouse IPA, Louis Quatorze, and the new Schooner Zodiac Kolsch?
  3. reykjavik

    reykjavik Zealot (75) Virginia Jan 19, 2011

    I can't believe Great Divide isn't getting more love! Definitely my favorite labels, primarily because of their minimalistic style and consistency. Favorites include Hoss (love that plaid), Old Ruffian, and the Yeti clan, but they're all pretty much flawless.
  4. bsp77

    bsp77 Advocate (510) Minnesota Apr 27, 2008

    But the baby has man hands
    creepinjeeper likes this.
  5. One more benefit of beer for breakfast (granted, your daughter might not be crazy about it).
  6. match1112

    match1112 Initiate (0) Illinois Mar 2, 2011


    Gotta go local for nice lookin labels. I like it when the brewery uses the K.I.S.S. method on their labels and lets the beer speak for it's self.
  7. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Advocate (655) Colorado Dec 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    You can't tell a book by its cover; you can't tell a beer by its label - so why bother?
  8. Jfriz25

    Jfriz25 Savant (340) Wisconsin Jun 8, 2012 Beer Trader

    I've always thought New Glarus and Central Waters both have average/cheap looking labels considering their beers are mostly terrific.
  9. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Champion (830) Illinois Nov 28, 2008 Beer Trader

    Worst Labels ever Minhas of Monroe, WI....Worst beers ever...Minhas of Monroe!
  10. Kadonny

    Kadonny Advocate (705) Pennsylvania Sep 5, 2007 Beer Trader

    Talk about KISS, this is as good as it gets. Great simple but effective label.
    jglowe77 and BeerKangaroo like this.
  11. DevilsCups

    DevilsCups Savant (340) New York Mar 3, 2010

    Paper choice for the label helps a ton, I think. If it were a normal, plastic like label it wouldn't be effective. That rough, textured paper really looks great.
  12. damngoode

    damngoode Savant (370) Indiana Sep 22, 2010 Beer Trader

    I actually thought the BA Naked Evil labels were an improvement!
  13. Yeah, the frog wasn't there...
  14. Jason

    Jason Founder (1,525) Massachusetts Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    All time least professional due to looking so fake ... failure before the beer was even brewed.

  15. tewaris

    tewaris Advocate (605) Minnesota Jul 14, 2009

    Is this for real? Never seen 'em.
  16. Jason

    Jason Founder (1,525) Massachusetts Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    I don't think they made it past the handful of test market cities they sent it to ...
  17. litheum94

    litheum94 Advocate (665) California Dec 29, 2008

    My worst/favorite right now is Knee Deep, specifically Hoptologist. I used to think it was corny as hell and didn't like it, but now its grown on me and I actually like it.
  18. When was this? I slightly remember these being in the Twin Cities market for a very short time.
  19. Jason

    Jason Founder (1,525) Massachusetts Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    2008, same year they were launching their MGD 64.
  20. I do remember these! They were out, and some customers were irate when they disappeared.
  21. incutrav

    incutrav Savant (315) Minnesota Jan 16, 2007

    I think Twin Cities were a test market for them, i recall seeing them around as well.
  22. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Advocate (720) Ohio Nov 11, 2011 Beer Trader

    Best Art Reflecting Product Sold: Great Lakes Brewing Company
    Best Overall Designs: Flying Dog, DFH
    Most Professional Looking: GI, The Bruery, FW, Alesmith
    Ugliest: Magic Hat
  23. tozerm

    tozerm Savant (410) Washington Jul 1, 2005

    Just out of curiosity, are you referring to the traditional labels on the year round beers or the new special releases like Triskaidekaphobia, Louis Quatorze, Plant 1 Powerhouse, or Schooner Zodiac Kolsch?
  24. BeerNDoggerel

    BeerNDoggerel Savant (445) Illinois Mar 13, 2011 Verified

    Flossmoor Station and Two Brothers are very professional, as are Boulevard's.

    My all-time favorite is no longer used: the previous Crooked Tree IPA label--very zen.
  25. Best labels Anchor Christmas BY far !!!
    Worst anything Magic Hat does ...including the BEER inside !!
    Plain but awesome Bruery
  26. i always thought new glarus had terrific labels. nice quality paper and good subtle art.
  27. stealth

    stealth Champion (765) Minnesota Dec 16, 2011 Beer Trader

    I can't stand the Weyerbacher labels. That damn comic sans-like font.
  28. mcrago

    mcrago Savant (405) Indiana Oct 6, 2012

    Why does everyone think it's a baby? I don't see a baby at all, plus it doesn't make any sense that it's a baby....
  29. it has baby proportions. an adults head wouldnt be that big.
  30. mattsander

    mattsander Savant (475) Alberta (Canada) Feb 3, 2010 Beer Trader

    Pliny the Younger - Comic Sans

  31. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    great label and great beer