Which brewing company has the best packaging design?

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  1. Terrapin labels are good too
     
  2. seakayak

    seakayak Savant (355) Massachusetts May 20, 2007

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  3. BrutalSusan

    BrutalSusan Aficionado (235) Texas Dec 13, 2011

  4. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Savant (450) Wyoming Feb 24, 2011

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  5. MrKsBeer

    MrKsBeer Initiate (0) Massachusetts Mar 31, 2009

    Terrapin has some of the best graphics I've seen. Got a sweet shirt from them at Beerfest a couple years ago that an ex stole from me. I was more upset about losing the shirt than the girl!
     
  6. Hopzilla wrecking palates from Athens to Tokyo!....it doesn't get much better than that
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  7. jman005

    jman005 Advocate (505) Kentucky Jan 21, 2013

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    Three Floyds for sure.
     
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  8. I like odell.

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  9. johnkale

    johnkale Aficionado (215) Wisconsin Dec 19, 2009

    Not Dark Horse.

    I don't know, it's a lot easier to find ugly label design in craft than it is to find pleasing design. I do like what CW has done with its limited releases recently and the old school socialist in me loves the Revolution logo (oh the irony), but in general I feel like a lot of the old BMC brands (the ones that don't have their logos fucked with) have the nicest looking designs. Blatz, Hamm's, PBR, Natty Bo all have great looking labels, which might explain how they manage to sell any beer (that and price point). It also seems like every time High Life gets a packaging redesign it looks better and better (who is their design firm? how do they do it?) So many of the designs that people are lauding here are busy as all hell, and cartoons don't really sell me on beer, give me something clean, with a minimum of text and two or three colors that make a strong impression.
     
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  10. johnkale

    johnkale Aficionado (215) Wisconsin Dec 19, 2009

    These are really well done while still feeling like pretty current design.
     
  11. Omensetter

    Omensetter Savant (290) Minnesota Nov 24, 2012

    I like New Glarus's template approach. Some of Bell's are pretty great.
     
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  12. Good call on the 612!
     
  13. ScaryEd

    ScaryEd Savant (320) New Hampshire Feb 19, 2012

    Clown Shoes.

    Absolutely stupid name, but their packaging is almost always good.
     
  14. I'm also a graphic designer and I also really like great divide's stuff, simple and eye catching. It does lack room for change though IMO, they're kind of stuck on the same formula every time, they're good looking labels, but get a little boring.

    I am a big fan of Stone bottles, not so much their year round releases, but a lot of their limited stuff I love, Ruination 10th and 16th Anniversary, for example. Those are both really well done.
     
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  15. KevSal

    KevSal Advocate (605) California Oct 17, 2010

  16. Texsuds

    Texsuds Savant (275) Texas Jan 22, 2013

  17. hopstetrician

    hopstetrician Initiate (0) New York Mar 22, 2012

    I second the artist labels. As a huge Gonzo fan, I have to go with Flying Dog's Ralph Steadman labels. Mediocre beer, unbelievable labels.
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  18. hopstetrician

    hopstetrician Initiate (0) New York Mar 22, 2012

    Simplicity be damned, Gigantic's labels are quite eye catching as well.

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  19. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (525) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Not my photo, but beautiful none-the-less.

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  20. These guys...no question:

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  21. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Savant (290) Illinois Nov 27, 2012

  22. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    I love Great Divide, even the paper choice. My current favorite is Hitachino Nest Beer.
     
  23. Have to agree with the other two that said Odell. Awesome labels
     
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  24. My favorite might be Nogne-O. Beautiful and simple.

    But the Rose de Gambrinus label is pure awesome.
     
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  25. I love packaging as well. I don't really consider the bottle/label a package. I guess it technically is but I am thinking more along the line of a box etc. I do not like 21st amendment boxes but that is what I think of when I hear packaging.

    Enjoy
     
  26. Westvleteren (just not that castle grey skull monstrosity they released in the us)
     
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  27. TheGoldsmith

    TheGoldsmith Zealot (80) Missouri Jan 20, 2013

    Love Odell's logos, but I was especially pleased with their new one on Lugene chocolate milk stout, almost more than I liked the beer!
     
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  28. smo

    smo Aficionado (185) New Jersey Apr 11, 2012

    For me it's Three Floyds, here are some of their new labels from BeerPulse. I also like 21st Amendment can art.

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  29. denver10

    denver10 Champion (900) Kentucky Nov 17, 2010

    Add another one for Odell.
     
  30. jkn09

    jkn09 Savant (340) Texas Oct 17, 2012

  31. i love heady toppers one and only logo.
     
  32. jrbchef

    jrbchef Savant (265) Connecticut Feb 24, 2011

  33. kp29

    kp29 Savant (260) Arizona Feb 27, 2012

    Anything other than Flying Dog...The labels are a real turn off for me especially the old scratch amber. And just realized the person above me loves it haha. Different tastes.
     
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  34. I have to vote for Lost Abbey
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  35. MarkJBurch

    MarkJBurch Savant (485) New York Jun 24, 2012

    The guy who designed this,

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    Also designed this,

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    I also dig these guys...

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  36. MCDub

    MCDub Savant (320) North Carolina Dec 17, 2009

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    Also a graphics designer. Austin Beerworks: Bold, Crisp, and Clean.
     
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  37. MCDub

    MCDub Savant (320) North Carolina Dec 17, 2009

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    Also a fan of Maine Brewing Company. I like Simplicity
     
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  38. Jester King for sure! I love the modern/classic feel to all of them.
     
  39. Ozzie1111

    Ozzie1111 Savant (300) New Jersey Jan 26, 2013

    Agree with Great Divide and Flying Dog...

    Also a big fan of TROEGS designs as well....
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