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Which brewing company has the best packaging design?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Ohio_Stevo, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. three floyds have to be the best
  2. Pretty Things has great bottle art.
  3. zstef99

    zstef99 Aficionado (215) New York Dec 25, 2008

    Agree with Great Divide and Goose Island. Also a big fan of the Bruery's labels.
  4. brewtus

    brewtus Savant (460) Ohio Dec 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    Though I know there are better labels, Rogue labels got me in to craft beer and I still think they're sweet. FFF always has great labels
  5. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Savant (400) Michigan Apr 13, 2012

    Those sure. And this too:

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  6. Hey. Great Lakes- Cleveland. Clever names and great artwork. Also invaluable ABV information and clear, easy to find 'Enjoy By' date. Thanks.
  7. Thedrizzle

    Thedrizzle Advocate (625) Florida Sep 10, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Definitely flying dog. You can't beat Ralph steadman and HST.
  8. searsclone

    searsclone Savant (370) Arizona Sep 7, 2006

  9. weonfire

    weonfire Savant (405) Illinois Sep 4, 2012 Beer Trader

    I actually completely disagree and I am somewhat stunned why they are going away from I thought excellent rustic designs to very blah new-age ones. terrible decision in my opinion.
  10. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Champion (950) Missouri Nov 8, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    . . . and you get a free Yeti sticker in their variety 12 pk! What's not to love about that??? :cool:
  11. ESeab

    ESeab Advocate (515) New Jersey Jan 3, 2013

    Port, I like surfing, and collecting there bottles, and..... drinking their beer
  12. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Savant (390) Pennsylvania Jan 10, 2013 Beer Trader

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]New Belgium Lips of Faith

  13. chaseabeer

    chaseabeer Savant (380) Oklahoma Feb 4, 2009

  14. Dirty25

    Dirty25 Savant (390) Germany Jan 22, 2012

    Troegs have really cool bottles. Goose Island has really clean labels I like them a lot. Three Floyd's labels are dark and disturbing but really artistic. Flying do has some cool labels as well
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  16. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011

    To me, nothing beats the art on their 750s. Also, Burton, Olde School &
    Raison D'Extra kick major ass.
  17. weonfire

    weonfire Savant (405) Illinois Sep 4, 2012 Beer Trader

    New Albanian:

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  18. Maybe I'm just being a homer, but I've always liked the artwork on a Bell's beer. I think it's pretty sweet that they use stuff from local artists too.
  19. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Savant (390) Pennsylvania Jan 10, 2013 Beer Trader

    Half Acre is another I do lilke
  20. 1. Jester King
    2. Lost Abbey
    3. Three Floyds
  21. spoonhawk

    spoonhawk Savant (370) Iowa Dec 3, 2010

    I really like New Galrus's Thumb Print series beers. Unpretentious and unmistakable.
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  22. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Savant (390) Pennsylvania Jan 10, 2013 Beer Trader

    For some reason I don't like Lost Abbey's at all...but it seems to be getting a lot of love in this thread. I guess I'm more into the more contemporary stuff like Unitas, New Belgium Lips of Faith and Half Acre stuff. Lost Abbey reminds me of stuff I'd see in a Sunday School book or something.
  23. Really surprised nobody has mentioned Sixpoint's cans, which I absolutely love.
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  24. bovineblitzkrieg

    bovineblitzkrieg Aficionado (160) New York Nov 25, 2008 Beer Trader

    Pretty Things.
  25. I tend to like any bottle with an old-timey look to it because I like old-timey things. Of course, a lot of breweries will do this for one or two of their beers, like Lakefront did it for their wit (Which was the main reason I bought it). I also rather like Yard's and Samuel Smith's just because they look old, though I can't say they aren't also good breweries.
  26. Thedaver4220

    Thedaver4220 Savant (285) Illinois Nov 11, 2011

    Gotta go with Floyds, now if they could only get the labels to stay on the bottle!
  27. timwmccann

    timwmccann Initiate (0) Dec 22, 2012

    Rogue's Dead Guy Ale. best design.
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  28. ZRBE

    ZRBE Aficionado (145) Oregon Jul 24, 2012

  29. De Dolle. No contest.
  30. Shagator

    Shagator Savant (420) Kentucky Mar 17, 2012

    FFF followed by Stone in a close second. I kinda like Great lakes as well and Im sure im the only one
  31. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (415) New York Jul 16, 2011

    ok, this is where my ny identity comes out.
    I'm partial to coney island's crazy labels, and brooklyn brewery for their iconic B. The B has both mid-century modern appeal (even though it was designed in the late 80's...), and nostalgia appeal as it was created by the master graphic artist Milton Glaser (who designed the I <3 NY logo).
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  32. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Michigan Oct 24, 2012

    I have always like Arcadia Ales' graphic design.


    Anything but Bell's

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  33. Sam_Frank

    Sam_Frank Savant (340) California Nov 29, 2012

    i like the Great Divide's.. mainly because i love the beer

    i was going to say Unita as well (as someone already did). someone's doing a great job in their art department.

    i'm partial to Sierra labels. they are always awesome.

    i think Revolution has some kick ass art


    just saw these today actually. never had em but like the design

  34. I LOVE the labels for the limited Smokestacks (Impy, BBQ, Saison Brett, etc)

    EDIT: DFH 90 Minute is one of my favorite labels ever
  35. t4haughton

    t4haughton Aficionado (180) Illinois Jan 24, 2013 Beer Trader

    North Peak and Arcadia are a couple of my favorites. But then I'm a sucker for Gotham. And I think the Bourbon County series looks great too.

    Three Floyd's is awful. It's a good thing they have good beer, because they have zero visual taste. It would be awesome to see a rebranding, but they're too far down the road with the graphic novel/skull and crossbones look.
  36. b-one

    b-one Aficionado (230) California Feb 6, 2013

    Not really directly to your point, but I like to be amused by the label or packaging. Lagunitas would be my vote.
    Maybe I Suck or am just Hop Stoopid. People do say I mumble sometimes. Don't know, too busy listening to the beer speak to me.
  37. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poobah (1,260) Pennsylvania Dec 4, 2004 Beer Trader


    F'n GENIUS!! o_O (guarantee that graphic artist is not working for a craft brewery or worse yet, unemployed...stay in school...)
  38. jmarce

    jmarce Savant (350) Connecticut May 15, 2011

    they're odd but I really like De Dolle's

    I'd kill for a set of their posters like this:

    I also really like the Goose Island's belgian style labels, simple and classy
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