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Breweries with the least and most professional beer labels?

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

  1. adroberts01

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    One of the worst has to be Hoppin' Frog Brewery.
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
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  4. bsp77

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

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    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.
     
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    You can't tell a book by its cover; you can't tell a beer by its label - so why bother?
     
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    I've always thought New Glarus and Central Waters both have average/cheap looking labels considering their beers are mostly terrific.
     
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    Worst Labels ever Minhas of Monroe, WI....Worst beers ever...Minhas of Monroe!
     
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    Talk about KISS, this is as good as it gets. Great simple but effective label.
     
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    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.
     
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    I actually thought the BA Naked Evil labels were an improvement!
     
  13. adroberts01

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    Yeah, the frog wasn't there...
     
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    All time least professional due to looking so fake ... failure before the beer was even brewed.

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    Is this for real? Never seen 'em.
     
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    I don't think they made it past the handful of test market cities they sent it to ...
     
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    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. WYVYRN527

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    When was this? I slightly remember these being in the Twin Cities market for a very short time.
     
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    2008, same year they were launching their MGD 64.
     
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    I do remember these! They were out, and some customers were irate when they disappeared.
     
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    I think Twin Cities were a test market for them, i recall seeing them around as well.
     
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    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
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    Best labels Anchor Christmas BY far !!!
    Worst anything Magic Hat does ...including the BEER inside !!
    Plain but awesome Bruery
     
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    i always thought new glarus had terrific labels. nice quality paper and good subtle art.
     
  27. stealth

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    I can't stand the Weyerbacher labels. That damn comic sans-like font.
     
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    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....
     
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    it has baby proportions. an adults head wouldnt be that big.
     
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    Pliny the Younger - Comic Sans

    CONTEST OVER
     
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    great label and great beer
     
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    Had to resurrect this thread after visiting the Hoof Hearted website today. Absolutely appalling across the board. :eek::mad:
     
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    I love my local guys, Logboat.
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    I actually hate their labels. I understand the appeal of the artist, but they just don't look professional.

    The older Sierra Nevada labels have to be the best with the square ribbon outline before the went to what they have now.
     
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    Best is New Glarus, simple but good.

    Alltech Lexington (Kentucky) because, although the label designs are fine, I've never seen a bottle that didn't have the label starting to peel off.
     
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    Greenbrier Valley, coming on strong!
     
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    Interesting topic, and some funny labels / designs. Of brews I drink...

    *2 Paws Up: Smuttynose, Finestkind; Clown Shoes, Space Cake; Central City, Red Betty; Wormtown, Be Hoppy; CBC, Flower Child; Founders Breakfast Stout

    *Stinky Litter Box: Newburyport, Green Head IPA; Jack's Abby, Hoponious Union; Grey Sail, Captain's Daughter; Mayflower, IPA; Oskar Blues IPA
     
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    +1 for the K.I.S.S. method. Let the brew speak for itself. ;)

    Notable packages for me. Fairly plain and simple

    Maine Beer Company
    Firestone Walker Vintages
    Russian River
    Duvel Moortgat
    Orval
    Never had it, but Rolling Meadows packaging is up my alley.
     
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    Least professional has to be Maine Brewing Co. Modern times if pretty boring as well.

    For best label I have to go with my home state WV brews....
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    Great minds! :D
     
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