Crappy Beer Makeovers

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by gyorgymarlowe, Jan 30, 2021.

  1. gyorgymarlowe

    gyorgymarlowe Initiate (99) Aug 24, 2019 Colorado
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    While we are all lamenting the end of Anchor Brewing's classic packaging, I thought we could share some side by sides with some of our least favorite packaging makeovers. I suppose this has been done before, but what better time than now to revisit the topic.
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  2. gyorgymarlowe

    gyorgymarlowe Initiate (99) Aug 24, 2019 Colorado
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  3. jonphisher

    jonphisher Devotee (429) Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey
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    I like this idea...I randomly thought about how much I used to love this beer and label the other day.

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  4. gyorgymarlowe

    gyorgymarlowe Initiate (99) Aug 24, 2019 Colorado
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  5. IKR

    IKR Crusader (781) May 25, 2010 California
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    Out of all these the Anchor brewing makeover is the most sickening:slight_frown: The original package is one of my most memorable labels of micro/craft beers I enjoyed back in the day.
     
  6. cid71

    cid71 Initiate (113) Mar 2, 2009 New Jersey
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    Agreed the anchor wins for being the worst. But great lakes pulling in the silver. Yeeesshh
     
  7. jonphisher

    jonphisher Devotee (429) Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey
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    I prefer the makeover to the all green. This one was my favorite though...
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  8. gyorgymarlowe

    gyorgymarlowe Initiate (99) Aug 24, 2019 Colorado
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  9. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,525) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Old:

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  10. jonphisher

    jonphisher Devotee (429) Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey
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    I vote new here, that Jenny Lake one looks really nice.
     
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  11. Limazulu

    Limazulu Aspirant (260) Jan 4, 2020 Idaho
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    I've watched Black Butte Porter evolve over the years, as my first craft beer in 1996. I'm missing a few of the labels which, IMHO, were all downhill from the original until the latest series came along with the fire watchtower, and wolf or bear's eye.

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  12. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,525) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Boo, hiss!!
    Lol. JL is a great Vienna style Lager.
     
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  13. jonphisher

    jonphisher Devotee (429) Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey
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    I first had it at the second one here you put it very well down hill from the top. I feel the same way about mirror pond label.
     
  14. EmperorBatman

    EmperorBatman Initiate (130) Mar 16, 2018 District of Columbia

    SN Oktoberfest

    2017 - Brauhaus Miltenberger
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    2018 - Weihenstephaner
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  15. gyorgymarlowe

    gyorgymarlowe Initiate (99) Aug 24, 2019 Colorado
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    Oof, those last two are BAD, especially in comparison to the previous four.
     
  16. gyorgymarlowe

    gyorgymarlowe Initiate (99) Aug 24, 2019 Colorado
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    I generally don't care what other people think, but holding that new bottle in public would be embarrassing. Breweries, please stop making labels that look like children's boxed cereal.


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  17. YamBag

    YamBag Initiate (181) Feb 2, 2007 Pennsylvania

    The one on the left was probably the first if not 2nd makeover and the first label used on cans of Prima. I really miss that label.
     
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  18. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (4,905) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    Sam Adams Holiday Porter

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  19. gyorgymarlowe

    gyorgymarlowe Initiate (99) Aug 24, 2019 Colorado
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    The old Holiday Porter label was so festive! I miss it.
     
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  20. Hoos78

    Hoos78 Aspirant (280) Mar 3, 2015 Ohio

    This! Gawd, I hate the SN move away from the landscape windows. They did it with Summerfest too. I guess we don’t have to worry about that one any more...
     
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  21. JayORear

    JayORear Meyvn (1,264) Feb 22, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Anyone care to do it with Green Flash?
     
  22. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,812) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Or avery
     
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  23. Jacobier10

    Jacobier10 Poo-Bah (2,401) Feb 23, 2004 New Jersey
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  24. gyorgymarlowe

    gyorgymarlowe Initiate (99) Aug 24, 2019 Colorado
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  25. gyorgymarlowe

    gyorgymarlowe Initiate (99) Aug 24, 2019 Colorado
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  26. gyorgymarlowe

    gyorgymarlowe Initiate (99) Aug 24, 2019 Colorado
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  27. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Poo-Bah (1,852) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey
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    I really like Sam Adams old labels. Victory as well
     
  28. gyorgymarlowe

    gyorgymarlowe Initiate (99) Aug 24, 2019 Colorado
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  29. deanzaZZR

    deanzaZZR Initiate (151) Jan 8, 2015 California

    Palate Wrecker! Now that's a beer you pretty much have to have a strong opinion about.
     
  30. joerooster2

    joerooster2 Initiate (14) Aug 18, 2020 District of Columbia

    Miss those red labels and before they changed the recipe. Same goes for those old GF labels and beers.
     
  31. cryptichead

    cryptichead Poo-Bah (1,602) Jul 3, 2014 Illinois
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    I don't know guys, besides Anchor, I like most of these refreshes
     
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  32. ScaryEd

    ScaryEd Poo-Bah (2,679) Feb 19, 2012 New Hampshire
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    Does this count?

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  33. zac16125

    zac16125 Poo-Bah (2,206) Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
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    Some of these on here I don’t mind, but these ones I quoted are all awful. And Anchor is probably the worst.

    Fun thread!
     
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  34. KentT

    KentT Aspirant (229) Oct 15, 2008 Tennessee

    I'd give Anchor the nod for worst beer label makeover. The original was iconic, and distinctive. Why mess with success?
     
  35. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (8,029) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Deschutes, in general, was the first to come to mind. The OG Black Butte, Obsidian, Cinder Cone, Mirror Pond, Bachelor, and Inversion labels were all so evocative of place. The new stuff looks like it comes out of the same design studio as so many other breweries. The visuals tell you nothing of the beers Home.
     
  36. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,645) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    I like both of these. I think the new designs are quite attractive.
     
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  37. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,092) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    The classic packaging is perfect and a good fit for all of time. Farewell...
     
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  38. donspublic

    donspublic Poo-Bah (1,993) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
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    They may be riding New Belgium's coattails on the Rampant->Voodoo rebrand. Voodoo has had a lot to do with NB keeping their head above water lately. So while we may not like that rebrand, it worked for them
     
  39. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (3,173) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    I’ll jump in as I’m sure someone else will mention soon enough. The Brown Note label art can only improve. The bar is as low as a beer label possible can go.
     
  40. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,148) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Looks like AB is about to give their Blue Point brands new labeling:
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