Crappy Beer Makeovers

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  1. LarryV

    LarryV Jun 13, 2001 Massachusetts

    Ugh ... Smuttynose Finestkind IPA

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  2. BrewsOverHoes

    BrewsOverHoes Nov 17, 2013 Georgia
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    They did.

  3. LangstonHuge

    LangstonHuge Oct 23, 2014 New York

    I use to love to read the Anchor beer story on the neck label, hope that remains
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  4. defunksta

    defunksta Jan 18, 2019 North Dakota
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    For all of the crappy beer makeovers discussed, I will say that New Belgium consistently puts out new and innovative labels. I can respect that independent of the quality of their beer.

    ...On the other end of the spectrum, the classic Lagunitas label on all of the beers gets old. Sometimes Lagunitas beers taste the same to me. I often wonder whether it's the beer, the label, or both.
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  5. zeff80

    zeff80 Feb 6, 2006 Missouri

    Yeah. I like the redesign.
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  6. Abe_Froman

    Abe_Froman Mar 24, 2012 Massachusetts

    Nobosy asked me, but Anchor and Dogfish head's rebrands make me sad. I do like Troegs though.
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  7. jesskidden

    jesskidden Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    (Guess you gotta look it up on your phone as you drink :grin:).
  8. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Mar 12, 2013 California
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    That looks like a decent update to the label, loses.some charm.but at least its got continuity
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  9. southdenverhoo

    southdenverhoo Aug 13, 2004 Colorado

    yeah me too. Especially Troeg's
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  10. officerbill

    officerbill Feb 9, 2019 New York
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    Are you sure that's not an old Bartles and Jaymes ad? :grin:
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  11. LarryV

    LarryV Jun 13, 2001 Massachusetts

    They sure look similar - but that is the original label for Finestkind with Cy and Paul. Cheers!
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  12. LarryV

    LarryV Jun 13, 2001 Massachusetts

    It's not bad, but it does lose some personality in the translation.
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  13. surfcaster

    surfcaster Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina

    Heck with the old labels--give me the old BEER.


    just to name a couple.....
  14. Pinz412

    Pinz412 Nov 20, 2019 Pennsylvania
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    This post brought me back. My parents always had some Bartles and Jaymes in the fridge when I was growing up. I also have a vivid memory of trout fishing with my dad when I was probably around 12 or 13 in the Allegheny National Forest. We were walking through the woods along a stream and came upon a cabin that had cardboard cutouts of Bartles and Jaymes standing prominently in a bay window. They were such a big name at that time, and now are probably mostly forgotten about.
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  15. LarryV

    LarryV Jun 13, 2001 Massachusetts

    Stone - what's up with upside down labels??
  16. Giantspace

    Giantspace Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    That is horrible......That original label is classic, I love it.....The new one.....Blah.....

    On a good not I just found a 4 pack of Really old brown dog from 2014.....I thought it was back and just grabbed it.......I read it ages well......

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  17. frankdank

    frankdank May 19, 2019 North Dakota

    The new look introduced by New Belgium is absurd. The gold and green design of Rampant was dignified. The money used for the new marketing would have been better spent improving their mediocre line-up of beers.
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  18. jonphisher

    jonphisher Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey
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    did you see they brought back the retro labels?
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  19. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Haven't seen them yet, which set/theme?
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  20. Rishia

    Rishia Feb 22, 2021

    I love this label.
  21. deanzaZZR

    deanzaZZR Jan 8, 2015 California

    Deschutes tweeted something about it. Not sure exactly what was meant to be honest.
  22. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Thanks! Looks like it's not uniformly chosen, but selected from 3 of the older styles that had a circular aspect to the label design.
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  23. Bshaw22

    Bshaw22 Aug 29, 2013 Wisconsin

    Didn’t mind this one
  24. Limazulu

    Limazulu Jan 4, 2020 Idaho

    I hadn't yet. Very cool, thanks for the heads up
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  25. KentT

    KentT Oct 15, 2008 Tennessee

    Agreed highly. I also miss the "Off Centered Ales for Off Centered People" motto on the cartons. I am very off centered. And I need my off centered ales back.
  26. jesskidden

    jesskidden Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    But by doing that they are only acknowledging the true source of their inspiration for their "Innovative" beers! (And giving the old legal term for near beer, "Cereal Beverage" a whole new meaning.)

    "It's G-R-E-A-T"
    "Magically delicious!"
    "Silly rabbit, craft beer is for KIDS* !"
    Who have reached legal drinking age.
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