Iconic beer labels

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BWichmann74, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. I_Have_The_Runs

    I_Have_The_Runs Initiate (40) Nov 19, 2018 Illinois

  2. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,970) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    (Left) The post-Repeal (under new ownership) brewery logo's origin "legend" and the logo used on dresses during the 40s:
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    Supposedly one of the most identifiable trademarks during their peak era of the 30s-50s. Of course, (and in a story I've told before) by the 1970s, it had already become forgotten by many. One day, at the factory I worked at and one of my co-workers asked me,

    "Jess, did you go to the Olympics?"
    "No, why?"
    "Because of your hat with the Olympics rings."

    Pretty sure the woman asking lived in Newark or vicinity, too...:slight_frown:
     
  3. Claude-Irishman

    Claude-Irishman Defender (648) Jun 4, 2015 New Jersey

    Dogfish head has some artist drawn labels which are nice. So do numerous other brewers. Sometimes the label is better than the beer-
     
  4. officerbill

    officerbill Disciple (373) Feb 9, 2019 New York
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    Delerium's labels always remind me of the Dumbo movie :slight_smile:
     
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  5. MrOH

    MrOH Meyvn (1,069) Jul 5, 2010 Maryland

    Just scrolled through the thread, so someone might have mentioned it, but really surprised not to see a picture of some SN Bigfoot labels throughout the years. Or that full back tattoo that the one dude got
     
  6. Beer_Stan

    Beer_Stan Initiate (153) Mar 15, 2014 California
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    Haha reminds me of that song "Pink Elephants on Parade" which was a trip to me as a kid.

    *Edit* which I just found out was in DUMBO lol honestly I only remembered donkey kids smoking cigars and that song from the movie.
     
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  7. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Crusader (775) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    I get nostalgic over the Anchor Christmas Ale labels every year...
     
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  8. SudsDoctor

    SudsDoctor Defender (606) Nov 23, 2008 New York

    You're getting your Disney movies mixed up. The 'donkey kids' were in a scene from Pinocchio, not Dumbo.
     
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  9. officerbill

    officerbill Disciple (373) Feb 9, 2019 New York
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    That was Pinocchio. :ok_hand:
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  10. Beer_Stan

    Beer_Stan Initiate (153) Mar 15, 2014 California
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    Guess I'm the Dumbo then...my bad.
     
  11. ZebulonXZogg

    ZebulonXZogg Crusader (768) May 5, 2015 Illinois
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    I've always been fond of North Coasts Old Rasputin label, the image has been around for years, and the beer ain't half bad either.
     
  12. Warwick7

    Warwick7 Initiate (80) May 25, 2019 Maryland

    John Bonham would agree with you.
     
  13. puck1225

    puck1225 Poo-Bah (2,607) Aug 14, 2015 Texas
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    Orval’s
     
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  14. AElfwine_Nerevar

    AElfwine_Nerevar Initiate (139) Nov 16, 2018 Connecticut

    Before lawsuit:
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    After lawsuit:
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    Often imitated, but never duplicated:
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  15. The_Kriek_Freak

    The_Kriek_Freak Poo-Bah (2,039) Aug 18, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    I am aware, this was mostly a tongue-in-cheek comment :stuck_out_tongue:

    Nonetheless, good to know that the nudity was not a factor and that the TTB is not as uptight as one may otherwise think. :slight_smile:
     
  16. The_Kriek_Freak

    The_Kriek_Freak Poo-Bah (2,039) Aug 18, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    [​IMG]

    How about this beauty. Like it or not, it's a classic.
     
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  17. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (7,018) Sep 24, 2007 Liechtenstein
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    But, what if, maybe, the Ladies loved it, and it would would have sailed right through?

    On that note, Mannekin Pis doesn't seem to have many regulatory issues:

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  18. Giantspace

    Giantspace Crusader (780) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    The Sun Ra version is great

    Enjoy
     
  19. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,370) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    I've always liked the clean and classic look
    of this one:
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  20. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (6,551) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Had not seen this before. As my wife just observed "that's bad/disgusting on so many different levels."

    Needless to to say, this is now at the top of my want list.
     
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  21. Sheppard

    Sheppard Meyvn (1,173) Mar 16, 2013 Virginia
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    Definitely iconic.
     
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  22. barrybeerdog

    barrybeerdog Initiate (136) Aug 17, 2012 South Dakota

    That's just creepy:rolling_eyes:!
     
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  23. mickyge

    mickyge Meyvn (1,056) Nov 1, 2014 Massachusetts
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    You can't get more iconic than a Bud or Miller High life label.
     
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  24. mickyge

    mickyge Meyvn (1,056) Nov 1, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Not sure about iconic but I love this one
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  25. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,970) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Yeah, Anchor Steam Beer is another iconic US beer label ----- Wait - "WTF ?" *

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    * Is what I thought when I first came across it. Considering how old some ASB is on the shelves, one wonders how long this "limited" label is going last in some stores...:slight_frown:.
     
  26. AElfwine_Nerevar

    AElfwine_Nerevar Initiate (139) Nov 16, 2018 Connecticut

    Also from NEBCO.

    Before cease and desist from Lucasfilm:
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    After cease and desist from Lucasfilm:
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  27. jeebeel

    jeebeel Initiate (178) Jun 17, 2003 Texas

  28. tolar111

    tolar111 Crusader (754) Aug 17, 2008 New York
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    Budweiser, pretty sure it's been the same since Anheuser met Busch

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  29. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,970) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Well, a time-traveler (in either direction) would probably recognize it:
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    But the label's only been around, originally brewed for Busch's friend and customer, Carl Conrad, since 1876. Adolphus met the soap manufacturer (and his future father-in-law), Eberhard Anheuser, in the late 1850s when he was trying to sell him brewing supplies (Busch's original business).
     
  30. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (7,018) Sep 24, 2007 Liechtenstein
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    It shows up in the PNW, so keep an eye peeled!
     
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  31. ktr5010

    ktr5010 Initiate (187) Dec 12, 2014 Illinois
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  32. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,970) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    ...and an airsick bag in you back pocket...
     
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  33. Satchboogie

    Satchboogie Savant (958) Oct 16, 2010 New Hampshire
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  34. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Poo-Bah (1,934) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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  35. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,970) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    It obviously depends on when one first drank it, but this is the iconic Old Peculier packaging for me:
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  36. shadyside

    shadyside Defender (624) Feb 27, 2011 Georgia
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    I always liked the artwork from Foothills Brewing out of Winston-Salem, NC
     
  37. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,394) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    TRVE brewing's cans are beautiful
     
  38. teal

    teal Initiate (92) May 3, 2012 Wisconsin

    If I ever open a brewery and can afford it, I'd have the guy who did a lot of the cover art for Drive By Truckers do my labels.

    Just always loved that style.
     
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  39. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (2,668) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    Ha! Username and beer choice pairings have never been more perfect.

    Here's my nominee for iconic labels:
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  40. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Defender (630) Jul 6, 2005 Indiana