Poll on Best Artwork by Brewery

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Jaasoares, Nov 3, 2020.


The six nominees for best artwork by brewery are....

  1. Hudson Valley Brewing Company (http://www.evanmcohen.com/hudsonvalleybrewery/59tz2h5xz6nv863zsmprjir

  2. Drekker Brewing Company (https://drekker-brewing-co.square.site/brewhalla-curbside-pickup)

  3. Brouwerij West (https://www.brouwerijwest.com/beerpickup)

  4. Lost Abbey Brewing Company (http://lostabbey.com/beer/)

  5. Angry Chair Brewing Company (https://angrychairbrewing.com/beers/)

  6. Three Floyds Brewing Company (https://shop.3floyds.com/collections/beer-spirits-merch-in-store-pick-

  7. Other? Feel free to nominate an additional brewery

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  1. Jaasoares

    Jaasoares Zealot (539) Sep 30, 2019 Virginia

  2. Longhorn08

    Longhorn08 Aspirant (283) Feb 4, 2014 Texas

    Jester King has cool art, but I’m not a huge fan of their beer.
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  3. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (2,412) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota

    Any brewery that makes the brewery name, beer name, and beer style easily visible and readable even if it compromises their resident label artiste's masterpiece.
  4. HopsDubosc

    HopsDubosc Initiate (177) Apr 24, 2015 Vermont

    While the beer names are of questionable political correctness, I gotta say Flying Dog.
  5. CervezaNY

    CervezaNY Aspirant (209) Mar 24, 2016 New York

    Barrier Brewing in Oceanside Long Island and Pipeworks Brewing in Chicago have great labels. They should be added to the list for consideration.
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  6. Insomniac

    Insomniac Disciple (332) Nov 5, 2019 Canada (ON)

    My feelings have changed significantly on can/bottle art. I used to be drawn to busier, more garish work but recently lean towards work that is tasteful and understated. Small Pony Barrel Works in Ontario has some tremendous artwork, particularly the black and white stuff. Check it out if your wish.

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  7. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,924) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Not Grape Lotion, that's for sure.
  8. BalancingBrooms

    BalancingBrooms Poo-Bah (1,810) Aug 22, 2013 California
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  9. Smakawhat

    Smakawhat Poo-Bah (8,349) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland


    WCKDVBZ Meyvn (1,491) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    Tripping Animals
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  11. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Poo-Bah (3,437) May 13, 2011 North Carolina
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    I'm a big fan of these guys
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  12. HopsDubosc

    HopsDubosc Initiate (177) Apr 24, 2015 Vermont

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  13. mrmattosgood

    mrmattosgood Aspirant (277) Nov 6, 2010 Canada (BC)

    Hill Farmstead and Oxbow
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  14. TurkeysDrinkBeer

    TurkeysDrinkBeer Initiate (163) Sep 8, 2018 Virginia

    Anchorage Brewing Company hands down the best label art in the game
  15. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,771) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I can take or leave can art, I’m an old fart. Imo the best label in beerdom is Pliny. You can see that from 30 yards away and know what beer it is, simplicity at its finest. I’ve never ever held a bottle of Pliny in my hand and not smiled as I poured my beer. The same goes for Heady, those silver cans with the crazy guy on the can slurping beer is perfection, you can also see that can from 30 yards away as well and know what beer it is.
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  16. JHDStein

    JHDStein Initiate (89) Aug 16, 2013 Germany

    I'm partial to artistic, understated labels that still have useful information (name, beer style, specific hops if appropriate). A good example is Alefarm in Denmark. I especially liked their River Kings DIPA:
    Others can be seen here:
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  17. TheEpeeist

    TheEpeeist Zealot (577) Nov 5, 2008 Maryland

    how about Tired Hands?
  18. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Meyvn (1,366) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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  19. tinoynk

    tinoynk Initiate (126) Sep 25, 2010 New York

    In terms of intricate beautiful artwork, Hudson Valley gets my vote.

    WCKDVBZ Meyvn (1,491) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    Commonwealth is another one.
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  21. JHDStein

    JHDStein Initiate (89) Aug 16, 2013 Germany

    A Dutch brewery that really does a great job with artwork is Het Uiltje. Every beer has the theme of an "owl" (Uiltje is Dutch for "owl") and the cartoons are sometimes quite entertaining. A bit busy... but fun. Some examples I found online:
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  22. Jaasoares

    Jaasoares Zealot (539) Sep 30, 2019 Virginia

    Now that’s a whole new level! Wow
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  23. 67couple

    67couple Aspirant (248) Jan 31, 2006 South Carolina

    Adroit Theory
  24. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (2,078) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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  25. zid

    zid Poo-Bah (1,778) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    Try putting that to the test old man. :wink::wink:
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  26. ChicagoJ

    ChicagoJ Poo-Bah (1,849) Feb 2, 2015 Illinois

    Revolution Brewing hires great artists for their cans and their Tap List at the Brewery.

    Little Dreamer - Van Halen inspired collaboration with Piece.
    From their Brewery Tap List



    October 2020 releases Red Skull and Maple Deth

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  27. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,771) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    My eyesight is fine, lol. Some cans are unmistakable though.
  28. bwarner2015

    bwarner2015 Initiate (99) Mar 25, 2016 Connecticut

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  29. Jaasoares

    Jaasoares Zealot (539) Sep 30, 2019 Virginia

    Anything inspired by EVH is dynamite!!
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  30. Sheppard

    Sheppard Poo-Bah (2,266) Mar 16, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Honestly, like Other Half's aesthetic - especially for beers like Space Diamonds or Green City. My favorite is probably Will Sears' work for Oxbow. Simple, clean, classic.
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  31. MrOH

    MrOH Poo-Bah (2,014) Jul 5, 2010 Malta

    Flying Dog.
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  32. pathman

    pathman Meyvn (1,192) May 25, 2011 Ohio
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    Burial Beer Co.
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  33. Dansac

    Dansac Initiate (158) Dec 6, 2014 California

    I think Homage's Spritz saison series is up there. Everything they do is elegant.



    Mills brewing from the UK is also uniformly gorgeous, probably my favorite overall.


    Cantillon remains one of the most beautiful of them all.


    Yeast of Eden has beautiful artwork too, and Alvarado St for IPAs does awesome designs...


    Finback for IPAs is great, modern, urban, but classy.


    Hudson Valley is certainly up there overall as well.

    #34 Dansac, Nov 23, 2020
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  34. Patches826

    Patches826 Meyvn (1,460) Aug 28, 2013 Massachusetts

    KCBC has some pretty great character art
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  35. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (2,143) Jun 6, 2010 Texas

    "Other" for me, specifically Jester King
  36. bret27

    bret27 Poo-Bah (1,997) Mar 10, 2009 California
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    3 Floyd’s, Nightmare, and Ghost Town.
    Wholesome satanic themes.
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  37. Dansac

    Dansac Initiate (158) Dec 6, 2014 California

    Oh, I forgot to add Floodland. Very much inspired by classic wine culture, but regardless very beautiful designs:




    Elegant, minimal, serious. One of my favorite breweries in art direction and aesthetics in general.
  38. LiquidAmber

    LiquidAmber Poo-Bah (8,545) Feb 20, 2009 Washington

    Two breweries on this list I've never even heard of and another, Three Floyds, I've never seen a bottle or can. That's a high percentage for a survey. The other three are satisfactory, but never excited me. I agree with mambossa that Omnipollo's simple, but evocative, labels are very appealing. My local brewery that has an excellent graphics designer is Fremont Brewing. I've forbidden myself from saving empty cans or bottles, but a few of Fremont's cans are up on a shelf in my kitchen.
  39. meb3476

    meb3476 Aspirant (206) Apr 1, 2013 Massachusetts

    Austin Street and Honestweight
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