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Which brewing company has the best packaging design?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Ohio_Stevo, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Ohio_Stevo

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    I am a graphic designer. Yes I judge things by the cover but not exactly craft beer. I love packaging design and I have studied beer packaging over the years. What is your favorite packaging? Post a photo if you can. Mine is Great Divide Brewing Company. The names of the beers and packaging are colorful and fun!


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    Jolly Pumpkin
    Lost Abbey
     
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    I really dig the simple elegance of Goose Island's Vintage and Bourbon County lines.
     
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    I'm digging Ommegang's new packaging.
     
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    Ommegang has wowed me with their new labels, but I also like the cute fish on Ballast Point. Dorado, Sea Monster and Victory at Sea are all great looking labels also.
     
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    Firestone walker, specifically mentioning because of the 4 pack design of double jack.
     
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    I really like the new labeling that Ommegang has recently put out

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    smuttynose labels are beautiful

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    on a flat out true design front; it is Great divide easily.. Ommegang coming in second. On an artistic, one of a kind type of label, I would vote for Pretty things or Jolly Pumpkin.
     
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    if were speaking of packaging not labels Id say one of my favs is MOAS
     
  15. joeebbs

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    I just realized how close in concept the Great Divide and Ommegang labels are.
     
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    Life and Limb collaboration by Dogfish Head and Sierra Nevada
     
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    Love the simplicity of Maine Beer Co. so I am going with that.
     
  18. Ohio_Stevo

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    You would.
     
  19. Ohio_Stevo

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    As far as silhouettes...yes.
     
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    Founders!!
     
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    I really like the present Uinta labeling. Nice consistent design sense applied in a variety of ways.

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    I really like the new brewery opening up in the twin cities designs... but then again i like the simple clean look
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    havent tried their beer yet so we'll see what the beer tastes like when i can make it back home
     
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    Maine Beer, Pretty Things, and Notch Brewing in Mass all have awesome labels, IMHO.
     
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    I second this, simple to be sure but they certainly leave an impression. +1 for Homunculus, which may have the most disturbing label I've every seen, sorry Clown Shoes.
     
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    Gotta love Stone, sublimely self-righteous is one of the coolest labels I've ever seen
     
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    I think Stillwater Artisanal has some bitching artwork

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    Edit: Broken Bones Brewing has some awesome artwork too.

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    True. Every time I see that Homunculus label I stare at it in a weirded-out kinda way. But it does get my attention, that's for sure.
     
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    Many friends have commented on Anchorage Brewing Company's printed on graphics. No label, the crazy awesome graphics and unique beer discriptions ( almost poetry) are painted right on the bottle. Ex. Bitter Monk, Love Buzz, The Tide and its Takers
     
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    By far Chicago own Pipeworks for label designs
     
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    Odell is my favorite.
     
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    I'm a fan of Boulevard's (especially the Seasonals and Smokestack series), but I might be swayed because the beer is so damn good.
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    I've said the same thing about GD more than a few times.
    They even have an easy to find/read/it doesn't seem to rub off space for bottled date.
     
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    Have always appreciated Rogue's presentations!
     
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    Looks like an Affliction t-shirt.
     
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    I like the simplicity of Maine beer and mikkeller has had some pretty awesome labels.i love the hand drawn ones like the 1000 ibu label was awesome.for cans I like 21st amendment and heady
     
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    I love Lost Abbey's, which is funny because Port Brewing's is rancid.

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    Upright has great artwork (not just the boobies)

    I really like this one

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    Three Floyds
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    I cast another vote for Three Floyds, most any label done by tattoo artists gets my vote. Plus the new Weyerbacher labels that are rolling out are pretty good, the old ones looked like Corel Clip Art
     
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