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Which brewing company has the best packaging design?

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

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  1. Stevie_Janowski

    Stevie_Janowski Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2012 Illinois

    three floyds have to be the best
     
  2. Stevie_Janowski

    Stevie_Janowski Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2012 Illinois

  3. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Pretty Things has great bottle art.
     
  4. zstef99

    zstef99 Initiate (40) Dec 25, 2008 New York

    Agree with Great Divide and Goose Island. Also a big fan of the Bruery's labels.
     
  5. brewtus

    brewtus Zealot (549) Dec 29, 2012 Ohio
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    Though I know there are better labels, Rogue labels got me in to craft beer and I still think they're sweet. FFF always has great labels
     
  6. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2012 Michigan

    Those sure. And this too:
    [​IMG]

    Simple.
     
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  7. proseberry

    proseberry Initiate (0) May 2, 2008 Illinois

    Hey. Great Lakes- Cleveland. Clever names and great artwork. Also invaluable ABV information and clear, easy to find 'Enjoy By' date. Thanks.
     
  8. Thedrizzle

    Thedrizzle Defender (657) Sep 10, 2012 Florida
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    Definitely flying dog. You can't beat Ralph steadman and HST.
     
  9. weonfire

    weonfire Zealot (537) Sep 4, 2012 Illinois
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    I actually completely disagree and I am somewhat stunned why they are going away from I thought excellent rustic designs to very blah new-age ones. terrible decision in my opinion.
     
  10. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Champion (840) Nov 8, 2012 Missouri
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    . . . and you get a free Yeti sticker in their variety 12 pk! What's not to love about that??? :sunglasses:
     
  11. ESeab

    ESeab Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 New Jersey

    Port, I like surfing, and collecting there bottles, and..... drinking their beer
     
  12. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]New Belgium Lips of Faith

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  13. chaseabeer

    chaseabeer Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2009 Oklahoma

  14. Dirty25

    Dirty25 Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2012 Germany

    Troegs have really cool bottles. Goose Island has really clean labels I like them a lot. Three Floyd's labels are dark and disturbing but really artistic. Flying do has some cool labels as well
     
  15. ridgeline23

    ridgeline23 Initiate (0) Aug 6, 2009 Pennsylvania

    DOGFISH HEAD
     
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  16. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011

    To me, nothing beats the art on their 750s. Also, Burton, Olde School &
    Raison D'Extra kick major ass.
     
  17. weonfire

    weonfire Zealot (537) Sep 4, 2012 Illinois
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    New Albanian:

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  18. Quackershnoc

    Quackershnoc Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Michigan

    Maybe I'm just being a homer, but I've always liked the artwork on a Bell's beer. I think it's pretty sweet that they use stuff from local artists too.
     
  19. nategibbon

    nategibbon Initiate (117) Sep 6, 2008 Illinois

  20. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Half Acre is another I do lilke
     
  21. Johnnyramirez

    Johnnyramirez Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2012 California

    1. Jester King
    2. Lost Abbey
    3. Three Floyds
     
  22. spoonhawk

    spoonhawk Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2010 Iowa

    I really like New Galrus's Thumb Print series beers. Unpretentious and unmistakable.
     
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  23. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    For some reason I don't like Lost Abbey's at all...but it seems to be getting a lot of love in this thread. I guess I'm more into the more contemporary stuff like Unitas, New Belgium Lips of Faith and Half Acre stuff. Lost Abbey reminds me of stuff I'd see in a Sunday School book or something.
     
  24. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Really surprised nobody has mentioned Sixpoint's cans, which I absolutely love.
     
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  25. bovineblitzkrieg

    bovineblitzkrieg Initiate (142) Nov 25, 2008 New York
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  26. CuteZombieDoll

    CuteZombieDoll Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2011 New Jersey

    I tend to like any bottle with an old-timey look to it because I like old-timey things. Of course, a lot of breweries will do this for one or two of their beers, like Lakefront did it for their wit (Which was the main reason I bought it). I also rather like Yard's and Samuel Smith's just because they look old, though I can't say they aren't also good breweries.
     
  27. Thedaver4220

    Thedaver4220 Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2011 Illinois

    Gotta go with Floyds, now if they could only get the labels to stay on the bottle!
     
  28. timwmccann

    timwmccann Initiate (0) Dec 22, 2012

    Rogue's Dead Guy Ale. best design.
     
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  29. ZRBE

    ZRBE Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2012 Oregon

  30. victory4me

    victory4me Zealot (547) Oct 16, 2004 Pennsylvania

    De Dolle. No contest.
     
  31. Shagator

    Shagator Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    FFF followed by Stone in a close second. I kinda like Great lakes as well and Im sure im the only one
     
  32. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    ok, this is where my ny identity comes out.
    I'm partial to coney island's crazy labels, and brooklyn brewery for their iconic B. The B has both mid-century modern appeal (even though it was designed in the late 80's...), and nostalgia appeal as it was created by the master graphic artist Milton Glaser (who designed the I <3 NY logo).
     
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  33. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

    I have always like Arcadia Ales' graphic design.

    [​IMG]

    Anything but Bell's

    [​IMG]
     
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  34. Sam_Frank

    Sam_Frank Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2012 California

    i like the Great Divide's.. mainly because i love the beer

    i was going to say Unita as well (as someone already did). someone's doing a great job in their art department.

    i'm partial to Sierra labels. they are always awesome.

    i think Revolution has some kick ass art

    [​IMG]

    just saw these today actually. never had em but like the design

    [​IMG]
     
  35. booyahachieved3

    booyahachieved3 Initiate (112) Sep 5, 2012 Kansas
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    I LOVE the labels for the limited Smokestacks (Impy, BBQ, Saison Brett, etc)

    EDIT: DFH 90 Minute is one of my favorite labels ever
     
  36. t4haughton

    t4haughton Initiate (161) Jan 24, 2013 Illinois
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    North Peak and Arcadia are a couple of my favorites. But then I'm a sucker for Gotham. And I think the Bourbon County series looks great too.

    Three Floyd's is awful. It's a good thing they have good beer, because they have zero visual taste. It would be awesome to see a rebranding, but they're too far down the road with the graphic novel/skull and crossbones look.
     
  37. b-one

    b-one Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2013 California

    Not really directly to your point, but I like to be amused by the label or packaging. Lagunitas would be my vote.
    Maybe I Suck or am just Hop Stoopid. People do say I mumble sometimes. Don't know, too busy listening to the beer speak to me.
    Woof.
     
  38. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (4,883) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    F'n GENIUS!! :astonished: (guarantee that graphic artist is not working for a craft brewery or worse yet, unemployed...stay in school...)
     
  39. jmarce

    jmarce Initiate (70) May 15, 2011 Connecticut

    they're odd but I really like De Dolle's
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    I'd kill for a set of their posters like this:
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    I also really like the Goose Island's belgian style labels, simple and classy
    [​IMG]
     
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