Craft beer has taken the country by storm and has become a huge business in the process. These breweries thrive on quirky, offbeat humor coupled with scrupulously crafted ales, lagers, stouts and IPAs that consumers just can’t get from the big breweries. They also feature some cool logos and unique packaging that allows them to stand apart from the big breweries and create their own identity.
The next time you’re in your local grocery store or liquor store, check out some of the awesome craft beer labels instead of going straight for your favorite domestic, mass produced beer. While you should never judge a beer by its cover, you’ll certainly get a kick out of some of the creative and imaginative artwork these small-time brewers are cranking out.
Rogue Brewery is consistently ranked as one of the best craft brewers in the country, and their labels and cool logos make them stand out to consumers in the stores. Rogue usually comes in larger botttles and features a quirky character promoting the beer on the front. The bacon maple ale Voodoo Doughnut stands out the most because of its pink bottle, but the Shakespeare Stout takes most of the accolades.
This craft beer by the Half Acre company in Chicago uses a retro video game approach for their product’s promotion. After you get past the cute and clever packaging, you’ll find an ale brewed with wheat, oranges and hibiscus.
If the name didn’t scare you off, maybe the packaging will. Imperial stouts are known for their huge flavor and high alcohol percentage and this logo features cool fonts in the shape of a skull with what appears to be ghosts floating in the background.
This chocolate-infused imperial stout from the Foothills Brewery uses a similar style to the famous Obama â€œHopeâ€ posters, but takes it a step further by also incorporating elements from 1970’s b-movies into the design.
This is a classic American blonde ale that is accompanied by a truly modern design. The packaging uses a light blue background color scheme, a variety of different cool fonts and light line spacing to create a unique identity for itself.
When it comes to bleak and desolate backgrounds, very few are going to beat the Deschutes brewery. Their packaging for The Dissident looks like something that Edgar Allan Poe would drink if he were still around.
The folks at Uinta want you to think that you’re going to get lost in the complexities of their Labyrinth Black Ale with the packaging. It features a cool logo for their company, a series of black and white mazes, and a very confused looking character.
Along with the Rogue Brewery, Delirium Tremens from Belgium is often a part of the best craft beers in the world. One of the reasons it has become so iconic is because of the white bottle, light blue background, and the pink elephants. Legend has it that if you drink too much of this high ABV beer, you will start seeing pink elephants as well.
This beer’s packaging screams nobility and class with its packaging. If you have never actually seen a hop, the head of the character on the label is one. The beer brings with it a host of complex flavors that will make you feel more dignified.
What the hell is going on in this cool logo? It features a cow jumping over a moon with a really creepy face on it. How does this relate to a beer? Who knows? But if you are a fan of sweet and rich milk stouts, you’re going to love this brew.
Last, but definitely not least, Anchor Steam has been cranking out beers in San Francisco since the late 1800’s. Their recipe hasn’t changed and neither has their cool logo. The logo looks like something that your grandpa who fought in the Navy during WWII would approve of and drink while listening to a baseball game or boxing match on the radio.
Step out of your comfort zone and try one of these craft beers the next time you feel like throwing back a couple of cold ones. They could inspire you to create something great, or get an awesome tattoo inspired by your experience.
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