There is some amazing effort going into presenting and marketing craft beers. Beer label design is getting as artsy and crafty as the brewers and the beers they sell. Among the growing local and international beer selections in your local store or bar, awesomely designed labels have the job of making you see the beers, buy the beers and then drink the beers.

In no particular order, here are five tap/bottle labels that impressed the Thirsties and friends in 2013…

Speakeasy Prohibition Ale (Speakeasy Ales and Lagers)

an American style amber ale

“Look at it…it has all the elements right there…” The proprietor

Remedy Deebles Pale Ale (Remedy Brewing Co.)

The 2012 SOBA National Homebrewing Competition- Champion beer ( we consumed it, haiku-ed it and enjoyed it in Sept 2013)

“Evocative old time theming – it’s for the hop deficient and apparently guaranteed to be absolutely genuine…” Malice

Hops on Pointe (Garage Project)

Brewed to celebrate the world’s first ‘Beer Ballet’ called Bier Halle performed by the Royal New Zealand Ballet

“simple and elegant, the font has some of the sinuousity of the dance” jesuit


Pinky and the Grain (Funk Estate)

This 8.8% Saison is brewed with pink peppercorns…

“the great naming, the cute design…” unnamed hospitality worker


Wendy (Yeastie Boys/Lobethal)

a Belgian tea stout – haiku-ed

“I like dogs…I like the combination of a cute little dog and a stupid name…” ladypiemaker

“It makes me smile inside..”GLB

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