The 10 Best Beer Labels of the Week: December 22, 2012

Ogle. Open. Drink. Repeat.

  • To Øl brings some devil-may-care, Tumblr-style swag from Scandinavia.
  • For those who bow at the altar of craft beer, this would be the ultimate stained glass window.
  • We've seen a lot of seafaring imagery recently on beer labels, but this painterly rendition is among the best.
  • It was announced this week that Ommegang will be releasing a beer inspired by Game of Thrones. 'Nuff said.
  • Dark, Germanic, warlike—Devil's Backbone rocks the perfect label for a Bavarian black lager.
  • Devil's Backbone strikes twice this week. You could imagine finding a battered paperback with a cover that looks like this at a hostel in the middle of nowhere.
  • This label for Rhode Island's Foolproof must have been made by a web designer—simple, fresh, and clean.
  • This Oklahoman label feels like it could be the poster for a Michael Cera movie.
  • Jester King is unstoppable with its labels—this nefarious Spanish cedar looks like something out of Lord of the Rings.
  • Something a little different from Magic Hat, and we appreciate the sense of humor —nothing like a some fresh ginger dressed up as a Belgian bloke.

Hopefully you’re kicked back at home, gearing up for a few days of R&R with the family. If you celebrate Christmas, we hope your stocking arrives brimming with winter warmers and douple IPAs instead of satsumas and harmonicas, or whatever the hell you got as a kid.

To get you in the mood for quality brews, here’s the week’s coolest beer art, including a Game of Thrones–themed label and perhaps the first use of the word fuck we’ve seen on a beer bottle.

Click through the gallery above to see all of the week’s best beer art.

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