The 10 Best Beer Labels of the Week: December 29, 2012

Ogle. Open. Drink. Repeat.

  • It's not surprising that this label looks like the cover of a heavy metal album—Three Floyds brewed the stout in collaboration with the band Municipal Waste.
  • Now if only they would actually release a beer-themed version of Space Invader… Source
  • Good use of the submarine-style window frame, and great execution of the pun. Surfs up, bros.
  • Might as well just reserve an honorary spot for Mikkeller each week. How could we not include this collabo with Danish band Ring Them Bells?
  • Though this is made in Oregon, we love how they captured that rustic, simple aesthetic of a European farmhouse brewery. Source
  • Maui Brewing Co. always does a good job of incorporating native art into its labels.
  • Gnarly, dude! A little obvious with the “Grand Crüe” pun, but fun nonetheless. Source
  • Cool weathered look on the label, and badass concept.
  • Sometimes with beer art it's more about the feeling than the technical skill. And bikes, beer, and beach are a pretty good feeling.
  • SingleCut Beer—a brand-new brewery out of Queens, New York—has stormed onto the scene with strong artwork.

This is it, the last beer-label roundup of 2012. If we learned anything this year, it’s that craft brewers are working harder and harder to make their products stand out on the shelves. From collaborations with artists and musicians, to sleek can designs and improved logos, beer art is truly coming into its own. For further proof, check out this week’s top picks, then dig into the archives to peep all of 2012′s standout labels.

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

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