The 10 Best Beer Labels of the Week: January 12, 2013

Ogle. Open. Drink. Repeat.

  • This spring seasonal from Bell's launches in February, but it's already got us thinking about sunnier days.
  • This brewery from Nagano has a playfulness about it that makes you want to try the beer.
  • The latest release in New Belgium's Lips of Faith series channels South America with alpacas and a quilt-style pattern.
  • A caterpelliar getting high, Alice in Wonderland, and two stoned-looking brewers all meet on this trippy label from Italy's Beer Here and Brewfist.
  • Simple and impactful—a label befitting of a strong pilsner.
  • A chocolate milk stout—just what you need to survive the nuclear apocalypse.
  • Intiguing graffic designed from this Italian outfit, Birra Turan. We see a mustache, a stout with head, and a cupcake. What do you see?
  • Eight Long Island breweries got together to make this collabo ale; profits will go towards the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Respect.
  • As if craft beer wasn't nerdy enough already. Dig it.
  • We might have to ban Half Acre from the rankings for a couple months. They are getting too good.

Beer has been on the mind this week as we’ve been debating the Most Influential Beers of All Time list (what did you think was missing?) and taking a look inside NYC’s hottest newest brewery, SingleCut Beersmiths in Queens.

Now, it’s time to shake off the hangover and decompress while looking at some eye-catching new beer labels, coming from breweries as far-flung as Nagano, Japan and Codogno, Italy.

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

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