The 10 Best Beer Labels of the Week: January 26, 2013

  • Bell's Oberon is getting a great redesign for its minikegs in 2013.
  • Very pop arty, but in a good way.
  • Uinta putting its excellent Hop Notch IPA into cans is reason enough to celebrate. The fact that they made awesome cans is just icing on the cake.
  • You already know this beer, brewed as an homage to Ozzy Osbourne, is cool. But Brewer's Art sealed the deal with the new label.
  • What's not to love about a poorly rendered Tasmanian devil? It works.
  • After this caught my eye, it kind of struck me as a ripoff of Flying Dog's labels by Ralph Steadman. What do you think?
  • This wins for being very New England, and for the maple leaf in the beer mug.
  • Smuttynose updates the royal crest idea with a beer-swilling kitty and a peace sign on top.
  • Love the hand-drawn quality and the homage to the Great Chicago Fire.
  • This week's "so bad it's good" award wasn't even a question. Wolf pup FTW!

While freezing my face off in New York this week, I daydreamed about sunnier days and al fresco beers out in L.A. Then I drank a lot of Troeg’s Perpetual IPA (such a great beer) and felt a little better about my own reality. Something else I’m feeling good about: Another round of great beer labels, including a particularly awesome shoutout to Ozzy Osbourne from Brewer’s Art in Baltimore.

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

  • Brenda Fike

    Holla, Brewers Art!

    That Bagpipe Ale label is pretty brazenly trying to be confused for a Steadman illustration (and perhaps a Flying Dog beer), no question. But it’s not the first Steadman ripoff in history, and it won’t be the last.

    • First We Feast

      @twitter-22843210:disqus totally. the more i look at it, the more blatant it seems.

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