Last night, I headed out to the East Village to meet my girlfriend for dinner when I got a call from her saying she’d be an hour and a half late. Silver lining: I was near Good Beer, a great bottle shop that offers on-premise drinking. Is there any better way to end the week than sipping a pint of Mission Extra Pale Ale while perusing the shelves of a beer shop and inspecting all the labels up close and personal? It was pure bliss, and by the time she arrived I was relaxed, a little drunk, and ready for ramen.

Click through the gallery above to see the week’s coolest beer art.