Happy Labor Day weekend, beer and beer-art lovers! I don’t need to tell you that there’s no better time than now to explore the hard work of our nation’s many fine brewers, from the cheap and ubiquitous, to the small-batch and revered.
For my part, I’m taking the chance to get away from the office for a few days, and drink a few more beers than I probably should. So far things are off to I fine start as I was able to stop by my favorite beer store in southern Vermont, Meulemans’ Craft Draughts, where I picked up some Backacre gueuze (phenomenal), as well as the Maine Beer Co.-Nøgne Ø Collaboration Time III, which they call a hybrid between a rye saison and a pale ale. I call it delicious.
Before you stock up for the rest of the weekend, check out the new bottles that will be making your fridge look prettier in the near future.
Click through the gallery to see the week’s coolest beer labels.