Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 2:21 p.m.
We hate to admit it, but we've all been known to judge a beer by its label. (Well, hipsters more so. Do you really think they chug PBR because it's delicious?)
With a dizzying kaleidoscope of beer bottles and on today's shelves, standout packaging is more important than ever. Here are 10 brands and breweries that have teamed up with the right designers to create products that beg to be seen.
10. Bard's Beer
The niftiest thing about Bard's Beer bottles aren't the labels, as simple and sleek as they are, but the bottle caps, which are printed with weird questions that are perfect for pondering and discussing over a beer. Would most ninjas also excel at dancing? What kind of sweater would Genghis Khan have worn? Can ducks laugh? New York-based Bard's, by the way, makes America's first gluten-free sorghum beer.
9. Red Brick
Dirk Behlau for Hell Yeah Beer
You would just feel
hardcore while drinking this beer.
OC's The Bruery makes some of the classiest, eye-catching, most elegant labels out there.
5. Pembroke Craft Brewery
Packaging by Westwerk Design
Again . . . so pretty!
Heads will turn the moment you pop the top on these iconic cans.