There's a new addition to the New Belgium Lips of Faith series, the Sahti:
Lips of Faith labels share the kind of silkscreen look that we see here, with clear small shapes comprising the image rather than fluid, continuous lines. I actually like this a lot. In addition to fitting the Asiatic style, I like how the asymmetry of the art moves the eye, and I especially like continuing the tree behind the text field. Little things like that make a label so much more interesting; just imagine it without that small continuation of the tree branch and you'll see it becomes far more prosaic in a hurry.
Let's look at the new Pretty Things label that launched last month, the American Darling:
Notch Session Ale got it out of me. You're welcome.)
From the press release:
Made with German pilsner malt, the 7.0% abv beer is often described by the folks at Pretty Things as an ‘un-lawnmower beer’ i.e. not yellow fizz, but good on a hot day. It’s just a really nice hoppy lager for the summer time.”The childlike imagery often employed by Dann Paquette's "gypsy brewery" fits this idea very well. The lawnmower, the vines on the siding of the house in the background, even the floating seeds are nice and summery but one can't escape the feeling of a scene that is vaguely, well, creepy. The misshapen perspective of the mower, the exaggerated blades of grass and flower petals... This is a friendly lawnmower beer, maybe, but a strange one.
Their Field Mouse's Farewell is a little more straightforward:
A Beer for Hope is a nonprofit that works with craft breweries to release a beer yearly. This year's was a Belgian Scotch Ale by Terrapin:
Breckenridge Brewery released a label for a limited edition Regal Double Pilsner:
One more? Okay, since you asked nicely.
The Stillwater Artisanal Ales Cellar Door, a reference to the supposedly most beautiful phrase in the English language (credit J.R.R. Tolkein and the movie Donnie Darko, among others, for that belief):