Kalamazoo, MI's Bell's Brewing Company has consistently produced some of the most painterly beer art, and their expansion into the mini-keg packaging has provided a new set of canvases for them. Like my beloved cans, minikegs offer close to a 360-degree opportunity for art.
Take a look at their mini-keg art for the aptly named "Best Brown Ale:"
Hungover Owls e-phenomenon, it is clear that this owl might want you to leave him alone so he can shower. Seriously, though, that's great work, from the detail in the red leaves and the owl's expression to the way they shade the background to make the serif typeface easily readable.
Now compare it to last year's:
Here's the art for the Winter White:
I had a great picture from the TTB of the new Two-Hearted mini-keg art, which was fantastic and looked like a stained glass image of nature. But the link is gone and I can't find another image. I'll post it later if I can find it.
In the meantime, let's look at some of the more conventional label art. The work for the Wild One is a grayscale image, so I'm interested:
Let's end with the Hopsolution.