It's a bit late, but we're getting it in by the end of January. Sorry again for the serious slowdown in posting; we're almost back up to full speed over here.
Like 2010, there was a lot of great beer art produced in 2011. I'd say the trend is definitely going in a direction of more attention being paid to branding, which is to be expected in a booming field with growing competition. Like last year, I'm going to pick three that I think highlighted some of the best work of the year.
Lee Verzosa - Stillwater Artisanal Ales
|Look, a new gorgeous label. I guess this will count for 2012.|
|Never has two women beating each other up looked so classy.|
|Here's Verzosa using doing meta art, playing with theory|
Allen Firlit - Three Heads Brewing Company
Three Heads Brewing.
|If there were a beer cuteoverload...|
|If seagulls played banjo, I'd feed them more.|
Anthony Beard - New Albanian Brewing Company
|That shade of green is awesome.|
|The most muscular foot one of my commenters has ever seen.|
|For some reason, Obama did not use this motif when campaigning in Indiana.|
|I really want to get a hop neck tattoo now.|
Well that's your three best brewery artists of 2011, beerfriends. As always, we welcome your thoughts and contributions in the comments. And here's to another year of great beer art.