As the holidays creep closer the holiday parties and gatherings pile up and a few good glasses of beer are exactly what it takes to get through them all. Until the other day I hadn’t heard of small Chicago based Sauganash Brewing Co.. SBCo makes craft beers which are inspired by the windy city’s historic past and to celebrate the great brewing tradition in the area. The super rad branding and label design was carried out by Jack Muldowney.
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Happy Beer Friday everybody! As the days grow shorter I find myself seeking solace in the warm embrace of a bourbon a little more frequently than in a tall chalice of suds. But my eyes still wander and in this case land on some great beer packaging. These Tin Roof cans were designed by Unreal and sport a nice simple outfit of bright color and simple clean type. They even seem to glow with luminescence when the condensation puckers up on their exterior.
Based in Duluth, Minnesota Canal Park Brewing Co. says they are “inspired by the unruly spirit that occupies the North and South shore of Lake Superior”. Their branding designed by Joyce is maybe a little more conservative than their ethos, but is still a nice bold and colorful face for their craft suds.
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Even though craft beer is always evolving the bottle designs and packaging for it have progressed very little during the same period. Japanese craft beer maker Ippon Matsu stands out sporting a stark minimalist design which hints at the natural ingredients within as well as classic Japanese beverage containers. Designed by Kota Kobayashi these striking bottles definitely standout on a shelf.
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Vintage beer cans are a total obsession of mine, and this poster designed by Dan Black of Landland incorporates beautiful illustrations of vintage beer cans and rad hand drawn type. The poster is a 4 color silkscreen print and was designed and printed for a performance by Eric Church at the CMAC Performing Arts Center.
For Beer Friday this week I thought it would be apt to give a shout out to what will definitely be my new favorite watering hole. Wednesday night Bell & Anchor opened to an enthusiastic group of close friends and family as the newest culinary foray by Mark Firth. Mark is best known in the food world as co-founder and partner at Diner, Marlow and Sons, and the other successful off shoots.
Together with his wife Bettina Schwartz, and chef Stephen Browning, Firth’s new Berkshire haunt will be offering a seasonal menu of hearty homestyle food. Distinctly farm to table, the focus is as much on the farmers and producers as it is on the guys in the kitchen. Great Barrington and the Berkshires have been incomplete without the rustic refinement of a place like this. The interior is finished in a variety of different woods and a mix match of farmhouse tables and chairs, deco stools, and vintage light fixtures that are everything but coordinated. The wood panelling in many of the rooms is from a cherry tree off the property of Mark’s farm in Monterey, MA. The warm tone circulates through the restaurant beaming off of the flushed smiles of people enjoying food, drink, and community.
If you are in the Berkshires this fall or winter make sure to stop in to Bell & Anchor located at 178 Main Street in Great Barrington.
Let’s raise a Beer Friday challis to this awesome branding for Icelandic beer company Einstök. The design was done by Auston Design Group and features some awesome typography and a nice stylized viking character which creates a great brand mark used consistently on all their new packaging.
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Happy Beer Friday everyone! I saw this extensive and all around awesome branding and identity work done by Manual for Loveland Aleworks. The independent microbrewery, based in Loveland Colorado brews a selection of classic European and American craft style beers. The design reflects the values of the company and incorporates some local history of Loveland as a gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Brooklyn Larder in Park Slope is one of my favorite provisions shops in New York City. They carry a great variety of meats, cheeses, beer and other quality grocery items. I recently came across this series of posters they made which highlight each of their different categories of products. Since this is Beer Friday I am featuring their Beer Poster, but check out all the other great posters for sale on their website.
Hoppy Press was founded by Paul Finn and Greg Elizondo with the goal and intention of creating art for home brewing enthusiasts just like them. Their first piece is a poster entitled ‘Brew’ which is picture here and is not available in their store, is a beautiful textured 2-color silkscreen print. The print is 18″ x 24″ and is printed on White 100lb French paper.
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Pilsen is a new Uruguayan beer in aluminum bottles. The design by Rodrigo Granese features a colorful geometric pattern wrapping the bottle. The pattern was applied to the bottle using a special ink making sure to not affect the slightly textured bottle. Drink up, it’s Beer Friday.
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As the nights grow cooler the pale yellow suds are replaced by hearty amber nectars. The bittersweetness of the shift from growing season to harvest season is at once perceptible. Bitter as the temperature slowly creeps downward and sweet as we enjoy the toothsome goodness our gardens and farmer friends have reaped.
This poster was designed as a commemorative marker of 79 years producing great beer for Summit Brewing. Designed by Studio MPLS the heavily type driven design features some great typefaces from our friends over at Lost Type Co-op.
This Sunday I will be celebrating my 26th Birthday, so I thought for beer Friday I would recap some of my beer-ventures of the past year. A year with plenty of ups and downs, but definitely one for the books. I made some wonderful new friends, worked with some great people on cool projects, travelled a bit, spent way more time outside and in nature, and above all made sure to have fun.
Some really nice bottle designs for Devil’s Peak Brewing Company by Just Design. The Labels feature some nice unique typography, specific to the beer within and some great imagery associated with the brewery and their beers.
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Beer Fridays are quickly becoming the most interesting posts to write. There is great beer related design pouring out from all parts of the globe(pun not intended, but nicely coincidental). This week I wanted to feature the amazing branding work that Helms Workshop did for Austin Beerworks. The identity is bold and has some very classic sensibilities to it, but is also very colorful and modern. The packaging is something that would definitely grab my attention in a store and draw me in their direction. Also Helms Workshop collaborated on the website and online home of AB with Source Pixel Foundry to create a truly unique and exciting online experience. My favorite part of the whole site has to be the interactive sliding info graphics, which are beautifully illustrated and explain in detail their whole brewing process.
Even though it has been a rather beer filled week Beer Friday still holds the same allure for us over here at campsite. Catalyst Ale was produced as a fully collaborative project on every level for the 2012 Create Denver Week. From the yeast combined from many local Colorado micro-brewers to the locally grown hops and barley, local design, printing, and fabrication work. Catalyst came together as a demonstration of how the creative talents in different fields were greater together than the some of their parts. The logo and branding was handled by Design & Image, and dons a rugged yet refined tap handle fabricated by Public Works. Also the promotional materials and coasters were printed by MATTER.
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If Sunday is the lords day then Friday is definitely beer’s day. Today I thought I would highlight some awesome beer related work by Jolby and Friends. The Portland Oregon based duo has created a number of awesome designs for suds including branding, packaging, and other ephemera. Pictured here are some glasses and typographic t-shirt designs created for the one year anniversary of San Diego beer bar Bottle Craft.
Churchkey Can Co. is nice nod at the history of the beer can, before the invention of the easy pop top. Actor Adrian Grenier and designer Justin Hawkins teamed up to create a drinking experience that is truly worth the effort. The whole look and feel has a clean retro aesthetic that is perfectly suited to their brand. Happy Beer Friday all.