Our Label of the Day is turning into the Hall of Fame, because we have more than just labels to celebrate! We’ve got bottle caps, coasters, signs, hangtags and t-shirts…and of course our awesome removable custom labels.
Every week we will post a new Hall of Fame entry on GrogTag’s Instagram. It is our way of celebrating the funny, the clever and the lovely from our amazing customers. We find our customer’s design so inspiring, we want to share.
The best host or hostess gift is the one that is homemade.
It is the season for parties! Be it Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, holiday office parties, or just gathering for football games, don’t go empty handed. Create fun, distinct gifts that can easily be modified for your host or hostess.
Kombucha or fermented tea is revered for its health benefits, mostly involving digestion. It is lightly carbonated, very slightly alcoholic (less than .5%) and runs the gamut in taste from sweeter to tangy but always with a slight vinegar bite. If you get excited by all the flavors of home made ciders, you should check out kombucha. Fruits, roots, and flowers all play off green or black teas to make some really tasty beverages.
We at GrogTag feel like it is our job to let you outfit your home bar in style. That means every bottle is dressed with your custom, removable label and looks official with your custom cap; every tap has your custom printed tap handle; every counter has your custom coaster; every wall has your custom sign; every tasting flight has your custom mat; every keg/carboy has your durable custom write-on label. But what is an important part of the home bar we have neglected to let you customize? Possibly the best looking thing in there…you!
No home bar is complete unless it has several tin tackers. Our CEO’s home bar (aka kitchen) is filled with tackers from his honeymoon, vacations, silly faux beers with slightly inappropriate names and, of course, those branding his own brew. So, why not immortalize your homebrew or brewery with a custom designed tin tacker? Slip it on the wall and make it official.
Using our keg/carboy label is a great way to track your brew in style. If the dry erase crayon/wet erase pen isn’t cutting it for you in your fermenting process, we recommend using a Sharpie. It will stand up to wet, you won’t worry about accidentally wiping it off.
When you are ready to remove it, simply use some rubbing alcohol and a rag. With a bit of wiping you’ll be all clear and ready for the next batch.
Not all beer is meant to be aged. However, most people do. So what better reason to drink up that hoppy IPA than in celebration of someone who is aged to perfection? To get your mental juices flowing we’ve set up a few demo labels. Remember, these are just ideas to show you how easy it is to customize your own birthday beer labels!
Not everyone drinks champagne. And your wedding should reflect your personality in all the small details. So why not ask your pals to stand by you on your big day in a way that stays true to your sophisticated self? Use some puns, free straws from the burger joint and a custom hang tag. Make a be my bridesmaid kit that will bring back the memories and remind them why they won’t want to miss out.
If you want the look of a darker label, but still want to have a write in style we recommend two different marking devices. We tested for readability, wet resistance and friction (we rubbed a dry finger across the letters to see if it would smear). Both will rub off if you held a bottle for an extended period of time with sweaty palms. For that use, you’ll want permanent, so use a Sharpie. But if you are marking bottles/growlers to take over to a friends and pour into a glass, this is what we found…
The event was for a double 40th birthday party for a set of cousins, Julia and Todd.
The party had a laid back, out-in-the-country vibe so they ordered two different sets of 12 basic sized labels….one design for each birthday person. Since both love biking (one into bicycling and one into motorcycles) they incorporated their personalities into the designs with a simple illustration at the top.
Create something that truly captures your passion, and will be useful later. Try a set of custom tap handles for a fun, unique cake topper. Use one of our templates or upload your own graphic. Then, later, whenever you put something good on tap whether it is beer, wine, cider or kombucha, your life-mate knows it belongs to you. Having your own tap handles are a bit like each of you having different color toothbrushes. . . it improves the quality of marriage but if you choose to share we won’t judge.
Have some extra bottles hanging about? Pull together a mixed set of bottles with some custom labels for a quick and easy table decoration. Personalize the label for your event and you’ve got an easy, lovely bouquet that reflects both your love of beer and unique, effortless beauty.
Tap handles are here! Our customized tap handles are a great way to personalize any home bar. Looking to upload your own art? Here is a quick guide to help make sure your new tap handle looks as awesome as your homebrew tastes!
Instagram has changed the way we share and view photos. In addition to its ease-of-use, the app has some really cool image filters that you can use to put a cool new spin on a very standard photo.
The other cool thing about Instagram, is that the photos you upload and convert with those filters are high quality enough to upload into the GrogTag label creation system. By using Instagram and GrogTag together, you can craft some unique labels!
Custom Bottle Caps are not only great for your homemade beverages, but they make a great piece of craft jewelry. Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, or just for fun, there is no limit to the ways you can use GrogTag for your new hobby!
Bottle Cap Earrings
To craft a pair of custom Bottle Cap earrings, you will need the following items:
Coasters are an important part of drinking. They absorb drips and prevent condensation from getting to your wooden surfaces, but they do more than just perform basic functions. [<--break->] A well-themed coaster adds some flair to your drinking environment and gives you something to look at besides the lacing on your glass, or the history of the winery printed on the back of the bottle. Sure, having coasters from breweries or wineries at home is a cool way to show support for your favorite adult beverage manufacturer, but what if you could design your own coasters? At GrogTag, you can!
Making custom wedding wine labels can seem like a daunting task. All those family members and close friends will be staring at your wine bottles (possibly in silent judgment), so whatever labels you put on them should be the best you can do.
But what if you aren’t a graphic designer? Can you still produce engaging, dynamic wine labels for your wedding without creating them from scratch? Of course you can – with GrogTag!
GrogTag Makes it Easy to Print Your Own Beer Labels
The hobby of making beverages at home is long-standing and rapidly growing. Along with that is the lost art of printing your own beer labels. Customizing your own labels is something anyone can do, and GrogTag makes it easy with our wide variety of templates for reusable labels, coasters, tasting mats, bottle caps, hangtags and more.
Photo Wine Labels look great, especially when placed nicely on your homemade wine bottle. Looking at them, many people think it must be a difficult and painful task to make something that looks so good, and it probably costs too much money to do well. What these folks don’t realize is the power of GrogTag!
Putting a hand-crafted label on a bottle of homebrewed beer is a great feeling. Sometimes, simply creating that label takes as much time as brewing the beer that goes in it! So what happens when you are done with that bottle – where does the label go? With GrogTags, that question is already answered: peel it off!
Many homebrewers like to label their beers for one reason or another – whether to make them more easily identifiable during aging, to give as gifts, or to flex their creative muscle. To do that, you need some blank labels to print on, if you are printing from home. At GrogTag, we don’t sell simply blank beer labels – we let you create your own!
The Perfect Gift – Homebrew with Personalized Labels
Are you tired of racking your brain each holiday, trying to find that perfect gift for your friends and family? Have you been told – in no uncertain terms – that another tie will just not do this year? Well, you brew your own beer, so why not dress up your homebrew with some personalized beer labels and hand some of your kitchen creations out as gifts? Seriously, with the unique templates found on www.GrogTag.com, creating your own cus
As home brewers, we all want our beer to not only taste great, but look great as well. This can be harder than you might think, since typically your only option for making labels is to use those white paper labels that are bland and hard to remove. Plus, you have to print them at home and, depending on how good your printer is, they always seem to look like home-made beer labels, and not the fancy ones you see at the store.
A couple tips that have made my homebrewing just a bit better and are very simple. Struggling to find the best way to get labels off of bottles I’ve tried chemicals, boiling the bottles and knife peeling, all of which are inconvenient and ineffective. Turns out, just a sink full of hot water with cheap baking soda was the ticket. Some labels will still require being partially stripped and then soaked again, but overall it’s made the process far more expedient and friendly. Then there’s the even simpler tip that I learned while helping the bartender at the restaurant
This past summer @bhsalzer and @akalsey and I (@dkworldwide) were brewing a double batch. We got a few growlers for a change and they were a huge hit. We liked the idea of going to a party with a larger single bottle, like bringing a bottle of wine. The addition of the GrogTag Labels had people asking, “Where did you buy this?” Of course we told them, “We made it.” They were blown away.
One tip – like a bottle of wine, let the beer get some air before serving. The science is slightly different for the growler apparently. We’ll just have to make more and keep experimenting.
If you’re a perfectionist, placing your new labels on your bottles can be an exercise in frustration: you paid for those beautiful labels and neckers, but just can’t get the things on straight. Here’s a method I’ve developed that makes it easy.
Nearly every bottle I’ve handled has somewhere on it a very fine vertical seam, probably left over from the bottle mould. This makes a pretty good guide for perfectly aligning your label.
I think one of the most valuable tricks I was taught was that items do not need to be immersed in StarSan to be sanitized, but only coated. So, I put about 1/4tsp of StarSan in 24oz of distilled water in a garden sprayer and I’m good for quite a while conveniently sanitizing items as needed from a garden sprayer. Saves a TON of money on sanitizer.