We truly loved every moment of 2017! The year was full of fun and awesome beer labels. We have been blown away by the designs that have passed through our office and love seeing the great products that you are producing for your homebrew, making it look as good as it tastes!
Keeping our long-practiced tradition alive, our team went through the multiple creations submitted on our website and picked their favorite beer labels. Here they are...
Ginny has chosen her favorite label for 2017, and we must say it definitely put a smile on our face! She explains, “The best beer labels catch your eye and make you take a closer look. The best homebrew labels include clever puns and/or memorable photos. I have no idea what this label is for. But if it is for beer, and drinking it makes me as happy as this guy... it must be good!”
Drea’s label of 2017 is on the simple but effective side, as she explains, “Ah, rosé. The millennials’ champagne. This label is like a tuxedo t-shirt. It says 'I’m formal, but I’m here to party.'" We think it is a very good label indeed, great choice Drea!
Dave’s label of choice is awesome, cool colors and style makes us feel like having a sip of this great tasting beer! “As a Canadian Hockey Fan, a beer enthusiast, a guy named Dave and a mess; I can see a lot of myself in this label. It speaks to me on a very elemental level.”
Todd has chosen one of the more comical labels that have come through our doors in 2017, and we love it! In his words: “I can respect a beer label made of chest hair yet only 3.9% ABV. Who would want to try that beer?”
It’s All About the Beernicorn
Steve’s label of choice is out of this universe... literally! Forget about the craze of unicorns, it’s all about the beernicorn now - “I realize that unicorns pooping rainbows is cliché at this point, but it still brought a genuine smile to my face to see a new spin on the day-old trend.... a beernicorn! And to know they are hunted for their magical healing powers by some elusive rainforest tribe made it all the more insane. This brewer has a series of beernicorn labels. I am very invested in the beernicorn world at this point, who else hunts them? What do they eat? Who is his father? How did the beer end up lodged in his forehead? What double-edged world saving, or damning sorcery does that bottle contain? I love labels and brands with a story if you couldn't tell. Keep 'em coming.” Wow, that’s a lot of questions, Steve, but one thing that we have no question about is how good this label is. Good choice!
Jason’s label of choice feels us all with joy. Seeing more and more celebs rocking the dad bod boosts us with confidence and means we can pile the beer on too! “DadBod is the ultimate GrogTag, and everything I aspire to be: reusable, self-aware, and wrapped around a bottle of homebrew.” Jason explains (as if he needed to...)
Orville’s label of 2017 is one for animal lovers. “Goats. One of my favorite ruminants. A goat is delightfully frisky, always willing to climb something, and occasionally uses its noggin to knock small kids over in Facebook. A goat has almost all the qualities I seek in beer, minus the good ol’ EtOH.” A great choice, we’re certainly going baaaa for this beer label!
The final beer label of 2017 is Mac’s choice. “It's clever, and combines social responsibility with drinking, a well-executed paradox. Cool use of color, and almost a retro look.” We agree that the grey and the purple go hand in hand, great choice Mac!