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Or label? Or ridiculous name?
Best and Worst examples, welcomed.
I've been drunk since I was 13, and I am somewhat older than that now. I started out on Special Brew and Tennetts Super, and have slowly been refining my palette ever since.
Didn't have you down as the type.
(not tall and hairy enough obviously).
The new Fosters can isn't' fooling me. It's still soapy shite.
Maui Brewing co.
Both make great beers.
If you're a craft brewer and you've got money to spend on branding it suggests that you have sold a lot of beer and with craft being quite niche selling a lot seems to mean it's good.
Wasn't disappointed http://www.beavertownbrewery.co.uk/
(this was what inspired this thread)
it's made in london. there are no beavers in england.
also it's made by robert plant's son
also it's not very good
c+p couldn't be arsed to decapitalise
still isnt very good beer
Loads of local ales have shit labels, part of the charm?
My job is essentially to make shit beers look like they'll be tasty.
You'll find you like it
in the same way that you can judge an album by its title.
As it's normally really local, and never seems to be a mark on quality.
that depicted a man urinating into a hole on a golf course. It made me associate the beer with piss, and so I chose a different beer that did not have pisssy connotations.
For example, I would never drink Budweiser because of its label. The person who designed this knew what they were doing.
Wizard's Sleeve was quite dark and heavy, good though
Dutch Rudder was a beautiful blonde beer, very nice
Golden Shower is his cider, I never got to taste this
I'm trying to convince him to make some more, since him and his gf had a baby apparently that's more important
We came up with the names together, then he gave me free reign with the labels. The Dutch Rudder one was drafted whilst talking to stupid customers in a call centre. The original is stuck to his fridge (his son hasn't started doing drawings for him yet)
i finally get back on with homebrewing.
Flowerpots brewery. lovely little place, horrendous branding, great ale.
would neverdrink the beer though if i could help it
Worked on that job but I did the tweaked classic bottle and all the limited edition stuff since. If you bought the recent BBQ pack in the UK or saw the Baseball / 4th July stuff in the States then that's my teams' work.
them some classy looking cans
Similar thing happened in Cardiff. There was a tiny brewery based in a garage pretty much - only supplied a couple of pubs and making bottle sales direct from the brewery. They were called Barenaked Beer. They got sued by Pepsi who own that Naked juice brand. Apparently Pepsi own the rights to any form of nudity in relation to beverages. The brewery tried to fight it, but they were just a couple of guys in a Cardiff backstreet going up agains Pepsi. They had to change their name in the end. At least they're still going though.
Their new name is Pipes, which is funny for anagram reasons.
That about sums it up I think
Incidentally, I've recently had a couple of Redwell beers, and they were bloody lovely.
So simple and elegant
Buying one for the first time is almost like a lucky dip.
The Font near me has an incredible selection of beer.
Great bunch o' lads.
do they still have Pro Evo on a big screen?
I thought once that the metalheads at the place next to it would trash it for shabs, but idk
It's alright, probably better than the one in town but no Pro Evo unfortunately.
Good selection of beers, mediocre pub at best
Can You Judge a bear by its Front, but then I decided to have a day off from thinking about bear willies all afternoon.
they had it on at the castle for a while and ooooh yes its right up my street
Not a big fan of robinsons full stop really.
Now that they're taking over Gullivers will that stay as a Lees house or will it go robbos as well?
i don't know about that, all the stuff i've read has been people worrying that the scary regulars will be forced out by us bedwetters
The regulars won't go in when it's full of penny farthing riding moustache twirlers they'll go to the city inn or smithfield
were prevented from exporting one of their beers to Sweden recently as the bottle design features a grenade.
they make some lovely beers, but I really dislike their branding.