10 Beer Labels You Won't Want to Peel Off

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We know the saying, "don't judge a book by its cover", but what about beer? What if you had to choose 10 beers based solely on the artwork that covered the glass bottle each came in? The ten beers below would be on the top of our list if we to cast aside silly things like beer style or alcohol content.

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10. Pass Time Pale Ale, Boulder Beer, Boulder Co. - Nothing makes us want to enjoy a cool one quite like the image portrayed on Pass Time Pale Ale. Sitting in an Andorak chair next to stream with a cooler of beer and a drinking buddy is our kind of afternoon

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9. Rhinoceros, Telegraph Brewing Company, Santa Barbara, CA. - We love this label for its use of the rhinoceros. You don't see too many people using the image of these amazing animals on anything. The thought of a rhinoceros pulling a wagon of beer kegs through the streets in the 1920's instantly puts a smile on our face.

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8. Dirty Guera Blonde Ale, Nimbus Brewery, Tucson, AZ - Hot chicks, monkey face, and a little cactus. All of the Nimbus labels are little works of art but the Dirty Guera gets us every time.

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7. Delirium Nocturnum, Brouwerij Huyghe, Belgium - White bottle, shiny blue foil, and a pink elephant. A PINK ELEPHANT. Of course we are going to try this one, pink elephants are the best.

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6. Mortality Stout, Reaper Ale, Lake Elsinore, Ca - Just like the name suggests, Reaper Ale definitely crosses over to the dark side with the artwork on their bottles. We like the use of the clock and crow to represent your impending doom after drinking this stout. It's only 7.75% but it might do you in.



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Hugh Janoos
Hugh Janoos

Celebrator and trois pistoles FTW I would have also added Gulden Draak and any Samuel Smith beers, they have an oldstyle classic label that shows you're drinking a real beer

Ricky Potts
Ricky Potts

Great list; there are plenty of beers on that list I have never heard of! Thanks for not only making me want to leave the label on but for making me want to go to the closest liquor store and pick up a six pack!

Beer Girl
Beer Girl

You should all check out Old Leg Humper by The Thirsty Dog Brewing Company in Akron, OH. Everytime I see that beer it cracks me up, because under the picture the bottle reads: "So many legs... so little time."

Phil J Malloy
Phil J Malloy

I would have had arrogant bastard ale on that list myself

Mr. Liquid Bread
Mr. Liquid Bread

Great selection, but you've got to expand out from the west side of the u.s. Dirt Blonde from Atwater Block Brewery in Detroit is a great beer...and the label? Blonde chick, making out with herself, sporting an Olde English "D" tramp stamp while a tear runs town her cheeck. So much going on with the label. Wailing Wench Ale is another one from an East Coast brewer (can't remember the brewery). Great beer. Great label. Great name.Don't get locked in....try some brews from the east.-Mr. Liquid Bread

josh
josh

what a random, slapped together list.

Greggory Basore
Greggory Basore

I would peel these labels, so I could keep them in a collection.

Benjo Widwitz
Benjo Widwitz

the HeBrew label is almost as clever as the name, what with the fake hebrew and whatnot.

Jeff
Jeff

If you're going to choose one of the Delerium beers, how can it not be Delerium Noel? Santa Claus in a sled being pulled by pink elephants is awesome on so many levels.

Jon
Jon

I need that picture on the Trois Pistoles label painted on the hood of my truck posthaste.

Zach Fowle
Zach Fowle

Wailing Wench is brewed by Middle Ages Brewing in New York.

Shannon
Shannon

Jeff - that is one of my favorite Christmas beer labels, but I'm saving it for a December list:)

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