Sometimes, you can judge a book by its cover. Or in this case, a beer by it’s label. Today is Beer can Appreciation Day. Collecting unique beer cans is a niche hobby, but one that has garnered such a following that beer can collecting events pop up all across the nation.
In honor of beer can appreciation day, we bring you a collection of some of our top picks of tasty brews which feature the most creative and beautiful can art.
Pop into your local Spec’s, and peruse the latest ‘gallery showing’ right there in the beer section.
Beers with the Coolest Labels
Steampunk Lager, Noble Rey Brewing
When these cans are stacked on top of one another, they form a really cool illustration of a steampunk gal. All the labels from Noble Rey brewing are like this, look for Baragus, Off the Leash, and Golden Rey.
Saint Arnold Santo, Saint Arnold Brewing
Designed by Houston based artist Carlos Hernandez, whose work dons silos at the local brewery, this is one of the coolest labels to come out of Texas.
If you live in Austin, chances are you’ve seen Austin Beerworks’ iconic labels at some time or another. Designed by award-winning graphic design firm Helms workshop, their beer can label is clean, and memorable.
Southern Star Bombshell Blonde
Bombshell blonde takes inspiration from vintage pin-up art, with a nod to Dr. Strangelove with this iconic label.
Dogfish Head Seaquench Session Sour
With a design that is crisp, and citrusy-tart as the sour beer itself—Dogfish Head’s design uses a fun color scheme and playful typography.
Maui Brewing Co. Mana Wheat
Designed by Edward Smith, this illustration takes influence from Italian poster designer Luciano Mauzan. It features a ukulele player wearing a traditional palm frond hat. This wheat beer is brewed with pineapple for a refreshing and unique taste.