While I can’t abide the assertion that in “a market dominated by Anheuser Busch and Miller-Coors [sic], finding beauty in beer is a difficult task,” this post from the Coolist showcasing 10 Brilliant Beer Bottle Designs is still a fun look at some cool designs for beer bottles and cans. While I have no trouble finding beauty in beer, I concede many of these beer packaging designs are a cut above. What are your favorites? And what did they miss?
Sean O'Connor says
How can they possibly omit Orval? The BEST beer bottle with the classic art deco label.
The Butler of Dunkel says
Orval came to my mind as well, but for me nothing tops the Coors baseball bat bottle.
I haven’t seen any of these before.
I’d have to do with the Lingerie cans as my favorite.
I think, as mentioned, that the Orval is much more distinctive than many of these. As much as I hate to say it, the aluminum cans shaped like bottles is a nice idea. Grolsch’s older style bottles are very distinctive–at least to those in the U.S. I like the French Fischer Amber bottles (0.5L flip tops with nice raised logos and writing with a concave shape). New Belgian’s Lips of Faith series always has interesting spray-on bottle art. There are plenty others I’m forgetting about as well.