– Now with one more bear!
Dogfish Head has a new 12oz bottle label for its music series, Grateful Dead collaboration American Beauty. American Beauty is now listed as a pale ale brewed with granola and honey and clocks in at 6.5%ABV which is down quite a bit from the 9.0%ABV it contained when it was classified as an imperial pale ale during its large bottle run.
American Beauty was not on DFH’s release list this year, so I suspect this might be another addition their end of the year holiday IPA pack (although yes, the label says pale ale), the other being 75 minute which, like American Beauty, also recently got a new 12oz label while not having a slot on the release calendar.
New out of Mispillion River – The Nor’easter, a New England Rye IPA clocking in at 7.5%ABV. I love the artwork on this one.
“Legends tell of an ancient storm bird from the North who brought wind, lightning, and destruction. Because I’m running out of sentences, you should know that she’s a BAMF who does what she wants. She has returned, bring clouds to Nor’ Easter, a 7.5% ABV New England Rye IPA.”
Well May has come and gone so let’s take a look at some of the new beers and label art that it brought us:
First up, Dogfish Head gives a few tweaks to its 90 Minute IPA label while adding the word “IMPERIAL” into the mix. 90 Minute has always been described as an Imperial IPA, but now the word is front and center. They of course echoed this repackaging for the 1 pint energy drink cans.
Next up, Mispillion River with The Goon IPA and War Badger, a sour beer brewed with fruit grape.
Iron Hill usually doesn’t have a lot of labels come through the system, but this month they’ve been pretty active. Below are labels for Vienna Red Lager, Ore House IPA, Crusher Session IPA, and a Halloween inspired (my favorite obviously) Pumpkin Ale.
Speaking of busy, the guys over at Midnight Oil have been busy doing more than making beer. Here’s a nice collection of keg labels from them.
And last but not least, 16 Mile with a very interesting looking label for their New England style IPA, Solar Flare. 16 Mile is also doing their thing were they’re passing numerous keg label through the system that are their beers mixed with various fruit and herbs. I haven’t included them because they’re pretty non-descriptive but they include Blue’s Golden with Blood Oranges, Blue’s Golden with allspice, apples, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, honey and mace, as well as Amber Sun with ginger and apples.
Here’s a gallery of new labels and updated old labels from both Dogfish Head and 16 Mile breweries. Dogfish Head continues to update the look of their 12oz bottles and adds a new beer to their shelf product, while 16 Mile begins its redesigning and adds a new beer as well.
First up, Dogfish Head:
And what’s new from 16 Mile: