Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Beer Labels

I had an experience this weekend where I had a few leftover beers from a batch in bottles but I had not labeled the caps the way I normally do.  I was pretty sure it was leftover crap pale ale aka the not so pale ale, but without a label I had no way of knowing what I was about to drink.  I've been thinking about labeling for the flare, but every label adds to the amount of time it takes to clean bottles, so I've stuck to labeling the caps.

Lifehacker posted a link to a service that is offering a simple layout tool for making beer labels, and I'm tempted to give it a whirl but purchased labels are not going to be nearly as convenient printed at home.  For one you will have to try hard to get the correct number of labels with can be a pretty big guessing game, and for two it will make blending and trying different things as you split batches harder.

If this helps you, or you have a use for it more power to you.  I think I'm looking for a print at home solution for the time being.


  1. Anonymous12:07 PM


  2. Make sure it has lots of skulls and turtles and feathers and hops on it, to make it a true indie beer haha.

  3. Anonymous2:43 PM

    I love beer.

  4. I don't even know if I can legally brew my own alcohol here....

  5. I think just marking the caps makes the most sense!