Good looking and professional beer labels can be hard to do for those who brew at home. Especially when there is spilling and sanitizing and the like. Plus most prefer to spend their dollars on more equipment or boutique hops and not the art.
Enter: Garage Monk on the Etsy website.
With a line of cool and colorful vinyl labels that can withstand a bit of punishment that a paper label would wilt from. I like the multiplication X sign myself.
The craft beer world is filled with reviews. And there is a process underway, in my mind, of winnowing down to trusted craft beer sources. I hope to be one such person for those just embarking into the realm of flavorful beer.
Another great source is KSW Beer. They are review focused with good, solid writing. But they have two twists that I think differentiate themselves from other sites.
1. Female Perspective. They are prominently featuring women drinking beer. Awesome. The beer industry cannot grow without 1/2 the population behind us. They give voice to an under heard group and to that I say bravo.
2. Single Hop madness. They discuss hops and their flavors straightforwardly and because of home brewing knowledge, they aren’t feeding you a bucket of bad internet information.
So check them out.