November 12, 2008

Red Cobblers Artful Pale

I have been homebrewing for about a year now and I love making and consuming my own beer. I still buy plentiful amounts of craft brews but I crave variety in my brewing so I drink commercial products alongside my own. To be honest though, there is one thing I like about the homebrewing hobby more then actually brewing my own beer.

Designing labels for my beers.

I admit it. I am a wannabe artist and, until I met photoshop, I was a mostly frustrated one at that. Photoshop has let me tinker with images and produce things I find more appealing. I added a digital Rebel XTi last year for my birthday and have been predominately sourcing my own creations ever since.



This is my latest label creation for my latest beer, a pale ale (slightly on the hoppy side). It completes my set of beer labels featuring myself, my wife and our two dogs. It is extremely fulfilling to me to present a friend or family member with a homebrew to take home with and attractive label that I hope they'll enjoy as much as the beer.

I am still a frustrated artist though because some of the work out there by other homebrewers far surpasses mine but, if you are ever lucky or unlucky enough to receive one of my bottles, please cherish it if only for the amount of time to pour because if that beer got a label then it mieans it was a beer made with love.

4 comments:

BlogFreeSpringfield said...

I don't home brew, but I do collect bottles. I'm also partial to pale ales. So how might I get my hands on an Artful Pale? That's a sharp looking label.

Gish said...

BFS-

I just give you some. I'll figure out a way without putting at risk my secret identity. At least, I think it is still a secret to anyone who deos not know how to 'google'.

BlogFreeSpringfield said...

On the second night after the next full moon, leave the beer under the Walgreen Bridge in Lincoln Memorial Garden. I'll pick it up there, and I swear, no cops.

Gish said...

BFS-

I am committing to getting some beer to you. You must commit to giving me a truly unbiased opinion though. I have been drinking the heck out of this one though so I feel confident I am not giving you a pile of slag.

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