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18 Massachusetts Craft Beers With Awesome Labels

March 13, 2014 6:35 AM

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(Photo by Juergen Schwarz/Getty Images)

(Photo by Juergen Schwarz/Getty Images)

Rite Of Spring (Photo from Enlightenment Ales)

Rite Of Spring (Photo from Enlightenment Ales)

7. Enlightenment Ales “Rite of Spring”

The artwork for Enlightenment Ales’ Rite of Spring was met with mixed reviews. At first, it was far too abstract for our simple minds. But then we stared at it… and kept staring. And after a few pints, we were just blown away.

Spring Training (Photo from Cambridge Brewing Company)

Spring Training (Photo from Cambridge Brewing Company)

8. Cambridge Brewing Company “Spring Training”

If you’re going to shamelessly combine craft beer and baseball, we’re going to shamelessly list it among our favorite labels. Way to go, Cambridge Brewing Company. Your “Spring Training” is a hit.

Lizzy's Famous "61 Whacks" Red India Pale Ale (Photo from Buzzards Bay Brewing Company)

Lizzy’s Famous “81 Whacks” Red India Pale Ale (Photo from Buzzards Bay Brewing Company)

9. Buzzards Bay Brewing Company “Lizzy’s Famous “81 Whacks” Red India Pale Ale”

Wow. Just… Wow.

(Editor’s Note: If you’re not understanding this reference, read up on Lizzy Borden. )

Red Baron Ale (Photo from Blue Hills Brewery

Red Baron Ale (Photo from Blue Hills Brewery

10. Blue Hills Brewery “Red Baron Ale”

“I like the Red Baron. I just remember him from Snoopy,” is how one of our (unsanctioned) beer panel members described the label. Red Baron seems like an appropriate mascot for a red ale, especially if you weigh the fact that a baron is of noble rank.

(Photo from Backlash)

(Photo from Backlash)

11. Backlash Beer

From the brass knuckles to the eerie detailed sketches, we couldn’t decide on an individual beer from Backlash, so we went with the Backlash collection. Looking sharp.

SOS: Farmhouse Ale (Photo from Cody Brewing Co.)

SOS: Farmhouse Ale (Photo from Cody Brewing Co.)

12. Cody Brewing Company “SOS: Farmhouse Ale”

We sat and pondered for a very long time during work hours about how best to describe this label. After many hours, we finally reached a consensus: cool.

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