A great beer deserves a great label!
When you think about it, a good home brewer spends a great deal of time on his or her craft and their finished product should be properly shown and celebrated. Like many home brewers I keg the majority of my home brewed beer because it is so much easier and less time consuming then bottling. Yet every once in a while when I brew a very special beer that I want to be able to share with a large group of people, I will go through the extra effort of bottling. I figure that if I am going to spend this extra time, I might as well do it right. There are a couple of easy things that you can do to make your beer bottle really stand out.
For instance, I brewed a sour about a year ago that I decided that I was going to bottle. I spent a great deal of time planing out the beer, brewing the beer, and tending to it during its year long fermentation. When it came time to bottle it, I wanted to do it right. I ended up using a Belgian corkable bottle, purchase a floor corker, corks and cork hoods. Finally the last step was applying labels. For the bottle shown above I used a GarageMonk.com vinyl label that worked perfectly. It was easy to apply and best of all, does not bubble up or fall off when water condenses on the outside of the bottle. Garage Monk has a variety of color and designs available and if your are in the market for labels, I encourage you to check out what they have to offer.
If you are looking to for specialty Belgian home brewing corks, corkers or cork hoods, Morebeer has a good selection of them available here: Home Brewing Corks, Corkers and Cork Hoods