Over the past decade, there has been enough interest in homebrew beer labels that Brew Your Own (BYO) Magazine hosts an annual contest for the artwork that adorns homebrewed beer. This year, the 2010 competition (entry deadline: May 1st, 2010) marks the 15th year of that contest. The contest attracts hundreds of entries and commercial sponsorship from BYO's advertisers. Pictures of past winning labels can be found here: 2009, 2008, and 2007.
But these contests are not just limited to BYO, as other smaller competitions are hosted by local fairs, homebrewing clubs, and even breweries themselves. A sample of other homebrewing label contests include:
- San Mateo County Fair
- Alameda County Fair
- Kentucky State Fair
- The Schooner Homebrew Championship
- Squatters Pub Brewery
With all that being said, Jeff and I here at Lug Wrench Brewing love a good laugh as it appeals to our sophomoric senses of humor. So in keeping with that theme, here is a selection of some of our favorites homebrew beer labels: