Originally Posted by Markusface
Old speckled Hen bottles have been my worst so far, the labels seem to be made out of plastic/foil which doesn't rip off like normal paper labels, even after a soak. And when I did manage to prise a corner away, the glue made sure I got no further. I just gave up and bottled anyway.
I don't if we're talking the same type of labels (I haven't had an OSH in awhile and the labels here in the US might be different), but I'm finding plastic 'contact' labels that have a sort of contact glue on them on more and more beers. Two Brothers Brewing and Lake Louie Brewing both use them.
They aren't made of paper, but rather, a very thin vinyl-like material. And they won't soak off. Instead, they peel off! Just fill the bottles with hot tap water, let them set for 5-10 mins. to loosen the contact glue, then peel them right off!