Here's the deal
I've gotten into brewing bigger beers and – bigger beers only – as I'd rather sip two or three Russian Imperial Stouts or Barley Wines in a night over 8-12 Pale Ales.
Accordingly, I'll drink probably all but a six pack of each batch after the proper amount of aging (6-12 months). The beers consumed early will be labeled by the tried and true sharpie initial on bottlecap method.
After that point I'll save the aforementioned sixer and drink one every year. I'm doing these vertical tastings to see how I progress as a home brewer, but also to see how the beers change. With these six packs I really want to make labels. It's really just for ****s n' giggles, but I also want them to look professional. Maybe even hand out a few as gifts to family and close friends.
Here's what I've got so far for a barley wine I fudged up a little, but still expect to be good. The style specific stuff will obviously change depending on the beer:
Feedback is welcome. But I've also got a question or two.
I really like the feel and thickness of Great Divide's label stock and from a little research it appears as if they use something called "Estate #9" Does anyone know anything about this? Also, is it best to get the labels printed on a laserjet printer at a kinkos or something?