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Old 10-12-2007, 12:55 PM   #1
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Here's my first label for the boards. I've finally gotten around to piddling with Adobe Illustrator rather than my old favorite - Paint Shop Pro 8, booyah!

It's for a Gluten-Free beer I brewed for some relatives who have a gluten intolerance (which means no barley and wheat).

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Old 10-12-2007, 12:59 PM   #2
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I love it. Reminds me of the illustrations from books I liked as a child.
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Old 10-12-2007, 01:33 PM   #3
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That's sweet dude! I really like it.

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Old 10-12-2007, 09:22 PM   #4
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Some pics on the bottles:

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Old 10-12-2007, 09:34 PM   #5
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Recipe? I'm toying with the idea of malting a pound or two of sorghum, so I can roast/toast it into specialty grains. I'd use extract for the base.
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Old 10-14-2007, 05:57 PM   #6
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That looks great! I would also love to see the recipe
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Old 10-14-2007, 06:04 PM   #7
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Those labels really kick ass, the bottles look fantastic. Yeah i'd like to see the recipe also, promised to brew something up for a celiac friend
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Old 10-14-2007, 06:49 PM   #8
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The labels look great...well crafted, but not overly slick or commercial. I wish I had some drawing skills.

So how does the beer taste? I have absolutely no idea what a sorghum based brew is like.

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Old 10-31-2007, 07:00 AM   #9
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love em....i'm in the process of starting to label my beers. want to come up with a catchy "brewery" name before i go too much further though.

and i wonder how it turned out as well, please let us know!


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Old 11-01-2007, 04:37 PM   #10
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Labels look awesome!

Also interested in seeing this recipe...
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