The BYO homebrew Label Contest turned 21 years old this year, and to help us celebrate its legal drinking age, our readers sent in what may have been the most artistic and creative homebrew labels we’ve ever collected. And it wasn’t just the designs on the labels that stood out, but also what they were made with (including one label made entirely with Duct tape as well as a bottle of milk stout that incorporated a homemade medallion of dark chocolate glued to the label with which the beer is intended to pair with). It wasn’t easy to pick our favorites, but in the end we are happy with all of this year’s winners. After choosing our Grand, Gold, Silver, and Bronze medalists we opened voting up online to allow our readers to choose their favorite for the Readers Choice (on page 68).
Thanks again to everyone who sent in their homebrew labels, and also a big thank you to the sponsors of this contest who make entering so worthwhile by donating thousands of dollars worth of prizes each and every year!