Every Friday we raise a glass to celebrate some of the best new boozy bottles to hit store shelves. This week, modern art meets old-fashioned amber bottles, proving the classic beverage can still surprise us with sharp contemporary looks. So forget yesterday’s celebration of National Drink Wine Day, and say hello to these bold brews—complete with dynamic typography and offbeat patterns.

The Honest Drop, by Makebardo
If you’re familiar with the concept of “glamping” (the rich cousin of regular ol’ camping), you’ll understand the appeal of this high-quality design. The unexpected play of earthy hues, copper sheen, and geometric forms evoke the warmth of rustic woods, while tempering the gritty campfire aesthetic with cool, contemporary details.
(Via Packaging of the World)

Vault Artist Series, by M.E. Smith Design
Like any strong art collection, this “artist series” has curated a selection of brews that showcase individual flavors (no pun intended), yet maintain a consistent and cohesive theme. Plus, the textured patterns serve as a subtle hat tip to the oak barrels and the artisan, handcrafted roots.
(Via The Dieline)

Kent Brewery, by Ján Bača
How many combinations does five colors and an abstract rendering of water, malt, hop, and yeast make? Enough to design an entire collection of beer. With a dynamic, unpredictable pattern of wild colors and an explosion of rudimentary shapes, the label captures both the whimsy of a child’s colored paper cutouts and a creative expert’s taste level.
(Via Packaging of the World)

Kruk Home Brewery, by Hopa Studio
More demure than the previous selects, this bottle channels a darkly sexy look with severe, almost Gothic, type. The bright color palette lends itself to a more approachable look, while the intentionally crisp design amps up the packaging’s elegance. Overall, the look manages to elevate the “home brewed” beer to the level of a “bespoke beer.”
(Via Packaging Design Served)

Cheers!