An hour west of Kalamazoo is River St. Joe, a Michigan farmstead brewery that launched last summer. The growlers, designed by Studio MPLS, are just one part of the brand identity the Minneapolis-based design studio created for the brewery, which also serves food. The design of the stickers (whose messages include “Grain to Glass,” “Midwest is Best,” and “Your New Favorite”) were inspired by classic family farm signage, says Studio MPLS, “especially those rooted in the Upper Midwest.” Growlers date to the 19th century, but the practice of personalizing one’s beverage receptacle with stickers is an invention of the later 20th century, if not the early 21st. In this sense, this design truly embodies the best of old and new. The muted-but-warm color palette, which complements the amber glass bottles, would be equally at home in an issue of Martha Stewart Living.