Does beer taste better when it’s served up in a well-designed can? Maybe not, but it definitely helps.
Memphis is home to many awesome breweries. Not only are their drinks delicious, but the beer can designs are top-notch. Monday, January 24 is Beer Can Appreciation Day, so let’s take a look at some of the coolest Memphis breweries’ beer cans and toast the talented designers.
Crosstown Brewing called on designer Tom Martin to create some colorful, eye-catching designs for their libations. The more you look, there’s more to discover.
Crosstown Brewing Company’s beer cans designed by Tom Martin. Photo courtesy Crosstown Brewery.
Tom Martin’s design for Crosstown Brewing Company’s Traffic IPA. Courtesy Tom Martin.
It doesn’t get any more Memphis than
Beale St. Brewing’s cans. Lauren Holtermann, aka Holtermonster, designed their King’s Ransom Peanut & Banana Porter cans.
Beale St. Brewery’s King’s Ransom can designed by Lauren Holtermann. Photo courtesy Beale St. Brewery.
Michael P. Maness designed Beale St. Brewing’s Run with Your Heart Session IPA. The drink honors the runners in the annual St. Jude Marathon.
Beale St. Brewing’s Run with Your Heart Session IPA can was designed by Michael P. Maness. Photo courtesy Beale St. Brewing Co.
Illustrator and graphic designer
Rachel Briggs is the principal artist for Wiseacre Brewing Company. Briggs’ designs draw you in; the brew keeps you coming back for more.
Rachel Briggs designs cans for Wiseacre. Photo courtesy of Wiseacre.
Briggs designed Wiseacre’s Prank Calls to Satan Black IPA cans. Art courtesy of Rachel Briggs.
Wiseacre called on
Loaded for Bear to create a summery look for its cocktail line, called The Set Up.
Wiseacre’s cocktails, The Set Up, feature designs by Loaded for Bear. Photo courtesy Wiseacre.
High Cotton Brewing Company’s sleek cans are designed by DCA.
DCA designed these High Cotton Brewing Co. cans. Photo courtesy DCA.
Less is more, and these cans prove that.
Harvest Creative designed “clean, simple, bold” cans for Memphis Made Brewing Company.
These classic designs, made for Memphis Made, were created by Harvest Creative. Photo courtesy Memphis Made.
Few cans get you in the spirit like
Grind City Brewing‘s Tiger Tail! Myndshift is behind the fierce design.
Go Tigers! Myndshift created this Tiger Tail can for Grind City. Courtesy Grind City.
Elliot Boyette brought the spooky vibes to Meddlesome Brewing Company’s Heavy Meddle cans.
Meddlesome’s Heavy Meddle can was designed by Memphis illustrator Elliot Boyette. Courtesy Meddlesome.
Hook Point Brewing Company teamed up with Paradigm to create a logo as well as stylish beer can designs.
Hook Point’s cans are designed by Paradigm. Courtesy Paradigm.
Thirsty yet? Check out
this list of Memphis breweries from the I Love Memphis blog and remember to support local creativity – especially if it comes in a can!