Post # 1
DH is turning 30 in a few months (ok, like 4 1/2 months), and I have most of what I plan to do already planned and figured out. Because he is turning 30 I want to make this really special. The guy loves having a beer every now and then (and trying new beers), so I thought maybe I should get a beer and have a custom label made for his 30th birthday.
My question is…is there a website out there that has the beer and a label making service all in one? Or is there a website where I can select kind of what beer (whether its multiple bottles or just a huge one-kind of like how you can buy comically big wine bottles)? I also found a few label making websites, and I was wodnering if anyone has used a beer label making website before and what was the easiest to use?
Any advice or recommendations are welcomed. Including for wine. I didn’t specifically talk about it because I would prefer beer, but suggestions on simlar websites involving wine would work too. Thanks!
Post # 2
megz06: Logistically, I think it would be much easier to buy local craft beers and make your own labels. You coud even make a game of it by using peel and stick labels, so everyone can vote on their favorite beer without knowing what it is.
Craft beermakers do make growlers, 64 oz glass jugs that can be filled, and refilled, with beer.
Post # 3
julies1949: Thanks! Maybe a dumb question, but how would you go about seeking out someone who is a craft beermaker? Is it mostly word of mouth or is there somewhere to look to find them? I am from a small state (and even smaller city). We had a place that makes wine and labels, but I don’t know of anywhere that is craft beermakers or where to find one.
Post # 4
megz06: I had to laugh when I looked at your profile to see if you indicated where you live. You list your occupation as “internet specialist”. I suggest you google “Craftbeer makers and your city or state”.
Brewers Association Lists Top 50 Breweries of 2013
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megz06: Where are you from?
Post # 6
julies1949: Glad you found that amusing. I misspoke. I have already Googled craft bewers in our state (which are few and far between) and you get brewers that supply to pubs/bars etc. The only one I did find that has where you can buy a growler is over 4 hours away, hence why I wanted to buy online. So my question should have been centered around how to find brewers other than on Google since I’ve already done that, and it provided absolutely no help.
peachacid: I am from North Dakota.
Post # 7
megz06: There must be a few in your state as there is an associaltion that was lobbying for the right to distribute their beer directly to bars and resataurants. A few brewers are mentioned in this article. I am sure they could put you in touch with more.
Or, you could contact state brewer’s Guild
<h2>North Dakota Brewers Guild</h2>
Todd Sattler, President
c/o Laughing Sun Brewing Company
PO Box 1194
Bismarck, ND 58502