Slap a Label on that Home Brew
The micro-brew market is busting at the seams with a variety of brewers concocting specialty ales, stouts and the like. Go to any liquor store these days and the micro-brew section keeps growing and growing. And, because of micro-breweries success, big breweries are finding themselves making micro-brew like products to secure more shelf space (or take it away from the smaller breweries).
Regardless, beer has become similar to wine in that a culture has been brewed (pun intended).
In fact, there's even a Brewers Association, which is an organization of brewers, for brewers and by brewers. More than 1,300 US brewery members and 27,000 members of the American Homebrewers Association are joined by members of the allied trade, beer wholesalers, individuals, other associate members and the Brewers Association staff to make up the Brewers Association.
Basically, brewing beer is not only fun and enjoyable, but of course, it's big business.
For those of you who are brewing at home and have dreams of one day owning some shelf space, there are a variety of hurdles that you must pass. Of course, it's the quality of the brew that matters, but just as important is the packaging.
Labeley.com wants to help slap a label on that home brew.
The site is simple to use. First, you select from a variety of label shapes, which you can customize. You're also provided some graphics to select from, banners and ribbons, add text, download and of course, share on social networks.
It's a pretty cool idea that will allow homebrewers to focus more on making the beer as opposed to sweating over the details of a label.