The explosion of the craft beer scene over recent years has given graphic designers a great opportunity to create artwork for beer cans. Unlike the mainstream brands, independent microbreweries can be more experimental with their branding, which leads to some really cool packaging designs for their products. In today’s showcase I present 40 of the coolest beer can designs, including some magnificent illustrative work, colourful abstract artwork and nostalgic vintage styles.

Buck O’Hairen’s Sunshine by Device Creative Collaborative

Buck O'Hairen's Sunshine by Device Creative Collaborative

TUSK Craft Beer by Tough Slate Design

TUSK Craft Beer by Tough Slate Design

Vocation Craft Lager by Robot Food

Vocation Craft Lager by Robot Food

Fullsteam Brewery by Helms Workshop

Fullsteam Brewery by Helms Workshop

Fullsteam Brewery by Helms Workshop

Fullsteam Brewery by Helms Workshop

Cat Catcher by Scott Hill

Cat Catcher by Scott Hill

Sycamore Brewery by Kendrick Kidd

Sycamore Brewery by Kendrick Kidd

Little Owl by Jacob Boyles

Little Owl by Jacob Boyles

Black Bellows Can by Josh Warren

Black Bellows Can by Josh Warren

Stealth Mode by Emrich Office

Stealth Mode by Emrich Office

Go Bananas! by Chase Turberville

Go Bananas! by Chase Turberville

True Respite Brewing Company by Kendrick Kidd

True Respite Brewing Company by Kendrick Kidd

Gun Bunny by Chase Turberville

Gun Bunny by Chase Turberville

Bonanza Brown Ale by Kendrick Kidd

Bonanza Brown Ale by Kendrick Kidd

Miller High Life & Harley Davidson by Derrick Castle

Miller High Life & Harley Davidson by Derrick Castle

Everybody Wants Some by Lauren Dickens

Everybody Wants Some by Lauren Dickens

Soul Pleasure by Jose Canales

Soul Pleasure by Jose Canales

Elevation Beer Co – Senorita by Jared Jacob

Elevation Beer Co - Senorita by Jared Jacob

13 Stripes Brewing Peggy Stewart by Forefathers

13 Stripes Brewing Peggy Stewart by Forefathers

Old Number Seven by Travis Ladue

Old Number Seven by Travis Ladue

Power and Light by Canales & Co.

Power and Light by Canales & Co.

13 Stripes Brewing – Nathan Hale Pale Ale by Forefathers

13 Stripes Brewing - Nathan Hale Pale Ale by Forefathers

Speakeasy Discreet Wheat Cans by Emrich Office

Speakeasy Discreet Wheat Cans by Emrich Office

Tarantula Hawk by Zack Guerra

Tarantula Hawk by Zack Guerra

Team Carolina / Open a Can by Matt Stevens

Team Carolina / Open a Can by Matt Stevens

Undrafted IPA by Emrich Office

Undrafted IPA by Emrich Office

Docent Brewing Crowler Can by Amy Hood

Docent Brewing Crowler Can by Amy Hood

Bad Dude by Jay Master

Bad Dude by Jay Master

Mystery of the Deep by Lauren Dickens

Mystery of the Deep by Lauren Dickens

Farm To Market by Keith Davis Young

Farm To Market by Keith Davis Young

Seismic Brewing Co. Namazu OPA by Emrich Office

Seismic Brewing Co. Namazu OPA by Emrich Office

Gauchos by Joshuah X. Miranda

Gauchos by Joshuah X. Miranda

Hawke’s Brewing Co. by Nick Edlin

Hawke's Brewing Co. by Nick Edlin

Abro Bron Ales by Ink Bad Company

Abro Bron Ales by Ink Bad Company

Bow Lock Brewery by DUSK.

Bow Lock Brewery by DUSK.

Agder Bryggeri by Geir Solem Lysbakken

Agder Bryggeri by Geir Solem Lysbakken

Nita Ten12 Beer Can by Andre Vaillant

Nita Ten12 Beer Can by Andre Vaillant

Harbour Brewing Co by A-Side Studio

Harbour Brewing Co by A-Side Studio

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  1. I just finished a logo design for a cider makers last weekend and I’m working on the packaging. Sadly under an NDA at the moment. Perfect timing though Chris. Thanks

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