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Spot The Difference Challenge

Whilst I am perfectly happy, searching thru my collection for other interesting comparative pairs for your amusement / education. Why not help me out here and have your own search for pairs of labels, which are basically similar. However they need to show subtle differences, such as the examples I have posted over the last couple of months. Who can come up with a pair of similar labels (yes, from the same brewery & for the same beer), which has the greatest number of differences.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to scan the labels side by side & forward to me via our ‘Getting in Touch’ page.

Thanks in advance for all those interesting labels scans.

Cheers Peter D

While I am logged on lets go for #6 as well. Although bottled within a couple of months of each other, there is an interesting design change here.

Davenports comparative

In saying this I am not referring to the bottler number either. Please feel free to reply to this post and perhaps, you know which companies the bottlers numbers refer to. If so why not let us know.

It is easy to post a reply. Just click on the title above & wait for a new window to open. Enter your comments, together with your name (eg FredX) & email address, then hit the ‘Post Comment’ button.

Well, you have had a couple of weeks without me posting anything to stimulate the old grey cells. So I thought I would start off with this pair, to get the ball rolling once again.Matthews comparative

Not giving too much away this time, just two differences to spot (I think)

A new page has been added to the Featured Brewery section, with images of labels from the above company. If you have any suggestions or ideas for future Featured Breweries or images of rare labels you would like to share via our ‘Gallery’.  Please contact our webmaster via our Getting in Touch page.

Featured Brewery update

We have added more images to Carter Milner & Bird Ltd page in above section of site.

Additions to web site 19th September

A new page has been added for LOTY 2013 results & winning images. This is currently blank, as all the info is embargoed until after 19th October. Please check back after that date, when page will be far more interesting.

Also added a new ‘Featured Brewery’, G S Heath Ltd of Barrow-in-Furness, more to follow.

If you are interested in the design side of our hobby or you are a brewer looking for design inspiration. Then may we suggest you take a look at http://www.hotfrogbrew.blogspot.co.uk/ or the above hash tag.    http://www.hotfroggraphics.com will also give you some idea of what is available. Paul has worked with Broxbourne Brewery, Fallen Angel Brewery, Wentworth Brewery, Wood Street Brewery & Barnsley Beer Company

LOTY Judging @ The Brunswick Inn, Derby

I am delighted to advise everyone, who did not attend this meeting, that they missed a great afternoon. A good crowd made the trip compared with last year and in total some 18 people took part in the judging, swopping & sale of labels. Even some of our accompanying wives enjoyed some socializing between shopping excursions. What was there not to enjoy, an excellent buffet provided by Greg & his staff, together with 5 or 6 real ales from the Brampton Brewery, the same number from the on site Brunswick Brewery and several guest ales as well. There were even half a dozen draught ciders available, if you were a zider drinker.

Our judges Peter D. Mick J. & John S. did a great job, studying & deliberating over the labels of over 160 breweries from the UK & Ireland. Their consensus was that in general, the overall quality of labels was much higher than last year and consequently they found the judging to be more difficult than in previous years. So the decisions have been made and in the coming week or so the winners will be notified. So that they may join us at Charles Wells, Eagle Brewery in Bedford to receive their award certificates. Full results together with the total raised for this years charities, will be published after the LOTY event on 19th October.

Website Update

New ‘Featured Brewery’ added today – Kirkstall Brewery. 2 new Spot the Differences in the blog, which no doubt you will have seen already. 5 new label images added to the ‘Gallery’, check out the D’s, F’s, G’s and S’s pages.

Always happy to receive submissions from members, just forward to our webmaster (via our ‘Getting in Touch’ page). Please send individual label images as jpegs or pdfs.

Spot The Difference #4 – Phipps & Co.

As both Phipps & Northampton Brewery joined forces, I thought this would be a good follow up to #3.

Phipps comparative

Very little difference between these two, except for the dreaded apostrophe. I have no wish to start a major debate on the rights & wrongs of its use, so enough said!