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"Canny" Awards Honor Best of Craft Beer Can Designs

Discussion in 'Beer News' started by Todd, May 4, 2012.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,685) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member Verified

    Winners Receive Awards at Craft Brewers Conference

    BROOMFIELD, Colo., May 4, 2012—The best can graphics in the craft beer industry were on display as part of the first annual “Canny” Awards, a competition that recognizes the high-quality, captivating graphics featured on craft beer in cans. Awards were presented during the Craft Brewers Conference, May 2-5 in San Diego, Calif.

    During this inaugural competition, 83 craft breweries submitted 231 entries in seven categories. The Craft Can of the Year went to Bitter American Extra Pale Ale by 21st Amendment Brewery, with second place going to The Corruption IPA by DC Brau and third place to Johnny’s America IPA by Moab Brewery.

    Category winning entries include:
    The judges panel included: Donna DiGiola of The Art Institute of California-San Diego, Dr. Amy Galpin of The San Diego Museum of Art, Dave Mevoli of L. Knife & Sons, Randy Mosher of Randy Mosher Design, Tom McCormick of California Craft Brewers Association, Robert Fondren of Brewery Collectibles Club of America, Ginger Johnson of WomenEnjoyingBeer.com, Jay Brooks of Brooks On Beer, Ashley Routson of the Beer Wrench Blog, Evan Hughes of Draft Magazine, Chris Fumary and Matt Kennedy of Brewbound/BevNet, and Matt Thomas of Whole Foods.

    The “Canny” Awards honor craft beer and the distinctive graphics created in an industry known for unique brands and brews. The competition is sponsored by four leading suppliers to the canned craft beer industry – Ball Corporation, Cask Brewing Systems, Hi-Cone and Mumm Products.
    Winners received a custom Canny Award trophy that includes their can graphics and recognition at the Craft Brewers Conference and in industry publications. A complete set of listed winners is available on the “Canny Awards” Facebook page and Twitter.

    Ball Corporation is a supplier of high quality packaging for beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2011 sales of more than $8.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company information, please visit http://www.ball.com.

    Cask Brewing Systems launched the canned craft beer revolution when it introduced affordable, small footprint, high-performance canning systems. Cask Brewing puts cans in the hands of craft brewers and their customers worldwide.

    Hi-Cone is a leading supplier of plastic-based multipackaging systems for global beer, soft drink, pharmaceutical and general consumer products industries. Hi-Cone is a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW), a diversified manufacturer of advanced industrial technology.

    Mumm Products is a leading supplier of beverage multi-pack packaging and equipment to craft brewers and retailers. Mumm offers tailored products for craft brewers in partnership with Hi-Cone. Mumm supplies low-weight photodegradable carriers to minimize environmental impact and highly efficient application equipment to save labor.

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  2. Wait a sec...

    "Best Shelf Presence: Johnny’s America IPA by Moab Brewery"

    Gee, why does that look so familiar?

    Bitterbill likes this.
  3. olympuszymurgus

    olympuszymurgus Advocate (575) California Nov 24, 2009 Verified

    Goodness, the winners all look alike(except 21st and Great river)
  4. tewaris

    tewaris Advocate (605) Minnesota Jul 14, 2009

    For the lazy:

    Best Shelf Presence: Johnny’s America IPA by Moab Brewery
    Best Graphics Design: Diesel by Six Points Brewery
    Best Use of Color: Pearl-Snap German-Style Pils by Austin Beerworks
    Best Seasonal: Santa Fe Oktoberfest by Santa Fe Brewing Co.
    Best Character: Bitter American Extra Pale Ale by 21st Amendment Brewery
    Best Illustration of Beer Name: Hop-A-Potamus Double Dark Rye Pale Ale by Great River Brewery
    Best Local Tie-In (State, Town, Geography, Local Activity): Colorado Kolsh Ale by Steamworks Brewing Co.
  5. Those Moab designs are terrible.
  6. ant880

    ant880 Advocate (645) New York Nov 7, 2010

    Man, if these are the ones that won I'd hate to see what lost.
    guajolote likes this.
  7. beerme411

    beerme411 Savant (370) California Sep 28, 2010

    Love their choice for best beer

    But I think they should have included these from Uncommon Brewers
    afrokaze likes this.
  8. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (845) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    They obviously limited this to "craft" brewers only to avoid having to compete with Coors & Miller. Craft is too stupid to figure out how to change colors or make holes in the top of the can.
    afrokaze likes this.
  9. hoeg0015

    hoeg0015 Savant (350) Minnesota Jul 15, 2008

    Not sure exactly when Santa Fe started canning (2010?) but that Oktoberfest can is very similar to Surly's Surlyfest. Of course, the Surly look isn't original either.
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  10. A little irritated that the press release couldn't even get the brewery name right. Sixpoint, not Six Points.
  11. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,390) Washington Sep 24, 2007 Verified

    A beer that's both "Double dark" and "Pale"? No wonder it won an award. I like that Steamworks can though.
  12. denver10

    denver10 Poobah (1,030) New Mexico Nov 17, 2010


    How did this lose to some of those?
    LostTraveler and ant880 like this.
  13. Where are the SKA and Telluride Brewing Co?
  14. Pahn

    Pahn Champion (840) New York Dec 2, 2009 Verified

  15. Best use of color??

  16. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,440) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    That Pearl Snap one looks like it would contain pear cider or something.
  17. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,685) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member Verified

    Yeah, I saw that but we run press releases as received.
  18. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,355) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002 Verified

    LMFAO!! You jess made my morning. :p
  19. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,355) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002 Verified

    I would give my vote to this: