Bottle Labels From Our Infinity IPA Series

These are bottle labels from our Infinity IPA series, created by illustrator Aaron Melendez. The first label is for Infinity: IBU Overload, a single IPA with 105 IBUs packed into it. Barring a few minor tweaks, this is how the label will look when bottles hit shelves in the very near future.

IBU Overload label

IBU Overload label

The “parent” beer in our Infinity series will be the Infinity IPA. For comparison here’s that label. Beers in each series will feature the same artwork, only with a change in the background hue to differentiate the varieties.

Infinity IPA label

Infinity IPA label

 

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Bottle Label

We wanted to share the bottle label for one of our flagship beers, Atomic Amber. Our bottle labels will depict one of the four main ingredients of beer and graphically transition that ingredient into something related to the name of the beer.

Label for Empirical Brewery flagship beer

Atomic Amber Label

Our bottle labels will feature also feature different color schemes and fonts depending on the beer.

 

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Our Beer Lineup

We wanted to give you a preview of our beer lineup, as we get closer to brewing our first batches of beer.

Empirical Beer Lineup

Empirical Beer Lineup (click for a larger version)

As with the periodic table of elements, our version has families. 2πR (the formula for determining the circumference of a circle) indicates our year-round offerings and what we believe will become our flagship beers. The Speed of Light series will feature session beers. Our brewer, Art Steinhoff, will be tinkering with different ingredients, like honey from his own apiary, in the Empirical Kitchens family. We also hope to collaborate with other breweries we love in Empirical Labs. Art will be creating new beer styles in Fringe Science and when our taproom opens we will have guest drafts from local and national breweries.

All of the beer names are placeholders, with the exception of Atomic Amber, Infinity IPA, Photon Kolsch, and Wavelength Wit. If you have feedback find us on Twitter, Facebook or email [email protected]

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Our Brewhouse Equipment Gets Connected

Our brewhouse equipment got hooked up yesterday, thanks to the guys from Sprinkman. It was kind of like putting together a giant metal puzzle, and also there was welding. There were also some guys hooking up our boiler. We’re getting closer and closer to brewing our first batch.

 

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Finishing the Brewhouse

One huge hurdle has just been cleared, finishing the brewhouse. That gets us one step closer to bringing Art’s excellent beers to the public. All that’s left is for the guys at Sprinkman to come in and hook it all together and then it will be ready for brewing. Thanks to Corcoran Fabrication & Design for the excellent work they did getting everything into place.

 

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Finally! Coming Soon!

So, we were quiet for a while doing all the boring stuff that a new business requires.  However, Art has now been able to focus on the fun stuff: customizing our new brewhouse (now under construction) and finalizing a bunch of his brand new recipes, made just for Empirical.  Our building at 1801 W. Foster is being renovated and we’re getting excited to bring some more great beer to the Andersonville/Lincoln Square/Ravenswood neighborhoods.  Check out our philosophy and the origin of our logo on the About Us page or our list of new beers on the Beers tab.

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Our Final Tasting Explores the Science of Beer

We recently held our final tasting before our launch.  Burke Beverage, a distributor out of McCook, IL was kind enough to host.  Thanks to all who helped with the event and attended.

 

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We make great beer but almost fall short on delivering a free shirt.

In the 90′s, the craft beer drinker was a white male, aged 35.  How boring is that?  We’ve finally recruited girls.

 

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Beer Hoarder?

I’m getting ready to move, and on a whim I decided to find all the beer I have squirreled away in various areas of my apartment and assemble it on my kitchen table.  The end result is what I’d like to think of as an impressive and possibly scary display of bombers.  I guess if I’m going to hoard something it may as well be beer.  If someday I die when it all comes crushing down, I’m sure my obituary will state “there are worse ways to go.”

Do I like stouts?

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Coming Soon!

Check back shortly.

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