Markets

Beer and Cider Labels

Whether you’re a beer or cider consumer, brewer, supplier, enthusiast or even critic, you’ll know that the market is full with endless choices for recognisable brands, regional brewery products and craft beers, and each of them have their own composition of flavours and taste.

Be it bitter, larger, ale or stout, your favourite brew will be presented in its own unique style of can or bottle.  Some breweries manufacture just one or two products, whilst others launch limited editions or seasonal ranges, but what is the common factor in all of these? They all have their identity and translating this though design execution into an eye-catching label doesn’t have to be challenging.

In recent years there’s been a change in the Beer & Cider consumers engage with their brand.  Some will only drink a particular brand, some will avoid a brand, whilst others will try everything, but there’s been a shift.  Consumers don’t just want their beverage; they want an experience, and in many cases the product presentation has as much attention than the product inside the can or bottle.  Never has it been easier to tailor labelling to a target market, and CS are the experts at executing beer and cider bottle and cans to create excitement about a new product launch.

As one of the leading suppliers and multi award-winning manufacturers of beer labels, CS Labels are highly experienced and deliver labelling solutions ranging from basic, through fun, to truly innovative design delivery that maximises the potential of your products’ label.

We work closely with over 200 breweries in the UK (and beyond) and several contract canning and bottling companies to ensure seamless manufacturing, regardless of label type, e.g. single ply labels, peel and reveal labels, barn-door labels, wraparound labels (link to pages) for every application possible e.g. bottles, cans, barrels or kegs.

Read some Brewery case studies HERE (link) to find out how we can help transform your brand (link to CS signature).

In addition to being eye-catching, a label also needs to inform the customer; providing information they need to make an informed purchase, alongside all information required by law

For example, alcoholic beverages (such as beer), need to include the following three things:

  • Name and address of supplier or bottler
  • Country of origin (e.g. France or Blend of wines from Italy, Spain and Portugal)
  • Quantity of product (e.g. 33cl or 750ml)
  • Alcoholic Strength by Volume (if over 1.2% by volume)
  • Allergy declarations (See EU FIC regulations) NB Liquorice is an allergen for alcoholic labelling purposes)
  • Use by date (for alcoholic beverages of 10% or lower)

Are Digital Labels Food Safe?

As a business that operates within the food and drink industry, it’s essential that your labels are compliant with all applicable food safety regulations. The toner used in our digital label printing presses is FDA-approved and produce no hazardous emissions of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), so you can relax and enjoy peace of mind.