Spiteful Brewing's Labels are What We Need Right Now

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Spiteful Brewing's Labels are What We Need Right Now

For most folks, craft beer is all about celebration—a great industry filled with (mostly) earnest people and all that really good beer. But as any beer lover can attest, tossing one back isn’t just about picking out discrete hop varietals or wild yeast. It’s also about chilling out and forgetting some of the strife and stresses of life. As its name implies, Spiteful Brewing understands this; The brewery’s name grew out an acknowledgment of the many things in life leave us spiteful, and the beer helps reduce some of that spitefulness. The beer labels, however, go the other direction—in the best of ways. The hand-drawn illustrations feel inspired by “Beavis and Butthead”-era Mike Judge, with a sly sense of humor that has raised a few eyebrows (like their new “Dumb Donald Double IPA,” which includes a figure that bears more than a passing resemblance to our new president) and inspired more than a few high fives. After all, the brewery loves to call out some things that drive ‘em crazy. Who can’t relate to I Hate My Boss Coffee Stout? Here’s a handful of the best from this growing Chicago brewery.