December 2021 New Beer Labels from Illinois Breweries

In Beer Labels by Karl

Here are the TTB-approved December 2021 Beer Labels from Illinois breweries:

Guys Drinking Beer Labels November

Each month we pore over a database of labels approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, or TTB, to bring you new beers from brewers across Illinois before they hit store shelves.

You can do this too, if you want! All of these are searchable and available to the public through the TTB’s website. But you don’t have to, because you have us and we’re the dorks that find this kinda stuff interesting. Aren’t you lucky!

Note: Just because a beer label has cleared the TTB does not mean it will be released soon, if at all. 

Some breweries have sent labels to the TTB simply to have them available if they decide to release a beer. Treat these labels as an idea of what your favorite Illinois breweries might be doing. Nothing is certain until the breweries release the actual beer.

Don’t get too excited, is all we’re saying. All of our previous label posts can be found here.

This month’s available labels include fresh new looks from Afterthought, Hop Butcher, Lugan’s, Pipeworks, Goose Island and more:

01 afterthought amber traidition gin barrel

01 afterthought amber

01 afterthought biere de pieces

01 afterthought BLENDED BARREL 19 26

01 afterthought dual expression

01 afterthought extra noble

01 afterthought faible oak aged

01 afterthought farmhouse mild oak aged

01 afterthought tradition and twist wine ba

01 afterthought tradition and twist

01 afterthought tradition oak aged

01 church street cerbierus 1

01 goose island small batch no 4

01 goose island small batch no 5 wheatwine

01 hop butcher double blazed orange

01 hop butcher pine street

01 hop butcher thematic glow

01 lil beaver rye ba lil bit

01 maplewood bavarian dream

01 maplewood willo

01 more blackberry double

01 more blueberry double

01 more huntley helles

01 off color beer for lounging

01 off color ccgw

01 off color predator noir

01 p3 double orage chantilly

01 pipeworks dunkel

01 pipeworks easy keepers

01 pipeworks power casual brown ale


01 whiner el tub

02 goose island double lp side a

02 93 octane mango sour diesl sour

02 more brewing west coast double dusty

02 pipeworks chasing extra

02 short fuse 1995 bba stout

Looking for the approved December 2021 keg rings [which are also sent through the TTB]? We stopped posting those about forever ago. Why? Well, they can occasionally give insight into a new beer name but generally a bunch of round things with printing on it isn’t the best visual experience. We opted to focus on new package labels in these posts. That means cans, bottles and bombers in all different shapes and sizes. 

If anything comes through the TTB that we consider super interesting or newsworthy, we may post an exception that proves the rule. We would likely also Tweet them out separate from this post. Follow us here if you haven’t already. And follow us on Instagram as well, where other things occasionally appear.

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About the Author



Karl has written about food, travel and beer for Chicago Magazine, Thrillist, Time Out Chicago, AskMen and more. His book, Beer Lovers Chicago, is now available via Amazon and other booksellers.If you're buying, he's likely having a porter or a pale ale.

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