New May 2021 Beer Labels from Illinois Brewers

In Beer Labels by Karl

Here are the TTB approved May 2021 Beer Labels from Illinois breweries

Guys Drinking Beer Labels

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 send 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 new looks from: Liquid Love, Forbidden Root, Duneyrr Fermenta, Hubbards Cave, Une Annee, Mikerphone, Phase Three, Excel, More Brewing

01 duneyrr fermenta sauvyn blanc

01 forbidden root assembly required strawberry sour

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01 liquid love saw them at the fireside new label

02 duneyrr freya franc

02 FLIP TEXT EFFECT phase three

Guava Passion Murder Hornet

HC Fresh IPA One Hop Two Hop 2

02 mikerphone crazy sexy ul


02 phase three bold

02 phase three ddh fstop

02 phase three ddh unchecked

02 phase three to the max

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03 energy city roaring forties

03 excel brewing eastside ipa

03 excel flashbang

03 forbidden root summer symphony

03 goose gator rider

03 goose island bcbs applewood stout

03 goose island bcbs cola stout


03 hopewell still life

03 lil beav chiggidy czech

03 ll banana cream hugs

03 modern duen puerto playa

goose island bcbs fourteen stout

03 shortfuse superman milkshake ipa

03 pipeworks water balloon

03 pipeworks mammoth unicorn

03 pipeworks death of cool

03 phase three gravlax

03 old bakery pineapple upside

03 old bakery oh yeah

04 blind pig rasp wheat

Holiday Road IPL TTB


04 foreign exhange tropicaux



00003785-2021 Bourbon County Reserve Brand Blanton’s Stout 1×16.9oz

04 goose island hazy dog

04 goose island old fine rum barrel stout

04 hopewell is was if when

04 ll swimming w sharks

04 midwest coast oktoberfest

04 more brewing kutumba

04 old bakery bluff city lager

04 old bakery original pixel

04 old bakery raspberry porter

04 pipeworks the whole dish





04 scorched earth northside ipa

04 scorched earth southside ipa

04 shortfuse dia de los crudos

04 solemn oath to each other

Looking for the approved May 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 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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