VICTORIA, BC – The Collectors of Canadian Brewery Advertising (CCBA), Canada’s national organization for collectors of brewery memorabilia, have selected Phillips Trainwreck Barley Wine as winner of their 2011 Label of the Year award. The label was designed by Phillips by Victoria-based artist Shawn O’Keefe.
The announcement was made during the 33rd annual CCBA convention which was held earlier this month in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON. The award has been presented annually since 1983 to recognize achievement in beer label design.
In a statement regarding the award, the CCBA noted that “the power and strength of the two locomotives depicted on the Trainwreck label represent the potency of this 10 per cent alcohol by volume seasonal barley wine.”