We are preparing to package, and sell in 6-packs of 12oz bottles, two of our beers. This contest is for a blonde ale we are calling "Batture". This contest will be for the bottle label. The label should be readily translated into industry-standard cardboard carrier for a 6-pack of bottles.
The batture is the strip of land between the river (and in New Orleans the Mississippi river is "the river") and the levee. As a child I spent a lot of time on the batture and while it was a magical place, it was always hot and left you wanting something cold and refreshing, hence the name of our beer.
We have already had a logo designed and would like to incorporate our logo as part of the packaging. Beyond that we are open to suggestions, ideas and interpretations based upon the name Batture, and relevant local design elements.
We are looking for a retro vintage look in keeping with the history of new orleans. I have attached some images denoting a "batture" that we particularly like. The older image has a wonderful feel and texture but doesn't quite convey the story of the batture. The newer image with the photos does a great job of illustrating what a batture is and I really like the images of the houses on the batture.
Batture is 5.2% ABV, 11 IBUs. The bottles are 12 fl.oz. (355ml). The Federal government requires that we also use the words "blond ale" in a predominant place on our label. The label should be 4" high by 5" wide.
The bottle label will need to incorporate several elements as required by the U.S. Government. These requirements can be found on page two of this pdf: http://www.ttb.gov/pdf/brochures/p51903.pdf