A soak in hot PBW will usually do the trick... if some sticks after the label peels off just scrub with the rough side of the sponge.
Yes, I noticed the glues they use today are not as easy to remove as they used to be. But, now they don't "float off" in the cooler with ice water....
Quote from: oscarvan on December 08, 2010, 07:30:20 AMYes, I noticed the glues they use today are not as easy to remove as they used to be. But, now they don't "float off" in the cooler with ice water....Depends a lot on the brewery also. Bells, Victory, DFH, labels seem to fly off if you just fart in their general direction. Blue Mountain, Weyerbacher, need a small thermonuclear device to remove theirs.
Ammonia and water! A quick five minute soak has taken off every lable I've thrown at it - including the foil Avery Brewing uses on their bombers.
The labels on the Sierra Nevada bottles come off after an hour soak in the cooler filled with hot water. Slide right off usually.Plus, I like the more squat 12 oz bottle over the normal tall-n-skinny 12 oz bottles. Just aesthetics.