If I had to choose one of those I'd go with #29 with minor changes.
First the good stuff:
1) I LOVE the swash thru the BR in the center, wonderful idea. As a designer, little moments like this that happen when designing make everything worth it. I really hope that swash will be color to make it stand out.
2) The river looks great, I would love to see that in shades of blue in the color version
3) Typefaces are well-chosen, bold, solid slab serifs are excellent for this application.
Here are some thoughts on changes:
1) They need to fix the tracking of the space between Black and River, when the tracking of the type is that wide the space needs to be doubled to be effective as a separator, to me it looks like a single word.
2) The barley stalks are too subdued and at small sizes they will disappear and be totally unrecognizable. They also look weird being so straight when everything else in the design is curved.
3) Since the main type is tracked, the sub-text doesn't fit into the flow of the eye path. The first thing you see is the BR, then...you're left with a choice. Dialing back the tracking on the sub-text (brewery) would cause the flow to change from the BR to Black River to the brewery, which is the story you want to tell.
Think of it like this:
BR, hey what's BR mean? oh Black River! What's Black River? oh its a brewery! pour me a pint!
They could also change it to small caps which would shorten the baseline height with the added benefit of centering the inner grey circle with the text.
Overall I like it and you can tell the designer put some thought and care into the design. A few of the others seem like strawmen to me. This is the one they want you to buy, and for good reason.
Please take my opinions with a grain of salt, each designer has his/her own reasons for making decisions and some aren't readily apparent until you talk to them about it.
I hope this was helpful! Good luck!