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Over his career Nick has gained over 20 years of design and branding experience working in the entertainment business, branding world class properties and in the music business, helping artists sell millions of albums. At Hops & Branding we’re applying that experience, combined with our love for craft beer, to specialize in branding breweries, distilleries, festivals, bars and restaurants in the craft beer and spirits industry as well as consumer packaged goods. 

Hops & Branding is a small, one-man, award winning design studio run by Creative Director and Designer Nick Gamma. Since 2014, Hops & Branding delivers design and branding that cuts through a crowded marketplace and helps breweries distinguish themselves from the competition. Hops & Branding serves clients throughout Connecticut and in New York and Canada.


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Branding consists of several facets. Those include, Brand Identity, Brand Strategy and Brand Management. We can work together with you on some or all of these parts of the process to help craft your story.



Depending on your needs, we can design individual items or an entire brand. Let us know and we'll be happy to discuss it!

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In today's craft beer business there's nothing more important than telling your story. The most cost effective way of doing that is through social media. We offer solutions to help consistently brand all of your social media outlets.



Just as important as your labels and  branding is your website. This is sometimes the first touchpoint  a customer has with your brand. You need to keep your brand story consistent throughout. Your website can't fall short.



Connecticut Art Directors Club

Gold Award Winner

Our work for Aspetuck Brew Lab was recognized by

the CADC and won the Gold Award for Packaging 


The 30 Best-looking Beer Cans 
In America

Our work for Aspetuck Brew Lab was recognized as one of the 30 best looking beer cans in America - 2019 by Ceros Originals.  Check it out here.


Two projects featured in the beer design blog, Oh Beautiful Beer

Oh Beautiful Beer celebrates remarkable graphic design from the world of beer. The highly respected beer design blog featured our work for both Firefly Hollow Brewing Company and Outer Light Brewing Company.

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