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Title: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: SiameseMoose on May 04, 2011, 06:32:56 pm
I used to just call my beers by the style, my pale ale, my IPA, etc. But I have a number of styles where I brew more than one version, so I started to create names for them. Some of the names I have are near-impossible to explain to others (such as Fluffed, my Belgian-American IPA, or Squito, a Belgian wheat specialty), while some are derivations (plagarized :D) from commercial names (30 Minute Pale Ale). The impetus for this post was that I recently created two new names, and my wife doesn't like them, so I'm looking for other opinions.

I make several DIPA recipes. The most extreme is loaded with Simcoe, and someone who doesn't care for the style or Simcoe might call it a solvent. So its now Tattoo Remover. Along those same lines, I decided to call my American Barleywine Tattoo, since drinking strong stuff has led a few people down to the parlor.

I'm finding it easier to name strong beers. Cool names for normal strength beers don't seem to come to me so easily. One that I use is Sterling Gold, a Belgian pale ale (i.e. gold color) with all Sterling hops. Two others I like include Liquid Stoopid, a Belgian Barleywine, and Hertenval (Flemish for "Deer Valley" - I live on Deerhollow Ln), an Orval clone.

Finally, I have two that require quick explanations. During the "Great Hop Crisis of 2008", I was discussing DIPA hop schedules on a different board, and one guy kept slamming me for using so many hops in one beer. He felt that, in a time of such painful shortages, it was "unethical" of me to "hoard and waste" hops. Thus was borne the name, Unethical IPA.

My wife and I both grew up with Rocky and Bullwinkle. The Moose of my nom de plume Siamese Moose is a Siamese cat whose full name is Moose of Frostbite Falls. His brother (RIP) was Rocket J. Squirrel. Our two youngsters are Boris and Natasha. The creator of Rocky and Bullwinkle was Jay Ward. Every year on his birthday, Spetember 20th, I brew Hokey Smokes!, a specialty that changes from year to year. 2010 was his 90th, so the OG was 1.090.

Does anyone else out there name their beers? Got any names that you'd care to tell us about?

Title: Re: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: beersk on May 04, 2011, 06:54:52 pm
Why wouldn't you give them a name?  

A few of mine are:
None More Black - an American-style Black Ale
Lighten up, Francis - a pale ale with a little rye and all cascade
Ever Summer - a pale ale with rye and all chinook
Event Horizon - an oatmeal porter I've got on right now that is amazing
Roots the Whiner - a milk stout named after my cat, Roots, who likes to meow a lot
Spring Forward - an amber with a little oatmeal
Falling Acorn - an IPA named after when I brew in my garage in September when acorns are falling out of the trees

I can understand not naming your beer if it's a one off, but if it's something you regularly brew, why wouldn't you want to name it?
Title: Re: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: tom on May 04, 2011, 07:07:41 pm
Except for the beers I don't like.
American Barleywine "that whole curved space-time continuum thing"
RIS "Sagitarius A*"  (the black hole at the center of our galaxy)
Maryann or Ginger Ale
Marion Street Wheat
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Post by: Beer Monger on May 04, 2011, 07:13:07 pm
When I first started brewing, I did give my beers names.  I called myself 'Biohazard Brewing Company' (A Google search reveals others using that name now - other homebrewers). 

I had beers like:
-Infectious Substance Ale
-Infectious Amber
-Berryhazard, Raspberry Stout
-Bottom of the Waste Barrel Oatmeal Stout
-etc.  lol

I haven't been naming my beers lately.  I might name one occasionally, if I make it for or serve it at a particular event and I want a 'theme' type beer. 
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Post by: SpanishCastleAle on May 04, 2011, 07:21:45 pm
I almost never name my beers, almost all of them are just called whatever style they are.  If I brew the same style within a month or two I'll call it #1 and #2. Occasionally I've named a beer only because I was entering it in a comp but I stopped doing that.  One of the few names I've given a beer was of course, Spanish Castle Ale (I'm kind of a Hendrix fan).

This weekend I am making an exception.  I'm making an American Pale Ale called Seal Team 6 (with an OG of 6 Belgian degrees).

A beer by any other name would taste as good.
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Post by: weazletoe on May 04, 2011, 07:27:49 pm
 I name most all of my beers that I brew regularly. A few of my favorite names include, and feel free to steal any if you like them, are....

   Moose Juice (from Dr. Seusse)
  Thunderstruck (due to a big pop up strom while brewing)
  Ice Storm Stout (ice storm hit during my first AG, Christmas day)
  Evil Weazle
  Gitche Gumee (thanks to Gordon Lightfoot)
  Venemous Duck (it just sounds hilarious)
  Porky Porter (in tribute to my dog Porkchop R.I.P.)
Title: Re: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: BrewingRover on May 04, 2011, 07:42:32 pm
I name all mine and make silly labels for the boxes I store them in. Most of my names are based on the inspiration beer or style, and are often bad jokes. Except for porters, which I started giving names with monkeys based on a running joke that our cat wanted a monkey butler.

Some of my recent beers:
You're No Fun Anymore Barleywine  (a very convoluted Bigfoot reference)
Monkeys Aweigh Porter  (Anchor clone)
Brevity  (a witbier)
Her Highness, Her Highness Imperial Stout (Blackadder Reference)

My favorite is a beer based on Jennings (northwest England) World's Biggest Liar: Pants on Fire
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Post by: dbeechum on May 04, 2011, 07:54:04 pm
I wrote about this not too long ago in BeerAdvocate. (I think it was published already.. meh)

Given that I have a word bent and I write about a lot of these recipes, I tend to name almost everything. A lot of times a name actually inspires a beer. (For example, I decided to make a red rye beer because  of the name "Bleeding Edge")

A few things I've loved the name of:
Gonzo Hemp Poppy Spirit Wine
Springtime in Amarillo
Summer Bloody Summer Ale (a red ale I did with a friend where he cut off the tip of his finger while dorking with his mill)
Bloody Head Stout (the stout beer I brewed when the garage door decided to try and kill me by falling on my head)

the most recent one was the 6 day mild which I ended up calling
"Express Mild" - short, to the point
Title: Re: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: tschmidlin on May 04, 2011, 07:55:51 pm
I don't usually name mine, but there's a few.

Wit for Brains - a wit, I use sweet orange and grapefruit zest instead of bitter orange, as Randy Mosher suggests
Schmidkerla - 100% rauch malt helles dopplebock
Seamus O'Brien - an Irish Stout, named after my neighbor's father.  I brew it every year when he visits from Dublin

Some one-off beers also got names:
Double Nut Dunkel - sort of a strong nut brown with hallertauer and some Munich malt.
Once Bitten - a pale ale aged with Spanish cedar I made for a bachelor weekend for a friend's second marriage
Independence Pale - brewed 7/4 one year
Title: Re: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: trev on May 04, 2011, 08:01:43 pm
Each brew I do gets a name in the recipe book, that and some drawings / doodles representing the type of brew.

A few memorable ones:
Frozen Warrior IPA - Brewed from some hops I had stored in the freezer.
DomeRocker Dopplebock
Blitzed Blonde Ale
Wrecked Winter Cap
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Post by: morticaixavier on May 04, 2011, 08:35:35 pm
I try to name my beers but don't always get around to it. No rhyme nor reason to it though. it's just what ever hits me

a few
- Kiwi X-Ing - A california Common hopped with all new zealand cascade
- 1 stAG - my first all grain recipe, a belgian pale ale, was going to translate it to flemish, didn't get around to it.
- Venuse Vestonika (Paleolithic Goddess Stout) - an RIS with honey named for a stone age mother goddess statue found near Russia.
- Sweet William - a barley wine I brewed to age (some of it) for 16 years until I can share it with my son.

but often times it doesn' last long enough to get a name and I don't rebrew it so...
Title: Re: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: maxieboy on May 04, 2011, 09:07:03 pm
Timely thread for me. I never have named beers but will on my next batch. Double Tap IPA, to commemorate the one who now sleeps with the fishes...  8)
Title: Re: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: gordonstrong on May 04, 2011, 09:18:15 pm
Timely thread for me. I never have named beers but will on my next batch. Double Tap IPA, to commemorate the one who now sleeps with the fishes...  8)

Nice.  Anything worth drinking is worth drinking twice.
Title: Re: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: cheba420 on May 04, 2011, 09:18:40 pm
I only name them if they make it into regular rotation.
Title: Re: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: tygo on May 04, 2011, 09:19:56 pm
I like to name all of mine.  I didn't when I first started brewing but when I got back into it a couple of years ago I decided they would all have a name, even if they were one off's.

Some of the names have some sort of significance and some I just think sound cool  8)
Title: Re: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: dano14041 on May 04, 2011, 09:24:36 pm
I have only named one of my brews, so far.

The name came about as a mistake on my part. (Apparently I get dyslexic when drinking) The first time I made a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale clone, I bottled it. As I was labeling the bottles as SNPA, but after about 3 it became SNAP. After my friends finished making fun of me, they all started referring to it as Snap.
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Post by: Slowbrew on May 04, 2011, 09:28:38 pm
I have names for the styles on tap, not names for the beers themselves.  The names play with psychological disorders.  My SWMBO used to think I was nuts for wanting to brew my own beer and it kinda stuck.  A few of them are:

1) "Just park'in son(s)!" Pale Ale (In honor of my Dad who had Parkinson's.  It had a label with the truck wrapped around a tree and a shaky driver.  Dad loved the label but sadly could never have the beer.)
2) Ma's By Paul'er Bock 
3) Alzheimer’s Amber Ale - "I'd love another.  First beer I've had tonight."
4) Wheat you looking at?  Hefe
5) Electro-Stout Therapy - "This shocks for you!"
6) Schitzo Sour Mash "We told you to have a drink with me!"
7) Bulemic Bitters "'cuz sometimes what goes down, must come up"
8) Antisocial Amber Ale “pull me anther and leave me alone”
9) Sympathetic Scottish /70 “If I could still feel anything, I’d know how you feel”
10) Blonde Obsession – It’s a hobby, what can I say?
11) Paranoid Pilsner “Is it just me or is this beer watching me?”
12) Raging Red Ale “I been angry so long I don’t even remember why, but that still works for me!”

Paul
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Post by: udubdawg on May 04, 2011, 09:46:49 pm
I very rarely name brews or label bottles.  As an exception, every terrible batch of ale gets named Fail Ale with some version of a Demotivator/"FAIL" pic on the label.  People love to taste these for some reason.

I also named an IPA "Furloughed Engineer" a couple years ago...in my case it was appropriate, as it was pale, bitter, and full of alcohol.   :D

Otherwise, nah...by the time I think of a worthy name the batch is gone and I'm onto the next thing.  I've usually got a batch number in my head so that's what I tend to call them.

cheers--
--Michael
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Post by: weazletoe on May 05, 2011, 12:19:20 am
  Just have to say, I LOVE this thread. Really lets us see the worklings of each others minds.  :D
Title: Re: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: alikocho on May 05, 2011, 12:38:54 am
I try to conceive of names for beers as what might be asked for in a pub (and do bear in mind I'm British and live in the UK), or where there's some connection to my locale.

Thus far I have firmly hit on:

Indian Ink - Black IPA
Crafty Smoke  - Smoked Porter
GWR Steam - California Common. A nod to Brunel and his impact on Bristol (GWR stands for Great Western Railway)
Title: Re: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: tygo on May 05, 2011, 01:04:13 am
I try to conceive of names for beers as what might be asked for in a pub (and do bear in mind I'm British and live in the UK), or where there's some connection to my locale.

So Venomous Duck and Infectious Amber are out then?  ::)
Title: Re: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: Norm! on May 05, 2011, 01:17:46 am
So .....I'm guessing mine are inappropriate too?

Big Brown Butt (American Brown Ale)
F&%# Yeah Pale ale (yup you guessed it An APA)
Title: Re: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: euge on May 05, 2011, 01:42:14 am
I tried but really can't be bothered. If a recipe stands out then maybe then.
Title: Re: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: Norm! on May 05, 2011, 02:15:30 am
If a recipe stands out then maybe then.

 Trust me....The "Big Brown Butt"  stands out....we all caution newbys about the "Wrath of the Big Brown Butt"  nice mellow beer sneaky big buzz night time effect !!
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Post by: kgs on May 05, 2011, 02:41:32 am
Naming is half the fun. I think once I got out of the kit stage, I began naming anything half-drinkable, even if it followed a recipe verbatim. Sometimes it follows a theme, sometimes not.

A few examples:

Ariel (Fred's Late-Hopped Amarillo APA...though, the 2nd time I snuck in some Centennial at 15 min)
Caliban (McQuaker's Oatmeal Stout, with a cold extract of Peet's decaf french roast)
Big-Hearted Gal (my repeated efforts at a Two-Hearted Ale clone--drinkable but not what I'm after)
Catcher in the Rye (Denny's RyePA--brewed 4 times last fall, 3 times worth sharing)

Still looking for a name for the 11% English barleywine I brewed for next Christmas. Our Mutual Friend? ;-)

I don't label beers, but when I gift beers, I tuck in a sheet with the beer's name, ingredients, etc. (right down to the water, yeast, etc.) and a few notes about the brew. People *love* that.


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Post by: corkybstewart on May 05, 2011, 02:49:02 am
When  I enter the name in Promash I name it something which may or may not ever make it onto the tap handle label.  A few that did make the cut are my Happy Wife Pale Ale(more of a Kolsch actually), Belgian Ball Buster(Belgian strong dark ale) and O'Corky's Irish red, and my Hefe Grande-an imperial hefeweizen brewed with Noble hops, wheat and Munich.  Otherwise my tap handles just name the style.
Title: Re: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: Will's Swill on May 05, 2011, 03:16:55 am
OK, of the posts so far, beersk definitely wins.  Lighten Up, Francis.  That's beautiful.  Event Horizon.  Genius.  8)

I have named every beer from my first.  And I keep the wife engaged in my obsession by getting her to design labels.  Some favorites (the most recent ones have a distinctly dog theme):

Wooly Husky
Furry Bandit Colorado Black Ale
Burning Dog Pale Ale (bad brew day that time)
Wet Dog Vienna Lager
Soupy Poop Oatmeal Stout
Use the Schwarzbier  - "May the Schwarz be with you"
Abbey Normal
Belgian Slut
Ricochet Biscuit (a brewing buddy gets the credit for this one)
Demon Pumpkin (much cooler when you see the label)
Hopcorn Lager
Da Vinci Mild (named for the robot that operated on my wife a week ago)
A Steamy Summer in New Orleans
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Post by: Norm! on May 05, 2011, 03:24:39 am
Abbey Normal


Thats great, I love the Mel Brooks reference "young Frankenstein"!!!
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Post by: Will's Swill on May 05, 2011, 03:30:56 am
 :)

Belgian Slut was the same beer with a different yeast ("it had a yeast infection...") and had a nice picture of Teri Garr on the label ("Roll, roll, roll in zee hay!).
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Post by: Norm! on May 05, 2011, 03:49:48 am
Love it, Mel Brooks ...Genius!!
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Post by: tom on May 05, 2011, 04:49:00 am
Abbey Normal
Thats great, I love the Mel Brooks reference "young Frankenstein"!!!
I'ma gonna steal that one.
Others I forgot,
Bowlegged Belgian Blond
Disinhibitor Doppelbock (or Disinhibit Her Doppelbock)
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Post by: beersk on May 05, 2011, 03:10:15 pm
OK, of the posts so far, beersk definitely wins.  Lighten Up, Francis.  That's beautiful.  Event Horizon.  Genius.  8)

I have named every beer from my first.  And I keep the wife engaged in my obsession by getting her to design labels.  Some favorites (the most recent ones have a distinctly dog theme):

Wooly Husky
Furry Bandit Colorado Black Ale
Burning Dog Pale Ale (bad brew day that time)
Wet Dog Vienna Lager
Soupy Poop Oatmeal Stout
Use the Schwarzbier  - "May the Schwarz be with you"
Abbey Normal
Belgian Slut
Ricochet Biscuit (a brewing buddy gets the credit for this one)
Demon Pumpkin (much cooler when you see the label)
Hopcorn Lager
Da Vinci Mild (named for the robot that operated on my wife a week ago)
A Steamy Summer in New Orleans

Why thank you, sir.  Abbey Normal is brilliant also.  If I brewed anything Belgian, I'm sure I'd have thought of that also.  Love Mel Brooks...
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Post by: weithman5 on May 05, 2011, 03:50:01 pm
I am working on a baltic porter that will be named "word champion porter" or "gold medal porter" or similar.  this is named after my son's high school wrestling coach (last name porter) who took the world freestyle wrestling championships last summer in switzerland.
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Post by: tomsawyer on May 05, 2011, 07:04:03 pm
I named one after my wife, just to get laid.
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Post by: weithman5 on May 05, 2011, 07:23:30 pm
so would that work for me if i named one after your wife? ;D, just kidding, couldn't resist
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Post by: beersk on May 05, 2011, 08:34:14 pm
so would that work for me if i named one after your wife? ;D, just kidding, couldn't resist
har har har

Good idea though...
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Post by: morticaixavier on May 05, 2011, 09:55:10 pm
I am goign to brew a hefe with my wife that i want to call mit hefe mit frau but she doesn't like the name. que sera
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Post by: tomsawyer on May 05, 2011, 10:03:48 pm
so would that work for me if i named one after your wife? ;D, just kidding, couldn't resist

Probably!
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Post by: johnf on May 05, 2011, 10:06:46 pm
I am goign to brew a hefe with my wife that i want to call mit hefe mit frau but she doesn't like the name. que sera

Yeast with woman?
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Post by: tschmidlin on May 05, 2011, 10:10:11 pm
I am goign to brew a hefe with my wife that i want to call mit hefe mit frau but she doesn't like the name. que sera

Yeast with woman?
I wasn't going to go there, but I can't imagine too many women would want a beer named after them in that way.  :)
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Post by: morticaixavier on May 06, 2011, 12:22:50 am
I am goign to brew a hefe with my wife that i want to call mit hefe mit frau but she doesn't like the name. que sera

Yeast with woman?
I wasn't going to go there, but I can't imagine too many women would want a beer named after them in that way.  :)

Yeah I think that's her point to. But it's with yeast, with wife. Didn't say it was a good idea, just an idea
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Post by: tygo on May 06, 2011, 12:53:50 am
I named one after my wife.  I called it the Flighty Blond.  I was not rewarded for that.
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Post by: phillamb168 on May 06, 2011, 06:19:41 am
I named one after my wife, just to get laid.

I find that just putting the beer in a glass can have the same effect and reduce the, er, risks of artistic license with beer-naming (see angry wives comments, above).
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Post by: tomsawyer on May 06, 2011, 12:02:51 pm
I was careful to avoid the temptation of a double entendre.  I agree to some degree with the beer vs laid correlation, here it peaks at two pints then drops off significantly.

Theres a name for you, Dubbel Entendre.
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Post by: gordonstrong on May 06, 2011, 12:08:28 pm
I named one after my wife, just to get laid.

If that's your goal, you really need to start making mead.  Do that right, and it's like the old Hai Karate ads.
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Post by: tomsawyer on May 06, 2011, 12:19:14 pm
Funny you should mention that, I have some orange blossom honey coming my way as we speak.  I already make wine and hard cider though, they're like an Axe commercial (a reference for the post-Hai Karate crowd, which I am not one of).
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Post by: a10t2 on May 06, 2011, 02:20:27 pm
A lot of times a name actually inspires a beer.

I'm the same way. Frequently, I try to come up with a pun, the worse the better, then build a recipe around it. The only exceptions are my American IPAs, since I almost always have one on tap and it just got tedious to try to name them after a while. The current one is labeled "IPA #18". Some recent beers, in no particular order:

Sex in a Canoe (American Blonde)
Big Dump Barleywine
Loosely it's a White with Lime Puns
Man in Black Lager
Caramel Chameleon
Llama Llager (quinoa adjunct lager)
Title: Re: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: beersk on May 06, 2011, 04:28:19 pm

Sex in a Canoe (American Blonde)

This one is clever.
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Post by: morticaixavier on May 06, 2011, 04:45:26 pm

Sex in a Canoe (American Blonde)

This one is clever.

"It's not that we don't LIKE your american beer..." Eric Idle
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Post by: beersk on May 06, 2011, 06:58:49 pm
A good name for a beer would be "Firkin A!"
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Post by: bluesman on May 06, 2011, 07:17:32 pm
Smokestack Lightning
Little Red Rooster
Black Night
Harvest IPA
Earl's ESB (my middle name)
Dominator Dopplebock (imagine that)
Delaware Dubbel
Smyrna Steam
just to name a few....
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Post by: Hokerer on May 06, 2011, 07:32:14 pm
Earl's ESB (my middle name)

So which are you ?  an Earl or a Prince ?

Edit:  Crap, messed that one up, for some reason I had Prince in my head instead of Price
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Post by: Pinski on May 06, 2011, 07:41:31 pm
Two of my favorites...

My baby left me Bitter. ESB
Brewce SpringSting    Orange Blosom Honey Strong Pale
 
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Post by: kgs on May 07, 2011, 02:43:19 pm

Sex in a Canoe (American Blonde)

This one is clever.

Some of these suggestions make me contemplate naming a brew "Fish Without a Bicycle"
Title: Re: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: morticaixavier on May 07, 2011, 02:58:09 pm

Sex in a Canoe (American Blonde)

This one is clever.

Some of these suggestions make me contemplate naming a brew "Fish Without a Bicycle"

YES!
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Post by: jimbo44 on May 07, 2011, 03:57:56 pm
I tend to just name the beer what it is, like Dort X #1 and then continue on with the numbers until I get something I believe to be a recipe that doesn't need fixing.  At that point sometimes (if I ever get that far) the beer will earn a name. Here are a couple

Poets Pale (named after a nephew)
Raspy Blonde (Raspberry Blonde)
Chordial Cherry (Cherry Baltic Porter)
Incarcerated Christmas (Baltic Porter, and a very long story)
Cinderellas Pumpkin (best served @ 40 F, in a glass slipper)
Bruised Bonch Blonde (best drank after a day of Mountain Biking, hence the name)
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Post by: spydad45 on May 07, 2011, 05:35:13 pm
I used to just name them in sequential order acording to the city I was living in. ie Denver #4 or Dallas #3. I've started giving them names though.
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Post by: tonyp on May 08, 2011, 02:26:18 am
I can go one further on the crazy train of naming beers. Not only do I name them, but since i'm a graphics guy I feel compelled to make a logo for them too...yeah, my crazy goes deep buddy.

So here's one of the logos for my unofficial brewery and beers:

(http://tpittari.com/imgs/bwba.jpg)

I even recreated the logo for my new mash tun cooler once I remove the coleman sticker on the side:

(http://tpittari.com/imgs/jsblogohor.jpg)

Sticking with the Jersey Shore theme here are some of the beer names I came up with:

Seaside Stout
Toms River Red Ale
Boardwalk Brown Ale
Grandpa Louie's Cream Ale (named after my grandfather who loved genesee)
Jersey Devil IPA
Arrogant Ale
Fist Pump Porter
Pine Barrens Porter
Lone Pumpkin Ale
Nor'easter Winter Stout
Bleach Blonde Ale
Eagle Point Pilsner
Kiss O' Death (something my grandfather used to say)
Lighthouse Lager
Duck Dive Dunkel

Just to name a few...

:)
Tony
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Post by: bluesman on May 08, 2011, 02:41:37 am
Earl's ESB (my middle name)

So which are you ?  an Earl or a Prince ?

Edit:  Crap, messed that one up, for some reason I had Prince in my head instead of Price

Old age is setting in Joe... ;D
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Post by: gordonstrong on May 08, 2011, 08:38:25 am
Maybe you were thinking of the Bluesman formerly known as Prince?

Nice logo, Tony.  That bottle label looks better than most commercial craft beers.
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Post by: tonyp on May 08, 2011, 03:59:19 pm
Maybe you were thinking of the Bluesman formerly known as Prince?

Nice logo, Tony.  That bottle label looks better than most commercial craft beers.

Thanks gordon, I appreciate that!
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Post by: Beer Monger on May 09, 2011, 07:45:30 pm
Sticking with the Jersey Shore theme here are some of the beer names I came up with:

Seaside Stout
Toms River Red Ale
Boardwalk Brown Ale
Grandpa Louie's Cream Ale (named after my grandfather who loved genesee)
Jersey Devil IPA
Arrogant Ale
Fist Pump Porter
Pine Barrens Porter
Lone Pumpkin Ale
Nor'easter Winter Stout
Bleach Blonde Ale
Eagle Point Pilsner
Kiss O' Death (something my grandfather used to say)
Lighthouse Lager
Duck Dive Dunkel

Just to name a few...

:)
Tony
No 'Snooki Black & Fake Orange Tan'?

No 'The Situation Stout'? 

No 'JWOWWit'? 

;)  lol  Sorry couldn't resist.  Very nice logo though.  Good work. 
Title: Re: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: gordonstrong on May 09, 2011, 08:15:22 pm
No 'Snooki Black & Fake Orange Tan'?

No 'The Situation Stout'? 

No 'JWOWWhit'? 

Now, that's funny.  Fake orange tan.  If you were going with that theme, I'd add "Your 15 minutes are up ale" and "Where the f*** is the remote wheat".

If you're going Jersey, how about Soprano's themed beers? 
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Post by: jeffy on May 09, 2011, 08:45:11 pm
I don't name my beers.  It doesn't do any good when you call them anyway.  Must be like cats.
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Post by: tonyp on May 09, 2011, 09:15:37 pm
hehe I did name one Fist Pump Porter, and had other ideas like Snooki's Pumpkin Ale but I figured if i ever wanted to go commericial the last thing i would want is to be sued and have to give these people even more money than they rightly deserve.

I do like the sopranos idea but i'd probably stay away from it for the same legal reasons, you never know when there is a lawyer hiding under a rock near you...
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Post by: scooter2374 on May 09, 2011, 09:20:35 pm
I can go one further on the crazy train of naming beers. Not only do I name them, but since i'm a graphics guy I feel compelled to make a logo for them too...yeah, my crazy goes deep buddy.

So here's one of the logos for my unofficial brewery and beers:

(http://tpittari.com/imgs/bwba.jpg)

I even recreated the logo for my new mash tun cooler once I remove the coleman sticker on the side:

(http://tpittari.com/imgs/jsblogohor.jpg)

Sticking with the Jersey Shore theme here are some of the beer names I came up with:

Seaside Stout
Toms River Red Ale
Boardwalk Brown Ale
Grandpa Louie's Cream Ale (named after my grandfather who loved genesee)
Jersey Devil IPA
Arrogant Ale
Fist Pump Porter
Pine Barrens Porter
Lone Pumpkin Ale
Nor'easter Winter Stout
Bleach Blonde Ale
Eagle Point Pilsner
Kiss O' Death (something my grandfather used to say)
Lighthouse Lager
Duck Dive Dunkel

Just to name a few...

:)
Tony

Great stuff! Hello from a lil ways up the beach
Title: Re: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: tonyp on May 10, 2011, 08:34:06 pm
Great stuff! Hello from a lil ways up the beach

where exactly scooter?
Title: Re: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: scooter2374 on May 11, 2011, 01:24:21 am
Great stuff! Hello from a lil ways up the beach

where exactly scooter?

Highlands/Atlantic Highlands
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Post by: tonyp on May 11, 2011, 02:36:58 am
Highlands/Atlantic Highlands

Nice, I used to work up in Middletown at The Courier newspaper when i first started out in graphics. Not sure if they still use it but I designed the logo on the front page, i think back in like 1992 or 93.

A cool piece of trivia (to me anyway) is that you can see the logo in Kevin Smith's Clerks, they filmed it in the area and the newspaper is in one of the scenes. Also, one of the girls that worked with me was dating Kevin Smith at the time and she got to be in a few scenes of Chasing Amy. She brought him by for lunch one day, kinda cool to meet him before he was well known.
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Post by: gordonstrong on May 11, 2011, 02:58:05 am
Silent Bob rules!
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Post by: tschmidlin on May 11, 2011, 03:10:30 am
Silent Bob rules!
Totally :)

A cool piece of trivia (to me anyway) is that you can see the logo in Kevin Smith's Clerks, they filmed it in the area and the newspaper is in one of the scenes. Also, one of the girls that worked with me was dating Kevin Smith at the time and she got to be in a few scenes of Chasing Amy. She brought him by for lunch one day, kinda cool to meet him before he was well known.
You met him after Clerks, but before he was well known? How is that possible?  :-\ ;D
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Post by: tonyp on May 11, 2011, 03:59:27 am
heh, i met him while he was filming clerks, you heard of him before that?!?! now i'm impressed! :)
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Post by: tschmidlin on May 11, 2011, 04:06:18 am
My misunderstanding.  The way you phrased it I thought she was dating him while filming Chasing Amy. ;)
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Post by: sharg54 on May 13, 2011, 05:20:48 pm
I only name the beers I make most often. Look out Stout, Pop Pops Porter, Summer Rest, ( a cap ) Summers Breeze ( a Boheam Pilsner ) Mama Bears Irish Red, Monkey Fist APA The others just get called by style unless it becomes a house brew than it gets a name. Think it just adds to the fun of making beer and makes it easy to log the recipe . All the names have a reason, for instance when I was bottling an Imperial Stout I asked the wife for help and she dumped a bunch of it on my head by mistake.    :P
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Post by: Beer Monger on May 13, 2011, 05:50:31 pm
Silent Bob rules!

How about a Silent B.O.B. Stout?  (Bourbon Oak Barrel)  ;) 
Title: Re: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: Bret on May 14, 2011, 08:00:17 pm

No 'Snooki Black & Fake Orange Tan'?

No 'The Situation Stout'? 

No 'JWOWWit'? 

;)  lol  Sorry couldn't resist.  Very nice logo though.  Good work. 
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Chris at Iron Hill in Maple Shade, brewed "the Situation"  ---all pils malt and 100 IBUs.  Some joke about bold attitude and "a big nose."
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Post by: yugamrap on May 15, 2011, 04:47:10 am
I name all my beers.  Family and friends know the ones I brew frequently by name.  I try my best to come up with names that have a somewhat obscure, but personal reference.  Here are a few.

"Caer Daun" - a robust porter named for a fortress in Doncaster, England (I live on Doncaster Ave.)

"Shameless Seamus" - a dry stout session beer you can drink several of and still remain shameless, and Seamus is the Irish version of my name (James)

"B3" - a tripel named in honor of the Hammond B3 - it'll make your head spin like a Leslie

"Cuyahoga Cream Ale" - named for the infamous burning river here in Cleveland

"Adlerkralle Altbier" - Eagle Claw Altbier that I brew with my son each year - we're both Eagle Scouts

"42" - Let's just say that I really like Helles.... 
Title: Re: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: denny on May 15, 2011, 03:40:38 pm
I used to name every one, but now that I'm near 400 batches I find I'm just not clever enough to come up with names for all of them.  I have quite a few named after pets, like "Nick Danger Porter" .  FWIW, most people don't know the real names of 2 of my most popular recipes.  The Rye IPA is officially "Wry Smile" and the BVIP is "Rudolph's Foggy Night".
Title: Re: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: dano14041 on May 15, 2011, 03:44:05 pm
"42" - Let's just say that I really like Helles.... 

The answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything?
Title: Re: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: Steve on May 19, 2011, 04:28:46 pm

The names aren't always clever, cutesy or poetic.  Sometimes it's just a style name with an adjective like "Ugly Alt."  Most of the time there is some kind of a story behind the beer or that something happens during the process that can spark a title like "Clocktoberfest" this beer was brewed at the 11th hour for an Oktoberfest, with the sub title, Cerevisi et tempus neminem manet (Latin for Beer and time wait for no man)

It's pretty easy finding a title. Best thing is, I don't have to worry about the title being a marketing success.
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Post by: tschmidlin on May 19, 2011, 05:05:52 pm
I've named a beer I'm going to brew on Saturday.

Rapture Pale Ale.  It's heavenly.

Now I need to come up with a recipe - it will probably just be my pale but I'm going to use Falconer's Flight.  I may add some carared and a touch of black malt, and call it Rapture Red.
Title: Re: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: morticaixavier on May 19, 2011, 05:07:15 pm
you could add some grains of paradise.
Title: Re: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: ccarlson on May 19, 2011, 05:09:04 pm
I once brewed a Puky Pale. I hope I never brew it again.
Title: Re: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: tschmidlin on May 19, 2011, 05:10:55 pm
you could add some grains of paradise.
Brilliant!  I have some in the cabinet.  I'm not sure I want that flavor in this beer though.

Hmmm . . . time to start a new thread.  :)
Title: Re: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: morticaixavier on May 19, 2011, 05:12:46 pm
you could add some grains of paradise.
Brilliant!  I have some in the cabinet.  I'm not sure I want that flavor in this beer though.

Hmmm . . . time to start a new thread.  :)

how about angelica?


**EDIT** I am just thinking about the names of these herbs not the flavours. They might well be disgusting.
Title: Re: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: tschmidlin on May 19, 2011, 05:21:12 pm
you could add some grains of paradise.
Brilliant!  I have some in the cabinet.  I'm not sure I want that flavor in this beer though.

Hmmm . . . time to start a new thread.  :)

how about angelica?


**EDIT** I am just thinking about the names of these herbs not the flavours. They might well be disgusting.
Fair enough :)  Grains of Paradise are nice in some beers, but I want the pale to be about the hops since it's my first time using the Falconers.  I've never specifically had angelica, but from what I just read about it I think it might be good in a wit or other light wheat beer.
Title: Re: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: morticaixavier on May 19, 2011, 05:31:48 pm
you could add some grains of paradise.
Brilliant!  I have some in the cabinet.  I'm not sure I want that flavor in this beer though.

Hmmm . . . time to start a new thread.  :)

how about angelica?


**EDIT** I am just thinking about the names of these herbs not the flavours. They might well be disgusting.
Fair enough :)  Grains of Paradise are nice in some beers, but I want the pale to be about the hops since it's my first time using the Falconers.  I've never specifically had angelica, but from what I just read about it I think it might be good in a wit or other light wheat beer.

Final highjack...

apparently it tastes sort of like sweet celery. hmm.  it also can cause disgust for liqour. that's no good! http://www.altnature.com/gallery/angelica.htm
Title: Re: Do you give your beers a name?
Post by: Steve on May 19, 2011, 08:46:58 pm
I've named a beer I'm going to brew on Saturday.

Rapture Pale Ale.  It's heavenly.


If you don't make it you may be doomed. Doomed I say!  I plan on making a main Blueberry for my wife on Saturday.
She may or may not get it.