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A Rose By Any Other Name
« on: May 09, 2012, 08:34:02 AM »
Wrote this up yesterday, but it's all about the importance of naming your beer. (And based  on my experiences this past weekend at SCHF)

A Rose By Any Other Name

What do you think?
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Re: A Rose By Any Other Name
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2012, 08:42:47 AM »
Nice article Drew!

And very true. Trying to enter the brewpub business I am just beginning to understand the importance of coming up with creative names for your brew.
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Re: A Rose By Any Other Name
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2012, 08:44:07 AM »
Interesting read. I can't emphasize your last point enough: "can we layoff the scatalogical and sex references?"

Every time I see a "panty-dropper" beer I want to yell at the person who named it. I would love to see the homebrewing community grow, and more women interested in brewing, but the macho attitudes ensure only women with the thickest skin will endure.

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Re: A Rose By Any Other Name
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2012, 08:48:00 AM »
Interesting read. I can't emphasize your last point enough: "can we layoff the scatalogical and sex references?"

That was a late add for me and maybe it's 16 years in California or getting older, but I'm flat out bored with that sort of lazy naming and it does the community as a whole no good.
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Re: A Rose By Any Other Name
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2012, 08:49:45 AM »
I used to give my beers creative and meaningful names.  Now they end up with something like "#410 German Pils".
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Re: A Rose By Any Other Name
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2012, 08:51:07 AM »
That's because you've become old and boring ever since you sold your business and "retired" *snert*
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Re: A Rose By Any Other Name
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2012, 08:54:17 AM »
I don't have an opinion on beer names, except that anything should go. I do however have one of getting women involved in brewing. Why? Can't men have a hobby of their own? Do we always need to be so PC and accommodating to all?

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Re: A Rose By Any Other Name
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2012, 08:55:53 AM »
Fun read Drew! Thanks for posting!

I do make an American Brown called "Baby Mama Brown" from my wife as it is the beer she always requests I make.
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Re: A Rose By Any Other Name
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2012, 08:59:54 AM »
Why be inclusive? Because it's a hell of a lot more interesting and vibrant than being exclusive. Plenty of things are male "exclusive" in the world and I don't really feel like this hobby needs to be another of them. There are a number of women already in this hobby and a number more who are curious and why in all that's holy in the universe would you want to discourage that? (I'll stop here to avoid going political)

Besides, I don't really view not being crass as being PC. I view it as being polite. (And like I said.. I find the scatalogical boring as well.. be creative)



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Re: Re: A Rose By Any Other Name
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2012, 09:01:49 AM »
I used to give my beers creative and meaningful names.  Now they end up with something like "#410 German Pils".

Nice to know I'm starting out right... But I'm only on pale ale #2.  I'll let you know when I get to #410! 

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Re: A Rose By Any Other Name
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2012, 09:03:54 AM »
I don't really view not being crass as being PC. I view it as being polite.

That is exactly what my wife just said when I read her Bo's comment, although she used "tasteless" instead of crass.
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Re: A Rose By Any Other Name
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2012, 09:07:16 AM »
Why be inclusive? Because it's a hell of a lot more interesting and vibrant than being exclusive. Plenty of things are male "exclusive" in the world and I don't really feel like this hobby needs to be another of them. There are a number of women already in this hobby and a number more who are curious and why in all that's holy in the universe would you want to discourage that? (I'll stop here to avoid going political)

Besides, I don't really view not being crass as being PC. I view it as being polite. (And like I said.. I find the scatalogical boring as well.. be creative)

I find your article extremely funny. My wife would be very offended that you used the word F__K and I'm sure there are many other women that feel the same way. Are you really trying to appeal to them.

I'm not suggesting that we go out of our way to keep them out of the hobby and yes, there are many already in it, but do we really have to change  our beer names to accommodate them? I won't.
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Re: A Rose By Any Other Name
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2012, 09:17:00 AM »
Didn't say I was consistent and/or perfect and was out to avoid offending everyone. What person is? I do consider there to be a vast difference between the occasional f bomb used as punctuation (as it was in the article) and the number of things I see named "Liquid Panty Remover" every year.

If you don't want to change your names, then march forth proudly, after all, no one made my opinion law!
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Re: A Rose By Any Other Name
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2012, 09:21:42 AM »
two things.

1.  I always try to name my beers, and usually have a loose religious theme around them as can be seen below.

2.  I do have a need for the swedish bikini team. just saying 8)
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Re: A Rose By Any Other Name
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2012, 09:23:36 AM »
"Liquid Panty Remover"

I've never understood the logic behind those names. It sounds like people are advertising that they're date rapists. If you need to get women really drunk for them to take off their clothes for you, you're doing life wrong.
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