He was an amazing person who was brilliant yet humble. He was fond of making bets, and he lost some big ones and was not too proud to admit it and pay up. Read "The Black Hole War (my battle with Stephen Hawking to make the world safe for quantum mechanics)" by Leonard Susskind for an entertaining story that includes one of them. As a physicist, I name all my brews after famous physicists or physics phenomena, and I will definitely dedicate one to Hawking in the near future. He was English, and his mother was Scottish, so either of those types of beer would be appropriate. Perhaps a high-gravity Singularity Stout that is so dark that nothing can escape except Hawking radiation.