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Old 03-22-2005, 10:11 PM   #1
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So i've brewed batches and never really named a beer. My friends come over and they always ask "what do you call it?" to which i reply with the most generic name ever - beer? stout? honey beer? Do any of you guys actually think up creative names for your creations? I was thinking that I was going to start. Get a logo and everything. Hell i already got a great brewery name TipsyMonkey!

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Old 03-22-2005, 10:34 PM   #2
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We have been naming them all lately. It's fun and it gives you some frame of reference to remember which was which. It gives them more personality too. Some of our recent names:

Wit Man's Burden - a Wit that took over 4 hours to sparge
Bitter Defeat - brewed the day after the Presidential election...an English Bitter
Vote For Pedro - a great Pale Ale
Flaky Salmon - A pale made with all Chinook
Barn Floor Bitter - my brother spilled a bunch of grain all over the floor...some made it into the mash anyway
GLGA - a house standard...stands for Gregg's Little Girly Ale (Gregg is me). A buddy of mine named this because he was convinced it would be lawnmower beer. Just a straight ahead Pale Ale with no crystal/caramel malt.
Sir Greggory's Ale for Young British Ladies - Sounds sketchy, huh? It's a GLGA made with British yeast and hops.
Black Tuxedo - A really silky smooth stout we have on tap now.

It goes on and on...I find naming them is fun

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Old 03-23-2005, 12:06 AM   #3
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We have been naming them all lately. It's fun and it gives you some frame of reference to remember which was which. It gives them more personality too. Some of our recent names:

Wit Man's Burden - a Wit that took over 4 hours to sparge
Bitter Defeat - brewed the day after the Presidential election...an English Bitter
Vote For Pedro - a great Pale Ale
Flaky Salmon - A pale made with all Chinook
Barn Floor Bitter - my brother spilled a bunch of grain all over the floor...some made it into the mash anyway
GLGA - a house standard...stands for Gregg's Little Girly Ale (Gregg is me). A buddy of mine named this because he was convinced it would be lawnmower beer. Just a straight ahead Pale Ale with no crystal/caramel malt.
Sir Greggory's Ale for Young British Ladies - Sounds sketchy, huh? It's a GLGA made with British yeast and hops.
Black Tuxedo - A really silky smooth stout we have on tap now.

It goes on and on...I find naming them is fun
Oh man...cracking up on those man! Napoleon Dynamite references and all...
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Old 03-23-2005, 01:26 PM   #4
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So i've brewed batches and never really named a beer. My friends come over and they always ask "what do you call it?" to which i reply with the most generic name ever - beer? stout? honey beer? Do any of you guys actually think up creative names for your creations? I was thinking that I was going to start. Get a logo and everything. Hell i already got a great brewery name TipsyMonkey!
Here's what I've got so far...even though I've only made a couple of these...sometimes naming them is just as fun!

Power of The Dark Side - Imperial Stout
Bouncin' Betty Brown Ale - Vanilla Almond Brown Ale
Blueberry Helles - Blueberry Hellesbock
120 Days - IPA (back in the day, it took about 4 or 5 months to sail from England to India - or about 120 days...)
Wit or Wit-Out You - Belgian Wit
Incoholic Melonade - Hard Lemonade
Pan's Flute - Honey Wheat Kolsch
Cherry Bustuh Chocolate Stout - Chocolate Cherry Stout
Dragon's Milk - Barley Wine (I actually got this name from one of the old names for barley wine)
Wild Irish Rose - Red Ale
Fields of Bannockburn - Scottish Wee Heavy
Wet Your Wassail - Christmas Lager
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Old 03-23-2005, 02:47 PM   #5
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LMAO!!!

i just call them by style...

german ale #1,2,3 etc
bitter ale #1, 2
pale ale#1

i have officially named one stout "ze dark and nasty' cause it's absolutely putrid... i've not been able to choke down more than a sip... i think it's either totally bunked up or just needs to age more, but i think it's horrid too lazy to open all the bottles and pour it out, so i'm just gonna let it sit and try it again in a month.
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Old 03-23-2005, 06:30 PM   #6
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I make a Wit where I'll add more water just to thin it out a bit (no rhyme or reason - OK some people don't like thick beers like I do) that I call "Dim Wit" (dim meaning light).

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I nicknamed my Old Speckled Hen clone "Old Dirty Bird", or ODB for short.

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These are great. Now I am inspired to name mine. hmmm.. what will I name the next batch.

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i've only named a few:

Empyreal Aprihop IPA
Defenestrator Dobblebock

thats all i can think of... usually i just name them by whats in it: maple ginger porter, etc.

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i've only named a few:

Empyreal Aprihop IPA
Defenestrator Dobblebock

thats all i can think of... usually i just name them by whats in it: maple ginger porter, etc.

Did you name those AFTER a few homebrews?

And how do you say them after a few more homebrews???
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