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Old 12-08-2012, 07:38 PM   #1
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Beer Names ??

There is post in the regular brew boards about Goat Scrotum Ale.

If it tastes anything like its name. Ugh.

It may be just that I'm getting up there in years, but I'd rather drink something named winter holiday ale or somethig other than Goat Scrotum.

How about sticking to names that at least hint at the style or flavor and not try to use double entendre, gross names or other shock value hype.

Nut brown ale is fine...It is descriptive, but something like swollen nuts dark discharge is going a little too far in my opiion..

Tends to add credulity to that schmuck in the TV ad with fermenters full of guts and other crap..

Sorry, It must be a culture thing, but it sometimes ticks me off..

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Old 12-08-2012, 07:40 PM   #2
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I hear ya. It is shock value. Crazy names are like crazy packaging. There to get out attention.

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Old 12-08-2012, 09:39 PM   #3
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I think y'all just need to get balls off your mind. what would Freud say?

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Old 12-09-2012, 12:39 AM   #4
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I personally love crazy names. For me it's not about shock value, it's just about creativity. If the creativity of my beer names reflected the creativity that went into designing the beer I'd have some awesome names. As it is I have absolutely no creativity other than for designing beer and my brother can come up with the names.

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I agree. When I see beer names that were obviously chosen for attention, I pass. Just not my thing.

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I guess I just don't get it. It's the same concept as passing on a beer based on the label design/art, which I find to be a very close minded practice. As my last CO was fond of saying, "The proof is in the pudding." Not his phrase, obviously, but he used it to the point of excess to impress upon us that results are what counted, not what you saw on the surface.

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Goat Scrotum Ale is actually a recipe by Charlie Papazian that I have made a couple times. I know this doesn't make the name any less disturbing but it is the father of modern homebrewing we are talking about.

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In contrast, and equally disturbing...

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Goat Scrotum Ale is actually a recipe by Charlie Papazian ............ it is the father of modern homebrewing we are talking about.
With all respect to Mr. Papazian, by his own words it could be considered to be a brew with "everything but the kitchen sink," which is more descriptive and sounds a heck of a lot more palatable. LOL

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In contrast, and equally disturbing...

that is quite disturbing, indeed.


as for the "crazy names", I suppose it'll be more for me & the rest of us not scared of a name. hahaha!! the craft beer market has become flooded with every small brewery's offerings. if they want their beer to sell, they have to find a way to stand out. just as people will pass over a perfectly great beer because of its' name, people continue to buy perfectly great beer because of its' name. if you want to pass over a beer on account of the name, that's your prerogative.
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