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Old 11-29-2010, 07:35 PM   #21
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I've been naming every brew for a while. I'm a very project driven person. I always have to have a project (call it ADD if you like). naming a brew and making a label is cheaper than most other projects I could do. it usually takes me a while to think of something I like and longer for a label. perfect, it keeps me busy.

most of our brews are for personal use and sharing with a few friends. with that non-commercial prerequisite, if you brew it, name it what you want, kit or not (IMO). who's gonna really know or care? if anyone uses a recipe of mine, name it what you want.

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Old 11-29-2010, 07:41 PM   #22
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I've named 3 beers in 3 years. The only time I bother naming them is if it is one of my own recipes and they are brews that I will repeat again and again. Yet, I have a kolsch recipe I've brewed 4 times now and still haven't come up with a name for that one yet.

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Old 11-29-2010, 09:07 PM   #23
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I suppose I name my beers too. WHen I make a Kolsch I name it "Kolsch." When I make an IPA I name it "India Pale Ale." When I make a Nut Brown I name it "Nut Brown." When I make a Nut Brown and put maple syrup in it, I call it "Maple Nut Brown." I don't know, I guess I just think cutsie names are lame.

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Old 11-30-2010, 02:39 AM   #24
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If I were invited to your home and you served me a belgium tripel from a kit, you could call it whatever you want, have it custom labeled however you want, or none of the above. No matter, I would not think it or you lame, and would be very thankful that you offered me a handcrafted beer, particularly a triple.

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Old 11-30-2010, 03:09 AM   #25
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I suppose I name my beers too. WHen I make a Kolsch I name it "Kolsch." When I make an IPA I name it "India Pale Ale." When I make a Nut Brown I name it "Nut Brown." When I make a Nut Brown and put maple syrup in it, I call it "Maple Nut Brown." I don't know, I guess I just think cutsie names are lame.

Its the fun of coming up with a name and making the label. Some people enjoy it, and some people like yourself don't see it as very useful. Personally I name things and make labels for them all the time, mostly because I'm a graphics designer and I enjoy doing it. Hell I haven't even finished my first beer yet and I'm almost done with the label:





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Old 11-30-2010, 03:11 AM   #26
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My fiance and I like coming up with names for our beers. They are almost always inappropriate names, often related to sex or something fecal.

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Old 11-30-2010, 09:07 AM   #27
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I suppose I name my beers too. WHen I make a Kolsch I name it "Kolsch." When I make an IPA I name it "India Pale Ale." When I make a Nut Brown I name it "Nut Brown." When I make a Nut Brown and put maple syrup in it, I call it "Maple Nut Brown." I don't know, I guess I just think cutsie names are lame.
Wtf is the point of coming on the thread twice just to troll?

Oh, that is your point... I see.

Slow days at work or something?
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Old 11-30-2010, 01:10 PM   #28
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I have to disagree with you. I think it's okay to name a beer that you brew from a kit. Sure the kit might have been given a name by midwest or AHS, but the results can be completely different by two different brewers.

I would agree that the person should admit "Here's my Nice Beaver Brown Ale. It was a kit from AHS."

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I can except this! and the poster below it, there are indeed many variables I over looked, that will make a drastic change in the flavor of a beer.

But personally, If it's a kit beer, I call it by the name of the kit, if it's mine (my recipe) I name it.
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Old 11-30-2010, 01:38 PM   #29
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Anyone else have trouble coming up with interesting names for the stuff they Brew?

right now I have a cider that I did but can't think of a name to call it.
If you feel the need to name your brew, name it anything you like, I'm kinda partial to "Fred." It doesn't have to some clever play on words, you could use names based on some of the beer's characteristics like color, ABV, style, etc..

You could use the spirit in which it was brewed for a basis for a name, or the mood you were in when you brewed it, or even the mood you're in right now.
Name it for your favourite star constellation, or your fav animal.

Name it for your least favourite person; a buddy of mine brewed an Irish red & named it "Red Headed Slut" after his ex wife... He even did a few labels with her pic on it. The point here is the sky's the limit when it comes to naming your brew, anything goes; it's yours, name it what YOU want. Regards, GF.
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Old 11-30-2010, 05:29 PM   #30
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Wtf is the point of coming on the thread twice just to troll?

Oh, that is your point... I see.

Slow days at work or something?
No offense intended. Name and design away. I'll be over here brewing.
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