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Old 06-24-2009, 12:23 AM   #1
Jun 2009
Central Jersey
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In my excitement to get started, I've been trying to come up with a name for my "brewery" so I can make a cool logo (i love graphic design stuff) and then start naming my beers accordingly, but when it comes to naming things my artistic side runs and hides... so yea, I'd like to hear where you guys came up with your brewery and some of your HB names

Bucket:autumn amber ale

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Old 06-24-2009, 12:26 AM   #2
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A few years ago, one night around a firepit, we were talking about me being a Brewmistress, and decided that my next beer, a red ale, would be "Spank Me Red Ale".

Otherwise, I have such creative names as "Yooper's House Pale Ale" and "Fizzy Yellow Beer". I can only fit really short names on the kegerator menu anyway. Todays offering: "AAA", "IPA" and "WW" are on the board.
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:34 AM   #3
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Mar 2009
Southern California
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I name my brews after metal bands or songs. I do it because its ****ing awesome.
Primary 1 - Death Metal Dunkelweizen
Primary 2 - Stormlord Schwartzweizen
Primary 3 - empty
Primary 4 - empty

Kegged - nothing at the moment, i will be changing that.

Up Next - Behemoth Brown Ale, Forest of Oktoberfest.

Beer tastes better when listening to metal

Listen to Satan Divine

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Old 06-24-2009, 12:35 AM   #4
May 2007
San Diego, CA
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I have not really named anything. I think about it, but I am not there yet.

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Old 06-24-2009, 12:37 AM   #5
Apr 2009
Riverview, FL
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I name mine after units or weapons systems that I have worked with or bailed me out of trouble...... If they are my recipes....... The Yellow ribbon is one for the swmbo
Primary 1: Cedrella Vanilla Porter
Primary 2: Empty
Primary 3: Empty
Primary 4: Coastal Red
Primary 5: Empty
Secondary 1: Empty
Secondary 2: empty
Secondary 3: empty
Keg1: Cherry Lambic
Keg2: A-10 IIPA
Keg3: Crazy Cuban Monk (Cedrella infused Tripel)
Keg4: Kolsch weisen hybrid

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Old 06-24-2009, 12:39 AM   #6
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I suck at it. Seriously. The most creative beer name I've come up with is Grateful Pale Ale.

But it's probably because I try too hard. I try to come up with clever and meaningful names. You should see me when I try to name a new server-- it can take hours or days!

At this point, I think I'm just going to come up with random seemingly clever names like Rock Slide Bitter, Leafy Green IPA, or Twilight Porter. I just came up with those looking out my back window right now-- no meaning at all, but they sound cool, right?

As for my brewery name, a friend actually named it for me and made a logo to go with it, so that didn't take any creativity on my part at all.

On Deck: Jamil's Vanilla Robust Porter
Fermenting: Orange Blossom Mead
Kegs: Element 56 Pale Ale, Ron's Belgian Blonde, Summer'n Saison, Furloughktoberfest '09, Grateful Pale Ale, Sam Adams Cream Stout Clone, EdWort's Apfelwein
Planning: n/a

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Old 06-24-2009, 01:24 AM   #7
Jun 2009
Central Jersey
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hmm alrighty. So far i've come up with these for brewery names:

Mosh(gf's idea, kinda fitting cuz me and mosh pits get along very well)
Spare Change(something I found online)
Train Bridge(reminiscent of where my friends and I would go and hang in our spare time in middle and high school)
Impala (My dad and i collect old impalas)
Yntema (my last name, before my ancestors changed it)
Roseland(my town)

Bucket:autumn amber ale

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Old 06-24-2009, 01:28 AM   #8
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I named my latest "Hair o' the Dog Pale Ale" because I found one in the boil. If it comes out good, I guess I'll have to throw a dog hair in each batch to replicate it properly.
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:49 AM   #9
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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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I normally draw inspiration from brew day or from the recipe or from sometime when I am sampling the beer.

E.g., my latest IPA is called Sunrise IPA because I brewed it while the sun was coming up.

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Old 06-24-2009, 01:56 AM   #10
Feb 2009
Buford, GA
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I just recently decided that my "brewery" if you can call it that, is "gypsy brewing" cause my old roommates used to call me a gypsy cause i always ended up accumulating random junk that i thought was of some value. ( most of which i actually ended up using in some manner that was valuable to me, so screw you roomies)

As per brew names, I always try to come up with good puns, but sofar SWMBO just gives me the "that's stupid" look....

Did come up with "Dog lick porter" cause the dog was licking up some of the boil over.... think i'll stick with that one.

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