The gruagach is a spirit from Scottish lore/mythology. It was a fairy like creature that was drawn to campfires and rewards those who judge the spirit by character rather than appearance (the gruagach is very ugly). I thought that was a good name for my smokey scottish ale.
This is a female gruagach on the label:
Kaduva is one of the Hindi words for 'bitter'. I wanted an indian name for my IPA. I also wanted something indian for the label, and I found this picture that seemed to say both "indian" and "bitter" all at once:
This one named itself. There is a history on this forum in several threads that chronicles the total cluster f*ck that was thie beer, from brew-day to bottling, to off flavors that settled. It was supposed to be a Fat Ture clone, but took on a life of it's own.
No need for an explanation of the label:
This is the porter that I have never been able to nail down. It is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I have not yet made the label for it.