Quantcast

How do you pick a decent brewery name?

HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community.

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

BlackenedBrew

Beer GOOOOD! Napster BAD!
Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Dec 12, 2007
Messages
174
Reaction score
4
Location
Salem
Hey, I'm the FNG here who has no clue what to name his future brewery. I know that I really want to concentrate on Stouts of all kinds, but I have no clue as to what to name my brewery. Any thoughts?
 

DUCCCC

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 12, 2007
Messages
1,618
Reaction score
46
You start by running all the obvious ones by SWMBO, and the ones that she doesn't outright scoff at you keep on a list for narrowing down later.

;)
 

razyrsharpe

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 25, 2007
Messages
421
Reaction score
26
Location
Lugoff, SC
it should mean something to you first and foremost...
personally, i am a huge fan of the SC Gamecocks and i named my brewery after the mascot..."Ass Kickin Chicken" brewery.
 

Evan!

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 9, 2006
Messages
11,835
Reaction score
107
Location
Charlottesville, VA
ma2brew said:
You start by running all the obvious ones by SWMBO, and the ones that she doesn't outright scoff at you keep on a list for narrowing down later.

;)
Oh, werrrrd. I tried to name my brewery "Ye Olde Scrote", and she vetoed that one despite my many attempts to woo her on it. :D
 
OP
BlackenedBrew

BlackenedBrew

Beer GOOOOD! Napster BAD!
Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Dec 12, 2007
Messages
174
Reaction score
4
Location
Salem
Evan! said:
Oh, werrrrd. I tried to name my brewery "Ye Olde Scrote", and she vetoed that one despite my many attempts to woo her on it. :D
Dude, I'm still laughing at that one... I think my co-workers know I'm obviously not working right now... :cool:
 

AFAJ Brew Guy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2007
Messages
694
Reaction score
2
Location
Fernley, NV
TheGAC said:
Dude, I'm still laughing at that one... I think my co-workers know I'm obviously not working right now... :cool:
Its Friday (at least for some of us) why are you trying to do any real work anyway! :D
 
OP
BlackenedBrew

BlackenedBrew

Beer GOOOOD! Napster BAD!
Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Dec 12, 2007
Messages
174
Reaction score
4
Location
Salem
AFAJ Brew Guy said:
Its Friday (at least for some of us) why are you trying to do any real work anyway! :D
Good Point... so far it's done nothing but piss me off today (working). Maybe that should be a part of my brewery name... Disgruntled Irishman Brewing Co?
 

IndyPABrewGuy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 20, 2007
Messages
210
Reaction score
0
Location
Indiana, PA
Check out the "What's your brewery and story" thread. You'll get some good ideas.

Just make it something that means something to you. Don't worry about forcing a name on it. It'll come to you one day.

Cheers,
 

rdwj

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2006
Messages
4,571
Reaction score
36
Location
Plainfield, IL
TheGAC said:
It does have a nice ring to it... but I don't know how it would tie into something of mine. I don't ever see windmills.
Honestly, I was kidding - windmills are sort of an inside joke around here
 

DUCCCC

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 12, 2007
Messages
1,618
Reaction score
46
IndyPABrewGuy said:
I've been here since July and I don't get. Don't feel bad. :ban:
Good, now I don't feel stupid about not getting it either...
 

rdwj

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2006
Messages
4,571
Reaction score
36
Location
Plainfield, IL
You'd have to check out some of Orpheus' old posts to figure it out, but work probably isn't the place to do such a thing

:mug:
 

IndyPABrewGuy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 20, 2007
Messages
210
Reaction score
0
Location
Indiana, PA
rdwj said:
You'd have to check out some of Orpheus' old posts to figure it out, but work probably isn't the place to do such a thing

:mug:
LOL!! Something to do tonight, then . . . . . .

As for the brewery name, maybe we can help you out. What are you interested in? (besides making fun of people who end sentences with prepositions) Hobbies other than beer? Anything special about the area you live in? Old family stories/history?

All good places to start.

Muckney was my blanket when I was kid. Now he's the inspiration for my brewery name.

Cheers,
 
OP
BlackenedBrew

BlackenedBrew

Beer GOOOOD! Napster BAD!
Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Dec 12, 2007
Messages
174
Reaction score
4
Location
Salem
IndyPABrewGuy said:
LOL!! Something to do tonight, then . . . . . .

As for the brewery name, maybe we can help you out. What are you interested in? (besides making fun of people who end sentences with prepositions) Hobbies other than beer? Anything special about the area you live in? Old family stories/history?

All good places to start.

Muckney was my blanket when I was kid. Now he's the inspiration for my brewery name.

Cheers,
Hey, sorry about taking so long to reply, been busy as hell. The fiancé and I are in the middle of buying a house, and planning a wedding in Maui.

My interests... Well, I'm a former United States Marine. Any of you who have met a jarhead in the past know that we're a little effing psycho when it comes letting everyone know we are Marines and that happy trash. Ooorah!!! :rockin:

My 3 degrees are in the Machining / Designing world (but I'm not an engineer). I know you probably don't care that much, but I love machining. I just think of how much better this world would be if everyone was a machinist or a welder or a plumber or an electrician... etc. The blue collar trades are what has kept this country running, and they're dying off quick.

I'd have to say that the absolute love of my life is my fiancé. Every day I think about the fact that she said "YES" when I asked the question, and it makes me smile. :ban:

I don't know if that's the kind of stuff that you guys were looking for, but that's what I can think of.

Oh yeah, Jen had a few ideas for my brewery name, and to be honest I really like 'em. She knows that I love the stout. If I ever get a choice, I will pick a stout over any other type of brew. Her ideas were:

Black 'n Brew, Brewing Co.
Blackened Brew, Brewing Co.

I'm honestly leaning towards the second one... anyone know where I can go to see if it's being used already?
Chuck
 

pantherbrew

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 25, 2007
Messages
64
Reaction score
0
TheGAC said:
Hey, sorry about taking so long to reply, been busy as hell. The fiancé and I are in the middle of buying a house, and planning a wedding in Maui.

My interests... Well, I'm a former United States Marine. Any of you who have met a jarhead in the past know that we're a little effing psycho when it comes letting everyone know we are Marines and that happy trash. Ooorah!!! :rockin:

My 3 degrees are in the Machining / Designing world (but I'm not an engineer). I know you probably don't care that much, but I love machining. I just think of how much better this world would be if everyone was a machinist or a welder or a plumber or an electrician... etc. The blue collar trades are what has kept this country running, and they're dying off quick.

I'd have to say that the absolute love of my life is my fiancé. Every day I think about the fact that she said "YES" when I asked the question, and it makes me smile. :ban:

I don't know if that's the kind of stuff that you guys were looking for, but that's what I can think of.

Oh yeah, Jen had a few ideas for my brewery name, and to be honest I really like 'em. She knows that I love the stout. If I ever get a choice, I will pick a stout over any other type of brew. Her ideas were:

Black 'n Brew, Brewing Co.
Blackened Brew, Brewing Co.

I'm honestly leaning towards the second one... anyone know where I can go to see if it's being used already?
Chuck
With no disrespt meant. Why not go with "Jar-head Brew" Just a thought. We named our " Big Boy Brewrey" I brew with my brother in law he weighs 400 and I go about 290. Just seemed to fit.
 
OP
BlackenedBrew

BlackenedBrew

Beer GOOOOD! Napster BAD!
Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Dec 12, 2007
Messages
174
Reaction score
4
Location
Salem
pantherbrew said:
With no disrespt meant. Why not go with "Jar-head Brew" Just a thought. We named our " Big Boy Brewrey" I brew with my brother in law he weighs 400 and I go about 290. Just seemed to fit.
No disrespect taken. I sit around all day long and talk sh*t about the Army, Navy and that other one with the planes in the Greyhound uniforms. It's all good, going to take a lot more than Jarhead to piss me off (sometimes).

Thanks for the idea though. I think I'm going to stick with Blackened Brew, but you got me thinking... (yeah, scary thought, I know) I'm going to have to name one of my brews Chapultepec Warrior Stout. I've gotta pay homage to my Teufelhunde and the Frozen Chosin! Thank you Pantherbrew.
 

doublegun

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 25, 2007
Messages
74
Reaction score
1
Location
Columbus, Georgia
I used to live in Portland. Why not name it California Stout Co.? :drunk: In all sincerity, do you work at a place with the initials GAC, a printing company, perhaps?

Edit: Never mind, just looked at your public profile, I see where GAC comes from. Please take the Ca comment in a humorous manner.
 

IndyPABrewGuy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 20, 2007
Messages
210
Reaction score
0
Location
Indiana, PA
TheGAC said:
No disrespect taken. I sit around all day long and talk sh*t about the Army, Navy and that other one with the planes in the Greyhound uniforms. It's all good, going to take a lot more than Jarhead to piss me off (sometimes).

Thanks for the idea though. I think I'm going to stick with Blackened Brew, but you got me thinking... (yeah, scary thought, I know) I'm going to have to name one of my brews Chapultepec Warrior Stout. I've gotta pay homage to my Teufelhunde and the Frozen Chosin! Thank you Pantherbrew.

Go for it, man! I like the Blackened Brew moniker.

And thanks for your service. Once a Marine, always a Marine. Hoorah!!

Cheers!!
 
OP
BlackenedBrew

BlackenedBrew

Beer GOOOOD! Napster BAD!
Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Dec 12, 2007
Messages
174
Reaction score
4
Location
Salem
IndyPABrewGuy said:
Go for it, man! I like the Blackened Brew moniker.

And thanks for your service. Once a Marine, always a Marine. Hoorah!!

Cheers!!

Ooorah to you to killer! Just remember, Marine's never die; they just go to Hell and regroup!
 
OP
BlackenedBrew

BlackenedBrew

Beer GOOOOD! Napster BAD!
Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Dec 12, 2007
Messages
174
Reaction score
4
Location
Salem
doublegun said:
I used to live in Portland. Why not name it California Stout Co.? :drunk: In all sincerity, do you work at a place with the initials GAC, a printing company, perhaps?

Edit: Never mind, just looked at your public profile, I see where GAC comes from. Please take the Ca comment in a humorous manner.
I know you said you already noticed where The GAC came from, but for those of you who haven't figured it out yet, it's The Great Almighty Chuck.
 

Latest posts

Top