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How many of us give a special name to our brew? Maybe after our favorite football team? Favorite model? Or just after the town we live in?

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meopilite wrote:

How many of us give a special name to our brew? Maybe after our favorite football team? Favorite model? Or just after the town we live in?


I usually try to name my brews with something to do with a dog because I have the Happy Hound Brewery. Honey Blonde Beagle, Amarillo Cow Dog, Ankle Bitter, Weiner Dog Weizenbier, Brown Basset Ale, Devil Dog IPA, Bloodhound brew. I do change names though, like bitter Bill a hopped up IPA, after a guy name Bill I work with and is a bittier person. Also have a Easy Blonde not named after anyone I know ( wife don't like that name)
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I used to be alot more creative in my naming of my brews.

I brew alot of clones, and give a spin to the original name.

I brewed a Stone Pale Ale a few weeks ago. I just kegged it. Since is is close to St. Patty's day, I dubbed it "Blarney Stone Pale Ale"

See? I told you I was a "Beer Geek"!

LC

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Generally it's "Nong....." ...but hey, I could just call them all Nong Kidney Filtering Supplies.

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B) SWMBO names all my beers keeps her involved and as long as i make some she likes dosent complain abotu my brewing :cheer:

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I use really imaginative names like Black IPA, Chocolate Oatmeal Stout, Double IPA, Bavarian Hefeweizen, etc...

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I've only named one batch(from three) so far. It's called Hagemann's Hefeweizen after my great-grandfather who came to the U.S. from Germany. I plan on naming my beers from now on, unless I use a standard recipe.

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Rayyankee wrote:

B) SWMBO names all my beers keeps her involved and as long as i make some she likes dosent complain abotu my brewing :cheer:

+1

My SWMBO names the beers and creates the labels. so far the beers all have movie related names.

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I like to name beers after something related to their brewing times. My first pale ale was brewed after straight line winds knocked down trees all across town and knocking out power on my brew day so I had to reschedule. Thus Falling Timber Pale Ale. all my PA's will be called this.

My cream ale debuted at my home poker tourney so - Jackpot Cream Ale

It does make it easier for me to remember the beer and recipe with a name associated.

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I usually try to name and label all my brews. Sometimes I have a creative idea,and sometimes its just hefeweizen or wee heavy.

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Lately I've been thinking about giving my beers REALLY obscene names so many other friends aren't so eager to take samples home

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Every beer has a name, as well as my "brewery". Some start out generic like "Citra Pale Ale"; but I always find a better name for them eventually especially because I like to enter competitions. I like names of favorite places, bodies of water, pets, family, pastimes, quotes from kids etc.

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I listen ot a lot of European Symphonic Metal, so I tend to chose elements from the lyrics, band/album names, and the beer style to make my names. I also tend to incorporate the (usually very attractive) singer from that band into the label.

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Ive decided to only name brews if they aren't a standard recipe.

And when I name them I give them a temporary name until I take the first taste.... I feel like it will choose its own name once sampled.

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A few of my beers, which I make on a regular basis, are hat-related. White Panama, Trilby Brown Ale, Crown Top IPA, Indy Cherry Wheat.

Others I just try to match their character. I named a recent Amber Ale after my friend Amber, and sent her some on her birthday recently.

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Modified brews I will likely name with something related to Dr. Who (only one so far since I am new at this). However, I wonder about naming beers. Its the concept of not wanting to harm (i.e. drink) something that has a name. It humanizes them and drinking them may be viewed as a type of canabalism! I certainly DON'T want that to happen with the beers I brew.

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I have only brewed about 8 different recipes and I have named them all after people I plan on giving them too. I only drink a beer or two a week and give the others away as presents and such. So the beer I give to people gives off a good vibe if its named after them, plus they love having something handcrafted named after them even if its a bottle of beer.

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Elsteve-o wrote:

I have only brewed about 8 different recipes and I have named them all after people I plan on giving them too. I only drink a beer or two a week and give the others away as presents and such. So the beer I give to people gives off a good vibe if its named after them, plus they love having something handcrafted named after them even if its a bottle of beer.

Need any new friends? :)

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TimeTraveler wrote:

Modified brews I will likely name with something related to Dr. Who (only one so far since I am new at this). However, I wonder about naming beers. Its the concept of not wanting to harm (i.e. drink) something that has a name. It humanizes them and drinking them may be viewed as a type of canabalism! I certainly DON'T want that to happen with the beers I brew.

I don't think it humanizes them, necessarily, but it does help identify them and characterize them.

For the White Panama, I was going for a light, refreshing summer beer, so that style of hat (worn in the tropics, or between Memorial Day and Labor Day) seemed appropriate.

For Trilby Brown Ale, I was going for the English theme. James Bond, as played by Sean Connery, wore a trilby, and it seemed an appropriate hat for a traditional English Brown.

Crown Top IPA, I just liked the sound of. IPAs are so popular, I thought this would set it apart, as if it were the best of the best. Not that it is, but....

I like the idea of Dr. Who-related names. Still, a Dalek Invasion Marzen might make me think twice....

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I love to name my beers. That's a part of the creative process in this whole thing.

My of my beer names comes from one of these:

Girls (usually porn stars/friends) -- Italian Silk, Hardbody Canadian Blonde, Mon. Sweet.

Places I have lived -- Landcaster Gold

The biggest classe of names comes from my honorarium to The University of Michigan -- WolverWheat is the newest one on that line.

If it's not one of those things, then I choose a name which reflects one of the primary ingredients -- for example, I recently did a bitterness hop using the Zythos hop. I named that one Zythos Elixir (????? ?????????) and after that I did Capatin Havoc (Kapitän Verwüstung) since I used the Cry Havoc yeast.

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Oaty-vechkin 8 -- Ingredient
Crisler APA American Pale Ale -- Michigan
WolverWheat -- Michigan
Devil Bear Nectar -- Michigan
????? ????????? (Zythos Elixir) -- Ingredient
Lancaster Gold -- Place
Italian Silk v.1 -- Girl
Kapitän Verwüstung (Captain Havoc) -- Ingredient
Smokey IX (v.2) -- Son's college
The Mountie -- Michigan (Canada)
Michigan Bock M -- Michigan
Munich Maispfeffer -- Ingredient
Smokey IX -- Son's college
Maize -- Michigan
40-34 -- Michigan
F.C.B.A. (Falls Church Blonde Ale)-- Place
Canadian SDSY Blonde -- Girl
WolverineBier11 -- Michigan
Amemba Me Sweet Stout -- Litter Rascals character Buckwheat
12th Man Pale Ale -- Gift for Sister who went to Texas A&M
October Delight -- Ingredient
Fire-in-the-Hole Modification --Generic
Hardbody Canadian Blonde -- Girl

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Fedora Dave,

I was thinking of making one of my upcoming brews a Weeping Angel Witty Monk or a Billy Piper Pilsner.

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TimeTraveler wrote:

Fedora Dave,

I was thinking of making one of my upcoming brews a Weeping Angel Witty Monk or a Billy Piper Pilsner.


HEY!! No reading my mind, you wouldn't like it in here anyway. :) I really was thinking how that would be a cool name for a beer though. Not to mention a cool name for a metal band.

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I didnt name my first 2 but my 3rd (a chocolate, coffee, sticky twist) is called "Sverdrup!" and my first attemp at a gluter free beer, batch 4, is called "Christina Smash" its for my gf.

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I guess it's about time I chime in here. This is my favorite part of brewing - naming & labeling your brews. Countless times at home brew clubs, tastings etc., many brewers are embarrassed to name their brews. Like they are being too bold or pompous. I say if you brew it, you must name it & label it. :)
That's the beer's clothes.
My names come from everywhere & anything I see or feel at the time.
Phat Ass IPA
Shoe fly Ale
Petey's Pilsner
Hous Bin Pharteen Arab Ale
Stairway To Heaven IPA
Herman The German Alt Dunkel
Retro Grade Red Ale
1 More Red Nightmare
Freedom 35 Pale Ale
Wong Bong's Hop Smasher IPA
Bock Choy
Octane Twisted Dark Ale
Hot Carls's Irish Red Ale (all the girls at the party were saying hey Steve gimme a Hot Carl. :woohoo: )
The Angry Dragon Blond Ale
Santa's Red Rocket
There are so many more, but this one I love because it was so funny & so many people never noticed the shadow play involved here.
Andy's Room All Grown Up IPA Andys_Room_All_Grown_Up_IPA-20120315.JPG

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WOW, i didnt notice the shadow at first either, nice work. I also really enjoy the hot carl beer name. i might have to steal that idea and make a cleavland steamer beer...

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most of you know that I started by brewing a beer named after all the Presidential candidates.....this will end with an "Obama victory stout" but "Eye of Newt" was good, luckily this first batch with the MRB cans (I doubled up) was still simple enough for it to be pretty good after 3-4 weeks of conditioning.

The "Romney's Richie Rich Rouge" is so big and rich that it appears as if I need to put this one away for months.

"Rick's Sticky Sanitorium" has been bottled for 2 weeks. It is surprisingly clear and might be a good success.

"Ron Paul's Rand-y Dandy Ale" is about a week from bottling.

Once I end this nonsense I'm thinking of trying to let the beer name itself......like a parent who waits for the kid to be born....maybe something in the brewing process will stand out or something will just hit me.

Like this cat we got many years ago from the streets. We brought it upstairs and it ate like a pig....food everywhere. So we named it "Oscar". Just like that, it works.

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I name everything - even if I keg it.

I typically find that by the time I bottle it something has jumped out at me. Like this one below - I had issues with a low OG and wanted to add some DME and do a second fermentation to bump the ABV up a bit. I solicited some thoughts from the Borg at the time for naming ideas and landed with this one:

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