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Typos/Spelling Errors on Beer Labels

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by jmgrub, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. jmgrub

    jmgrub Savant (475) California Nov 20, 2010

    I've been anxiously awaiting the release of Anchorage's Darkest Hour for a few months now. I picked a bottle up on my way home from work and was just checking out the bottle (Anchorage has the coolest screen printed labels!) when I noticed that the label describes the beer as a Begian (Belgian missing the "L") Style Imperial Stout. Obviously it doesn't change the flavor of the beer, but bad spelling is just a pet peeve of mine.

    Anybody else see any interesting typos/spelling errors on widely distributed beers?
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  2. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Michigan Oct 24, 2012

    Budweiser says something about "taste" on their labels.
  3. AJ01923

    AJ01923 Advocate (625) Massachusetts Jan 1, 2013 Beer Trader

    Love how people constantly dog commercial beers. If everyone in the world wanted craft beer it would make it that much harder for us to get.
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  4. TypsiYpsi

    TypsiYpsi Savant (420) Michigan Jul 27, 2012 Beer Trader

    Lucky Bastard's label is full of typos.
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  5. I've noticed more than a few on some Lagunitas beers, their Cappuccino Stout was the latest I found, it had probably 2 or 3.
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  6. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poobah (1,065) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    Not a spelling error, but the Pipeworks Unicorn's Revenge I drank today had "Double IPA Ale" on the corner of the label. A bit redundant, but doesn't take away from the tastiness of the beer.
  7. Overrated IPA from Surly. It belongs on Furious. ZING!
  8. [​IMG]

    this one has always bugged me for some reason
  9. jmgrub

    jmgrub Savant (475) California Nov 20, 2010

  10. fox227

    fox227 Advocate (610) California Nov 19, 2010

    I recently spotted some Stone Cali Belgie.
  11. Elevator Brewing's 4-pack carrier for the Horny Goat BA Porter is missing the "r" in porter, although there is also a cartoonish graphic of a bottle on the carrier, and the label on the bottle spells it right.
  12. TheGoof

    TheGoof Savant (380) Michigan Apr 10, 2013 Beer Trader

    Supply would rise to meet demand.
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  13. TravisR

    TravisR Savant (400) New Jersey Dec 31, 2012

    Or prices would increase to curb demand.
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  14. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Advocate (505) Florida Jun 13, 2012

    Or taxes would go up... just because they want to raise them.
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  15. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Advocate (730) Colorado Dec 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    The only one I can think of off the top of my head is the Budweiser label saying it's the "King of beers". And spelling is a pet peeve of mine also. Incorrect usage as well. They're, their, there. Very few seem to get it right.
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  16. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Michigan Oct 24, 2012

    I'm not saying I want everyone drinking my beer. I am saying that Budweiser does not taste good.
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  17. joshodonn

    joshodonn Savant (345) Florida Jan 21, 2011

    Obviously not widely distributed, but the recent Brandy Huna label has barrels spelled as 'barels'
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  19. Knifestyles

    Knifestyles Savant (465) New York Jun 7, 2005

    See: All Kuhnhenn labels

    Great example: "Tenatious" Cassis...although, they managed to spell it correctly for previous batches.


    (not exactly "widely distributed", but still...)
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  20. RichardMNixon

    RichardMNixon Advocate (590) Pennsylvania Jun 24, 2012 Beer Trader

    Wiat rlelaly? I hdan't ncoited, I'll hvae to ccehk taht out.
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  21. tr9871

    tr9871 Savant (315) Alabama Apr 14, 2013

    On the Bigfoot 4packs it says High "Alititude" Series. It baffles me that an error like that slipped by Sierra Nevada.
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  22. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Advocate (730) Colorado Dec 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    They had a few before sending the label to the printer?
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  23. Usually Scotch is 'whisky', and American is 'whiskey'—I wouldn't say that 'Scotch Whiskey' is correct. (a link)
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  24. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Savant (375) Illinois Feb 14, 2013 Beer Trader

    I was just going to say Lagunitas. I found one on the label of a bottle of Lil' Sumpin' Sumpin' that I was drinking last weekend. Can't remember what the word was but I chuckled upon seeing this on the bottle
  25. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (845) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    My pet peeve is when somebody is supposed to be pouring me some beer and they are wasting time reading the label.
  26. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Savant (375) Illinois Feb 14, 2013 Beer Trader

    That't the problem: you are letting someone else pour your beer. The only time I let someone else pour my beer is if that person is a bartender or waiter at the bar or restaurant I happen to be at. If at home or amongst friends, I always pour my own. You should try it
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  27. I actually emailed them about the errors on the Cappuccino Stout label and they emailed me back with some amusing chatter
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  28. kpacedo

    kpacedo Savant (345) California Nov 24, 2009 Beer Trader

    Yea.... I noticed that Three Floyds omitted 'India' before pale ale on their Zombie Dust labels. It's all good though.
  29. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Advocate (505) Florida Jun 13, 2012

    Per Wiki....

    "Barel is one of the island kind of villages in Kathua, Jammu & Kashmir, India. It gets surrounded by the river in the rainy season sometimes disconnecting the village completely from the outside world for a few days."

    So, maybe it was done on purpose. :D
  30. Whatup14

    Whatup14 Advocate (705) Quebec (Canada) Apr 16, 2013 Beer Trader

    The worst I've seen is for Breughel Gueuze. It was written "bière violée" instead of " bière voilée". So instead of veiled beer, they wrote raped beer, a pretty big mistake.
  31. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (845) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    Sounds rather pedestrian.
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  32. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Advocate (505) Florida Jun 13, 2012

    How can you be sure the beer wasn't raped? I mean, really. Can you? [​IMG]
  33. If you look at a bottle of KBBS they spelled brunch wrong...
  34. Whatup14

    Whatup14 Advocate (705) Quebec (Canada) Apr 16, 2013 Beer Trader

    Well it didn't taste like it... I guess... :confused:
  35. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,120) Washington Sep 18, 2010 Beer Trader

    As a full-time editor, this is definitely a big pet peeve of mine. Most (probably 80%) beer labels contain a misspelling, punctuation error, or other grammatical misstep—and Anchorage is as guilty as anyone. But I'll gladly turn a blind eye to the most egregious error if the beer inside the bottle/can is good. I guess what I'm saying is, I still love Anchorage.
  36. I just mentioned this on another thread, but if anybody has a bottle of 2010 or earlier Cable Car you can find some real gems:
    San Francisco is spelled San Fransisco
    And the Toronado, the bar the beer is actually produced for, is spelled Tornado.
    It took them five years to get the label fixed, and they only fixed one of them.
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  37. Grohnke

    Grohnke Savant (405) Illinois Sep 15, 2009

    It's a dumb legal requirement to include the word Ale. Also, they posted about it on here somewhere.
  38. What if your beer doesn't have the label on it? I'm looking at you Dark Horse...
  39. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Advocate (550) Oregon Aug 17, 2005 Beer Trader

    That's not a typo. Some bottles say "Belgique" and others say "Belgie" because of this:

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