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Typos/Spelling Errors on Beer Labels

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

  1. From the Lost Abbey's Mayan Apocalypse Judgement Day:

    Maybe the Mayans didn't believe in the concept of an apocalypse, but apparently the Lost Abbey doesn't believe in the concept of proof-reading or spell-checking text before sending it out for mass production...
  2. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Advocate (515) Florida Jun 13, 2012

    Judgment is acceptable as "judgment" or "judgement". Just sayin'.

    Cinnamon is also spelled right. ;)
  3. callmemickey

    callmemickey Advocate (685) Pennsylvania Aug 12, 2007 Beer Trader

    3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze (Armand & Tommy)
  4. MikeWard liked your post in the thread Beer Label Errors.

    Coors Light had a label that something about "taste" on it.
    Mar 29, 2013
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  5. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Michigan Oct 24, 2012

    From the top banner of a can of Bud:
  6. CurtFromHershey

    CurtFromHershey Advocate (590) Minnesota Oct 4, 2012 Beer Trader

    This one is a mess
  7. tripleT

    tripleT Aficionado (125) Minnesota Dec 19, 2008

    Shouldn't it be on Pliny? ZANG!
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  8. stealth

    stealth Champion (765) Minnesota Dec 16, 2011 Beer Trader

    Mikkeller Mexas Ranger's label on the bombers says 11.2oz.
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  9. Didn't see that one coming... POW!

  10. That's a little like complaining that some beers claim to be "biere".

    BA search results:

    Gueuze - 60 beers​
    Geuze - 28 beers​

    Languages, bro.
  11. I once saw some macro lager with a typo. They put "Pils" on the label , obviously typing an "l" in place of an "s"
  12. Yeah, I know those words well. Some dummy painted them with rollers back in the '70s on one of our local dam's spillway about 20' high. How creative. Anyway, I had to post that despite imitation being the sincerest form of flattery...
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  13. gadwilco

    gadwilco Aficionado (125) Maryland Sep 26, 2002

    That's probably a TTB thing. The "A" doesn't cover you for "ale". We've had to put some pretty awkward phrases on some of our labels.
  14. gadwilco

    gadwilco Aficionado (125) Maryland Sep 26, 2002

    We misspelled "Evolution" in the copyright line on our first run of labels when we opened. No shit. It's amazing what gets overlooked when you're busy. It's only the name of the brewery, right?
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  15. weatherdog

    weatherdog Savant (490) Illinois Nov 7, 2007

    That wasn't the misspelled word he was referring to, bro
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  16. ShanePB

    ShanePB Poobah (1,050) Pennsylvania Sep 6, 2010 Beer Trader

    They were pointing out punctuation and capitalization with that one.
  17. Pahn

    Pahn Champion (850) New York Dec 2, 2009 Beer Trader

    really not going to beat that 'barell' one.
  18. robwestcott

    robwestcott Advocate (685) Indiana Nov 3, 2008 Beer Trader

    upland's recent take on the pre-prohibition champagne velvet was released with a bit of a typo near the bottom of the label. celebrating, became celerating. which, i suppose would be interesting depending on the celer.

    wait, i mean, cellar.


  19. CavemanBrau

    CavemanBrau Savant (305) Iowa Apr 5, 2013 Beer Trader

    "Little Something Something"?
  20. stayclean

    stayclean Savant (370) Wisconsin Mar 17, 2012

    Didn't the last release of Breakfast Stout have a typo on either the label or 4-pack holder (or both??)? I want to say it said flaked oaks instead of oats or something.
  21. SteelersX

    SteelersX Advocate (570) New York Jan 30, 2011 Beer Trader

    Is that bad spelling or bad grammar?
  22. callmemickey

    callmemickey Advocate (685) Pennsylvania Aug 12, 2007 Beer Trader

    The mispelled word is "Tommy"--it should be "Tomme." I'd think my avatar would be a give away that I know there are multiple spellings for Gueuze/Geuze. Try your internet tough guy schtick again, bro.
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  23. Both chile and cinnamon are spelled correctly...
  24. TNGabe

    TNGabe Initiate (0) Tennessee Feb 6, 2012

    Spelling schmelling ISO darkest hour
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  25. IroquoisPlisken

    IroquoisPlisken Savant (305) Ohio May 21, 2013 Beer Trader

  26. millionsuns

    millionsuns Savant (320) Maine Dec 6, 2008 Beer Trader

    Yeah, that'd be "Get me a beer from the frige." The folks at Lagunitas were clearly dreaming of beer during English class.
  27. Lare453

    Lare453 Champion (975) Florida Feb 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    Ba hunahpu spelled barrel wrong on the label.
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  28. Judgment (or judgement) is only acceptable as "judgment"/"judgement" if it is not referring to the proper noun name of the beer, hence it should be "Judgment."

    As far as cinnamon, read below...

    I know they're spelled correctly. Maybe I should have included reasoning as my original post could be a bit construed:

    Starting from the beginning:
    1. "prognosticatedthat" is compounded here. It should have a space between the two words.

    2. This is the same for "2012for". <--- don't get me started on the American English language's inconsistencies problems with putting periods outside of quotation marks ;)

    3. "Funny thing is." is not a complete sentence as it lacks structure. Obviously is was supposed to have a comma separating it from the next clause.

    4. Incorrect possessive use of an apostrophe when "Mayans" is inferred to have plurality.

    5. "chiles. Cinnamon" I know they're spelled correctly, but again a comma was obviously omitted here, leaving the first sentence to be incorrect and lacking structure. The first sentence is actually structurally sound, but by inserting a period rather than a comma has left the second sentence void of proper structure.

    6. Still looking at the same two sentences, why is "chiles" left as a (seemingly) diminutive term as the first letter is left lower-case, while "Cinnamon" and "Tamarind" are left as an augmentative form with the first letters capitalized?

    7. This sentence is terribly written, plain and simple; another issue I have is with belief-in versus belief-that. Read here for more on this topic:

    I think that the proper phrasing could be: "Like us, we’re pretty sure you can believe that dried chiles, cinnamon and tamarind work well together in this beer."

    No matter how you look at it, this thing is riddled with errors, both typographically and grammatically. It appears as if someone typed it up on a smartphone using Swype.

    Edit: ok, after thinking about it, perhaps a belief-in would be correct. It still doesn't negate all the other issues with the label.
  29. Haha, this word has always caused an issue with me. Refrigerator, when shortened, would be 'frige. But I guess the use of that word in our modern spoken language (which has evolved beyond our written language) leaves it looking incorrect when spelled that way.

  30. Who doesn't enjoy a blend of vanilla and cramel?
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  31. Pahn

    Pahn Champion (850) New York Dec 2, 2009 Beer Trader

    it's not that spoken language has evolved beyond written, it's that orthographic rules and linguistic rules neither overlap universally nor do they even derive from the same source (orthographic usually traditional and/or prescriptive, while linguistic rules arise from [see linguistics class, but it's neither tradition nor prescription]).
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  32. Never thought about it that way. But then again, I'm no expert. I'm an engineer so I <3 math :)
  33. Every release has had that typo, actually.

    Moylan's Hopsickle used to say "imerial" on the label, but it has since been corrected.
  34. Oh, snap!
  35. DHS1029

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

    Haha yes that was it!
  36. Paccamacca

    Paccamacca Champion (845) California Sep 15, 2012 Beer Trader

    I wondered if anyone else had spotted (non-deliberate) spelling mistakes on labels like this one that I noticed while rearranging my beer fridge:

    "BEGIAN" Style Imperial Stout anyone?!
  37. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poobah (1,045) New Jersey Feb 23, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader


    That storm was so damn strong that it moved the "r" in New Jersey
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  38. Prince_Casual

    Prince_Casual Savant (395) District of Columbia Nov 3, 2012 Beer Trader

    Zombie Dust:

    says "Undead" Pale Ale but I think they meant "India."
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  39. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Champion (770) Indiana Jul 6, 2005

    i think my bottle shop still has some on the shelves. i'll check tonight when i'm in there.
  40. jbdpsu82

    jbdpsu82 Advocate (525) Pennsylvania Aug 28, 2012 Beer Trader

    Hill Farmstead 750mL growlers have a period in the middle of a sentence. The same sentence is correct on their 2L growlers.