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What Beer Name Butchering Have You Seen on Menus?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BeerNDoggerel, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. BeerNDoggerel

    BeerNDoggerel Savant (455) Illinois Mar 13, 2011 Subscriber

    Is it that people can't spell and/or proof-read in my home area (which would be an indictment for me, as I'm a high school English teacher), or is it a common phenomenon: the butchering of brewery or beer names on local restaurant menus.

    The hottest new restaurant in town lists a number of "Rouge" beers (including Yellow Snow), and it has Founders' "Red Rye." Another local hotspot has Founders' "Red Eye" on its menu.

    What are the worst brewery and/or beer name butcherings you've seen?
  2. yamar68

    yamar68 Champion (910) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    Hop Stoopid
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  3. Not a butchering of the name, per se, but Buffalo Wild Wings lists Bud Light Lime under their Craft Brew menu. :eek:
  4. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (770) Illinois Apr 8, 2010 Beer Trader

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  5. Jules11788

    Jules11788 Savant (420) California Feb 15, 2011

    I just smashed my head against the desk to clear it of that thought. But hey, what do you expect from a place that calls themselves "B-Dubs"
  6. dmoser

    dmoser Aficionado (140) California Sep 11, 2009

    i don't understand why the name is so hard to pronounce that they even put it on the bottles. Almost daily I hear la-goon-tas.
  7. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Advocate (515) California Jan 1, 2011 Beer Trader

    The one that pisses me the most off is when IDIOTS call them Lah-Gwah-nee-tas. Like they are from Mexico or something. The said thing is that my store is like 25 miles from the brewery and some of my co workers still call them that.
  8. dmoser

    dmoser Aficionado (140) California Sep 11, 2009

    rhymes with agua or emphasis on gwan like rasta for going gwan? funny thing is that it is a spanish pronounced word so it's not like they are mexico or something. i live in paso robles though where every local butchers the correct pronunciation of the name so badly that when people say it correctly they get looked at like they "ain't from 'round here".

    edit first part: if american is a subset of the english language then so can be mexican to spanish. that said mexican is the easiest language to pronounce if seen in written form.
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  9. jesskidden

    jesskidden Champion (810) New Jersey Aug 10, 2005 Subscriber

    My favorite was the website (no longer up, unfortunately) for a store in the Jersey City NJ area that apparently verbally listed the names to whoever was setting up the site. They sold Magic Cat, Bass L and Heart brands, among others. There were a few other misspellings, including leaving the "u" out of Guinness, but IIRC they did add an extra "u" to another brand's name to make up for it.

    Yingling (sometimes even Ying Ling) is always popular on the east coast, as are the Canadian imports, Molsen and La Batt.

    Geography is always a problem, too. Just saw Heineken listed as a "Scandinavian" style of beer. Blue Moon is from Belgium, Killian's from Ireland as is Guinness Extra Stout, despite what the labels themselves read. And many people, when selling Pilsner Urquell, seem to not have gotten the word that there is no longer a country called "Czechoslovakia".
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  10. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (660) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Sam Addams.

    He's Sam Adams's creepier and cookier brother-in-law.
  11. JonnyBeers

    JonnyBeers Advocate (535) British Columbia (Canada) Oct 24, 2012 Beer Trader

    Delirium Tremors Belgian Strong Pale
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  12. NickyDee21

    NickyDee21 Savant (490) Pennsylvania Dec 23, 2011 Beer Trader

    Haha, for the most part true. I have found a couple B-Dubs that actually have solid craft beer selections, though. Varies from franchise to franchise
  13. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Advocate (625) Ohio Jul 4, 2008

    And sadly probably charge a craft price...which is criminal as NO BMC product should be priced like craft. Could you imagine getting jacked @ a wine bar for a Charles Shaw wine?
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  14. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Advocate (625) Ohio Jul 4, 2008

    Lol only a GOON would epic fail on a product that supplies the consumer with it's own pronunciation. ;)
  15. Treebs

    Treebs Advocate (640) Illinois Apr 18, 2011

  16. Ryan2BSU

    Ryan2BSU Savant (345) Indiana Mar 16, 2012

    The B-dubs in my hometown is starting to carry more craft beer which is great! On several occasions they have had Zombie Dust on tap!
  17. bushycook

    bushycook Savant (370) Virginia Jan 31, 2011 Beer Trader

    I had to order a Trappiste "Roquefort" one time. Cheese on the brain I guess.
  18. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue Advocate (645) Maine May 1, 2011

    I've seen Maine Beer Co. listed as Portland Beer Co. So I guess they'll be Freeport Beer Co. when they move next year.
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  19. MrOH

    MrOH Advocate (550) Maryland Jul 5, 2010

    I once saw Williamsburg AleWerks Chesapeake Pale Ale as coming from Brooklyn. I guess the Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn is a lot trendier than Williamsburg, Virginia, and it'd be easier to move it with that association in East Passyunk in South Philly.
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  20. That is the first legitimate mistake in this thread that I could let slide...
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  21. cant remember the place, but it was after seeing Patton Oswalt in Knoxville, a bar had "Arrogant Bastard Ruination IPA"
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  22. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poobah (1,045) New Jersey Jun 3, 2004 Beer Trader

    Oooh- a three thread blend- I'd order up that sucker in a second! Gonna have to try doing it one of these days, too; it sounds genuinely awesome. Of course, in your situation you would just have been brought a bottle...but which one? At the bartender's discretion, I suppose.
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  23. RochefortChris

    RochefortChris Champion (860) North Carolina Oct 2, 2012 Beer Trader

    I've seen that somewhere too.
  24. alamode

    alamode Savant (385) Massachusetts Mar 25, 2007 Beer Trader

    Recently saw these two on a chalkboard taplist:

    LongTrail Double Brown IPA
  25. yeah, it was a $17 22 oz.... at that price i didnt really care enough to find out which one it was, and i didnt expect the server to know either.....
  26. A suburban Philadelphia beer bar charged $8 for a 5oz pour of Hill Farmstead's collab with Cigar City that they had listed as "Nora."

    Apparently they thought Shaun had misspelled one of great-aunt's name by labeling the keg "Nor."
  27. RichD

    RichD Poobah (1,020) Rhode Island Mar 18, 2012 Beer Trader

    I haven't seen any misspellings on any menus but I have heard waiters and waitresses absolute destroy the word "Weihenstephaner." I just point to the name on the menu to save the embarrassment for them.
  28. hctap00

    hctap00 Aficionado (205) Maryland Nov 2, 2012

    The bar that my sister's friend works at in Brooklyn lists Founder's KBS on bottle and has for a while. My heart skipped a beat until I realized this has to be only Breakfast Stout.
  29. honkduh

    honkduh Savant (365) Oregon Jun 2, 2011 Beer Trader

    I see this one all the time...


    and it makes me angry
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  30. One bar I went to about 5 years ago had just gotten a Weihenstephaner beer in for the first time. The bartender/manager said "we have no idea how to pronounce it, so we all call it "Weiner Stopper." I've jokingly called it that ever since.
  31. honkduh

    honkduh Savant (365) Oregon Jun 2, 2011 Beer Trader

    stone lukcy basartd ale :)
  32. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Champion (775) Michigan Apr 3, 2006 Beer Trader

    Yes there is, it is a couple countries north of Yugoslavia...
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  33. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poobah (1,255) Arizona Jun 18, 2002

    I've seen Blue Moon & Shock top erroneously listed as craft elsewhere too.
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  34. jesskidden

    jesskidden Champion (810) New Jersey Aug 10, 2005 Subscriber

    Lemme check Granny's World Atlas* ... Oh, yeah, I see it now - kinda southwest of Prussia, right? Hey, wait a sec....what happened to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, anyway! ;)
    * published by the New York Tribune, so you know it's accurate!
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  35. No, you are thinking of the Czech Republic. Czechoslovakia was the combination of the territories of Czech and Slovakia, both separate countries now.
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  36. birchholz

    birchholz Savant (300) Illinois Jul 21, 2010

    I see this one all the time, even correct beermenus.
  37. DanK4

    DanK4 Aficionado (240) Maine Jan 17, 2012

    It's a stupid pet peeve of mine but I can't stand it when people call Peeper "Peepers". It's creepy.
  38. MrOH

    MrOH Advocate (550) Maryland Jul 5, 2010

    Not only did you not get the joke, but there isn't a Yugoslavia anymore, either.
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  39. Not on a menu, but I always loved how people mispronounce Cantillon.
  40. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (770) Illinois Apr 8, 2010 Beer Trader

    Lol yeah I think I've heard about 5 different variations of it. I think that could be a nice litmus test to find out if people know what they are talking about, just ask them to pronounce it.
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