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What Beer Name Butchering Have You Seen on Menus?

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

  1. I can't remember any specifics, but I remember a few mistakes on the Rattle N Hum menu in NYC last time I was there. On another note, I remember being in the Pony Bar HK once while they had Maine's Peeper on tap. This woman next to me would not stop saying PEPPER. And I don't just mean while she was ordering, continuously to her table for some reason. Maybe a few too many Peppers.
  2. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (790) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    A local pizza place around me always messes up the Sierra Nevada Seasonals on the menus. They had Sierra Nevada Tumbler as the winter and the Ruthless Rye as the summer beer. I said something once to the owner and he told me that the Tumbler is the winter and that Celebration was just a limited release during the winter.
  3. jmgrub

    jmgrub Savant (475) California Nov 20, 2010

    I see bad mistakes on draft lists constantly, but the funniest butchering I've seen was on here when someone repeatedly referred to Lazy Magnolia as Lazy Mongolia.
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  4. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Savant (460) Wisconsin Mar 13, 2010 Beer Trader

    I'm curious as to how do people miss pronounce Cantillon? I've always said "Can-tee-yon" but I guess I never thought to check if that's right or not.
  5. Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat. Because of the logo, I typically get people asking for "Buffalo Sweet" or "Buffalo Wheat".
  6. I have seen beer as bier. Seriously, WTF???
  7. Brunite

    Brunite Savant (430) Illinois Sep 21, 2009

    I used to get those tremors after drinking too much Colt 45 malt liquor.
  8. smutty33

    smutty33 Advocate (705) Connecticut Jun 12, 2009

    Amazed how many people have a hard time saying and spelling this one.
    I worked w/ a guy who religiously said Laguntas....lol.

  9. Yeah, I commonly see the same thing with "Anchor Steam Humming Ale" or "Anchor Steam Old Foghorn." I guess that happens when a breweries flagship beers get to be more well known than the brewery itself sometimes.
  10. jesskidden

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

    You mean like this official Anchor table tent design (jpeg from Anchor's website at the time):

  11. JUST like that! Man, even they can't get it right...;)
  12. jesskidden

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

    Yeah, Fritz Maytag and Anchor have always been kinda casual about such things, in- house (although don't try to call YOUR beer "steam beer"), at least more than beer geeks are.

    Some insist the name of their winter seasonal is "Our Special Ale" yet Maytag and their current website will call it "Christmas Ale'.

    Maytag claimed that he was not thinking of an India Pale Ale when he developed the Liberty Ale recipe but some consider it the first "modern" (i.e., craft era) US IPA.

    And some also cringe at calling the brewery "Steam Brewery" or "Anchor Steam Brewery" but that was the official legal name when Anchor Steam was first bottled in the early '70's with the familiar label design that is still used.

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  13. slim2043

    slim2043 Savant (430) Connecticut Jul 23, 2012

    Not a name butchering but this sports bar TD Homers lists Long Trail Double Bag as an IPA. Altbier is not even similar to IPA IMHO.
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  14. Many people, myself included, get antsy when things (branding and marketing) are loose like that. But I realize that in the world of beer, history is littered with examples of things having double meanings or being named twice (or even three times). One example, English Strong Ales could be called Stingo, Humming Ale, Huffcap, etc. and people would know what that meant.
  15. youbrewidrink

    youbrewidrink Advocate (720) Vermont Apr 9, 2009 Beer Trader

    The total misrepresentation of Belgian beer on beer lists, I have seen:
    Belgium as a style
    Belgym & Belgin as spellings

    And don't get me started about servers that want to share their beer knowledge and mispronounce absolutely everything on the draft list. I aint perfect, but I aint ingnant .
  16. The fact that they still use the same label today is awesome.
  17. tai4ji2x

    tai4ji2x Advocate (665) Massachusetts Aug 10, 2007 Beer Trader

    *kookier ;) (unless you meant he's a sweeter and crunchier baked treat)
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  18. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011

    Flying Dog Snack Dog IPA.
  19. pixieskid

    pixieskid Advocate (670) Germany Jun 4, 2009

    Can-till-ion (similar to the southern pageant shit, whatever it is) or can-ti-lawn are the ones I normally hear. Not sure how exactly how it would be written out phonetically but the closest would be con-tee-y-own (I guess).
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  20. tai4ji2x

    tai4ji2x Advocate (665) Massachusetts Aug 10, 2007 Beer Trader

    i believe you mean a cotillion pageant/ball, which is pronounced in american english more like "koe-till-yunn". i read your spelling of "can-till-ion" more like "can-till-eye-awn". the proper french pronunciation is probably more closely transcribed (but only as best as possible given that english doesn't have the nasal sounds of french) as "cahn-tee-yaw(n)", as the final "-n" is practically silent.
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  21. pixieskid

    pixieskid Advocate (670) Germany Jun 4, 2009

    You nailed it, like i said, not sure on the phonetics for the proper pronunciation but yours certainly is better than my example.
  22. "Lindemans Creek"
  23. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poobah (1,090) California Jan 31, 2005 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Pilny the Elder:D
  24. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Savant (460) Wisconsin Mar 13, 2010 Beer Trader

    This is helpful seems like I was saying it right except I do pronounce the "n" but at least I'm way closer than the other pronunciations described. Now theres a thought, Cantillon should make a brew and call it "Cotillion" just to confuse the shit out of people lol.
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  25. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poobah (1,090) California Jan 31, 2005 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Maybe "rouge" is the next pink version Rogue will come up with... Hell they keep slathering lipstick on that pig, why not call it rouge.:eek:
  26. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poobah (1,090) California Jan 31, 2005 Subscriber Beer Trader

  27. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Advocate (635) New Jersey Mar 6, 2008 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Not seen on a menu but heard on sports raido. A host on WFAN in NYC read an ad for a bar,did not call a beer an IPA. He called it an eye-pa!
  28. Chinon01

    Chinon01 Savant (485) Pennsylvania Jan 23, 2007

    And continuing w/ the German pronounciations I ALWAYS pronounce Spaten "SH-PAHT-in". No one else in America says it that way. No one.
  29. pixieskid

    pixieskid Advocate (670) Germany Jun 4, 2009

    I do (my soon to be wife grew up in Germany and I have visited the motherland over a dozen times in the last couple years)...it off-sets my American upbringing for sure...
  30. Philby11111

    Philby11111 Aficionado (245) New York May 18, 2004 Subscriber

    Not on a menu, but my favorite was when my wife and I were offered 'Sahara' Nevada Pale Ale while on vacation in Florida. It was better than having a properly pronounced Bud Light.
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  31. Absolut

    Absolut Advocate (665) California Sep 19, 2011

    love this brewery, but i have my own mental block on this one.
  32. Noochie

    Noochie Zealot (80) New York Nov 27, 2012

  33. Schwantz

    Schwantz Savant (390) Florida Dec 16, 2012

    Pronouncing Jai Alai...it can be comical
  34. Schwantz

    Schwantz Savant (390) Florida Dec 16, 2012

    ISO: Yugoslavia
  35. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Advocate (685) Massachusetts Mar 29, 2007 Beer Trader

    Not a butchering, but I've seen Lagunitas Sucks listed simply as Lagunitas Holiday because they didn't think the beer would sell. I actually asked the bartender before ordering if he knew which Lagunitas beer they had (Sucks or Brown Shugga), and he pulled a piece of tape off the tap handle that had "Holiday" written on it to reveal that it was Sucks.
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  36. rrski198

    rrski198 Savant (350) Georgia Mar 7, 2010

    Schlafly Brewery in STL.... People who live in St. Louis can't even say it correctly. It's always called shoe fly. I've seen it misspelled on so many menus i can't even count
  37. Bakker

    Bakker Savant (340) Illinois Aug 1, 2010 Beer Trader

    I had a waitress tell me they had Three Floyds Batch 19. She was so confused I took her to the bar and consulted the bar tender and ended up straightening them both out. It was obviously neither one of them who placed the order to stock the bar!
  38. For Christmas the in-laws gave me a book titled Craft Brews by Robert Zollweg. The book is about pairing different glasses with different styles of beers. They also give examples of what they say are the top selling beers of each respective style. They had Great Lakes Edward Fitzgerald for a porter and no shit, for Imperial Stouts, had Three Floyd's Dark Load...brilliant.
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  39. Oh, and Surley Beender for a brown ale...
  40. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) New York Dec 30, 2011

    Latent racism ftw!