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What Beer Name Butchering Have You Seen on Menus?

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

  1. mcrago

    mcrago Savant (405) Indiana Oct 6, 2012

    Love me some Wodford!
  2. woznym

    woznym Aspirant (40) Illinois Dec 1, 2010

    Ahhhhh... The down falls of drinking beer and THEN writing about it. Thanks for the correction
  3. mporter13

    mporter13 Aficionado (175) Oregon Jul 13, 2011

    I've seen a lot of places that list they carry "Widmere." I've heard it pronounced that way a lot too. I don't understand what's so hard about "Widmer."
  4. MSardina1

    MSardina1 Savant (250) California Apr 12, 2012 Subscriber

    I once saw "Mongo" from Port Brewing Company listed as "Mango"... thought it was acutaly somewhat appropriate...
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  5. SaCkErZ9

    SaCkErZ9 Champion (905) Florida Feb 27, 2005 Beer Trader

    I like when restaurants have a section or heading that says "Belgium Beers" instead of Belgian.
    raynmoon likes this.
  6. DoubleJ

    DoubleJ Poobah (1,090) California Oct 13, 2007 Beer Trader

    Whenever I'm at a restaurant and the server rambles out the selection, and ends it with "hefeweizen". Sorry, but hefeweizen and Widmer are two completely different words.
  7. BorisKarloff

    BorisKarloff Savant (360) Ohio Apr 29, 2013 Beer Trader

    Miller Jai Lai
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  8. Burferd

    Burferd Zealot (80) Illinois Aug 26, 2013

    Two Brothers Cane & Ebel is often misspelled Cain. One of my favorite joints has had it spelled wrong for four years! I mentioned the error to various mgmt types but gave up long ago.
  9. litheum94

    litheum94 Advocate (675) California Dec 29, 2008

    Not a misspelling, but I once saw Old Rasputin described as a "Russian River Imperial Stout." Uhh....
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  10. Another "not a misspelling but..."

    ...went to a restaurant in Asheville, NC and the menu referred to Guinness as "the original Imperial Stout."

    And I thought people in that city knew their beer.
    Dave1999 likes this.
  11. RobM77

    RobM77 Aficionado (180) Illinois Feb 14, 2013

    Thank God there isn't a beer called Onomatopoeia Ale.
  12. MiScusi

    MiScusi Advocate (685) California Feb 12, 2005

    we have a local crap bar that lists about 6 offerings from New Belgium as Fat Tire...
    "Fat Tire Ranger IPA"
    "Fat Tire Skinny Dip"
    and for Fat Tire it just says Fat Tire.
  13. Mikecap

    Mikecap Champion (815) Rhode Island May 18, 2012 Beer Trader

    Heavy Seas Lose Canon IPA. Misspelling of two words, come on now!
  14. RobinLee

    RobinLee Advocate (645) Wisconsin Feb 15, 2012 Beer Trader

    Maybe they lost the authoritative scriptures?
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  15. Mikecap

    Mikecap Champion (815) Rhode Island May 18, 2012 Beer Trader

    Had to be that. As much as I like Loose Cannon, I don't think it is Biblical...
  16. Lindemans Creek
  17. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Champion (805) California Sep 4, 2010 Beer Trader

  18. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Champion (805) California Sep 4, 2010 Beer Trader

    Never heard of the beer but that seems like a fair mistake. Damn does it look like beard.
  19. Cory-WC

    Cory-WC Savant (305) Florida May 31, 2013 Beer Trader

    I can personally admit to butchering Jai Alai. Jay a-lay is what I called it when I first asked a store clerk if they had any. Not a shining moment for me.
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  20. jds8411

    jds8411 Savant (485) California Oct 12, 2008

    Flat Tire at a Mexican restaurant I go to.
  21. willbm3

    willbm3 Savant (390) Massachusetts Feb 19, 2010

    Not a misspelling, but a server once told me that one of the taps just got switched to Jack's Abby Harmonious Union. I got it, but I think I prefer Hoponius Union. Tickers gotta tick...
  22. Brenden

    Brenden Champion (860) Ohio Feb 25, 2008 Subscriber Beer Trader

    The worst I've noticed is a waitress telling me the restaurant I was eating at had Omega White on tap. Curious, I ordered one and discovered that it was Ommegang Witte.
    utopiajane likes this.
  23. J_Dub

    J_Dub Savant (480) Texas Apr 22, 2013

    The local flying saucer has Weihenstephaner Hefe but it's really the Kristallweiss. Not a big deal really (even though I wish they'd put the Hefe up instead) but I was explaining to someone the difference and the server insisted it was the Hefe and not the Kristallweiss...I can tell the difference between a clear and hazy beer thank you miss now run along.