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Your beer's names?

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by malweth, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. harrymel

    harrymel Initiate (0) Washington Dec 15, 2010

    I want to be your friend. And drink your beer. Those beers sound outstanding!

    What yeast did you use in Comfortably Numb? How did Athos turn out with the sherry goods?
     
  2. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Moderator (535) Oregon Aug 25, 2009 Staff Member

    Yeah, it was the first beer in my "BANGARANG" series. Thud Butt is the big kid in Hook. I also have an Imperial Red Ale I am going to make called Rufio, as well as a session coffee stout called No Nap, and a few others. I've also got a "Where The Wild Things Are" series going too. I have the Carol (Lambic) in bottles (and batch 2 fermenting), the Ira (Mango sour Blonde) and the Judith (Blackberry sour Blonde) are just about ready to bottle, and I have a recipe for a Flander's Red that I am going to brew in a few months name the Alexander (chose that WTWTA character since Alexander Rodenbach is essentially the founder for the style as we know it).
     
  3. drewbage

    drewbage Advocate (675) California Mar 15, 2003

    I don't really name my beers...

    :)
     
  4. udubdawg

    udubdawg Advocate (505) Kansas Dec 11, 2006

    I don't believe it. I bet they are all sexual and scatalogical and other boring names.

    very rarely name my beer. Friends who help out tend to give them "Shocker" names. Usually I just write a batch number on the cap so I can identify it.
     
  5. ryane

    ryane Savant (320) Washington Nov 21, 2007

    ha, thanks

    Comfortably numb used two yeasts WY9093 Imperial blend and 4347 eau de vie

    athos is coming along nicely, it has strong notes of nougat, caramel, and vanilla, and is pretty strong. Now that ive used sherry flor on its own I can really pick out the flavors it lends to the WY lambic blend, theres this hard to decribe sort of phenolic/sharp bite to it (better than it sounds)

    If your interested the recipes for both are here
    http://ryanbrews.blogspot.com/2010/12/athos-biere-de-garde-fermented-with.html
    http://ryanbrews.blogspot.com/2010/01/20-abv-imperial-stout.html
     
  6. Blackout brown ale- brewed during a horrific storm/power outage
    Euro trash-pilsner I brewed for a party of..well you guessed it..nobody got it though
    singed tail ale- my dog got a shorter tail..too curious about the kettle burner
    Face Plant- Double IPA..lived up to its name!

    those are some of my fav's..so many don't stay long enough to get named
     
  7. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Advocate (595) Colorado Jan 20, 2012

    I'm glad my dog isn't the only one who has gotten to friendly with the burner.
     
  8. ShaBizzle

    ShaBizzle Aficionado (135) Virginia Mar 27, 2010

    I only name the ones I have screwed up,

    Hoppy Wheat with Orange Peel that got infected - Sour BandAids
    Two Hearted Clone that I didnt let boil down enough - Light Hearted
     
  9. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo Initiate (0) Alaska May 30, 2011

    not telling you
     
  10. Going down the list:

    Fetus Prime: Baby's First Beer (Heavily hopped SNPA clone)
    DarknOat (oatmeal stout)
    Waxohf (American IPA that ended up with a waxed fruit taste)
    BTB (English Bitter)
    Dumpy Pumpkin (Pumpkin Ale)
    DSL or Demon Spider Lager (a lager aged in a garage in proximity to a huge dead spider)
    Black Dynamite (American Black Ale)
    Ape Shit Bananas (Dubbel)
    Cellar Dweller: Nad Flenders (Flanders Red)

    There are some more that have yet to be named, but those were some of our favorites.
     
  11. drewbage

    drewbage Advocate (675) California Mar 15, 2003

    Aww.. it warms my heart that someone remembers. :)
     
  12. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Moderator (640) Georgia Feb 12, 2012 Staff Member

    I have a brown ale I'm gonna call Shit Gobbers.

    Only because I had a fly, a huge fly that I swear I saw muggin' on some dog shit in the yard right before he dive bombed my wort at flame out..

    Atleast he was in while it was still hot.
     
  13. rlee1390

    rlee1390 Savant (470) Indiana Mar 6, 2010

    I love film so I give them film-related names;
    Dr. Hefeweizen: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Wheat
    Vienna Lager- The Third Lager (The Third Man is set in Vienna)
    Biere de Garde- The Garde Illusion (The Grand Illusion)
    Hopsablanca
    Milk Stout- Milktropolis (Metropolis)
    Dunkelweizen- Dunkel Soup (Duck Soup)
    RIS- Battleship RIS (Battleship Potemkin)

    If I ever was able to make a sour I have the following ideas;
    One Faro over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Butch Cassis and the Sourdance Kid
    Raging Bruin
     
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  14. I don't usually name my beers, mostly named for friends' weddings:

    Gumball & Chain (Gumballhead clone for a wedding)
    Ball & Chain Brown (again, wedding)
    Nice Day for a White Wedding Wheat
    Hoppily Ever After
    Pisgah Mountain Pecan Brown (wedding is near Pisgah nat'l forest)

    One other random brew that came out well and was deserving of a good name:

    Decadent Ballsweat (brewed on the hottest day of the year in July to be ready for fall, chocolate/coffee/oatmeal breakfast porter)
     
  15. GeeL

    GeeL Aficionado (185) Massachusetts Aug 27, 2008

    I did an IPA for a ski week that I called "Skier's High P.A." My family came up from PA so there was a little double meaning there.

    I also brewed a hoppy Scotch ale called "Hop Scotch".

    I did a brew with oak and Norwegian elderberries for family in Norway and called it "Norwegian Wood".

    I'm sure there are others but don't recall.
     
  16. rocdoc1

    rocdoc1 Savant (405) New Mexico Jan 13, 2006

    I really only have two beers I name, if you don't count names I enter in Promash. Happy Wife Beer is a kolsch styled beer using 10% toasted malt. The other is my Ball Buster, a Belgian strong dark ale, and the name speaks for itself.
     
  17. clonebrewer

    clonebrewer Aficionado (170) Iowa Sep 5, 2009

    "Depends Cider" - 9.2% Apfelwein
    "Hoppy Seconds" - DIPA
    'N.O.R.I.S" - Never-Oaked-Russian-Imperial-Stout
    "Sonic Fuzz" - Session APA
    "Gypsy Tears" - American Strong Ale
    "Jap-Slap Saison" - All Sorachi Ace hopped Saison
     
  18. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Savant (395) Wisconsin Mar 13, 2010

    man those sound Awesome I'd trade you for some of your home brew lol. WTWTA was an obsession of mine as a kid I basically wore the binding out and had to get another copy because I read it so much. Along those same lines I've always though about making a cinnamon Imperial coffee stout or a "hot chocolate imperial Stout" and calling it Polar Express.
     
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  19. penderp

    penderp Initiate (0) Washington Sep 19, 2008

    Some of my recent ones, I always try to incorporate skulls into my labels cuz I'm bad like that:

    Medula HOPlongata- Really "heady" smelling IPA, label is a drawing of my wife's CT scan with a hop for brains
    Beast of Bourbon- Bourbon soaked oak aged black IPA, label is a bourbon barrel with tentacles emerging and clutching a skull
    Dead Head Red- Heavily hopped American Amber with the Grateful Dead's skull and roses drinking a beer
    Skulldozer Pale Ale- Zombie Dust clone with 15% wheat, label is a bulldozer pushing a pile of skulls
    Rest in Peace Russian Imperial Stout (RIP RIS)- 12% RIS that was TOO drinkable, label had a graveyard with a skeleton hand popping out of the grave holding a beer
     
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  20. dckepley

    dckepley Savant (365) Iowa Aug 13, 2006

    "Hands and Teeth" - Imperial Stout
    "Buttpumper" - Butternut Squash-Pumpkin Ale
    "Black Mole" - Blackberry-Mulberry Ale
    "Busta" - Nut Brown Ale
     
  21. brewmandan

    brewmandan Aficionado (160) Iowa May 10, 2010

    Some of my beer names:
    Gold Rush--wheat
    Fish Fryer Ale--pale ale/lager
    Red Stag Slobber--oktoberfest
    Not sure if I'll call my bock Billy Bulldog Bock or Friar Tuck's Bock.
     
  22. I've had nicknames for a few:

    San Miguel - Belgian but w/ the candi sugar switched with agave & a hint of lime. Kinda Belgium via Mexico.
    The Big Black One - double digit strength black ale brewed with coffee & brown sugar
    Dirty Commie - dry hopped red ale
     
  23. humalupa

    humalupa Zealot (80) Michigan Apr 15, 2010

    Naming the beer is my 2nd favorite part, behind brewing the beer. And then drinking it; OK, it's my 3rd favorite.

    Black IPA: Blackhop Down
    Red: Better Off Red
    Wet Hop: Hoppin' Fresh
    Belgian Trippel: Monky Business
    Hefeweizen: Hugh Hefeweizen
    Surly Furious clone: And Don't Call Me Surly
    Pliny the Elder clone: Respect the Elder
     
  24. goodonezach

    goodonezach Initiate (0) New York Mar 24, 2011

    sometimes i name beers after albums i like:
    black hops and revelations (black IPA)
    audio video simcoe (DIPA)
    kid APA
    this is hoppening (although i think i'd have to integrate some LCD-themed design on the label or some people wouldn't get that).

    i'm also thinking of completely ripping off yo la tengo in naming a huge barrel-aged 10+% ABV somethingorother and just calling it 'i am not afraid of you and i will beat your ass.' not descriptive or punny at all but it's just such a great album name. and a great album.
     
  25. ScrewyBrewer

    ScrewyBrewer Zealot (80) New Jersey Jul 20, 2010

    My current favorites beers and recipes are my 'Screwer In The Rye Lager', 'Bottoms Up Brown Ale', '420 Special Wheat', 'Snowy Daze Stout', 'Hammerfest Oktoberfest' and 'Clock Struker Pale Ale'.
     
  26. totti333

    totti333 Disciple (70) New York Oct 15, 2010

    I just named my 8.2% pumpkin ale Belligerent Thanksgiving
     
  27. fvernon

    fvernon Savant (370) Wisconsin Mar 1, 2010

    a few off the top of my head:
    dry-hopped czech pils: bohemian hopsody
    french farmhouse brewed with juniper berries: biére de geniévre
    15% dark chocolate and orange imperial stout: black death stout
    baltic porter brewed with blackstrap molasses and aged on sassafras: sassy molassy
    all-amarillo dipa: damarillo
    wee heavy: decapitated deer ale (based on a true story)
    bourbon-coffee-vanilla porter: decapitated skunk porter (also based on a true story)
    belgian strong ale: la fin de l'these
    all-citra dipa: CitraSlap!

    an updated batch of damarillo is bubbling away as i type
     
  28. elephantrider

    elephantrider Savant (275) Michigan Mar 25, 2011

    Pure Hop Fury - IIPA with Columbus and Centennial
    The Good Life - IPA with Simcoe and Centennial
    Audrey and Oaked Bourbon Audrey - RIS that will be ready for soon to be born daughter
    Vitamin C - single hop APA with all Citra
    Scuzzlebutt - American Barleywine
    Dark Passenger - CDA
    Mr Blonde - Blonde Ale with Centennial

    Lots more beers have been brewed but those are the only ones with names so far...
     
  29. VikeMan

    VikeMan Champion (750) Pennsylvania Jul 12, 2009

    I generally don't bother naming mine. But I am going to name the one I just brewed today. It's a Blonde that should come out to about 4% ABV. I'm going to call it Hello Utah.
     
  30. ncaudle

    ncaudle Advocate (610) Virginia May 28, 2010

    generally dont name, but I have for some.

    Lemonade = sour saison with lemon rind
    You're Going To Be A Genius Anyway = mango ipa (it's a phish thing...)
     
  31. jtmartino

    jtmartino Savant (470) California Dec 11, 2010

    I named my DIPA "Vesuvius."


    Because it's the Pliny killer.
     
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  32. Gravecrawler IPA
     
  33. Some of my favorites

    Sydnie IPA - After my daughter
    Scott's BIG IPL - my double India pale alger
    Scott's Scottish on Scotch - A 9% Scottish Strong Ale that I brewed using East Coast Yeasts Scottish Heavy and bulk aged it on toasted oak cubes that I had soaked in Glenfiddich
    My Funky Brother Brett - 100% Brettanomyces claussenii fermented beer that is also named after my brother Brett
    Imperial Rhino Stout - my annual IRS
    Westbennetteren 12 - my quad
    Costa del Sol - a very hoppy lager brewed with Mexican lager yeast
    Deathfire - my habanero porter
     
  34. Haven't been naming too many beers, but here are the few:

    For Better, For Worse - English Barleywine/Wedding beer
    Citra Ass Down - Citra DIPA
    Pillow Talk - Vanilla RIS
    Reasonable Doubt - Old Ale
     
  35. Here are some of mine:

    Rivendell - Zythos/Summit IPA
    Left Hand of Darkness - dry stout
    Attacked By Robins - red ale
    Swimming Gibbon - dry-hopped IPA
    St. Oliver - saison
    Gnomeskull - Belgian dubbel
    Black Lodge - chocolate porter

    The names have personal relevance....
     
  36. Rau71

    Rau71 Initiate (0) California Dec 12, 2011

    I live in San Miguel, CA. I like the name. There is a mission here too, so the Abbey/Mexican connection is good, I like it.

    I have a Citra and Amarillo hopped IPA I call CA IPA. And I have an IIPA I am naming Feats of Strength. It is dry hopping as we speak, I was hoping to have it ready for Festivus, but alas my brew schedule didn't align.
     
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  37. Naming homebrews is kind of like naming pet fish, you kill them so quickly so why name them.
     
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  38. nolabrew

    nolabrew Aficionado (160) Louisiana Apr 20, 2010

    I recently brewed a steam that went horribly wrong. I spilled a third of the grain literally into the sewer, then I broke the hydrometer *in* the wort, then I spilled a good bit of wort while I was straining it. I named the beer "Snakebite" and it's actually pretty tasty, although nothing like my typical steam.
     
  39. Ahhh, re: your Golden Strong...you a Randy Stonehill fan?
     
  40. The letters in "Faceplant" are supposed to be solid black, something happened when converting it to a .jpg file. Anyways, this is what I named my Winter Warmer. (The recipe still needs a few tweaks.)

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    A Saison that was brewed for our Christmas in July party:

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