Beer Pronunciations

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Bitterbill, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,827) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I've always pronounced Smithwick's as Smithicks and now I have found out that it is properly pronounced as Smithdicks. Holy crap!

    Do you have a similar story of a beer that you have pronounced improperly over the years?
     
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  2. Shanex

    Shanex Meyvn (1,373) Dec 10, 2015 France
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    American and English beers? More than once.

    On the other hand, for the anglosphere; it’s « Chouff » not Chouffee :wink:

    Cheers!
     
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  3. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,827) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Nice. Singha is just Sing cuz the ha is silent. That caught me unawares as well.
     
  4. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Aspirant (225) Jul 29, 2012 Arizona

    I got Duvel and Hoegaarden wrong for the longest time
     
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  5. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,850) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    I always heard (from the Irish tourists) it was closer to "Smi'dicks".

    Then there's the Polish beer "Żywiec" - which is something like
     
  6. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,827) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Yeah, I didn't mean to put the "th" in there. Good catch.

    Re the Polish beer, I find o-ko-cheem rolls off the tongue much easier. :wink:
     
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  7. HammsMeASAP

    HammsMeASAP Initiate (116) Jun 14, 2012 Minnesota

    'Lagunitas' got me for sometime :rolling_eyes::sunglasses:
     
  8. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,850) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Well, they say that's why the beer picked up this nickname:
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  9. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,827) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    How do you say bastards in Polish for retiring the Baltic Porter?
     
  10. drunkenmess

    drunkenmess Meyvn (1,017) Mar 27, 2015 Michigan
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    Brewery Vivant.
    Pronounced it Vivent for the longest time till a guy corrected me at the beer store.
    "It's Vi-vauhnt" he said. French I think... :thinking_face:

    :rolling_eyes:

    :beers:
     
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  11. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,850) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    I think you'd be better off saying it in Danish (the language, not the pastry).
     
  12. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,827) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    skiderik(s?)
     
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  13. herrburgess

    herrburgess Meyvn (1,100) Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina
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    Jefe Weizen (like the Spanish)
     
  14. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (5,082) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    pFriem is pronounced 'freem' (per my Oregon childhood friend who spent many decades in Hood River)...
     
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  15. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (5,082) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    dranie
     
  16. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Poo-Bah (2,080) Dec 11, 2006 California
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    I’ve been told that this beer is actually pronounced “Chong.”
     
  17. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,827) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Yep. I've read that. Well done.
     
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  18. mambossa

    mambossa Disciple (388) Jun 30, 2015 Ohio
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    I always thought it was “Smitticks”?
     
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  19. johnInLA

    johnInLA Champion (856) Jun 12, 2005 California
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    One that comes to mind was ordering a beer from The Bruery, called Bois.

    I asked for a Boh eess, I was quickly corrected, Its called bwah

    One of many mispronunciations on my part over the years.
     
  20. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,827) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Sounds like they went French on you.
     
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  21. Ffenski

    Ffenski Devotee (400) Apr 24, 2008 Ohio
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    Pilsner Urquell. I've heard English and German pronunciations, "urkel", "urkvel", "urkwell", from various bartenders. I just point anymore!
     
  22. EmperorBatman

    EmperorBatman Initiate (73) Mar 16, 2018 District of Columbia

    I much prefer the Bavarian term - Weißbier, the “ß” being equal to an “ss.”
     
  23. GreenBayBA

    GreenBayBA Meyvn (1,062) Aug 30, 2015 Wisconsin
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    It was recently explained to me that Rogue Ales prefers to be pronounced like "roag ailes" instead of "rog ooo aall es." That was a surprise.
     
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  24. mambossa

    mambossa Disciple (388) Jun 30, 2015 Ohio
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    A local brewery makes a beer called Chinook Strike. And it’s funny seeing how people choose to pronounce Chinook. It could be “SHIN-ook” or “CHIN-ook”, or switching up the emphasis like “shin-OOK”/“chin-OOK”.

    I’m still not even sure how to pronounce the name of a hop that’s been around for quite a while. I guess it’s said how anyone prefers!
     
  25. Longhorn08

    Longhorn08 Aspirant (229) Feb 4, 2014 Texas
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    It’s not CH-may. And it’s not ROCK-ifort.


    We all learn the hard way.
     
  26. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (2,270) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    I heard Weizen a lot in Bavaria, it's interchangeable. And that's called a Scharfes S.
     
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  27. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,487) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    That sounds like it should be the Brooklyn version of that word.

    Missing a winky emoji on your post? Can't tell if you're serious. "Roag ailes" is the only way to say that name. :thinking_face:
     
  28. EmperorBatman

    EmperorBatman Initiate (73) Mar 16, 2018 District of Columbia

    I was trying not to get too technical here with the German language for those who cannot speak it.

    FWIW in Austria, it is almost always referred to as Weißbier or colloquially Weisse.
     
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  29. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,310) Sep 24, 2007 Vatican City
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    Yup, that is how the owner/brewmaster Josh pronounces his last name. I got to know him a little when he lived in my town, brewing at Chuckanut.
     
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  30. TrojanRB

    TrojanRB Meyvn (1,467) Jul 27, 2013 California
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    I’ve been pronouncing IPA “ippppp-uhhhhh” instead of “eye-pee-ayyy” until just recently






    (Kidding)
     
  31. Giantspace

    Giantspace Crusader (721) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Plinee not plyknee

    Only one that comes to mind

    Enjoy
     
  32. stevepat

    stevepat Crusader (766) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    wait...what on earth is plyknee?
     
  33. Giantspace

    Giantspace Crusader (721) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Elder or Younger

    Enjoy
     
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  34. bassofthec

    bassofthec Initiate (91) Aug 7, 2008 California

    I was told in Chinatown NYC that Tsingtao is pronounced Ching-dao. Not sure if that is a legitimate pronunciation.
     
  35. stevepat

    stevepat Crusader (766) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    I guess I just don't understand where the k comes in. how is plinee different than pli-knee? I read the latter as plyk-nee
     
  36. Peach63

    Peach63 Aspirant (204) Jul 17, 2019 New York
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    Yuengling had me tongue tied for a while. :flushed:
     
  37. shadyside

    shadyside Defender (605) Feb 27, 2011 Georgia
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    Unibroue - Uni-brew or Uni-brow?
     
  38. Jacobier10

    Jacobier10 Poo-Bah (2,106) Feb 23, 2004 New Jersey
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    You're joking but I was at a bar a few months ago and a woman walked up to the bartender and asked if they had any "dippahs" on tap (DIPAs).
     
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  39. loebrygg

    loebrygg Aspirant (226) Jun 4, 2016 Norway

    Nøgne Ø is pronounced Nøgne Ø, if you can't pronounced "Ø"
    just say Nogne O, or Naked Island
     
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  40. loebrygg

    loebrygg Aspirant (226) Jun 4, 2016 Norway

    I always had problems with Weihenstephaner and Schlenkerla Rauchbier
    can someone help me out?