Breweries With Generic Names

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by RaulMondesi, May 9, 2019.

  1. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Zealot (581) Mar 28, 2009 California

    Mind blown!

    Not a hard and fast rule and I have been wrong occasionally.
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  2. Joe13

    Joe13 Initiate (31) Aug 7, 2018 New Jersey

    Really? How so?
    I just searched "local craft beer in California", and "Local Craft Beer, Tehachapi California" was my first result.
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  3. zid

    zid Meyvn (1,284) Feb 15, 2010 New York
    Society Trader

    I didn't get that, but you have a point. For me, they did come up as a map result, and things like their Yelp and Instagram came up as results scattered amongst the links generally about beer in California.
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  4. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,772) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Pulled out a list of the 157 US breweries in existence in 1962 ('cause it was a simple 1- 157 list and that was a reasonable number to go through :grin:) and these are the only breweries that were not named after the founder/owner OR the city/state or some similar geographic location name, and a few are somewhat debatable (Atlantic, Northern, Queen City, Lone Star, Buckeye). #1 Lucky Lager Brewing Co. would also go by the generic "General Brewing Co." at times in its existence.

    So, about 20% and, obviously, the majority of them are essentially named after their flagship brand (or, maybe, vice versa?).

    1. Lucky Lager
    2. Falstaff
    3. Pearl
    4. Associated
    5. National
    6. International
    7. Canadian Ace
    8. Buckeye
    9. The Lion
    10. Lone Star
    11. Metropolis
    12. Old Crown
    13. Sunshine
    14. Fox Head
    15. Atlas
    16. Sterling
    17. Atlantic
    18. Northern
    19. West End
    20. Tivoli
    21. Globe
    22. Queen City
    23. Eagle
    24. Pilsen
    25. Century
    26. Columbia
    27. Enterprise
    28. Home
    29. Peoples
    30. Northern
    31. Anchor
    #44 jesskidden, May 17, 2019
    Last edited: May 17, 2019
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  5. PABrewReview

    PABrewReview Initiate (133) Apr 30, 2019 Pennsylvania
    Society Trader

    Just wait until the new one in Lancaster opens up: "Our Town Brewery"
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  6. eppCOS

    eppCOS Savant (904) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado

    If I were starting one, I'd seriously consider "Beer Brewing Company" just for the raised eyebrows and eye-rolls. Deep fucking eye-rolls.
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  7. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,416) May 30, 2005 Michigan

    If it weren't for those crazy Canucks having some strange spelling, it's been done: