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Brews with Strange/Odd Names

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by acceptmj, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. spicoli00

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    from their website, less about meat beating than you think...

    A few weeks later, in September of 1993, we incorporated as Indian Peaks Brewing Company, in honor of the serrated ridges and jagged peaks of the Indian Peaks wilderness that you can see nearby. Then the search for the location was on from Golden to Loveland. In November of that year, home became a former meat packing plant nestled next to the St. Vrain River near downtown Longmont. In just a few weeks, the brewery was starting to take shape, labels were being produced, and kegs and bombers were purchased. The place was hopping. However, the euphoria was quickly sidelined when a conflict of interest surrounding the brewery name surfaced. Indian Peaks was being used by another brewery for a beer style. So, not wanting to start off on the wrong foot, we quickly changed the name of the company to Left Hand, in honor of Chief Niwot, whose tribe wintered in the local area. (The name Left Hand is derived from the southern Arapahoe word “Niwot” meaning left hand.)
     
  2. cjs61679

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    Sounds like a a complicated way of throwing us off the scent...Too many examples of meat beating euphemisms for it to all be a coincidence.
     
  3. spicoli00

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    I predict their next beer name will be named Munchin' Puncher.
     
  4. Hanzo

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    Left Hand Stranger is enough to prove that.
     
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  5. leedorham

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    It doesn't seem like I'm the back-dated one in the scenario you describe.
     
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    Horny Goat BC
    Ass Kisser Ales
     
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    Moose Drool....Barking Squirrel.......Buffalo Sweat.
     
  9. Jtc2811

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    Tired hands stuff:

    The light that spills out from the hole in your head

    Yes yes yes killing the ego

    You may feel a burning sensation
     
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    Trinity has an entire line of beers inspired by office space.
    Oh face
    Red Swingline
    Damn it feels good to be a gangster
    TPS report
     
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    y'ever tried the beer? :confused:
     
  14. broseidon

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    Nearly anything from Against the Grain. Aside from Shart Pants aka Shit Jeans, they have such gems as:

    Chamomile Tow, Hoppy Endings, Golden Sower, Kentucky Ryed Chicken, An Ale Pleasure, Citra Ass Down, etc

    How they get away with some of these boggles the mind but they make some good brews so they need to keep doing their thing.
     
  15. Tlab3

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    I don't know if people can look it up but Darkhorse brewery is bringing 99 beers to the MBG summer beer fest in Yipsilati, MI and many of those beers have great names. A couple of my favorites: Smells Like a Saftey Meeting, Über Boober (cream ale made with baby formula), Peaches and Creme in my Pants creme ale, Maple Belgian Waffles with no Chicken Brown Ale.
     
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    Shiftersfull Christmas beer
     
  18. Casey3236

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    I only discovered berr advocate a couple years ago. Before that, without rating and reviews, I based a lot of beer choices on name. First time I saw Blithering Idiot I had to try it. More recently Ibought a bbottle of Hoptimus Prime just because I loved the name. My new favorite name is Hopsphyxiation. I will want one just for the name. Have you ever bought a beer just because you thought the name was great?
     
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    Yes.
    Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
    Weyerbacher Insanity
    All the "Bastards" from Stone

    I have been noticing the next name I think is cool - psycHOPathy.
     
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    Haven't had it yet, but bitchin camero

    <Insert deadmilkmen here>
     
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    Ghostface Killah... fuck that beer is painful. I finished it out of spite.
     
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    little sumpin sumpin

    And: Intergalactic Acid
     
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    Polygamy Porter - Why have just one?
     
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    Hop Stoopid. After that, I was hooked.
    Arrogant Bastard was too good to resist too.
     
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    Justin Blabaer was a great one, the bottle is freakin' hilarious!
     
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    Citra Ass Down from Against the Grain
     
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    Lagunitas Sucks. I was pretty disappointed because I wanted a beer that sucked.
     
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    Three Floyds has some seriously gnarly names for most of their beers. Namely:

    Permanent Funeral
    Arctic Panzer Wolf
    In the Name of Suffering
    Behemoth
    Dreadnaught
    Zombie Dust
    Blackheart

    For a punk/metal fan like myself, I'm pretty much sold just on the names.
     
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    How about Anchorage's The Tide and its Takers? I also love Dreadnaught and Funk Metal
     
  30. Ri0

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    There is one I'd buy for the name.
    Tactical Nuclear Penguin.
     
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    I would buy Bitches Brew just because of the name, but I've never seen it around here.
     
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    I have family members that share the names of so many of Hill Farmstead's brews, yet I have never had any of these brews. I wouldn't think twice to buy any of them just for their name.
     
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    This is the one I was thinking about when u saw this thread, all of clown shoes have odd names. You u drink a beer called hoppy feet if you didn't get their schtick? Tramp stamp maybe
     
  34. Ljudsignal

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    Most anything BrewDog does (TNP, Sink the Bismarck, 5 O'Clock Saint, Dead Pony Club...the options are plentiful). Most of the Anderson Valley beers as well (Heelch o' Hops, Hop Ottin' IPA, etc.), if only because Boontling is such a bizarre jargon. Framinghammer, although that's less odd than awesome. And finally, Yanjing Beer from China--although the actual characters for the beer are 嬊京啤酒, in the absence of proper tone indicators the name is homophonous with 眼睛啤酒...which translates roughly to "eyeball beer" :p
     
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    Mother brewing from Springfield, Mo has a BA Imp. stout named MILF
     
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    Most beers from New England Brewing
     
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