Coolest beer names?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Snowcrash000, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. Snowcrash000

    Snowcrash000 Crusader (721) Oct 4, 2017 Germany

    Of course beer is all about the taste, marketing be damned. Still, if a beer has a really cool name, that certainly doesn't fail to leave an impression. I will readily admit to buying beer just because it has a cool name that resonates with me. After all, what do I have to lose? I especially love music and movie references in beer names, but also social commentary. How about you? What are some of your favorites beer names?

    Equilibrium Harvester of Simcoe (Metallica)
    Equilibrium Vulgar Display of Flower (Pantera)
    Three Floyds FloyDivison (Joy Divison)

    Industrial Arts Prefered Nomenclature (The Big Lebowski)
    Industrial Arts Zesty Enterprise (The Big Lebowski)

    Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience
    Freigeist Bierkultur Mein Drumpf
    Stone I'm Peach

    Evil Twin I Always Felt Closer to IPAs Than I Did to People
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  2. TonyLema1

    TonyLema1 Poo-Bah (1,632) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina

    Orpheus Transmigration of Souls
    I think it was Oskar Blue Bolivia Newton John, but I may have the brewery wrong
  3. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (1,899) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota

    Dark Horse Smells Like A Safety Meeting

    An explanation I read said that they came up with that because safety staff are thought of as stoners.
  4. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (810) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    All Mouth No Trousers from Twin Elephant Brewing
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  5. spelingchampeon

    spelingchampeon Devotee (493) Feb 21, 2016 Delaware
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    30 Mile Brewing - Sofa King Juicy IPA
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  6. 25Comical

    25Comical Initiate (30) Oct 3, 2017 Illinois

    Flat Earth's Cygnus X-1
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  7. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (1,919) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Norm is a Son of a Bitch
    Imperial Biscotti Break Natale - Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top
    Double Bastard Bigger Longer Uncut
    Your Father Smelt of Elderberries
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  8. BalancingBrooms

    BalancingBrooms Disciple (380) Aug 22, 2013 Louisiana

    Parish- Ghost in the Machine

    Maine Beer Co- a tiny beautiful something
  9. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Defender (698) Apr 3, 2006 Michigan

    It was called "Smells like Weed" but they changed the name when they bottled it.
  10. ClePaul

    ClePaul Zealot (532) May 30, 2013 Ohio

    Oh yeah, sometimes at work you need to take a 'safety break'.
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  11. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (1,721) Sep 3, 2008 California

    Only time I've heard that association is a backcountry skin track reference. So folks stop, dank up, and truly examine the snow stability and profile that they intend to ski/ ride. Haven't heard a safety connection outside that setting...though maybe I live a sheltered life.
  12. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (1,627) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois

    Every cool '90's hip hop reference from Monkish.

    Full disclosure: I'm getting old.
  13. Bryan12345

    Bryan12345 Devotee (479) Mar 17, 2016 Texas

    Bat outta helles

    Amaretto by morning

    Baby got bock
  14. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,162) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    I always thought 668 The Neighbor of the Beast was a very clever name and an excellent beer.

    The best beer name is Boat
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  15. Pantalones

    Pantalones Devotee (423) Nov 14, 2014 Virginia

    Never had the beer, but always liked the name and the can art for this one -- I haven't actually seen this one in person (I assume I'm outside the distribution area?) so I only know it exists thanks to it popping up in What Beer Are You Drinking Now/New Beer Sunday threads here from time to time.
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  16. Shanex

    Shanex Crusader (797) Dec 10, 2015 France

    Xocoveza, plus it's a great beer.
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  17. Brothnellus

    Brothnellus Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2017 Florida

    It Puts the Cucumber On Its Skin or It Gets the Gose Again by 7venth Sun.
  18. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Meyvn (1,327) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    Too many to name. :crazy_face:
    Seriously, though, there are soooo many brilliant beer names I don't know where to begin.
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  19. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (1,899) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota

    Remedy Brewing London Cow-ling
    Bell's Arabicadabra
    Rhinelander Good Ass Beer (would be better if it were true)
    Avery Pump[KY]n
    Anderson Featherleggy Bulrusher
    Big Wood Morning Wood
    Orkney Skull Splitter
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  20. papposilenus

    papposilenus Champion (861) Jun 21, 2014 New Hampshire

    Clever names can be taken too far. An extreme example would be when Dieu du Ciel! wasted perfectly good ingredients brewing the incredibly nasty tasting Peach Mortel for the sole purpose of making fun of anglophones who couldn't or wouldn't learn how to say péché.
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  21. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (1,899) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota

    Like The Brown Note? Between the name and the label "art", erghhh.
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  22. NYR-Zuuuuc

    NYR-Zuuuuc Aspirant (281) Jan 1, 2013 Connecticut

    Jaromir Lager by Brix City Brewing
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  23. spelingchampeon

    spelingchampeon Devotee (493) Feb 21, 2016 Delaware
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    I love the artwork!

    Against The Grain:
    Citra Ass Down
    A Beer
    Jorge Castaña (the beer I could never aquire)
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  24. rypkr

    rypkr Crusader (770) Nov 19, 2011 Pennsylvania

  25. Invinciblejets

    Invinciblejets Devotee (424) Sep 29, 2014 South Carolina

    I like kane object permanence.
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  26. StoutAtTheDevil

    StoutAtTheDevil Zealot (503) Nov 17, 2013 Alabama

    Tons of great names out there. A recent favorite is Situational Ethics by Monday Night Brewing.
  27. AtillaTheHank

    AtillaTheHank Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2017 Connecticut

    668 Neighbor of the Beast from New England Brewing Company.
    This was my first introduction to fun beer names.
  28. CNoj012

    CNoj012 Meyvn (1,406) Dec 7, 2014 New York
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    I've always thought Permanent Funeral by 3 Floyds was a badass name. I've never actually had the beer though.
  29. Nic1985Ace

    Nic1985Ace Disciple (384) Jul 28, 2015 Illinois
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  30. BenHoppy

    BenHoppy Devotee (468) Nov 15, 2017 Michigan

    Funky Buddha Morning Wood
    Founders Dirty Bastard
    Founders Backwoods Bastard
    Stone Arrogant Bastard
    I suppose any name with bastard in its name
    3 Floyd Permanent Funeral
    Sexy Mother Pucker
    Sweetwater Donkey Punch
  31. spelingchampeon

    spelingchampeon Devotee (493) Feb 21, 2016 Delaware
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    You might get a kick out of Singlecut's brew names. Almost all are based on music. The name of the brewery is a guitar style. Song lyrics are often the names of their beer (Queen-Zeppelin-Sweet.. etc) or musical instruments/equipment.

    Their beer is topnotch to boot. Hard to get in these parts, I usually have to drive at least an hour, and there's no guarantee I'll run into any of it.

    Beers I've had by them: Are You Ready Steve; Weird and Gilly; Is This The Real Life; DDH Workers Are Going Home; Charlies Good Tonight.
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  32. woodchipper

    woodchipper Savant (939) Oct 25, 2005 Connecticut

    Many good ones out there. I mention this one because it came out very recently so its fresh on my mind -

    Evil Twin - I Always Felt Closer to IPAs Than I did to People
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  33. SudsDoctor

    SudsDoctor Devotee (490) Nov 23, 2008 New York

    These, but only if you want to be literal. :wink:
  34. mudbug

    mudbug Zealot (572) Mar 27, 2009 Oregon

  35. Hinda65

    Hinda65 Initiate (118) May 7, 2017 Utah

    That's great...I always thought that would be a cool idea for all a brewers beers be named after bands or tunes.... Baroness BA Stout...Trampled under hoof pale ale....

    It was funny cause a guy posted the Mikerphone check 1 2 on WBAYDN and I replied "What is this" and he replied "a DIPA"...I guess that song isn't as popular as I thought.
  36. jimmyfishkin

    jimmyfishkin Initiate (191) Nov 17, 2008 Wisconsin

    Never had it but Termination Dust by Arctic Sun always stood out to me.
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  37. drinkin-beeers

    drinkin-beeers Disciple (341) Jan 29, 2014 Montana

    Meadowlark brewing- Car Ramrod
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  38. Selby56

    Selby56 Initiate (69) Nov 12, 2014 Tennessee

    I've always enjoyed the geographic or hometown references to beers. Like Bell's with Two Hearted, Kalamazoo Stout, Third Coast, Lager of the Lakes all referencing Michigan. Or Great Lakes Brewing with Lake Erie Monster, Commodore Perry, Burning River, Holy Moses, and Eliot Ness all referencing Cleveland icons and folklore.
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  39. BergBeer

    BergBeer Defender (613) Aug 21, 2013 Virginia

    Man Baby - Pizza Port OB

    Liquid Swords - Oxbow Brewing Co.

    Victory at Sea - Ballast Point
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  40. IPAExpert69

    IPAExpert69 Initiate (140) Aug 2, 2017 New Jersey

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