Do you give your home brews witty names? Let's hear em

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by HokiesandBeer, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. namyarb3

    namyarb3 Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2013 Washington

    I've named my last IIPA 'Hip-HOP-opotamus'.
    That beer tasted like crap!
  2. earlholman

    earlholman Disciple (376) Feb 25, 2013 Maryland
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    I called my hefeweizen "El Jefe", which is the boss in spanish. Pretty simple
  3. spartan1979

    spartan1979 Aspirant (296) Dec 29, 2005 Missouri

    I brewed a doppelbock and it was one of the worst brew days I'd ever had. Several boilovers, a stuck mash, equipment problems, etc. So I named it Exasperator.
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  4. udubdawg

    udubdawg Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2006 Kansas

    company furloughed us for a month several years back, and I worked on my IPA recipes.
    Eventually "Furloughed Engineer - pale, bitter, full of alcohol" was born.
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  5. chodog

    chodog Initiate (149) Dec 31, 2010 California
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    comet/cascade honey IPA.. C&C IPA factory (everybody dance now)
  6. thedarkestlord

    thedarkestlord Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2013 Illinois

    Funky barn juice - sour brown ale w/ cherrys.
  7. Treb0R

    Treb0R Aspirant (232) Dec 12, 2012 Oregon

    It's already been done -

    Great name, dreadfully sweet and malty IIPA.

    Close enough -

    Like this? -

    I named my dry, West Coast IIPA, "Golden Hopportunity".
  8. sergeantstogie

    sergeantstogie Aspirant (202) Nov 16, 2010 Washington

    Like All tan everything?
  9. afrokaze

    afrokaze Zealot (579) Jun 12, 2009 Arizona
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    It's a reference to the Jay-Z saying and the NZ national rugby team.
  10. DanielNicholson

    DanielNicholson Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2012 Texas

    Just made a Rye IPA I plan to name "Mustache Rye'd"
  11. jmw

    jmw Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2009 North Carolina

    Pretty sure that's been done.
  12. Treb0R

    Treb0R Aspirant (232) Dec 12, 2012 Oregon

    Haha, prove it! :wink: I brewed named and brewed this beer 5 years ago this month. I saw a few fellow homebrewer's on hopville with the same name, but that's about it.
  13. barfdiggs

    barfdiggs Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2011 California

    Matrimonial Milk Stout (Imp. Milk Stout for my Wedding)
    Velarde's Flight (APA brewed for BA Nosignsofpain's birthday w/ Falconer's Flight hops)
    Pacific Rim (IPA brewed with NZ/US/Japanese hops, all countries on the Pacific Rim)
    Rim Job (IIPA brewed w/ Pacific Rim wort, using 1 lb of Apollo hops/ 5 gallon batch)
    Carpet Matches the Drapes (Imperial Red Ale w/ NZ/US/AU hops)
    Dank Side of the 'Dena (Black IPA using Dank ass mystery hops)
    Hogg's Wine (A massively hopped 11.5% wheatwine brewed for my Dad)
    Mooseknuckle (DIPA)
    Bitterweizen (Overly hopped American Wheat, my first beer)
    F*ck You H***n (A hoppy saison brewed from ingredients that were supposed to used to brew a batch with a local brewery that completely flaked on us, then blew off our COC judging for a collaboration beer)
  14. TimoP

    TimoP Devotee (453) Oct 19, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Ryebosome 80s, I'd like to know if anyone can figure out why I named my beer that.
  15. barfdiggs

    barfdiggs Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2011 California

    80 S is the sedimentation coefficient in svedberg units that correlate to the particles mobility in differential ultra centrifugation. 80S is the size of eukaryotic ribosomes. The Rye part is due to the presence of rye? Am I close at all here?!

    Sorry, I'm a Caltech Ph.D. student and dork.
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  16. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Haha. Flight of the Conchords fan?
  17. namyarb3

    namyarb3 Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2013 Washington

    Meh. A bit, I suppose.
    That is where I got the name, though. I had planned for a variant called 'Rhyme-Noceros', but that beer turned out so bad that I scrapped all of it.
    All named after Mike Tyson Punch-Out guys now!
  18. jncastillo87

    jncastillo87 Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2013 Texas

    There is a brewery in Katy, Tx called no "label brewery" that sells an El Jefe Hefeweizen. Yall must think alike ! :grinning:
  19. jncastillo87

    jncastillo87 Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2013 Texas

    Not witty .. but my wife has two ( we ) wiener dogs and she loves them .. My latest label creation.



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  20. flagmantho

    flagmantho Poo-Bah (4,877) Feb 19, 2009 Washington
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    A local Seattle brewery, Hale's, also has an El Jefe. Badass Colonel Sanders-lookin' dude on the label, too :relaxed:
  21. flagmantho

    flagmantho Poo-Bah (4,877) Feb 19, 2009 Washington
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    My homebrews sometimes end up with clever names, although they're almost always only clever to me and not to anyone else. My personal favorite of mine is a sorghum beer I did called the Post-Gluten Prometheus -- it's a take off of the name of an X-Files episode.
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  22. TimoP

    TimoP Devotee (453) Oct 19, 2011 Pennsylvania

    80s was for the eukaryotic ribosome of the yeast, I'm glad you got that. But it was also for the beer being roughly 80 ibus. And the ryebosome play on words was obviously due to the rye in the beer, it was a double ipa too. I was happy with that name, I was hoping that other people would appreciate it and not just me. Good work.
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  23. barfdiggs

    barfdiggs Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2011 California

    Ahh... that was slick! Didn't even cross my mind.
  24. sergeantstogie

    sergeantstogie Aspirant (202) Nov 16, 2010 Washington

    Ha ok. Jay Z is on all tan everything too.
  25. ForkAndSpoonOp

    ForkAndSpoonOp Initiate (0) May 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Morley Smoked Porter
    Black Oil RIS
    Pine Bluff (Chinook IPA)
    Small Potatoes Wee Heavy

    Think I found my brand...
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  26. mjryan

    mjryan Zealot (567) Dec 22, 2007 Minnesota

    I'm brewing a steam beer with New Zealand hops this weekend. Planning on calling it "Zealand Steamer".
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  27. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    The "Albert Haynesworth Conditioning Test" Imperial Oatmeal Stout

    My buddy, a Washington Redskins fan, came up to visit me the same weekend that the Redskins were putting their newly acquired defensive end through a barage of conditioning tests that he kept failing. As a life-long New York Giants fan, I mocked this to no end. Curious about how difficult the tests were, we tried one. While hard, we both pulled it off. Later that day I brewed an Oatmeal Stout with a big ol' grain bill. Hence, the ridiculous name.
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  28. cosco

    cosco Initiate (0) Dec 5, 2007 Michigan

    Let's see...

    Galactic IPA (Chinook + Galaxy IPA)
    PeppeRye PA (Rye IPA spiced with peppercorns)
    Maori Blonde (hoppy blonde ale with all New Zealand hops)
    Perfectly Pale Ale (Amarillo Pale Ale)
    N.T.B. Brown Ale (Not The Best) - thought it was bland and not as good as Bell's Best Brown
    Sol Invictus (English Festival Ale)
    Fauxberon (Oberon clone)
    Victors Ale (Centennial blonde ale brewed Michigan football season and my name is Victor)
  29. SenorHops

    SenorHops Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 Rhode Island

    My 2 favorites are my brown ale which I call "Tighty Whitey's Brown Streak Ale" and my Rye IPA that I call,
    "Atom Hop Mother's Funky Dung Ale".
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  30. Crack2000

    Crack2000 Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2010 Texas

    Varying degrees of wittiness (and the ones I can think of off the top of my head):

    Jagged Little Pils (pilsner)
    Hippie Bear (oud bruin)
    Madonna Monroe (imperial blonde)
    And To All a Goodnight (Christmas ale)
    Montezuma (rye ale with chilies)
    Muscles From Brussels (BDSA)
    Kool and the Gang (Celebration clone)
  31. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2012 Maryland

    My first IPA I brewed i called "MC ipA" as an homage to the late Beastie Boy, MCA

    I just brewed a porter last night that I plan on calling brick & Porter

  32. Sixam2

    Sixam2 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2013 Washington

    Dirty Dogz Brewing Company (I'll post my logo, because it's damn funny)
    double dog dare IPA
    Solla Sollew Pale Ale ( it's high octane, so 2 of these and you'll think you are in Solla Sollew...
  33. HerbMeowing

    HerbMeowing Aspirant (267) Nov 10, 2010 Virginia

    'Wit-What-Where' - a not-so-good bière blanche
    'Finest Kinda' - Smuttynose 'Finest Kind' IPA knock-knock joke
    'Luna' - 2-row'n Amarillo Gold SMaSH
    'Baling Twine' - Ballantine IPA poser
    'Olde Sockeye' - English barleywine w/Alaskan salmon notes
    'Bruce'n Jennifer' - spruce sprigs and juniper berry spring pale ale
    'Elder Piney' - NJ Pine Barrens version of 'Pliny Teh Elder' clone...courtesy 'Vinnie Teh Russian.'
    Herb's 'Early Tap' Rural wheat - self-indulgent 'raspberry' and 'Hallertau' anagram
    Jursey Duvel - Belgian Strong Golden Pale a la Duvel

    More @
  34. geezerpk

    geezerpk Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2010 South Carolina

    I guess one could name a Black & Tan "Obama and Boehner."
  35. marathonman

    marathonman Initiate (0) May 1, 2009 Texas

    Yes I name everyone. If I brew the same on again I use the same name, if I change something I use a new name.

    Penny Farthing- Pale ale
    Threadbare- English pale mild
    Mild Desperation - dark mild
    Squaw line- oatmeal stout
    Master of the House- barley wine
    Everyone and Everything- imp stout
    And on and on.................
  36. Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky

    Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky Aspirant (270) Feb 13, 2013 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    I just thought of one for a future wild ale: Check Out the Big Brain on Brett
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  37. Tazz1962

    Tazz1962 Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2009 Georgia

    Just bottled my Groundhog IPA today!
  38. Herky21

    Herky21 Crusader (711) Aug 7, 2011 Iowa
    Beer Trader

    I have a Breakfast stout that is called: Breakfast in Beer.
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  39. dondeez21

    dondeez21 Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2006 New Jersey

    I brewed a Russian Imperial Stout that I called Wolfmans Brother. Named it after a Phish song.
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  40. mporter13

    mporter13 Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2011 Oregon

    Love this one!
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