Welcome to BeerAdvocate!

Looking to talk, rate or trade beer? Join today by creating your free account.

Dismiss Notice
Curious about recent updates to the site and app? Check the Announcements forum for updates.
Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

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

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

  1. tholm273

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009
    Posts:
    71
    Likes Received:
    33
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    I made the Sierra Madre Pale Ale extract from NB and it was done on NYEve 2012 - Called it "Hoppy New Beer"
    Wife likes wit beers and she requested one be done. So this one is dubbed "Wife Beater Wit"
     
  2. harpdog7

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2012
    Posts:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Illinois
    My latest is "Johann Nepumuk Schroevnagel" German Helles Lager.
    The beer is named for the pet iguana my brother had when we were young.
    The iguana was named for a distant German ancestor.
     
  3. philcebrowski

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2013
    Posts:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Dog Slobber Amber Ale. Named in honor of my dog's unexpected addition to my grain bill on brew day.
     
  4. MorganMcCormack

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2009
    Posts:
    3
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    New Jersey
    "Imperial Entaglement" Imperial Pale Ale. Named after the quote from Star Wars: A New Hope when Obi-Wan Kenobi is hiring Han Solo to take him and Luke to Alderaan. "Let's just say we would like to avoid any Imperial Entaglements."
     
    AndrewLenaghan likes this.
  5. MorganMcCormack

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2009
    Posts:
    3
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Another one I came up with for a Double IPA: "6-4-3 Double IPA". 6-4-3 meaning how you would score a particular double play on a scorecard in baseball. And majority of the hops added at 60min, 40min and 30min. The label on the bottle will actually have a completed square from a baseball scorecard showing the double play.
     
    tommyguz and HokiesandBeer like this.
  6. jageraholic

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2009
    Posts:
    1,096
    Likes Received:
    937
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Charlie Murphy IPA - Black IPA
    Bad Morning - American Strong Ale
    Shitty Arrogant Bastard Clone - Shitty Arrogant Bastard Clone
     
    AndrewLenaghan likes this.
  7. JulianB

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2012
    Posts:
    1,019
    Likes Received:
    2,408
    Location:
    South Carolina
    My friend John brewed a hoppy amber ale called "Hop On Amber", then a follow-up beer with a slightly tweaked recipe called "Hop On Amber's Sister". I in turn brewed a Cascadian dark ale that we named "Hop On Ebony". I'm not sure where the series is going next.
     
  8. sarcastro

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2006
    Posts:
    1,631
    Likes Received:
    1,255
    Location:
    Michigan
    My munich dunkel is slam dunkel
     
  9. JebediahScooter

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Posts:
    1,011
    Likes Received:
    852
    Location:
    Vermont
    Decadent Ballsweat -- imperial porter w/ cocoa and coffee brewed on the hottest day of the year
    Nice Day For a White Wedding Wheat -- "It's like Billy Idol punched your Blue Moon in the face..."
    Charlie Murphy Presents: Heart of Darkness Imperial Stout
    Drunken Maori -- double IPA with Nelson & Galaxy
     
    AndrewLenaghan likes this.
  10. inchrisin

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Posts:
    4,627
    Likes Received:
    1,844
    Location:
    Indiana

    Yeah, but what did you call the beer?
     
  11. tommyguz

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    May 14, 2008
    Posts:
    2,299
    Likes Received:
    5,386
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    I like making labels just as much as the beers sometimes!

    A buddy I helped brew with made - Moo Moo Buckaroo (A Milk Chocolate Stout)

    I made:
    Hell Pig - Bacon Infused Bourbon Stout (using Jim Beams Devils Cut)
    Almost Heaven - Chocolate Coffee Porter (using Starbucks Casi Ciello)
    *Those were really the only two I made with good names. I made a couple that just used my daughter's name or just certain event beers.

    Next beer(s)
    Otay - Kolsch with Buckwheat Honey
    Drop it like its Hopped - Dry hopped IPA

    Edit: Don't know how to post photos just yet, as my addiction to BA just recently began.
     
  12. rocdoc1

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2006
    Posts:
    1,139
    Likes Received:
    1,113
    Location:
    New Mexico
    A friend brought a keg of under attenuated porter to our Oktoberfest. it really wasn't very good. So after the party I transferred it back to a carboy and started adding bottle dregs: Orval, Saison Vert, some Jolly Pumpkin, whatever I had in the beer fridge. Tomorrow I'll keg the: Dregs of Society Porter. It has an awful looking bubbly pellicle but it does smell great.
     
  13. pweis909

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2005
    Posts:
    4,759
    Likes Received:
    3,100
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    One of us is missing something here?
     
  14. NiceFly

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Posts:
    1,180
    Likes Received:
    1,096
    Location:
    Tajikistan
    I am thinking about making a hefe with a healthy dose of epsom salts and calling it The Shartmaker. o_O
     
    barfdiggs likes this.
  15. JimSmetana

    Joined:
    May 11, 2012
    Posts:
    231
    Likes Received:
    83
    Location:
    Illinois
    Brown ale called Moose Jizz.
     
  16. scotterson

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2010
    Posts:
    2
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Georgia
    Heh, our one and only (kind of) homebrew so far was a belgian wit with schezuan peppercorns titled Witty Wiener in honer of my wife's family's dog. We had intentions of making some variants, going on with Wittier and maybe even Wittiest Wiener, but we'll see where that goes.

    [​IMG]

    I also just realized I misspelled "wiener" on the label :-/
     
    jncastillo87 likes this.
  17. jncastillo87

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2013
    Posts:
    709
    Likes Received:
    267
    Location:
    Texas
    Nice one!
     
  18. williamjbauer

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2012
    Posts:
    548
    Likes Received:
    1,401
    Location:
    Colorado
  19. Darthballs

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2011
    Posts:
    61
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Missouri
    A Hoppy wheat with simcoe and amarillo...named SA Wheat.
    and a Mixed berry wheat called Berry Swheat. so clever...did you see what I did there.
     
  20. BeerKangaroo

    Joined:
    May 30, 2011
    Posts:
    1,924
    Likes Received:
    8,742
    Location:
    Alaska
    Hefeweizen in winter named "Snow Cow," it actually turned pretty bad so feel for anyone to steal the name and idea
     
  21. BeerKangaroo

    Joined:
    May 30, 2011
    Posts:
    1,924
    Likes Received:
    8,742
    Location:
    Alaska
    Awesome Names!
     
    SenorHops likes this.
  22. RyanCave

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2011
    Posts:
    531
    Likes Received:
    2,670
    Location:
    Oregon
    I was just getting into homebrewing and wanted to brew a Wit beer. My friend warned me that it can some times be a tricky brew, and that the last one he made tasted like "monkey chode".

    my Wit was therefore called "Not Monkey Chode" :)
     
  23. RichardMNixon

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2012
    Posts:
    1,367
    Likes Received:
    1,523
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Extra nutty English brown - "In Praise of Idleness"
     
  24. tommyguz

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    May 14, 2008
    Posts:
    2,299
    Likes Received:
    5,386
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
  25. tommyguz

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    May 14, 2008
    Posts:
    2,299
    Likes Received:
    5,386
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
  26. tommyguz

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    May 14, 2008
    Posts:
    2,299
    Likes Received:
    5,386
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
  27. tommyguz

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    May 14, 2008
    Posts:
    2,299
    Likes Received:
    5,386
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
  28. tommyguz

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    May 14, 2008
    Posts:
    2,299
    Likes Received:
    5,386
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
  29. thatsfine

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2010
    Posts:
    19
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Arizona
    Couldn't decide on a name for the first beer we ever made so it became Anonymous Amber Ale.
     
  30. Applecrew135

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2012
    Posts:
    187
    Likes Received:
    79
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Unkle's Dunkel for my Dunkel Weizen... still at least a week away from trying it... sigh... Might be Unkle's Dunkel Monkey Spit if it turns out awful...
     
  31. WickedSluggy

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Posts:
    1,066
    Likes Received:
    857
    Location:
    Texas
    I named my first beer (1983) "Toxic Waste" because I had some actual military lables with those words on them. They fit the bottles perfectly. A friend also put one of those labels on his bass guitar.
     
  32. RichardMNixon

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2012
    Posts:
    1,367
    Likes Received:
    1,523
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    That is a property of some of the best names. My Birdshot ale had a pretty easy contingency plan if it was undrinkable.
     
    TimoP likes this.
  33. domtronzero

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2007
    Posts:
    637
    Likes Received:
    764
    Location:
    California
    A Vanilla Imperial Porter: "Vanereal Porter."
     
    udubdawg, TimoP and barfdiggs like this.
  34. Reneejane

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2004
    Posts:
    318
    Likes Received:
    181
    Location:
    Illinois
    We had a Merry Apocalypse Mild, that we brewed in early December, knowing the apocalpyse was going to be bust, so I thought a mild ale was perfect for the name apocalypse.

    Drunken Quaker, an oatmeal stout
    Not your Bock, Maibock
    2nd thoughts Russian Imperial Stout
    Flammable Liquid which was n IIPA.
     
  35. AndrewLenaghan

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2011
    Posts:
    22
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    New Jersey
    I haven't made it yet but I plan on brewing an imperial stout with some sort of biscotti called "Cousin Breadcrumb"
     
  36. 3leggeddub

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    Posts:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    A few recent ones...

    Export stout for St. Paddy's = Éastie Go Brágh (I'm from East Boston)
    Saison w/ sage = Sage Of Suffolk Downs
    Session Brown Porter = The Long Night Ahead
    Spiced Brown = Warmest Winter
    Blonde Ale = Gentlemen Prefer...
     
  37. Smokebox_79

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2013
    Posts:
    286
    Likes Received:
    100
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    I went way to far into naming mine. I used mythic figures from either the beers country of origin or in my IPAs case, destination. I thought I was pretty clever! :cP
    Brown IPA- Brahma
    English ESB- Gwenavere
    American IPA- Gremlin
    IBA- Kahli
    Hefeweizen- Freyja
    Kolsch- Valkyrie
     
  38. maxcoinage

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2012
    Posts:
    344
    Likes Received:
    443
    Location:
    Illinois
    My last brew was called S.O.S. (Snowblower Oatmeal Stout) named in honor of my neighbor who graciously took care of my driveway several times this winter when we got blasted in the NW Chicago burbs.
     
  39. Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2013
    Posts:
    836
    Likes Received:
    5,447
    Location:
    Minnesota
    [​IMG]
    Brewed for St. Paddy's.

    I also have plans for a DIPA called Hopgasm. My wife didn't think that was funny for some reason. Pff...
     
    Smokebox_79 likes this.
  40. JrGtr

    Subscriber

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2006
    Posts:
    2,124
    Likes Received:
    1,339
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    I don't generally name them... but one I did, it sort of came around with the idea for the recipe. It will need a few more brews to tweak it and get it where I want it, but...
    Night in the Woods - Smoked Black IPA, with Chinook and Simcoe hops. Idea was to get a hint of sitting around the campfire, so lots of piney hops, smoke (for obvious reasons) and dark (ditto)
    I have an idea for a label, it's a case of actually drawing or making one.
     
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe