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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by devlishdamsel, Dec 27, 2012.

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  1. mani

    mani Initiate (179) Jun 16, 2012 New Jersey
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    I was referring to the ancestral series ya jerks :slight_smile:
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  2. mcrago

    mcrago Aspirant (281) Oct 6, 2012 Indiana

    Funny that this post appeared today as I dreamt last night that I started a brewery. It was called Moon Man Brewery with white and silver labels. The logo looked something like this:
  3. mcrago

    mcrago Aspirant (281) Oct 6, 2012 Indiana

    Nice concept, but you'd need to get Robert Plant as an investor, otherwise I suspect he'd sue the pants off of you!
  4. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,278) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

  5. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Devotee (453) Nov 10, 2006 California
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    Zodiac Brewing. Lots of naming, vertical and marketing ideas with stuff like birth stones, astrological signs, constellations, etc... Maybe a little too cliche, but fun.
  6. Schwantz

    Schwantz Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2012 Florida

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  7. Schwantz

    Schwantz Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2012 Florida

    Brew Pub. The Wet Spot
    1. Tastes Like Chicken IPA
    2. She's a Ginger Imperial Red
    3. Camel Toe Stout
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  8. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    I'd start a brewery called "Sessions." Every beer would be 5% or less (doesn't meet the traditional session definition, I know). At the brew pub everything would be served in 20oz. Imperial Pint glasses, unless you requested a 36oz mug.
  9. dachshunddude86

    dachshunddude86 Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2012 Florida

    Mine would be Two Dachshunds brewing (yes I know there is already a 3 Dachshunds)
    The beers:
    Double Dachshund Dachshund Dubbel
    Rusty's RIS (rusty is my Black and Tan in my avatar)
    Ollie's Wit (Ollie is my blue dappled piebald with a very witty personality)
    Death to all Badgers (enamel peeling DIPA)
    The long and low series (a series of low abv Berliner Weisses that you can session for a long time)
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  10. SeaAle

    SeaAle Disciple (398) Jun 24, 2012 Oregon
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    I would do all English style ales and maybe call it Ripper Brewing.
  11. rlee1390

    rlee1390 Poo-Bah (2,165) Mar 6, 2010 Indiana
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    The name would be something film related and all the beers would be named after Films (ignore the massive copyright issues) such as
    Oat-tober an RIS with Oats named after Eisenstein's October
    To Kill a Brown Bird, Brown ale named after To Kill a Mockingbird
    Go Weiss, a Weissbier named after the Marx Brother's Go West.

    Ideally I'd try to link similar beers with a Director or Actor. Such as German beers being named after Max Brothers films and RIS being named after the great Soviet films on the 20s.
  12. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,188) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Tie in the Zodiac Killer too.
  13. mcrago

    mcrago Aspirant (281) Oct 6, 2012 Indiana

    Sofa King Brewing Company. I would have beers such as Sofa King Awesome IPA, Sofa King Good Scotch Ale, and Sofa King Strong Bourbon Barrell Aged Imperial Stout.:slight_smile:
  14. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    Is it pathetic to admit that I won't even speculate over what my brewery would be like because I know it is such a phenomenal amount of work that I won't even fantasize about it? ditto for being a chef at a restaurant.
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  15. teal

    teal Initiate (73) May 3, 2012 Wisconsin

    221B Brewing (Provided Mr. Bell could give his blessing)

    Beers would be named via various Sherlock Holmes references.

    Elementary ESB
    Watson Wit
    Bohemian Scandal (Pils)
    Red Headed Amber

    et cetera
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  16. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    Those last too sound more like adult films. :confused:
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  17. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 Texas
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    I just laughed my dick off! (LMDO)
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  18. teal

    teal Initiate (73) May 3, 2012 Wisconsin

    Or I'd do a brew pub. The interior of the pub would look like the captain's quarters of a 19th century ship of the line.

    L.J. Aubrey Brewing

    Typical nautical style applied to beers/logos.

    Hornblower heffe
    Bonaparte Baltic Porter
    Maturin Mead
    Scupper Stout

    Things like that.

    VDODSON Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2013 North Dakota

    Gangster Shit Brewery

    The beers would be named after famous true/fictional gangs/gangsters.
    1. Baseball Furies pale ale
    2. Crip Stout
    3. Dead Rabbits Lager
    4. Johnny Sac's Barleywine
    5. Shine box Porter
    6. Chalky White's Oatmeal Stout
    7. Jack Burtons Porkchop Express Amber ale
  20. SadMachine

    SadMachine Meyvn (1,318) Mar 14, 2011 New Jersey
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    The Arrested Development is brilliant! The rest are quite clever as well!
  21. fx20736

    fx20736 Meyvn (1,010) Mar 7, 2009 New York

    I would open a brewpub and call it 'The Old Lion'. I would brew 4 beers;

    Mild (abv of 3.2%)
    Bitter (abv of 4.5%)
    English Style IPA (abv of 6.0 %)
    English Porter (abv of 5.0 %)

    these would all be on cask.

    I would also have 12 tap lines;

    1. Fuller's London Pride
    2. Sam Adams Boston Lager
    3. Sam Adams Seasonal
    4. rotating between Magic Hat & Dogfish Head
    5. rotating between Founders & Great Lakes
    6. rotating Goose Island
    because I would want this to be a welcoming place where even people without taste or knowledge of beer could come and enjoy themselves with their craft drinking friends I would have the following on tap also:
    1. Bass Ale
    2. Guinness Draught
    3. Heineken
    4. Stella Artois
    5. Bud
    6. Bud Light
    I would also have all Samuel Smith's, Moorland/ Greene King, Ommegang, Goose Island, Founders, Dogfish Head, Magic Hat, Sierra Nevada and Genny beers in bottles.
    we would serve food like Bangers & Mash, Sheperd's Pie, Welsh Rarebit, Steak & Kidney Pie, Chicken & Mushroom Pie, Fish & Chips, Chicken Tikka Masala, etc. on Sundays we would have a Full Breakfast; (eggs, potatoes, bacon, baked beans,etc.) and for Dinner, Sunday Roast.

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  22. danimalthegreat

    danimalthegreat Initiate (139) Feb 19, 2013 Texas

    Can you include a 100 IBU IPA named Hopbreaker?
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  23. ressling

    ressling Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2011 Georgia

    I would for the life of me love to quit my day job, join forces and reinvigorate Esslinger brewery (my last name). Apparently it was an old brewery in PA that shut down sometime in the 60's. I don't know who owns the rights, etc. nor do I know if the beer was any good, but the amazing thing is that all Esslinger brewery paraphernalia sold at auction usually goes for a high price.
  24. shamrock1343

    shamrock1343 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2010 New Jersey

    Mad Irishman... of course the flagship would be a Irish Dry Stout...... and more personal favorite a Barleywine.
  25. FishAndBeer

    FishAndBeer Initiate (0) Mar 11, 2011 Wisconsin
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    Dillinger DIPA
    Machine Gun Kelly Kolsch
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  26. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,278) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Jacob Ruppert, the big NYC brewery, bought the Esslinger brand when the brewery closed in Philadelphia in 1963. (I think some of it under Ruppert's ownership was even brewed under contract in Reading, PA by Sunshine). Only a couple of years later, Rheingold bought the Ruppert brands and continued to make Esslinger for the PA market.

    When Rheingold closed (1977), C. Schmidt & Sons bought most of the Rheingold labels, except for McSorley's which went to Ortleib's and Esslinger went to The Lion, in Wilkes-Barre. That was a head scratcher - you'd think one of those 2 Philly breweries would have wanted an old local brand. The Lion continued to brew it for quite a while. Not sure when they dropped it (along with several other old discount brands like Gibbons and Bartel's) or if they still keep up the registration on the trademark rights.

    Ruppert dropped the classic Esslinger "Little Man" mascot and replaced it with a.... pirate. Really? (Needless to say, their other beers- an ale, a stout, a half 'n' half, a porter were dropped by all the subsequent owners).

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  27. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Aspirant (252) Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
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    I like this, what a creative thread. I put a little time into coming up with these since I think this is a pretty fun topic. My brewery would be named in honor of my favorite professional sports team: the Chicago Blackhawks. Thusly, my brewery would be called Blackhawk Brewing Co. Here is the list of my pilot beers:

    Blackhawk Brewing Co. Pilot Lineup:

    Stone Cold Crow -- Imperial Coffee Stout. Chocolate and coffee dominate this robust stout much like how the Hawk's netminder dominates the competition.

    The Chelsea Dagger -- DIPA. Intense hoppiness takes over in this double IPA with the intensity of the namesake song and Hawk's pump up song

    Captain Serious -- American IPA. An even amount of maltiness and a hoppy bitterness on the back end make this brew a reliable option, like the Captain himself.

    Madhouse Ale -- American Pale Wheat Ale. Flavorful red wheat and a rich profile of Cascade and Amarillo hops give this beer all the character and intensity of the Madhouse on Madison packed to the rafters during the playoffs

    Rat Attack -- Witbier. A flavorful Witbier that will attack your tongue, made in honor of The Rat himself, Dave Bolland.

    BA Canuck Crusher -- barrel aged imperial stout. Barrel aged in imported Canadian Whiskey barrels, this rich roasted Imperial Stout will crush all competition

    Top Shelf Kaner -- American Pale Ale. A flavorful and sessionable APA brewed with The freshest Citra hops around is always a game winner.

    Ray's Back-up Ale -- American Amber Ale. Ray Emery may be the #2 goaltender on the Hawks, but this American Amber is #1 in our book

    So yeah, that's it so far. I had a lot of fun with this one.
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  28. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Devotee (453) Nov 10, 2006 California
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    Pornstar Brewing

    Oral Hopulation IPA & Money Shot Stout.

    Thank you...thank you. I'm here all week
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  29. mecummins

    mecummins Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2012 Illinois

    You understand that your place would be my Blackhawks obsessed 79 year old mother's favorite hangout, right?
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  30. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Aspirant (252) Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
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    All who love the Hawks would be welcome. I wish it was real!
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  31. Jacurdy60

    Jacurdy60 Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2013 Massachusetts

    I'd call mine "White Dog" brewery. I'd have no seasonal releases because nothing pisses me off more than a badass beer only being available for 3 months out of the year. I haven't thought about names of pilot beers, but I'd definitely make a complex stout first as well as a hoppy, earthy IPA
  32. Sam_Frank

    Sam_Frank Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2012 California

    not going to tell my real ideas cuz i still dare to dream..

    but, in the novelty brewery category.. being that i live in LA and i'm a cinema fan i thought it would be cool to do a brewery called LA Noir, and only do 'dark' 'black' beers. Imperial Stouts, Black IPAs etc.. which of course would get old and then i would break my rules, but hey..

    i also thought it would be funny for a brewery to do theme on the darker side of alcoholism... have beers like:

    Brown-Bag Brown
    Pissyerpants Pilsner
    Restraining Order Rye

    all with funny cartoon depictions of said themes (homeless people etc...)

  33. patto1ro

    patto1ro Defender (624) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    AK - AK
    Burton - KK
    Mild - X
    Bitter - PA
    Porter - P
    IPA - IPA
    Stout - SSS
  34. teal

    teal Initiate (73) May 3, 2012 Wisconsin

    This guy would do all my labels and windows


    A true artist whose work would match perfectly with my general Victorian/turn of the century style.
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  35. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Aspirant (252) Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Just came up with another one to add to my list of beers:

    The Big Hoss - Czech Pilsener - A refreshing brew made with imported Saaz hops from the Czech Republic. Crisp and super smooth, just like #81
  36. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota


    SAMSARA - Imperial Stout brewed with cocoa nibs and aged with Door County cherries in stainless

    VEDANTA - Double Wee Heavy brewed with sphagnum peat and aged in Johnnie Walker Blue barrels

    SATYA - American IPA brewed with El Dorado and Columbus hops

    AHIMSA - All citra DIPA brewed with whole mangoes and blood oranges
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  37. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Aspirant (252) Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
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    All of these sound extremely tasty, especially the last one
  38. Duesler

    Duesler Initiate (0) Oct 30, 2012 Connecticut

    Apple IPAd- A IPA brewed with apples
    Native American Pale Ale- IPA made with corn
    P-Funk- Our Gueze offering
    Black Power- A Imp Stout
    BMC- Our Bottled Water
    Malt Rats- A Brown
    The Arizona Quints minus Nathan Jr. -Our Belgian Quad
    Dirty Harry- Unfiltered PA
    Liquid Courage the Cowardly Dog- American Strong Ale
    Ed, Edd, and Eddie- Belgian Triple
    CatDog- Black and Tan
    Gentlemen's Preference- Blond Ale
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  39. abkayak

    abkayak Disciple (391) Jan 8, 2013 New York
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    if i did i wonder if i'd still get yelled at for being on BA....Ray Troll would do my lables...he gets it
  40. BILF

    BILF Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2010 Israel

    If I started a brewery I'd invite every sorry ass bastard from this site to the opening.
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