Naming Your Brew

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by ablemedic49, Jun 28, 2016.

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  1. misteil

    misteil Pooh-Bah (1,613) Feb 21, 2019 Ireland

    I have always preferred beer names to be on the more serious and sophisticated side rather than the goofy and jokey side. Of course , a beers name does not detract from its inherent quality , but to me i always feel like a good beer deserves a good, simple, and respectable name.
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  2. JrGtr

    JrGtr Pooh-Bah (1,639) Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    I generally don't name my beers other than style - though I have a couple exceptions.
    I have a pale ale I have based (originally) on the New Albion that Sam Adams did a few years back, so the first change was Newer Albion, and now it's Newest Albion (my apologies to Jack McAuliffe.)
    I also have one that I got the recipe from a BYO article about the Anheuser Busch te3st kitchen, so I call it Evil Empire Imperial Oatmeal Stout.
    I've had a couple names that I;ve tried to brew to but that hasn't worked well so far. I have one that I want to tweak and try again.
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  3. Applecrew135

    Applecrew135 Crusader (407) Jul 18, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I use what ever strikes me. Usually based on characteristics of the beer or place of origin, names can be musical, literary, or something that reminds me of a place-name or obscure iconic image. My Two-Hearted ale clone has been name Cloned Again, Naturally based on the Gilbert O'Sullivan song Alone Again from the early 70's. Almost named it Stormy Kromer (an iconic Michigan hat), but I think I'll reserve that for something a little stronger and darker.
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  4. Singlefinpin

    Singlefinpin Pooh-Bah (2,350) Jul 17, 2018 North Carolina
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    You are exactly right. Make the beer. Drink the beer and the inspiration will come.

    "IannG, post: 4866378, member: 573777"]I usually have an idea or concept that inspires me to create the beer and come up with the name based off of that. I also find the name I originally intend to use will sometimes change after I actually finish the beer based on taste, aroma, appearance. I don't necessarily care if the name is used by a brewery already but I'm not blatantly going to name my IPA Heady Topper or any other well known name.

    I tried to make a dank and juicy APA and was using the working name Strawberry Kush, it was going to highlight the strawberry flavors of Belma hops. When the beer was finished it had some nice grass notes in the finish and went with the name Strawberry Fields.

    The beers name themselves, have fun with it and just do what you enjoy.[/QUOTE]
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  5. ECCS

    ECCS Zealot (731) Oct 28, 2015 Illinois

    I usually name them after a lyric of a song that I listen to while I brew it
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  6. LakesideBrewing

    LakesideBrewing Zealot (580) Dec 1, 2013 Massachusetts

    I have a few Soleras going. Any beer that comes out of those are (usually) named Continuum. Then, if said beer is aged additionally on fruit, I name it after the fruit.
    Continuum: Peach
    Continuum: Sour Cherry
    And so on.
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  7. ddow229

    ddow229 Initiate (0) Oct 4, 2019 Missouri

    Best. Comment. Ever.
  8. beershrine

    beershrine Zealot (643) May 29, 2004 Idaho

    Congrats to a new hobby! When I started homebrewing I started with #1 after 99 I stopped. I just name them the beer style. Tips: go all grain asap. and buy used equipment. Thanks
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