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Typos/Spelling Errors on Beer Labels

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by jmgrub, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. jmgrub

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    I've been anxiously awaiting the release of Anchorage's Darkest Hour for a few months now. I picked a bottle up on my way home from work and was just checking out the bottle (Anchorage has the coolest screen printed labels!) when I noticed that the label describes the beer as a Begian (Belgian missing the "L") Style Imperial Stout. Obviously it doesn't change the flavor of the beer, but bad spelling is just a pet peeve of mine.

    Anybody else see any interesting typos/spelling errors on widely distributed beers?
     
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    Budweiser says something about "taste" on their labels.
     
  3. AJ01923

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    Love how people constantly dog commercial beers. If everyone in the world wanted craft beer it would make it that much harder for us to get.
     
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    Lucky Bastard's label is full of typos.
     
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    I've noticed more than a few on some Lagunitas beers, their Cappuccino Stout was the latest I found, it had probably 2 or 3.
     
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    Not a spelling error, but the Pipeworks Unicorn's Revenge I drank today had "Double IPA Ale" on the corner of the label. A bit redundant, but doesn't take away from the tastiness of the beer.
     
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    Overrated IPA from Surly. It belongs on Furious. ZING!
     
  8. NoSignsOfPain

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    [​IMG]

    this one has always bugged me for some reason
     
  9. jmgrub

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    unasseppabull
     
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    I recently spotted some Stone Cali Belgie.
     
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    Elevator Brewing's 4-pack carrier for the Horny Goat BA Porter is missing the "r" in porter, although there is also a cartoonish graphic of a bottle on the carrier, and the label on the bottle spells it right.
     
  12. TheGoof

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    Supply would rise to meet demand.
     
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    Or prices would increase to curb demand.
     
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  14. Stugotzo

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    Or taxes would go up... just because they want to raise them.
     
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    The only one I can think of off the top of my head is the Budweiser label saying it's the "King of beers". And spelling is a pet peeve of mine also. Incorrect usage as well. They're, their, there. Very few seem to get it right.
     
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    I'm not saying I want everyone drinking my beer. I am saying that Budweiser does not taste good.
     
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    Obviously not widely distributed, but the recent Brandy Huna label has barrels spelled as 'barels'
     
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    See: All Kuhnhenn labels

    Great example: "Tenatious" Cassis...although, they managed to spell it correctly for previous batches.

    [​IMG]

    (not exactly "widely distributed", but still...)
     
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    Wiat rlelaly? I hdan't ncoited, I'll hvae to ccehk taht out.
     
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    On the Bigfoot 4packs it says High "Alititude" Series. It baffles me that an error like that slipped by Sierra Nevada.
     
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    They had a few before sending the label to the printer?
     
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    Usually Scotch is 'whisky', and American is 'whiskey'—I wouldn't say that 'Scotch Whiskey' is correct. (a link)
     
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    I was just going to say Lagunitas. I found one on the label of a bottle of Lil' Sumpin' Sumpin' that I was drinking last weekend. Can't remember what the word was but I chuckled upon seeing this on the bottle
     
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    My pet peeve is when somebody is supposed to be pouring me some beer and they are wasting time reading the label.
     
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    That't the problem: you are letting someone else pour your beer. The only time I let someone else pour my beer is if that person is a bartender or waiter at the bar or restaurant I happen to be at. If at home or amongst friends, I always pour my own. You should try it
     
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    I actually emailed them about the errors on the Cappuccino Stout label and they emailed me back with some amusing chatter
     
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    Yea.... I noticed that Three Floyds omitted 'India' before pale ale on their Zombie Dust labels. It's all good though.
     
  30. Stugotzo

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    Per Wiki....

    "Barel is one of the island kind of villages in Kathua, Jammu & Kashmir, India. It gets surrounded by the river in the rainy season sometimes disconnecting the village completely from the outside world for a few days."


    So, maybe it was done on purpose. :D
     
  31. Whatup14

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    The worst I've seen is for Breughel Gueuze. It was written "bière violée" instead of " bière voilée". So instead of veiled beer, they wrote raped beer, a pretty big mistake.
     
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    Sounds rather pedestrian.
     
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    How can you be sure the beer wasn't raped? I mean, really. Can you? [​IMG]
     
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    If you look at a bottle of KBBS they spelled brunch wrong...
     
  35. Whatup14

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    Well it didn't taste like it... I guess... :confused:
     
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    As a full-time editor, this is definitely a big pet peeve of mine. Most (probably 80%) beer labels contain a misspelling, punctuation error, or other grammatical misstep—and Anchorage is as guilty as anyone. But I'll gladly turn a blind eye to the most egregious error if the beer inside the bottle/can is good. I guess what I'm saying is, I still love Anchorage.
     
  37. westcoastbeerlvr

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    I just mentioned this on another thread, but if anybody has a bottle of 2010 or earlier Cable Car you can find some real gems:
    San Francisco is spelled San Fransisco
    And the Toronado, the bar the beer is actually produced for, is spelled Tornado.
    It took them five years to get the label fixed, and they only fixed one of them.
     
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    It's a dumb legal requirement to include the word Ale. Also, they posted about it on here somewhere.
     
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    What if your beer doesn't have the label on it? I'm looking at you Dark Horse...
     
  40. maltmaster420

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    That's not a typo. Some bottles say "Belgique" and others say "Belgie" because of this:

     
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