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Typos/Spelling Errors on Beer Labels

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

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  1. jmgrub

    jmgrub Nov 20, 2010 California

    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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  2. Michigan

    Michigan Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

    Budweiser says something about "taste" on their labels.
  3. AJ01923

    AJ01923 Jan 1, 2013 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    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.
    BobBarker, Lutter, Dools9 and 4 others like this.
  4. TypsiYpsi

    TypsiYpsi Jul 27, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Lucky Bastard's label is full of typos.
    Lutter, Lantern, MisSigsFan and 17 others like this.
  5. GodlessWatermelon

    GodlessWatermelon Apr 12, 2012 Maryland

    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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  6. Stevedore

    Stevedore Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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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.
  7. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Mar 1, 2009 California

    Overrated IPA from Surly. It belongs on Furious. ZING!
  8. NoSignsOfPain

    NoSignsOfPain Jan 16, 2011 California


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

    jmgrub Nov 20, 2010 California

  10. fox227

    fox227 Nov 19, 2010 California

    I recently spotted some Stone Cali Belgie.
  11. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 May 30, 2005 Michigan

    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

    TheGoof Apr 10, 2013 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Supply would rise to meet demand.
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  13. TravisR

    TravisR Dec 31, 2012 New Jersey

    Or prices would increase to curb demand.
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  14. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    Or taxes would go up... just because they want to raise them.
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  15. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    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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  16. Michigan

    Michigan Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

    I'm not saying I want everyone drinking my beer. I am saying that Budweiser does not taste good.
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  17. joshodonn

    joshodonn Jan 21, 2011 Florida

    Obviously not widely distributed, but the recent Brandy Huna label has barrels spelled as 'barels'
  18. Beerislivingproof

    Beerislivingproof Apr 29, 2012 Iowa

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  19. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 May 30, 2005 Michigan

  20. Knifestyles

    Knifestyles Jun 7, 2005 New York

    See: All Kuhnhenn labels

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


    (not exactly "widely distributed", but still...)
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  21. RichardMNixon

    RichardMNixon Jun 24, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Wiat rlelaly? I hdan't ncoited, I'll hvae to ccehk taht out.
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  22. tr9871

    tr9871 Apr 14, 2013 Alabama

    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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  23. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    They had a few before sending the label to the printer?
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  24. cookiequiz

    cookiequiz Apr 15, 2013 California

    Usually Scotch is 'whisky', and American is 'whiskey'—I wouldn't say that 'Scotch Whiskey' is correct. (a link)
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  25. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    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
  26. leedorham

    leedorham Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    My pet peeve is when somebody is supposed to be pouring me some beer and they are wasting time reading the label.
  27. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    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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  28. GodlessWatermelon

    GodlessWatermelon Apr 12, 2012 Maryland

    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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  29. kpacedo

    kpacedo Nov 24, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    Yea.... I noticed that Three Floyds omitted 'India' before pale ale on their Zombie Dust labels. It's all good though.
  30. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    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

    Whatup14 Apr 16, 2013 Quebec (Canada)
    Beer Trader

    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.
  32. leedorham

    leedorham Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    Sounds rather pedestrian.
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  33. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    How can you be sure the beer wasn't raped? I mean, really. Can you? [​IMG]
  34. LotsofLupulin

    LotsofLupulin May 5, 2012 Colorado

    If you look at a bottle of KBBS they spelled brunch wrong...
  35. Whatup14

    Whatup14 Apr 16, 2013 Quebec (Canada)
    Beer Trader

    Well it didn't taste like it... I guess... :confused:
  36. draheim

    draheim Sep 18, 2010 Washington
    Beer Trader

    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

    westcoastbeerlvr Oct 19, 2010 California

    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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  38. Grohnke

    Grohnke Sep 15, 2009 Illinois

    It's a dumb legal requirement to include the word Ale. Also, they posted about it on here somewhere.
  39. jimctin

    jimctin Jun 11, 2009 Ontario (Canada)

    What if your beer doesn't have the label on it? I'm looking at you Dark Horse...
  40. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Aug 17, 2005 Oregon
    Beer Trader

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

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