Typos/Spelling Errors on Beer Labels

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  1. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    Judgment is acceptable as "judgment" or "judgement". Just sayin'.

    Cinnamon is also spelled right. :wink:
  2. callmemickey

    callmemickey Meyvn (1,226) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze (Armand & Tommy)
  3. SirBottlecap

    SirBottlecap Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2013 California

    MikeWard liked your post in the thread Beer Label Errors.

    Coors Light had a label that something about "taste" on it.
    Mar 29, 2013
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  4. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

    From the top banner of a can of Bud:
  5. CurtFromHershey

    CurtFromHershey Devotee (476) Oct 4, 2012 Minnesota
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    This one is a mess
  6. tripleT

    tripleT Initiate (115) Dec 19, 2008 Minnesota

    Shouldn't it be on Pliny? ZANG!
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  7. stealth

    stealth Defender (607) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota
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    Mikkeller Mexas Ranger's label on the bombers says 11.2oz.
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  8. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Didn't see that one coming... POW!

  9. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Devotee (479) Jan 11, 2011 Minnesota

    That's a little like complaining that some beers claim to be "biere".

    BA search results:

    Gueuze - 60 beers​
    Geuze - 28 beers​

    Languages, bro.
  10. marquis

    marquis Crusader (717) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    I once saw some macro lager with a typo. They put "Pils" on the label , obviously typing an "l" in place of an "s"
  11. SirBottlecap

    SirBottlecap Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2013 California

    Yeah, I know those words well. Some dummy painted them with rollers back in the '70s on one of our local dam's spillway about 20' high. How creative. Anyway, I had to post that despite imitation being the sincerest form of flattery...
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  12. gadwilco

    gadwilco Initiate (0) Sep 26, 2002 Maryland

    That's probably a TTB thing. The "A" doesn't cover you for "ale". We've had to put some pretty awkward phrases on some of our labels.
  13. gadwilco

    gadwilco Initiate (0) Sep 26, 2002 Maryland

    We misspelled "Evolution" in the copyright line on our first run of labels when we opened. No shit. It's amazing what gets overlooked when you're busy. It's only the name of the brewery, right?
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  14. weatherdog

    weatherdog Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2007 Illinois

    That wasn't the misspelled word he was referring to, bro
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  15. ShanePB

    ShanePB Poo-Bah (1,635) Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    They were pointing out punctuation and capitalization with that one.
  16. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,449) Dec 2, 2009 New York
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    really not going to beat that 'barell' one.
  17. robwestcott

    robwestcott Meyvn (1,090) Nov 3, 2008 Indiana
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    upland's recent take on the pre-prohibition champagne velvet was released with a bit of a typo near the bottom of the label. celebrating, became celerating. which, i suppose would be interesting depending on the celer.

    wait, i mean, cellar.


  18. CavemanBrau

    CavemanBrau Initiate (181) Apr 5, 2013 Iowa
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    "Little Something Something"?
  19. stayclean

    stayclean Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Wisconsin

    Didn't the last release of Breakfast Stout have a typo on either the label or 4-pack holder (or both??)? I want to say it said flaked oaks instead of oats or something.
  20. SteelersX

    SteelersX Disciple (370) Jan 30, 2011 New York
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    Is that bad spelling or bad grammar?
  21. callmemickey

    callmemickey Meyvn (1,226) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    The mispelled word is "Tommy"--it should be "Tomme." I'd think my avatar would be a give away that I know there are multiple spellings for Gueuze/Geuze. Try your internet tough guy schtick again, bro.
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  22. LotsofLupulin

    LotsofLupulin Initiate (0) May 5, 2012 Colorado

    Both chile and cinnamon are spelled correctly...
  23. TNGabe

    TNGabe Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2012 Tennessee

    Spelling schmelling ISO darkest hour
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  24. IroquoisPlisken

    IroquoisPlisken Initiate (0) May 21, 2013 Ohio
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  25. millionsuns

    millionsuns Aspirant (220) Dec 6, 2008 Maine
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    Yeah, that'd be "Get me a beer from the frige." The folks at Lagunitas were clearly dreaming of beer during English class.
  26. Lare453

    Lare453 Meyvn (1,312) Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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    Ba hunahpu spelled barrel wrong on the label.
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  27. djsmith1174

    djsmith1174 Disciple (343) Aug 21, 2005 Minnesota

    Who doesn't enjoy a blend of vanilla and cramel?
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  28. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,449) Dec 2, 2009 New York
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    it's not that spoken language has evolved beyond written, it's that orthographic rules and linguistic rules neither overlap universally nor do they even derive from the same source (orthographic usually traditional and/or prescriptive, while linguistic rules arise from [see linguistics class, but it's neither tradition nor prescription]).
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  29. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    Every release has had that typo, actually.

    Moylan's Hopsickle used to say "imerial" on the label, but it has since been corrected.
  30. blivingston1985

    blivingston1985 Disciple (326) Jan 7, 2010 North Carolina

    Oh, snap!
  31. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Aspirant (252) Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Haha yes that was it!
  32. Paccamacca

    Paccamacca Defender (676) Sep 15, 2012 California
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    I wondered if anyone else had spotted (non-deliberate) spelling mistakes on labels like this one that I noticed while rearranging my beer fridge:

    "BEGIAN" Style Imperial Stout anyone?!
  33. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,787) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    That storm was so damn strong that it moved the "r" in New Jersey
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  34. Prince_Casual

    Prince_Casual Disciple (320) Nov 3, 2012 District of Columbia
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    Zombie Dust:

    says "Undead" Pale Ale but I think they meant "India."
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  35. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Zealot (539) Jul 6, 2005 Indiana

    i think my bottle shop still has some on the shelves. i'll check tonight when i'm in there.
  36. jbdpsu82

    jbdpsu82 Disciple (399) Aug 28, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Hill Farmstead 750mL growlers have a period in the middle of a sentence. The same sentence is correct on their 2L growlers.
  37. msubulldog25

    msubulldog25 Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2005 Oregon

    As far as I know, Hair of the Dog's Fred and Fred from the Wood still have the word "Buoyant" misspelled (lower left of the dog)... although that's not a common/easy word to spell anyway...
  38. WankelEngine

    WankelEngine Initiate (0) Mar 28, 2011 Illinois

    No, they very much mean Undead. It's part of the marketing... Zombie... Apocalypse... Undead...

    Also, I wouldn't call ZD an IPA. It's just a fairly hoppy pale ale.
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  39. weatherdog

    weatherdog Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2007 Illinois

    That's a stylistic choice in remembrance to some obscure philosopher that you probably haven't heard of.
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  40. ONovoMexicano

    ONovoMexicano Poo-Bah (2,800) Jun 14, 2012 New Mexico
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    Are you sure this wasn't a truncation of accelerating? They were 'celerating the anniversary 'cuz they couldn't wait.
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