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What Beer Name Butchering Have You Seen on Menus?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BeerNDoggerel, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. BeerNDoggerel

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    Is it that people can't spell and/or proof-read in my home area (which would be an indictment for me, as I'm a high school English teacher), or is it a common phenomenon: the butchering of brewery or beer names on local restaurant menus.

    The hottest new restaurant in town lists a number of "Rouge" beers (including Yellow Snow), and it has Founders' "Red Rye." Another local hotspot has Founders' "Red Eye" on its menu.

    What are the worst brewery and/or beer name butcherings you've seen?
     
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    Hop Stoopid
     
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    Not a butchering of the name, per se, but Buffalo Wild Wings lists Bud Light Lime under their Craft Brew menu. :eek:
     
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    Laguintas
     
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    I just smashed my head against the desk to clear it of that thought. But hey, what do you expect from a place that calls themselves "B-Dubs"
     
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    i don't understand why the name is so hard to pronounce that they even put it on the bottles. Almost daily I hear la-goon-tas.
     
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    The one that pisses me the most off is when IDIOTS call them Lah-Gwah-nee-tas. Like they are from Mexico or something. The said thing is that my store is like 25 miles from the brewery and some of my co workers still call them that.
     
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    rhymes with agua or emphasis on gwan like rasta for going gwan? funny thing is that it is a spanish pronounced word so it's not like they are mexico or something. i live in paso robles though where every local butchers the correct pronunciation of the name so badly that when people say it correctly they get looked at like they "ain't from 'round here".

    edit first part: if american is a subset of the english language then so can be mexican to spanish. that said mexican is the easiest language to pronounce if seen in written form.
     
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    My favorite was the website (no longer up, unfortunately) for a store in the Jersey City NJ area that apparently verbally listed the names to whoever was setting up the site. They sold Magic Cat, Bass L and Heart brands, among others. There were a few other misspellings, including leaving the "u" out of Guinness, but IIRC they did add an extra "u" to another brand's name to make up for it.

    Yingling (sometimes even Ying Ling) is always popular on the east coast, as are the Canadian imports, Molsen and La Batt.

    Geography is always a problem, too. Just saw Heineken listed as a "Scandinavian" style of beer. Blue Moon is from Belgium, Killian's from Ireland as is Guinness Extra Stout, despite what the labels themselves read. And many people, when selling Pilsner Urquell, seem to not have gotten the word that there is no longer a country called "Czechoslovakia".
     
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    Sam Addams.

    He's Sam Adams's creepier and cookier brother-in-law.
     
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    Delirium Tremors Belgian Strong Pale
     
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    Haha, for the most part true. I have found a couple B-Dubs that actually have solid craft beer selections, though. Varies from franchise to franchise
     
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    And sadly probably charge a craft price...which is criminal as NO BMC product should be priced like craft. Could you imagine getting jacked @ a wine bar for a Charles Shaw wine?
     
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    Lol only a GOON would epic fail on a product that supplies the consumer with it's own pronunciation. ;)
     
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    The B-dubs in my hometown is starting to carry more craft beer which is great! On several occasions they have had Zombie Dust on tap!
     
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    I had to order a Trappiste "Roquefort" one time. Cheese on the brain I guess.
     
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    I've seen Maine Beer Co. listed as Portland Beer Co. So I guess they'll be Freeport Beer Co. when they move next year.
     
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    I once saw Williamsburg AleWerks Chesapeake Pale Ale as coming from Brooklyn. I guess the Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn is a lot trendier than Williamsburg, Virginia, and it'd be easier to move it with that association in East Passyunk in South Philly.
     
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    That is the first legitimate mistake in this thread that I could let slide...
     
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    cant remember the place, but it was after seeing Patton Oswalt in Knoxville, a bar had "Arrogant Bastard Ruination IPA"
     
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    Oooh- a three thread blend- I'd order up that sucker in a second! Gonna have to try doing it one of these days, too; it sounds genuinely awesome. Of course, in your situation you would just have been brought a bottle...but which one? At the bartender's discretion, I suppose.
     
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    I've seen that somewhere too.
     
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    Recently saw these two on a chalkboard taplist:

    Unita
    LongTrail Double Brown IPA
     
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    yeah, it was a $17 22 oz.... at that price i didnt really care enough to find out which one it was, and i didnt expect the server to know either.....
     
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    A suburban Philadelphia beer bar charged $8 for a 5oz pour of Hill Farmstead's collab with Cigar City that they had listed as "Nora."

    Apparently they thought Shaun had misspelled one of great-aunt's name by labeling the keg "Nor."
     
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    I haven't seen any misspellings on any menus but I have heard waiters and waitresses absolute destroy the word "Weihenstephaner." I just point to the name on the menu to save the embarrassment for them.
     
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    The bar that my sister's friend works at in Brooklyn lists Founder's KBS on bottle and has for a while. My heart skipped a beat until I realized this has to be only Breakfast Stout.
     
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    I see this one all the time...

    http://www.beerwoz.com/?p=727

    and it makes me angry
     
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    One bar I went to about 5 years ago had just gotten a Weihenstephaner beer in for the first time. The bartender/manager said "we have no idea how to pronounce it, so we all call it "Weiner Stopper." I've jokingly called it that ever since.
     
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    stone lukcy basartd ale :)
     
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    Yes there is, it is a couple countries north of Yugoslavia...
     
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    I've seen Blue Moon & Shock top erroneously listed as craft elsewhere too.
     
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    Lemme check Granny's World Atlas* ... Oh, yeah, I see it now - kinda southwest of Prussia, right? Hey, wait a sec....what happened to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, anyway! ;)
    * published by the New York Tribune, so you know it's accurate!
     
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    No, you are thinking of the Czech Republic. Czechoslovakia was the combination of the territories of Czech and Slovakia, both separate countries now.
     
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    I see this one all the time, even correct beermenus.
     
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    It's a stupid pet peeve of mine but I can't stand it when people call Peeper "Peepers". It's creepy.
     
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    Not only did you not get the joke, but there isn't a Yugoslavia anymore, either.
     
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    Not on a menu, but I always loved how people mispronounce Cantillon.
     
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    Lol yeah I think I've heard about 5 different variations of it. I think that could be a nice litmus test to find out if people know what they are talking about, just ask them to pronounce it.
     
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