What Beer Name Butchering Have You Seen on Menus?

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  1. mcrago

    mcrago Aspirant (281) Oct 6, 2012 Indiana

    Love me some Wodford!
  2. woznym

    woznym Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2010 Illinois

    Ahhhhh... The down falls of drinking beer and THEN writing about it. Thanks for the correction
  3. mporter13

    mporter13 Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2011 Oregon

    I've seen a lot of places that list they carry "Widmere." I've heard it pronounced that way a lot too. I don't understand what's so hard about "Widmer."
  4. mike_v_sardina

    mike_v_sardina Initiate (149) Apr 12, 2012 Vermont

    I once saw "Mongo" from Port Brewing Company listed as "Mango"... thought it was acutaly somewhat appropriate...
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  5. SaCkErZ9

    SaCkErZ9 Poo-Bah (2,148) Feb 27, 2005 South Carolina
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    I like when restaurants have a section or heading that says "Belgium Beers" instead of Belgian.
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  6. DoubleJ

    DoubleJ Poo-Bah (5,353) Oct 13, 2007 California
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    Whenever I'm at a restaurant and the server rambles out the selection, and ends it with "hefeweizen". Sorry, but hefeweizen and Widmer are two completely different words.
  7. BorisKarloff

    BorisKarloff Aspirant (200) Apr 29, 2013 Ohio
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    Miller Jai Lai
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  8. Burferd

    Burferd Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2013 Illinois

    Two Brothers Cane & Ebel is often misspelled Cain. One of my favorite joints has had it spelled wrong for four years! I mentioned the error to various mgmt types but gave up long ago.
  9. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California

    Not a misspelling, but I once saw Old Rasputin described as a "Russian River Imperial Stout." Uhh....
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  10. 5thOhio

    5thOhio Zealot (501) May 13, 2007 South Carolina

    Another "not a misspelling but..."

    ...went to a restaurant in Asheville, NC and the menu referred to Guinness as "the original Imperial Stout."

    And I thought people in that city knew their beer.
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  11. RobM77

    RobM77 Initiate (153) Feb 14, 2013 Illinois

    Thank God there isn't a beer called Onomatopoeia Ale.
  12. MiScusi

    MiScusi Savant (994) Feb 12, 2005 California
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    we have a local crap bar that lists about 6 offerings from New Belgium as Fat Tire...
    "Fat Tire Ranger IPA"
    "Fat Tire Skinny Dip"
    and for Fat Tire it just says Fat Tire.
  13. Mikecap

    Mikecap Champion (848) May 18, 2012 Rhode Island
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    Heavy Seas Lose Canon IPA. Misspelling of two words, come on now!
  14. RobinLee

    RobinLee Zealot (588) Feb 15, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Maybe they lost the authoritative scriptures?
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  15. Mikecap

    Mikecap Champion (848) May 18, 2012 Rhode Island
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    Had to be that. As much as I like Loose Cannon, I don't think it is Biblical...
  16. GodlessWatermelon

    GodlessWatermelon Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2012 Maryland

  17. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Savant (979) Sep 4, 2010 California
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  18. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Savant (979) Sep 4, 2010 California
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    Never heard of the beer but that seems like a fair mistake. Damn does it look like beard.
  19. Cory-WC

    Cory-WC Initiate (0) May 31, 2013 Florida
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    I can personally admit to butchering Jai Alai. Jay a-lay is what I called it when I first asked a store clerk if they had any. Not a shining moment for me.
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  20. jds8411

    jds8411 Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2008 California

    Flat Tire at a Mexican restaurant I go to.
  21. willbm3

    willbm3 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Not a misspelling, but a server once told me that one of the taps just got switched to Jack's Abby Harmonious Union. I got it, but I think I prefer Hoponius Union. Tickers gotta tick...
  22. Brenden

    Brenden Poo-Bah (3,684) Feb 25, 2008 Ohio
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    The worst I've noticed is a waitress telling me the restaurant I was eating at had Omega White on tap. Curious, I ordered one and discovered that it was Ommegang Witte.
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  23. J_Dub

    J_Dub Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2013 Texas

    The local flying saucer has Weihenstephaner Hefe but it's really the Kristallweiss. Not a big deal really (even though I wish they'd put the Hefe up instead) but I was explaining to someone the difference and the server insisted it was the Hefe and not the Kristallweiss...I can tell the difference between a clear and hazy beer thank you miss now run along.
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