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Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by malweth, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. malweth

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    What have you named your beers?

    My Golden Strong (brewing tomorrow) will be "Shut De Do (Keep Out De Debbil)"
    For a wedding (rehersal & after party) I brought them to:
    "White Wedding Kölsch"
    "Green Mountain Summit Amber" (Vermont wedding, Summit hops)
    "Wedding Night Stout"

    I also have a "Bravo Zulu Rye IIPA" which is going to turn into a Rye Barleywine. It uses Bravo and CTZ hops... (and will probably include more hops for complexity next time).

    The rest have just been named after the style ("Best Bitter" who's name really suits the beer... next time it may be "Best Bitter Gold" since it's the only medal beer I've made and entered).
     
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    Black IPA named "Identity Crisis"
    Sour Saison named "Antiquated Ambush"
    Imperial IPA named "Thud Butt"
    Golden Strong named "AmmilenniALE"
    American Blonde named "Laminated Envelope" (back story is too much to post here)
    Sour Mash Beliner Weisse named "Left Out Left Overs"
    Hefe named "Cavendish & Cloves Collide"
    Rye Saison w/ Apricot named "ApRYEcot"
    Mild named "Free Bag O Malt Mild"
    Brown Ale named "Broke Down Brown"
    Wee Heavy named "The Callen" (after my son)
    80- w/ Peat Malt named "Lil Lagavulin"
    Session Stout w/ orange named "Navel Gazer"
    All EKG Bitter named "Heart Murmur"
    Sour w/ Pinot concentrate named "Vino Cilurzo"
     
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  3. pweis909

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    Here's 5 that I dubbed the past few months:

    Amber Equinox (biere de garde)
    "Better Late" Rye Pale Ale
    Dark Muse (oatmeal stout)
    Dubious Omen (dubbel)
    Kornival (American Pils)
     
  4. Unbrewery

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    Myrcene-heavy DIPA called "Myrciless" (The name was better than the beer.)
    Spiced Xmas mild called "Tenderin' Mild"
    French Saison called "Saison d'Etre" (Been done, I'm sure, but I liked it at the time.)
    American Light Lager called "Shut Up Already"
    Porter brewed with African coffee beans called "Imperialism Porter"
     
  5. antlerwrestler19

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    Here are the names of some I've brewed within the last year or so:

    -'Merica Saison - very light saison brewed with Citra & Amarillo, 5 gallons of which are currently dry hopped with Amarillo and the other 5 with Citra.
    -Orange Blossom Wit - Gumballhead cloneish beer with Belgian Wit yeast - delicious
    -Renegades of Monk - Belgian Tripel which was a crowd pleaser at a recent competition
    -Chubby Chaser Belgian IPA
    -Dad's IPA
    -Elephant Ryed - Rye IPA
    -Hop Junkie and Little Monster - very hoppy american wheat beers
    -Peregrine's Dive - all Falconer's Flight hopped IPA
    -The SIPA - session IPA
    -Gallagher's Squash Pumpkin Ale
    -Gingervitis Gingerbread Ale
    -Chocolate Monarch - Imperial Chocolate Stout - 5 gallons of which is being aged in a Crown Royal soaked oak barrel

    Gotta brew more - going to start lagers soon once I get water treatments dialed in and feel comfortable doing so. I'm not one for delicate beers as you can see ha
     
  6. Unbrewery

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    Well played, sir. Well played indeed.
     
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    Why thank you! The Tripel lived up to its name but the Elephant Ryed could use some work - I will be revisiting that recipe on a later date with some modifications to be utilized.

    Your "Shut Up Already" made me laugh. I'm not sure why you named it that but I got the immediate impression that you were fed up with the constant clamor regarding the quality of light lagers and threw that out there...? Tenderin' Mild is a nice one too! Reminds me of drinking beer with my family around the holidays.

    Cheers
     
  8. Unbrewery

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    "Shut Up Already" was a direct response to my non-craft-loving family asking me when I was going to brew a "normal" beer. It had the intended effect.
     
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    Double Decotion Weizenbock - Obszoner Weizen
    Chardonnay Blonde ale w/ Brett - Succubus
    Honey ale w/ Almonds - Beez Nuts
    Belgian Triple - Gratification

    plus a bit more, but I dont remember off hand
     
  10. Wreckoncile

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    Only a few so far:

    Back Nine Pale Ale (which I understand there is a commercial brew for, but I've never seen it)
    Rumplepumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Porter

    Coming Soon:
    Mr. Eko's Smoked Dark Mild (Lost reference)
    Winter is Coming Imperial Stout
     
  11. sackhouse2

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    here are a couple of mine, i haven't named all of my brews, or remember all the ones that i have off hand

    "Dark Days of Summer" dunkelweizen
    "Marital Bliss" hefeweizen made for my brother's wedding
    "Kilt Kicker" scotch ale
    "Half Wit" witbier

    i've also got an imperial stout planned for the mayan apocalypse "End of Days"
     
  12. nozferatu46

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    "Mr. Miagi" - american wheat hopped with sorachi ace
    "Kolschevic Revolution" - Kolsch
    "Single Moms" - Belgian Single (complete with pole dancer on the artwork, LOL)
    "Intergalactic" - IPA with Galaxy Hops
    "Clark Kent" - 3.4% hop bomb I called an American Mild
    "Gorby" - Russian Imperial Stout
    "Carpet Muncher" - Barleywine I spilled a good amount of grain on the carpet...
    "Acid Bath" - Imperial IPA (also a bands name, seemed too appropriate.)
    "Aluminum Falcon" - IPA with falconer's flight hops.
     
  13. NiceFly

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    I usually have really flashy names. The porter I just brewed I am going to call "Porter." This Weizenbock I am going to call "Weizenbock", etc etc.

    However, the BDSA I brewed with a friend who wanted to check out the brewing process I am actually going to name and make up some labels so I can give him some. I am going to call it "Chirp, Chirp" a BDSA made with crickets and homemade candy syrup because as I was running off into the kettel we noticed some crickets at the bottom that we did not bother to remove.

    One other name comes to mind. I made a Black IPA called Ghettotropolis.
     
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  14. BedetheVenerable

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    In honor of Game of Thrones (the books, not the show):
    -The Imp (8.0% RIS, English-style, with exclusively English hops and malts...on the small side, heh, heh)
    -The Kingslayer (11.0% Belgian Golden Strong with a touch of honey...golden, deadly, etc)
    -The Hound (8% DIPA w/brash, almost brutal bitterness)
    -Night's Watch Baltic Porter (still working on this one)

    -Saison d'Etre (so-named as a brewpub's saison is what got me started brewing in the first place)
    -Fuggles' Yorkshire Mild (our cat's named Fuggles, this is in her honor, and it's 100% Fuggles hopped)

    lots more, but I haven't brewed 'em up yet
     
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  15. BigCheese

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    First Homebrew (Pale Ale): Nearly Failed Pale Ale
    Nut Brown Ale: Browntown
    American Wheat (Brewed on July 4th): Patriot Summer Ale
    All Grain IPA (centenial+citra): Nissan Centra
     
  16. mikehartigan

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    Generally speaking, i label my beers simply with the style name and batch number. I tend to give names to those beers that have a story around them - either a brew day mishap or a family disaster, of sorts. I also tend to name the more unusual beers.
    Some Examples:
    Yellow Jacket IPA - I had to remove a nest of yellow jackets from the brew kettle on brew day
    Split Finger Gumball - a Gumball Head clone brewed at my son's request to ease his 'suffering' after a stupid, but painful work related injury
    The One That Got Away - Big Brew Day, 2011. A ten gallon HopSlam clone split into two carboys, one of which fell off the cart on my way to the car.
    Accidental Belgian - do I really need to elaborate? ;)
    Colt 46 - an 8.5% Malt Liquor (a little bigger than Colt 45)
     
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    A short list of favorites:
    Cigar Store Indian East India Porter
    Electrified Hate Black IPA
    Luna Mala Spiced Bourbon Porter
    Unruly Sideburns English IPA
    Fresh Prince American Wheat
    Sunny D HoppyWeizen
    Lacerated Sky Amber
    Barroom Hero Mild
    Yule Take it and Like it Christmas Ale
    The Horror Belgian Imperial Stout
    War Crimes Chipotle Weizenbock
     
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    My "Phantom" series beers:
    Black Phantom Belgian Imperial Stout (13.5%, charred oak, Grand Marnier, witbier yeast)
    Gold Phantom Belgian Blonde
    Crimson Phantom Imperial Red Ale

    Medical Monster RIS (18.5%, oak, vanilla, bourbon)
    CBB (coffee bourbon brown ale - like the Gah Feh Jzuhw but with bourbon added)
    Gah Feh Jzuhw English Brown Ale (the name is a phonetic translation of coffee beer in Chinese)
    PMJ (pure man juice) English Brown Ale (inside joke when my buddy was watching me squeeze wort from the hop material with my hands)
    GSB (Golden Strong Bitter)
    J.K. Gingerbeast (gingerbread beer)
    Malus Pieus (apple pie beer. 3 gal of apple cider added prior to fermentation)
    Portoberfest (porter brewed for October)
    The Count's Christmas Ale (10.6% English barleywine ice distilled to 21.2%, oak, port wine, and bourbon added)
    Figurehead English Royal Ale (3.5% mild brewed for my friend who is the "Emperor" of our group, but he is really just a figurehead)
    The Formidable VIS (vanilla imperial stout)
     
  19. premierpro

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    My names are usualy boring. When I was brewing extracts I made a ESB with all Cluster hops and called it,

    "Cluster F_ _ k".
     
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    As Derek is my name, I've been considering naming my next beer "Derelick my Beer" as a satire to Zoolander's "You can derelick my balls" :D

    Any other suggestions?
     
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    If I may recommend some future ones:

    White Walker's Wit
    Craster's ESB (strong bitter for a strong, bitter man)
    A Gulden Draak clone named Zwarte Draak (black dragon, for Dany's black dragon)
     
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    American IPA: 1225 IPA
    American IPA: Number 4 IPA
    Hoppy Red Ale: Bloody Nelson

    So far our 3 batches!
     
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    Disaster Ace (overhopped with Sorachi Ace)
    'Arry (in honor of Tottenham's skipper at the time)
    Gnatty Porter (got gnats in it you know)
    Trompe la Langue ("fool the tongue")
    Golden Boot (in honor of Thomas Muller, winner of the WC2010 award)
    Velvet Sleeves (1500s name for gannets around Cape of Good Hope)
    Nathair sa Bosca ("box of snakes")
    Tappit Hen (Scottish drinking vessel from the 1700s)
    Wood Frog (fermented too cold)
    Several Species of Unassuming Herbs Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict (traditional heather beer)
     
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    Rye Koelsch with peppercorns and juniper berries: Birdshot Ale
     
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    Black Belly Porter- Named after my cat
    Chinook and Friends IPA- NB's Chinook IPA recipe with centennial and cascade
    Star Spray IPA- I accidently used my Starsan spray bottle to control a boil. Noticed after around 10 sprays
     
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    I'll play.

    CCCXCIV IPA - named after the original name of Citra, HBC 394. It was an all-Citra IPA.
    Chariot Cup Holder Stout - Long story, has to do with Apollo (noticing the Ancient Roman theme?)
    Follow the Drinking Gourd - Pumpkin Ale named after the Underground Railroad song of the same name.
    Iron Brigade Imperial Stout - Named after a Union infantry brigade in the Civil War. They wore black hats. (noticing the Civil War theme?)
    Spangweizen - A hefeweizen with my last name in it. C wut i did ther?
     
  27. MaxSpang

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    You should make a beer with Cluster and Fuggles and call it Cluster Fug.
     
  28. barfdiggs

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    What about Cluster, Pallisade and Fuggles... Cluster Pug.... Super lame, I know.
     
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    top off tripel - first beer ever, some of you may remember my fermentation was so vigorous that it blew the lid off the fermenter.
    peach pie wheat - wheat beer brewed with peaches and brown sugar. not super original
    kitchen sink stout - getting brewed this weekend. Pretty much throwing all my leftover grains into the pot on this one.
     
  30. barfdiggs

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    You could make the same beer and give it ten different names along the lines of Le Tigre, Blue Steel, Magnum... etc.
     
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    Velarde's Flight (APA w/ Falconer's Flight brewed for BA nosignsofpain's birthday)
    Mooseknuckle (DIPA)
    Polynomial Hoppiness (IPA brewed for Caltech Strong Ale Club Party)
    Pacific Rim (IPA w/ NZ, Japanese and US hops)
    Rim Job (DIPA, Pacific Rim with extra 2 lbs corn sugar/5 gallons, hopped solely with apollo, hence the butthole reference)
    Matrimonial Milk Stout (Milk stout brewed for my wedding)
    Yuppie Reeses Cup (Milk stout w/ TCHO coocoa nibs & chocolate, & Whole Foods Peanut Butter)
    Frankenweizen (8% Weizen w/ 2 lbs orange blossom honey, dry hopped with Saphir and Cascade, WY3068)
    Carpet Matches the Drapes (West Coast American Amber/Red Ale)
     
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    We did that and called it Cluster Fuggle.

    It's hard to say without giggling.
     
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    Trail Break - Belgian Wit (brewed in late spring, when the first hikers of the season are breaking trail)
    Pale Al - Pale Ale (my name is Alex, I'm quite pale)
    Basecamp Saison - I took a bunch of this up to the Long's Peak basecamp before a climb
    Ogle Ale - Irish Red (named after my Wife's Irish great grandpa)
    Red Rock Rye - Rye Ale
    Beauty and the Beast - Milk Stout (brewed for a wedding, the groom named it since he is very hairy)
    Goofy Hat - Black IPA (brewed while wearing a very goofy hat, named by my wife)
     
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    Comfortably Numb - a 21.5% abv impy stout
    What the Funk? - Brett L brown
    Old Fuzz - Old ale with Brett B
    D'Artagnan - A Perry
    Athos - Biere de gard fermented with sherry flor
    Porthos - Barbera grape kolsch with oak and vanilla
    Aramis - Oud Bruin
    Serendipity - Pale sour with Pink Muscat Grapes
    Ashley's Funky Peach - Wild fermented blonde with ripe peaches ;)
    Cochise Stronghold - MO 4hr boil, 4gal fresh cider, and muscovado
     
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    You should call it (Pale Ale"x") or Pale Ale X to better resemble (Pale Ale/Alex) ;)
     
  36. alexipa

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    I like Pale Ale X... I think I now know its name the next time I brew it! Thanks!
     
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    I can't remember where, but I saw a label for a homebrew once that was called "Cloister Frock."

    Laughed for thirty minutes.
     
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    Black As Satan (Imperial Stout)
    Grey Water Ale
    Dirty Socks (red ale)
    Maximum Material Modifier (high gravity stout)
     
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    That has to be in the running for one the greatest names for a beer of all time.
     
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    I don't always come up with names for my beers, but here are a few I have used...

    KBS Clone - Breakfast in Harlan County
    Sour Blonde Ale (w/ dregs) - Culture of Personality
    Hefeweizen - She's So Hefe (when I perfect the recipe and start aging half on strawberries, that will become the Strawberry Fields edition)
    Black IPA - Hopsploitation
     
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