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

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  1. harrymel

    harrymel Dec 15, 2010 Washington

    I want to be your friend. And drink your beer. Those beers sound outstanding!

    What yeast did you use in Comfortably Numb? How did Athos turn out with the sherry goods?
  2. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Aug 25, 2009 Oregon
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    Yeah, it was the first beer in my "BANGARANG" series. Thud Butt is the big kid in Hook. I also have an Imperial Red Ale I am going to make called Rufio, as well as a session coffee stout called No Nap, and a few others. I've also got a "Where The Wild Things Are" series going too. I have the Carol (Lambic) in bottles (and batch 2 fermenting), the Ira (Mango sour Blonde) and the Judith (Blackberry sour Blonde) are just about ready to bottle, and I have a recipe for a Flander's Red that I am going to brew in a few months name the Alexander (chose that WTWTA character since Alexander Rodenbach is essentially the founder for the style as we know it).
  3. drewbage

    drewbage Mar 15, 2003 California

    I don't really name my beers...

  4. udubdawg

    udubdawg Dec 11, 2006 Kansas

    I don't believe it. I bet they are all sexual and scatalogical and other boring names.

    very rarely name my beer. Friends who help out tend to give them "Shocker" names. Usually I just write a batch number on the cap so I can identify it.
  5. ryane

    ryane Nov 21, 2007 Washington

    ha, thanks

    Comfortably numb used two yeasts WY9093 Imperial blend and 4347 eau de vie

    athos is coming along nicely, it has strong notes of nougat, caramel, and vanilla, and is pretty strong. Now that ive used sherry flor on its own I can really pick out the flavors it lends to the WY lambic blend, theres this hard to decribe sort of phenolic/sharp bite to it (better than it sounds)

    If your interested the recipes for both are here
  6. hopdog09

    hopdog09 Sep 6, 2012 Michigan

    Blackout brown ale- brewed during a horrific storm/power outage
    Euro trash-pilsner I brewed for a party of..well you guessed it..nobody got it though
    singed tail ale- my dog got a shorter tail..too curious about the kettle burner
    Face Plant- Double IPA..lived up to its name!

    those are some of my fav's..so many don't stay long enough to get named
  7. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    I'm glad my dog isn't the only one who has gotten to friendly with the burner.
  8. ShaBizzle

    ShaBizzle Mar 27, 2010 Virginia

    I only name the ones I have screwed up,

    Hoppy Wheat with Orange Peel that got infected - Sour BandAids
    Two Hearted Clone that I didnt let boil down enough - Light Hearted
  9. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo May 30, 2011 Alaska

    not telling you
  10. Goblinmunkey7

    Goblinmunkey7 Dec 24, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Going down the list:

    Fetus Prime: Baby's First Beer (Heavily hopped SNPA clone)
    DarknOat (oatmeal stout)
    Waxohf (American IPA that ended up with a waxed fruit taste)
    BTB (English Bitter)
    Dumpy Pumpkin (Pumpkin Ale)
    DSL or Demon Spider Lager (a lager aged in a garage in proximity to a huge dead spider)
    Black Dynamite (American Black Ale)
    Ape Shit Bananas (Dubbel)
    Cellar Dweller: Nad Flenders (Flanders Red)

    There are some more that have yet to be named, but those were some of our favorites.
  11. drewbage

    drewbage Mar 15, 2003 California

    Aww.. it warms my heart that someone remembers. :)
  12. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Feb 12, 2012 Georgia
    Moderator Subscriber Beer Trader

    I have a brown ale I'm gonna call Shit Gobbers.

    Only because I had a fly, a huge fly that I swear I saw muggin' on some dog shit in the yard right before he dive bombed my wort at flame out..

    Atleast he was in while it was still hot.
  13. rlee1390

    rlee1390 Mar 6, 2010 Indiana
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    I love film so I give them film-related names;
    Dr. Hefeweizen: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Wheat
    Vienna Lager- The Third Lager (The Third Man is set in Vienna)
    Biere de Garde- The Garde Illusion (The Grand Illusion)
    Milk Stout- Milktropolis (Metropolis)
    Dunkelweizen- Dunkel Soup (Duck Soup)
    RIS- Battleship RIS (Battleship Potemkin)

    If I ever was able to make a sour I have the following ideas;
    One Faro over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Butch Cassis and the Sourdance Kid
    Raging Bruin
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  14. JebediahScooter

    JebediahScooter Sep 5, 2010 Vermont

    I don't usually name my beers, mostly named for friends' weddings:

    Gumball & Chain (Gumballhead clone for a wedding)
    Ball & Chain Brown (again, wedding)
    Nice Day for a White Wedding Wheat
    Hoppily Ever After
    Pisgah Mountain Pecan Brown (wedding is near Pisgah nat'l forest)

    One other random brew that came out well and was deserving of a good name:

    Decadent Ballsweat (brewed on the hottest day of the year in July to be ready for fall, chocolate/coffee/oatmeal breakfast porter)
  15. GeeL

    GeeL Aug 27, 2008 Massachusetts
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    I did an IPA for a ski week that I called "Skier's High P.A." My family came up from PA so there was a little double meaning there.

    I also brewed a hoppy Scotch ale called "Hop Scotch".

    I did a brew with oak and Norwegian elderberries for family in Norway and called it "Norwegian Wood".

    I'm sure there are others but don't recall.
  16. rocdoc1

    rocdoc1 Jan 13, 2006 New Mexico

    I really only have two beers I name, if you don't count names I enter in Promash. Happy Wife Beer is a kolsch styled beer using 10% toasted malt. The other is my Ball Buster, a Belgian strong dark ale, and the name speaks for itself.
  17. clonebrewer

    clonebrewer Sep 5, 2009 Iowa
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    "Depends Cider" - 9.2% Apfelwein
    "Hoppy Seconds" - DIPA
    'N.O.R.I.S" - Never-Oaked-Russian-Imperial-Stout
    "Sonic Fuzz" - Session APA
    "Gypsy Tears" - American Strong Ale
    "Jap-Slap Saison" - All Sorachi Ace hopped Saison
  18. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin
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    man those sound Awesome I'd trade you for some of your home brew lol. WTWTA was an obsession of mine as a kid I basically wore the binding out and had to get another copy because I read it so much. Along those same lines I've always though about making a cinnamon Imperial coffee stout or a "hot chocolate imperial Stout" and calling it Polar Express.
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  19. penderp

    penderp Sep 19, 2008 Washington

    Some of my recent ones, I always try to incorporate skulls into my labels cuz I'm bad like that:

    Medula HOPlongata- Really "heady" smelling IPA, label is a drawing of my wife's CT scan with a hop for brains
    Beast of Bourbon- Bourbon soaked oak aged black IPA, label is a bourbon barrel with tentacles emerging and clutching a skull
    Dead Head Red- Heavily hopped American Amber with the Grateful Dead's skull and roses drinking a beer
    Skulldozer Pale Ale- Zombie Dust clone with 15% wheat, label is a bulldozer pushing a pile of skulls
    Rest in Peace Russian Imperial Stout (RIP RIS)- 12% RIS that was TOO drinkable, label had a graveyard with a skeleton hand popping out of the grave holding a beer
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  20. dckepley

    dckepley Aug 13, 2006 Iowa
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    "Hands and Teeth" - Imperial Stout
    "Buttpumper" - Butternut Squash-Pumpkin Ale
    "Black Mole" - Blackberry-Mulberry Ale
    "Busta" - Nut Brown Ale
  21. brewmandan

    brewmandan May 10, 2010 Iowa

    Some of my beer names:
    Gold Rush--wheat
    Fish Fryer Ale--pale ale/lager
    Red Stag Slobber--oktoberfest
    Not sure if I'll call my bock Billy Bulldog Bock or Friar Tuck's Bock.
  22. longbongsilver

    longbongsilver Aug 27, 2005 Missouri

    I've had nicknames for a few:

    San Miguel - Belgian but w/ the candi sugar switched with agave & a hint of lime. Kinda Belgium via Mexico.
    The Big Black One - double digit strength black ale brewed with coffee & brown sugar
    Dirty Commie - dry hopped red ale
  23. humalupa

    humalupa Apr 15, 2010 Michigan

    Naming the beer is my 2nd favorite part, behind brewing the beer. And then drinking it; OK, it's my 3rd favorite.

    Black IPA: Blackhop Down
    Red: Better Off Red
    Wet Hop: Hoppin' Fresh
    Belgian Trippel: Monky Business
    Hefeweizen: Hugh Hefeweizen
    Surly Furious clone: And Don't Call Me Surly
    Pliny the Elder clone: Respect the Elder
  24. goodonezach

    goodonezach Mar 24, 2011 New York

    sometimes i name beers after albums i like:
    black hops and revelations (black IPA)
    audio video simcoe (DIPA)
    kid APA
    this is hoppening (although i think i'd have to integrate some LCD-themed design on the label or some people wouldn't get that).

    i'm also thinking of completely ripping off yo la tengo in naming a huge barrel-aged 10+% ABV somethingorother and just calling it 'i am not afraid of you and i will beat your ass.' not descriptive or punny at all but it's just such a great album name. and a great album.
  25. ScrewyBrewer

    ScrewyBrewer Jul 20, 2010 New Jersey

    My current favorites beers and recipes are my 'Screwer In The Rye Lager', 'Bottoms Up Brown Ale', '420 Special Wheat', 'Snowy Daze Stout', 'Hammerfest Oktoberfest' and 'Clock Struker Pale Ale'.
  26. totti333

    totti333 Oct 15, 2010 New York

    I just named my 8.2% pumpkin ale Belligerent Thanksgiving
  27. fvernon

    fvernon Mar 1, 2010 Wisconsin

    a few off the top of my head:
    dry-hopped czech pils: bohemian hopsody
    french farmhouse brewed with juniper berries: biére de geniévre
    15% dark chocolate and orange imperial stout: black death stout
    baltic porter brewed with blackstrap molasses and aged on sassafras: sassy molassy
    all-amarillo dipa: damarillo
    wee heavy: decapitated deer ale (based on a true story)
    bourbon-coffee-vanilla porter: decapitated skunk porter (also based on a true story)
    belgian strong ale: la fin de l'these
    all-citra dipa: CitraSlap!

    an updated batch of damarillo is bubbling away as i type
  28. elephantrider

    elephantrider Mar 25, 2011 Michigan

    Pure Hop Fury - IIPA with Columbus and Centennial
    The Good Life - IPA with Simcoe and Centennial
    Audrey and Oaked Bourbon Audrey - RIS that will be ready for soon to be born daughter
    Vitamin C - single hop APA with all Citra
    Scuzzlebutt - American Barleywine
    Dark Passenger - CDA
    Mr Blonde - Blonde Ale with Centennial

    Lots more beers have been brewed but those are the only ones with names so far...
  29. VikeMan

    VikeMan Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    I generally don't bother naming mine. But I am going to name the one I just brewed today. It's a Blonde that should come out to about 4% ABV. I'm going to call it Hello Utah.
  30. ncaudle

    ncaudle May 28, 2010 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    generally dont name, but I have for some.

    Lemonade = sour saison with lemon rind
    You're Going To Be A Genius Anyway = mango ipa (it's a phish thing...)
  31. jtmartino

    jtmartino Dec 11, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    I named my DIPA "Vesuvius."

    Because it's the Pliny killer.
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  32. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Feb 28, 2012 Mississippi
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    Gravecrawler IPA
  33. StarRaptor

    StarRaptor Jun 8, 2010 California

    Some of my favorites

    Sydnie IPA - After my daughter
    Scott's BIG IPL - my double India pale alger
    Scott's Scottish on Scotch - A 9% Scottish Strong Ale that I brewed using East Coast Yeasts Scottish Heavy and bulk aged it on toasted oak cubes that I had soaked in Glenfiddich
    My Funky Brother Brett - 100% Brettanomyces claussenii fermented beer that is also named after my brother Brett
    Imperial Rhino Stout - my annual IRS
    Westbennetteren 12 - my quad
    Costa del Sol - a very hoppy lager brewed with Mexican lager yeast
    Deathfire - my habanero porter
  34. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels Nov 22, 2009 Maryland

    Haven't been naming too many beers, but here are the few:

    For Better, For Worse - English Barleywine/Wedding beer
    Citra Ass Down - Citra DIPA
    Pillow Talk - Vanilla RIS
    Reasonable Doubt - Old Ale
  35. pointyskull

    pointyskull Mar 17, 2010 Illinois

    Here are some of mine:

    Rivendell - Zythos/Summit IPA
    Left Hand of Darkness - dry stout
    Attacked By Robins - red ale
    Swimming Gibbon - dry-hopped IPA
    St. Oliver - saison
    Gnomeskull - Belgian dubbel
    Black Lodge - chocolate porter

    The names have personal relevance....
  36. Rau71

    Rau71 Dec 12, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    I live in San Miguel, CA. I like the name. There is a mission here too, so the Abbey/Mexican connection is good, I like it.

    I have a Citra and Amarillo hopped IPA I call CA IPA. And I have an IIPA I am naming Feats of Strength. It is dry hopping as we speak, I was hoping to have it ready for Festivus, but alas my brew schedule didn't align.
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  37. SanDiegoBeerLove

    SanDiegoBeerLove Sep 20, 2009 California
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    Naming homebrews is kind of like naming pet fish, you kill them so quickly so why name them.
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  38. nolabrew

    nolabrew Apr 20, 2010 Louisiana

    I recently brewed a steam that went horribly wrong. I spilled a third of the grain literally into the sewer, then I broke the hydrometer *in* the wort, then I spilled a good bit of wort while I was straining it. I named the beer "Snakebite" and it's actually pretty tasty, although nothing like my typical steam.
  39. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Ahhh, re: your Golden Strong...you a Randy Stonehill fan?
  40. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    The letters in "Faceplant" are supposed to be solid black, something happened when converting it to a .jpg file. Anyways, this is what I named my Winter Warmer. (The recipe still needs a few tweaks.)


    A Saison that was brewed for our Christmas in July party:

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