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What's in a name? Taste to find out. Fancy Lawnmower Beer, No Disput'n Putin Russian Imperial Stout, Bierbitzch, Honey Act Your Sage, and Old Numbskull. What's your favorite beer with a wacky name?
posted by jasonspaceman (53 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Drunk Jock Doppelbock
posted by yalestar at 5:22 PM on November 6, 2003


Polygamy Porter Why have just one?
posted by split atom at 5:23 PM on November 6, 2003


La Fin du Monde.
posted by pooligan at 5:23 PM on November 6, 2003


Dead Guy Ale
posted by mr_roboto at 5:39 PM on November 6, 2003


Moose Drool.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:39 PM on November 6, 2003


Theakston's Old Peculier. (server is drunk at the moment, apparently). As a bonus, it can be anagrammed as 'Sip keen, trusted alcohol.'
posted by stonerose at 5:42 PM on November 6, 2003


Delirium Tremens. At 8.5%, it's a brilliant beer with a brilliant name.
posted by zpousman at 5:50 PM on November 6, 2003


Arrogant Bastard Ale.
posted by obloquy at 6:05 PM on November 6, 2003


Old Frothingslosh - the Pale Stale Ale with the foam at the bottom.
posted by Wet Spot at 6:17 PM on November 6, 2003


Roger and Out a strong real ale served at The Frog and Parrot. Never been there, but had the ale at a CAMRA festival years ago.
posted by josephtate at 6:21 PM on November 6, 2003


kilt lifter
posted by dolface at 6:33 PM on November 6, 2003


turbodog
posted by turbodog at 6:37 PM on November 6, 2003



The Flying Dog Litter of Brews
, including: In-Heat Wheat, Flying Dog Classic Pale Ale, Road Dog, and
Horn Dog
.
posted by Wet Spot at 6:44 PM on November 6, 2003


There a lovely local ale called "Piss"... with a light strength counterpart... "Piss Weak".

Another good local beer with a whacky name is "Mountain Goat Beer"... "Climb every Mountain, Drink every Goat"
posted by keks at 6:48 PM on November 6, 2003


Another vote for Old Peculier.

There's also Bishop's Finger, popularly known as Nun's Delight. (Google for more background).

Incidentally, people have been successfully selling Sauvignon Blanc here with the delightful name "Cat's Pee on a Gooseberry Bush".

If you scroll down this page you can see the label for Hoegaarden's Forbidden Fruit. I understand their US importers asked them to change the label to allow it to be sold in the US market. Hoegaarden told them to get lost.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 6:53 PM on November 6, 2003


Bishops Finger
posted by dabitch at 7:03 PM on November 6, 2003


doh'
posted by dabitch at 7:04 PM on November 6, 2003


Ah, dabitch is a closet Duff drinker. Shoulda known.
posted by trondant at 7:38 PM on November 6, 2003


Old Speckled Hen
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 8:05 PM on November 6, 2003


What's this? An alcohol-related thread not started by Miguel? The horrors! Ah, and the Speckled Hen- the only beer I've found that I literally cannot bring myself to finish.
posted by kahboom at 8:34 PM on November 6, 2003


He'brew. It's The Chosen Beer. They have Genesis Ale and Messiah Bold.

(This is a second place choice. obloquy beat me to Arrogant Bastard, which is a truly fine beer. )
posted by eriko at 8:42 PM on November 6, 2003


I almost forgot. Dogbolter.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 9:13 PM on November 6, 2003


Naked Aspen. Alas, not as good as the name.
posted by Twang at 9:57 PM on November 6, 2003


I just got back from having a couple of pints of Buttface Amber at the Ram.
posted by SpecialK at 11:02 PM on November 6, 2003


Bishop's Finger (tagline: Nun's Delight)
posted by wibbler at 11:44 PM on November 6, 2003


God, Fancy Lawnmower is astoundingly good.
I <3 Fancy Lawnmower.
posted by Espoo2 at 12:00 AM on November 7, 2003


No body has shouted for "Dogs Bollox" yet? It's crap, but it's got a good name.
posted by twine42 at 1:08 AM on November 7, 2003


I had a pint of "Dogfish Head" at the GBBF last year. I though "Must be good to get away with a name like that". Wasnt. Ych-y-fi.
posted by couch at 1:54 AM on November 7, 2003


I had a pint of Titanic a few weeks ago. It went down well.

Arf.
posted by salmacis at 2:47 AM on November 7, 2003


Tanglefoot. Very very nice beer.
posted by chrid at 3:51 AM on November 7, 2003


Of course, if you just want to get messed up, you could try the Belgian Scaldis (12% alcohol by volume). It's probably the highest ABV beer available that actually tastes like beer (unlike the 17.5% Sam Adams Triple Bock).

Those aren't very funny names, though.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 4:29 AM on November 7, 2003


Hobgoblin is great. The same brewery also produce Fiddler's Elbow and Bah Humbug Christmas ale.
posted by MattM at 5:10 AM on November 7, 2003


If you like stouts, try this Nils Oscar Imperial Stout (Swedish, nice coffee aroma)

I prefer Pabst to Duff, though both are equally invisible in flavor. ;)
posted by dabitch at 5:39 AM on November 7, 2003


You can't get any wackier than The Three Stooges.
posted by Smart Dalek at 6:23 AM on November 7, 2003


It's the beer that miners and musical theater geeks can agree on: Coal Porter
posted by GreyWingnut at 6:39 AM on November 7, 2003 [1 favorite]


At a recent double-MetaFilterian wedding, I gave the happy couple several bottles of my homemade RatBastard Celebration Ale, tagline "Damn, that's bitter!"
posted by MrMoonPie at 6:41 AM on November 7, 2003


After downing that "He-Brew," why not try some Satan to balance things out.
posted by Otis at 6:44 AM on November 7, 2003


satan says: after a few too many god lagers, the next day is usually hell. (couldn't resist)
posted by dabitch at 7:18 AM on November 7, 2003


My roommate brews my personal favorite: Brown Hooooorrrrnnnet Ale!
posted by black8 at 7:53 AM on November 7, 2003


frikking free image host apparently doesn't allow referrals, at least not from MetaFilter....try this
posted by MrMoonPie at 7:53 AM on November 7, 2003


Victory Brewing Company has some great names, including Hop Devil Pale Ale and Storm King Stout.

Another good one is Skullsplitter, from the Orkney Brewery.
posted by starvingartist at 8:03 AM on November 7, 2003 [1 favorite]


I like Fat Angel, from Vermont's own Magic Hat Brewing Co. -- not to be confused with Fat Bastard Chardonnay. Also, when in Lincoln, NE stop by Lazlo's, the excellent brewpub of the Empyrean Ale Co., featuring LunaSea ESB, Dark Side Porter, Burning Skye, and Collapsar Oatmeal Stout. Yum.
posted by serafinapekkala at 8:05 AM on November 7, 2003


Fancy Lawnmower is great. It's become my preferred when Shiner's Summer Stock is unavailable. Arrogant Bastard was horrid though. Great name, great logo, shitty beer.
posted by Ufez Jones at 8:16 AM on November 7, 2003


Dirty Dick!!!
posted by tr33hggr at 8:17 AM on November 7, 2003


De Dulle Teve: a Belgian beer that, at 10%, will make you feel like you've been hit by a mail truck.

It translates to "The Mad Bitch."
posted by Skot at 8:22 AM on November 7, 2003


couch: Dogfish Head, brewed in my home town, can be wildly inconsistent. I've had some of the worst beer ever from them only to later try a pint of the exact same style beer and found it tasted wonderful.
posted by jennyb at 8:25 AM on November 7, 2003 [1 favorite]


Back in the microbrew heyday I picked up a six-pack of Joe's Freakin' Micro. The name was better than the beer.
posted by ChuqD at 10:55 AM on November 7, 2003


Also, when in Lincoln, NE stop by Lazlo's, the excellent brewpub of the Empyrean Ale Co

Hey! Thanks for the tip!
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 11:56 AM on November 7, 2003


another vote for Polygamy Porter mmmmm.....
posted by jacobsee at 12:12 PM on November 7, 2003


Hogwaller Kolsch, Satan's Pony, and Absolution Ale (6.7% ABV) from South Street Brewery in Charlottesville.
posted by mbd1mbd1 at 12:51 PM on November 7, 2003


Burning River Pale Ale, brewed in beautiful Cleveland Ohio.
posted by me3dia at 12:58 PM on November 7, 2003


There's Deb's Red Ale, named after Detroit Union leader Eugene Deb.
posted by goethean at 2:11 PM on November 7, 2003


It's the breakfast of champtions! Steam of Wheat
posted by plinth at 5:15 PM on November 7, 2003


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