Creative Beer Names
Moose Drool Big Sky Brewing Co. (Montana) This creamy brown ale is aptly named, and the label sports a comical rendering of the profusely salivating namesake mammal. At just 5.3% ABV, its highly drinkable and pairs well with whatever youre cooking up on the grill.
Art of Darkness Brewery Ommegang (New York) With a name that recalls the seminal Joseph Conrad novel, this beer has just got to be good, right? Well, its from Ommegang, so thats always a good sign. Art of Darkness is a Belgian dark ale that packs a punch at nearly 9% ABV. Its one of those beers thats best enjoyed out of a chalice or snifter-type glass.
Ninja Vs. Unicorn Pipeworks Brewing Company (Illinois) Pipeworks has a number of ninja-inspired beer names, so this one fits right into their cartoony line of labels. Its a double IPA that packs 8 different kinds of hops, so in many ways its like an epic battle raging on your palette.
Hoptimus Prime Ruckus Brewing (New York) Another beer for the toy/movie geek inside all of us, this American double / imperial IPA packs a hoppy punch. This beer can be mimicked by home brewers, much to the hop lovers delight.
Zombie Dust Three Floyds Brewing (Indiana) With the recent proliferation of zombie-themed movies and television shows, its no surprise that the brewmasters at Three Floyds picked up on the trend. Kind of like pixie dust (but not really), Zombie Dust is a magical, medium-bodied American pale ale made with Citra hops.
Elm City Lager New England Brewing Co. (Connecticut) New England Brewing Company is located just outside New Haven, and they chose the citys historic nickname for this authentic German pilsner.
Purple Haze Abita Brewing Co. (Louisiana) Even if youre not a fan of Jimi Hendrix, youll love this lager brewed with a blend of malts and a touch of raspberries added after filtration. At only 4.2% ABV, its very drinkable and not too sweet, either. Take these examples as inspiration when youre bottling your next home brew. Whether your next beer is called Bock to the Future or MichAle Jordan, the possibilities for naming your beer kit creations are as endless as names for children.