I was talking to Pepe earlier and we were discussing brewing processes. He was telling me about the effects water has on brewing when he brought up the sulfuric aromas that come from mineral-rich, high alkali waters of Burton-on-Trent. Beers brewed there or with that kind of water are often said to have the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Burton snatch.Ã¢â‚¬Â I had to ask him to repeat it. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The aroma. CanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t you smell it? ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the smell of a Burton snatch,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said. Since then IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been thinking of other funny beer names that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve heard from Pepe since I got involved in the craft beer movement. Here is a list of beer that includes a few of the most unforgettable ones.
Magnolia Old Thunderpussy
A barley wine named after the late Burlesque performer. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s brewed once a year at Magnolia Pub and Brewery owner, David McLean. If you don’t believe this is real, check out there site here. http://www.magnoliapub.com/index.html
Apparently this is named after an old British occupation where some old guy would come banging on your window with a stick in the morning until you woke up. Although when IÃ‚Â hear “knocker up” I assume someone is giving me terrible advice.
I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t care what the brewery says. This is a beer named after a fictional laser gun that James Bond uses.
Great name. That said itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just a name. I drank twenty of them and nothing happened. Well… a few things happened, but getting laid wasn’t one of them.
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s also a doppelbock, which makes it a Tommyknocker Butthead doppelbock which may be the most syllables used to describe a beer that isn’t recognized at all by my spellcheck. Ironically, neither is the word “spellcheck.”
Personally, I love how classy this photo is. Really? A white backdrop and a brandy glass? ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s beer named after a cartoon character.
As the tagline goes, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Why have just one?Ã¢â‚¬Â If you can’t tell that gorilla is holding a Polygamy Porter.
My favorite part: the look on the dogÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s face. I also like the fact that nobody censored the package. Speaking of whichÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Big, round and fruity. Yep. I think that says it all.
Tactical Nuclear Penguin
WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve already featured this one in a previous list of beer, but I had to bring it up again.