Bottoms Up: Strange Beer Names

Bottoms Up: Strange Beer Names

The other day, my buddy Josh shared a link on Facebook. It was a list of strange beer names. Since I drink a lot of beer, I figured I would take a look. The list of names included:

Montana Trout Slayer Wheat Ale
Big Sky Brewing Company in Missoula, Montana brews the Montana Trout Slayer Wheat Ale. The tagline for this beer is, “A bigger tale with every ale.” I am sure the beer doesn’t taste like trout, but the name does make me want to try it. I have actually had salmon flavored vodka before… and it was incredible. You wouldn’t think so, but it is very smoky and has some subtle chipotle overtones to it. Imagine that in a Bloody Mary. Yum!

Moose Drool Brown Ale
I have actually had this beer before. The Big Sky Brewing Company also brews the Moose Drool Brown Ale. The beer is thick, brown, and when it pours over the side of the glass… well, it looks like moose drool! (I say that, assuming that is what moose drool actually looks like.) The label also has a moose on it. I bet they even make Moose Drool glasses! The beer is good, and while I don’t usually drink brown ales, it does have certain sweetness to it. It is moose drool after all!

Pigs Ass Porter
I drank a lot of porter last month, but I am not familiar with this one. But I LOVE the label. It has some pigs sitting at the bar. I am not sure what they are doing, but who cares. The beer is called Pigs Ass. That is awesome! Harvest Moon Brewing Company in Belt, Montana brews the Pigs Ass Porter. I wonder if I can order this online… I sort of want to try it now!

Yellow Snow IPA
Rogue Ales brews this one… and I like everything they make. I haven’t had them all, but last week I polished off a bottle of their bacon maple ale. It smelled like bacon and tasted like maple… so I am curious what the Yellow Snow IPA is like. I haven’t seen this one before. Rogue Ales is located in Newport, Oregon. I have never been up there, but maybe some yellow snow will entice me to take a weekend north.

Mens Room Original Red
I am not a big fan of reds either, but Jeff Sample seems to think the Elysian Brewing Company makes good beer. Elysian is located in Seattle, and makes the Mens Room Original Red. The name isn’t that crazy, but I am curious as to where the name came from. Sheryl went to Seattle earlier this year, and I think she had a few beers from Elysian. I wonder if she had this one.

Ill Tempered Gnome Winter Ale
Before we moved to Arizona, we made one last pilgrimage to Jungle Jim’s International Market in Columbus, Ohio. While we were there, I grabbed six winter ales from Mt. Carmel. The beer was actually really good, and got better the warmer it got. So I know a beer that is classified as winter ale is going to be good. But you stick a gnome on the side of it, and you sold me a pint! The label is cute too. It has a little gnome with a snarly look on his face, and his arms crossed. I guess this is an ill-tempered gnome! Oakshire Brewing from Eugene, Oregon brews the gnome.

Before After Premium Lager
When we were at Jungle Jim’s, I saw this on one of the end caps. It was only a few bucks, and had this big tag on it that said 12% ABV. So I grabbed one. Then I grabbed a second one. I just had to try this. The beer is brewed in Lithuania. I also LOVE the label on this thing. When the beer is sitting there, there is a picture of a grandma on the label. But if you turn it upside down, the old woman turns in to a hot blonde. With an ABV like this, that might be the case! Rinkuškiai Brewer in Birzai, Lithuania makes this stuff… and while I have never been to Lithuania, from what I can tell they make a good lager!

Panty Peeler Tripel
Not much I can say about this one… imagine what the label looks like! It actually has a naked chick on it riding what appears to be a reindeer. Not sure why she is riding a reindeer, but who cares. The beer is a tripel, and I dig most triples. Midnight Sun Brewing Company in Anchorage, Alaska brews this one. I don’t have the ABV, but I am sure it is big. I would like to get my hands on a bottle of this too. For the beer, not the label!

There were a few other beers on this list, but I didn’t want to bore you with them all. I have had a few of these, with the Better Half being my favorite. I wish they sold that around here. I would buy a case of that a week. It was that good. I mean, it’s 12% ABV. That is big for a beer that is this smooth.

Have you had any of these beers? Which one is your favorite?