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What’s in a Name: The Best Beer Names

Notoriously head over heels for her beloved Romeo, Shakespeare’s Juliet might not have had beer on her mind when she—somewhat rhetorically—asked, “What’s in a name?” She was, however, undoubtedly intoxicated (with love). Just in case it’s not obvious, we love beer here at Drinktanks. But, we also love the ridiculously clever names of craft beers. It only made sense for us to put together a list of some of the best beer names because that which we call a beer, by any other name would taste so sweet.

Purple Monkey Dishwasher

  • Evil Genius Beer Company | Philadelphia, PA
  • ABV: 6.70%

On the surface, this beer name is as seemingly as absurd as it sounds. The moment you read it, you’re probably imagining exactly what the name implies, but it’s actually an apt play on a common non-sequitur. The phrase’s origins are, arguably, rooted in The Simpsons—but this is just palpably ironic hearsay. “Purple Monkey Dishwasher” is said to characterize the endless distortion of facts as they are passed from person to person—but don’t take our word for it. Never mind the treachery of images, this is a completely different animal that has us wondering what this beer was originally called… and if it’s even a beer. How deep does this really go?

Citra Ass Down!

  • Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse | Louisville, KY
  • ABV: 8.20%

Against the Grain’s American style IPA is one honest brew. This hop forward beer will, indeed, put you on your ass. Despite the high alcohol content and super forward American hops, it’s incredibly drinkable thanks to its citrus overtones. We recommend doing yourself a favor and abiding by this beer’s name—which incidentally also serves as a warning label—and sitting yourself down; falling over will hurt less that way.

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Oatie-Wan Kenobi

  • Pinthouse Pizza Craft Brewpub | Austin, TX
  • ABV: 4.50%

Disclaimer: an unapologetic use of terrible puns and obligatory references follows. Wondering what beer to try next? Oatie-wan Kenobi may very well be your only hope. Those other beers are not the beers you’re looking for. While it may not boast the highest alcohol content around, this beer certainly has the high ground. Not only does Pinthouse’s brew have one of the best beer names, it’s also a splendidly tasteful coffee stout that’s a real force to be reckoned with.

The Light That Spills Out Of The Hole In Your Head

  • Tired Hands Brewing Company | Ardmore, PA
  • ABV: 6.00%

As far as names of craft beers go, The Light that Spills Out Of The Hole In Your Head might be among the most verbose. You could easily mistake it for a mid-to-late 2000’s indie band, and in many ways, it plays out like one. It’s inviting and hoppy, yet well-refined and balanced. It knows what it wants to be and doesn’t miss a beat. To differentiate itself, this beer is uniquely brewed in clementine zest and juice. The result leaves a wonderful culmination of citrus and pine on your tongue that tantalizes and lingers. You’ll want another taste the moment you put your glass down.

Hopped Up On Hops: A Hop Guide to Hop Profiles

Hop-forward beers such as American Pale Ales and IPAs are here to stay, for better or worse. Beer drinkers all over the world have grown accustomed to throwing back these delicious brews and breweries and craft masters know it. In order to keep up with the demand—while simultaneously keeping our taste buds interested—they are introducing less familiar hops with greater frequency into some of our favorite styles. Additionally brewers are reinventing the ways to not only use, but think about historically older hop varieties as well. Including chinook, simcoe, cluster,  amarillo, and more, hops come in a variety of… well, varieties. Our focus here is on, what we believe to be, the major hops to look out for in 2017. Our hop guide below also provides an elementary insight into what makes some of our favorite beers taste great. Now get out there, test your palate, and see if you can pick up on any of these hop profiles.

Citra Hops:

As of this writing, citra hops are arguably considered the hop. But why? It’s simple: flavor. The citra hop is popular because, as its name implies, behind a strong, smooth, aroma, trails an equally delicious citrus flavor packed with grapefruit, melon, lime, and other tropical fruit characteristics. Furthermore, the intense citrus aromas and flavors help mask the bitterness often associated with pale ales. Many people compare citra hop-heavy beers to drinking juice. (We incidentally did so in our list of 3 Great Craft Beers for Beginners.)

Citra Hop Beers:

  • Zombie Dust | 3 Floyds Brewing Co. | Munster, IN
  • Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada | Chico, CA
  • Fuzzy Baby Ducks | New England Brewing Co | Woodbridge, CT

Mosaic Hops:

Every hop on this list can be summed up in a simple word that is unique to it alone. While we might sum the citra hop up as “citrusy,” we would define the mosaic hops as, “complex.” Developed by Hop Breeding Company and released as recently as 2012, the mosaic hop is a relatively new profile that introduces earthy, floral, and fruity aromas and flavors (such as blueberry and mango) into many of your favorite beer styles. The result is a wholly unique single-hop beer that parades, ostensibly, as a multi-hopped profile.

Mosaic Hop Beers:

  • Mosaic | Pipeworks Brewing Company| Chicago, IL
  • Space Cake | Clown Shoes | Ipswich, MS
  • Mosaic IPA | Cascade Lakes Brewing Co. | Redmond, OR

Cascade Hops:

The granddaddy of hops. The Mike Tyson of the hop world. The hop of the gods. Whatever you want to call it, it is always fun to follow the trends of this timeless variety. Balanced, yet surprisingly versatile floral, citrus, and even spicy characteristics coupled with moderate bitterness make cascade hops one of the most popular for craft brewing, year… after year… after year.

Cascade Hop Beers:

  • Zombie Dust | 3 Floyds Brewing Co. | Munster, IN
  • Founds Pale Ale | Founds Brewing Company | Grand Rapids, MI
  • CascaZilla | Ithaca Beer Company | Ithaca, NY

Four Oregon Beer Fests You Can’t Miss This Year!

Oregon takes pride in its craft beer scene like no other. Because of this, there are more beer fests showcasing local brews than you can count. It’s not possible to go to all of them (believe us, we’ve tried!), so we’ve sorted through the best of the best to bring you this list.

 

  1. Central Oregon Beer Week’s SMaSHfest – Bend, OR

Hosted at Bend’s Old St. Francis School, the SMaSHfest celebrates single malt, single hop beers. What’s unique about this event, is that beers served at this event were created specifically FOR the event, by world-class Oregon breweries like Deschutes, Ecliptic, Fort George and more! It has the feel of an exclusive industry-only event, where you can get a chance to mingle with brewers and other beer fans alike.

my babes and all the beers 💕🍻

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2. Organic Craft BrewFest – Portland, OR

“The Organic Craft BrewFest promotes and celebrates the spirit of organic brewing and sustainable living. The festival will serve dozens of craft brewed beverages, including beer, cider, and mead. There will also be food carts, sustainability-oriented vendors and nonprofits, a soda garden for minors and designated drivers, games for adults, and a children’s area with face painting and activities – all taking place in a beautiful park setting.” – We’ll drink to that!

3. Oregon Garden Brewfest – Silverton, OR

The Oregon Garden Brewfest takes place in an 80 acre botanical garden, and hosts over 60 breweries serving 120 beers, ciders and meads from throughout Oregon and across the country. We can’t think of a more beautiful spot to enjoy a pint or five with friends and family!

What. A. Blast! @7featherscasino #roguebrewfest‬ presented by @haydenhomesbuilder @medfordrogues See you gnomies next year CHEERS!

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4. The Little Woody Bend – Bend, OR

The Little Woody Bend differs slightly from the other festivals because it also includes another favorite drink of ours… Whiskey! The Little Woody highlights some phenomenal barrel aged beers,  whiskeys and ciders from across the Northwest, and is now celebrating its 8th year doing so! The festival feels like a well-kept local secret.

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