To celebrate the beginning of The Great British Beer Festival, we decided to have a look into the wacky and colourful world of unusual beer names.
A tiny bit of googling throws up a whole host of hilarious, cheeky and downright unbelievable names. In the world of independently brewed beer and ale, it seems it’s the wackier the better. Here are a few of our favourites.
Tickle Brain Ale – Named after the Tudor word for a strong ale, this lives up to its name as it weighs in at a hefty 8%!
Nessies Monster Mash – Perfect for monster spotting – this sweet and malty beer is vegan friendly.
Wonkey Donkey – A fruity, malty amber bitter which is as hoppy as its namesake.
John Willies Manchester Champion Beer – This 5% beer would be our tipple of choice if ever visiting the rainy city.
Waggle Dance – This popular beer with a honey aroma is named after the dance a bee does to alert the hive to a source of nectar.
Hello My Name is Ingrid – This is a Double IPA (a stronger Indian Pale Ale as it has double the hops) and is described by the brewer as Bergmanesque. It’s fruity, tart and strong at 8.5%.
Christmassy beer names are also quite popular – but as it’s not Christmas yet, here are just a select few – Red Nose Rein Beer, Yellow Snow and Seriously Bad Elf.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our brief visit to the weird world of beer names, why not raise a glass this week and toast those creative brewers who’ve given us a laugh – a pie has got to be the perfect accompaniment.