Our 20 Favorite Beer Names from GABF 2017
With more than 3,500 beers being poured at GABF this past weekend from approximately 800 breweries, you probably did’t get a chance to try them all. In fact you probably didn’t even stop to look at every single beer being poured at the festival. We certainly didn’t get a chance to try every beer either, we did do some extensive investigating of the beers at GABF and compiled a list of our favorite beer names.
Be fore-warned, it has become very evident that brewers love puns, and this list chock-full of them.
1) Rock Out with Maibock Out
Bock | Hailstorm Brewing
C’mon, don’t act like you didn’t snicker just a bit. This shit is about to get a whole lot punnier.
2) Brad Pitt-less Watermelon Blonde
Belgian Style Fruit Beer | 3 Freaks Brewery
This beer is definitely a looker like its namesake, and tastes pretty good too.
Belgian-Style Dubbel or Quadrupel | 515 Brewing
This is what happens when GABF and the year 2017 collide at full speed… you get a social media inspired beer. At least you can enjoy it with your squad.
4) Yeast of Eden – Skeptics & Believers
American-Style Sour Ale | Alvarado Street Brewing
John Steinbeck would approve of this American style Sour.
5) Vladislav, Baby Don’t Hurt Me
Wood or Barrel-Aged Strong Stout | Diebolt Brewing
Don’t trust the Ruskies with anything other than RIS
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6) I Hate Mondays
American Style Imperial Porter | 350 Brewing
Sometimes the only thing getting us through the beginning of the week is a tasty beer treat at the end of the day so this one rings a little too close to home.
7) Tears of My Enemies
Chocolate Beer | Monday Night Brewing
Is this because of what 350 Brewing said Monday Night Brewing? Please don’t take these name that seriously.
8) Should I Stay or Should I Gose
Historical Beer | Atlas Brew Works
For fans of the Clash and German style Goses this beer is perfect.
9) Better Life Choices
American Style IPA | Atwater Brewing
Whether this is allusion to drinking more beer or the exact opposite the saying can be applicable. either way.
10) Can’t Find a Bitter Man
English Style Extra Special Bitter | Begyle Brewing
Ouch this is what happens when you swim too deep into online dating apps after drinking one too many barley pops.
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11) Turnip the Beets
Belgian Style Tripel | Bull & Bush Brewery
Banging on a trash can, strummin on a street light… killer tofu.
12) Do You Even Lift Bro?
American Style IPA | Evil Genius Beer Co
But really do you even lift? Let’s go skull some coldie IPAs brah.
13) The Most Interesting Lager in The World
Vienna Style Lager | Ex Novo Brewing
Because you may not always drink lagers, but when you do…
14) Beer Salad
Field Beer | Jellyfish Brewing
Not event sure why we find this one amusing but perhaps because it’s a big salad… a big beer salad.
15) A Slice of Hefen
South German Style Hefeweizen | La Cumbre Brewing
Beers like this really do take us to a holier place.
16) My Lil Brony
Session Beer | M.I.A. Beer
Friendship and crushable beers are both magic.
17) Ants on a Lager
Vienna Style Lager | Short’s Brewing
Can we stop pretending ants on a log was actually a good snack? Luckily you don’t need to pretend about this beer.
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18) Boom! Citra Laka
Imperial IPA | Steady Habit Brewing
I said a boom citra boom… Don’t act like you don’t remember this from camp.
19) Bohemian Tapsody
Bohemian Style Pilsner | TAPS Fish House
Is this the real life, is this just fantasy?
20) Juice Willis: Dry Hop with a Vengeance IPA
American Style IPA | The Wrecking Bar Pub
OK, this is hands down the best name. The end.
How the hell could’ve “Irish I was a Little Bit Taller” not too this list? Fraudulent without it.
Isn’t Beyle’s “Can’t Find a Bitter Man” a play on a Pearl Jam song lyric? A few of their beers are named after rock songs.