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Good beer names

I recently did a post about one of the reasons that I will buy a certain beer. Other than the bottle there are a few other things that make me want to buy a beer. The name of the beer sometimes will make me want to purchase it. As I have said numerous times, I am an advertisers dream because if you can put together a creative product, chances are I will buy it or at least seriously consider it. Some gimmicks like Miller’s Vortex Bottle don’t really sell me because I know that it is just a gimmick.

The names and bottles can really turn me onto a beer. My latest example is when I was at World Market earlier this week. I have noted before how much I love going there for their mix and match six packs, which allow me to get six different beers from different breweries for the same price as a normal six pack. Genius. On this trip to the World Market I came across a beer with the title “Terrible.” I had to get it. I also recognized the brewery that made it as Unibroue, who I absolutely love. The bottle is a 750 ml corked and caged bottle that is dark brown, almost black. There is a rectangular silver section that has the words “Terrible” in fancy font in black. It look wonderful.

The whole package was put together so well and any brewery that has the audacity to title their beer Terrible deserves a chance. Some other beers that I have bought simply because of the name are Arrogant Bastard Ale, Hobgobbin, Delirium, and Captain Sig’s Deadliest Ale among others. Anyone else a sucker for good beer names?

What are you drinking on New Years?

I did a post back when the Obama administration took office on the beer that I would be drinking for the Inauguration. That lead me to think about the beer that I would be having for New Years. I have been scouring the store shelves looking for the right beer to fit for the day. I finally came across it while at the World Market the other day.

I have decided to go with Sierra Nevada’s Celebration Ale. What other time of the year gets celebrated as much as New Years. While I can claim that I have never been to a New Years party (is that sad) I can say that I have enjoyed many a tasty brew from the safe confines of my house. Last year I had a helping for three different stouts and a nice barleywine. Celebration Ale is on tap this year and I am super excited. I haven’t had it in just over two years now, which is right around my awakening to craft beer.

So I am excited to get to taste it again and see if I like it as much as I did before. The biggest thing I remember it tasting like is a Christmas tree, but we shall see if that still holds true as my tastes have evolved. Celebration Ale is also appropriate becasue January 1st marks the one year anniversary of BreweryReviewery. Have a happy and safe New Years everyone, I have a bunch of fun plans for the site coming up this year.