Great Titles for Beers
I just saw two beers with the best titles:
- Lenny Bruce R.I.P.A from Hebrew; looks like a double ipa
- Brother Tholonious belgian style from North Coast Brewing
curious to know if anyone tried these yet. any thoughts?
That Brother Thelonius is intense. I went to and wrote about the 'unveling' of that beer in Santa Monica last April for a jazz magazine. Ended up with many bottles. It is very rich - huge flavor, and very strong. I typically do not like sweetness at all in my Belgian beers and prefer white stuff like Blanche de chambly. But Brother Thelonius is incredibly delicious and very well-crafted, even using the mild sweetness it has to keep my tongue on its toes. I think it's very good, and much more drinkable than alot of trappist beers.
Some favorite names that always amuse me:
Old Horizontal... drink this and you'll be horizontal
Old Rasputin... stout fit for a raving madman
Dreadnaught... have no fear
Behemoth... this MASSIVE brew
Here in Eugene Oregon we have Ninkasi Brewing, a new micro brewery featuring brewmaster Jamie Floyd. His signature Total Domination IPA is over the top. Sorry currently only availabe on draft.
I have had the Lenny Bruce R.I.P.A. (the R is for Rye, as I recall) and it was very good. I was a little skeptical of the He'brew beers at first...I figured that they probably thought that since they had a good marketing gimmick they didn't need to worry about the quality of the beer...but it's very good.
The most amusing name for a beer I have seen recently is "Kentucky Breakfast". It's a double stout, 10% abv, which was one of the highest-rated beers of all on beeradvocate.com. I believe the brewery is in Michigan. It was described there as having the color and consistency of used motor oil.