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This weekend the Huffington Post put together a photo slide show of “ridiculous” beer names. My faves? Ridgeway Brewing’s Santa’s Butt Winter Porter from the U.K. conjures some jolly but jiggly, possibly hairy, images. What I’d much rather have in my head when ordering a beer is the sight suggested by I’ll Have What the Gentleman On the Floor Is Having, a barleywine from McGuire’s Irish Pub in Pensacola, Florida.
Notably missing from the HP list:
Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right BA Select – The name of this one-time collaboration between Dogfish Head and Beer Advocate, as any 80’s gamer worth their salt knows, is the cheat code for Contra on NES. Neither Sam Calagione nor the Alström brothers can take credit for the name, though. It was selected through a competition among Beer Advocate users.
Streaking The Quad – I would love to get my little hands on some of this sassy Belgian-style ale, said to have butterscotch and pecan pie flavors. Alas, Streaking is a limited release beer only (sometimes) available at the Deschutes brewpubs in Oregon. I suspect it as delicious as Will Ferrell is hilarious.
Effinguud – Luckily for the clever crew at Valley Brewing Company, a brewpub in northern California, an oversight by the usually strict Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) let this near-profane name slip through the cracks. Looks Dutch, right? Not so much.
What about your picks for peculiar beer names?
Photo from slapadoodle.net