Beer Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

Beer is one of those amazing things that is deep-rooted in human history.  Some of the first and earliest known farmers in agrarian societies brewed and drank beer.  Today, the world enjoys a vast diversity of brews and the term "craft beer" is widely known as it is consumed.  Though dogs might not appear to be connected directly with beer, expect by the colloquial expression, "hair of the dog that bit you," dogs are often named after a favorite craft beer or their names represent their owner's love and appreciation of beer.  Dog names within the beer theme are endless and non-restrictive to the size or breed of any dog.

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Beer Inspired Dog Name Considerations

Beer-themed dog names are unique in that no one breed of dog is better suited to bear the name Barley, Bomber, or Brewer.  However, males dogs are slightly easier to name after a favorite beer-inspired term than the female dogs.  The lady dogs are certainly not excluded, but often they will have subtler names, like Stella, Lace, or Amber.  Owners who love want to give their special new friend a beer inspired name should consider the color of their dog as well.  For example, Barley is described as a light, golden color whereas Porter is dark.  For female dogs, Amber would suit a red-colored dog well as Lace would work for a white-colored dog.  The size and sturdiness of your dog should also be considered.  Stout is excellent for a sturdy, low to the ground dog like an English Bulldog, whereas Brewer or Buster seems to suit Terrier-type dogs with rough or medium to long hair. Other than consideration for the size and color of your dog, any dog can easily fit into a beer-themed name. Some owners may wish to be subtler with their beer references or chose a name of their favorite microbrewery. Whatever you chose as your dog's beer-themed name, it is sure to have meaning for you and display your love of both beer and your dog.

Male Beer Inspired Dog Names

VotesNameVote
8
Barley
A grain used to make beer
8
Hops
A bittering flavor added to beer
8
Tannin
A bitter, oak flavor in beer
6
Chinook
A piney flavored beer hop used in pale ales
6
Bud
A nickname for Budweiser
5
Brewer
A person who brews beer
5
Goose
A reference to Goose Island Brewery of Chicago, Illinois
5
Wort
The extract from mashing malts in the brewing process
4
Bomber
A 22 oz beer bottle
4
Porter
A style of beer
4
Brett
Short for Brettanomyces, a type of yeast
4
Grist
Ground malt and grains
4
Kolsch
A bright Pilsner malt beer
4
Hosehead
The name of Bob and Doug's beer drinking dog in the movie, Strange Brew
2
Zythos
A beer hops and a Greek word for beer (ancient)
2
Yuengling
America's oldest brewery
2
Keg
A pressurized container of beer
2
Stone
A brewing company from Escondido, California
2
Buster
A reference to Buster Nut Brown Ale
1
Miller
An American brewing company
0
Fuggles
A type of beer hops used for stouts
0
Stout
A style of beer
0
Lager
A type of beer
0
Shiner
A Texas brewery located in Shiner
0
Colt
A brand of malt liquor
-1
Growler
A 64 oz jug for take home draft beer
-2
Carboy
The container used as the fermentation vessel
-2
Gruit
An old fashioned bittering flavor used before hops became popular
-2
Bock
A strong German lager
-3
Mickey
A malt liquor by the Miller Brewing Company

Female Beer Inspired Dog Names

VotesNameVote
7
Oktober
A reference to Oktoberfest, a beer folk festival last 16 days
6
Lace
The beer foam left on a glass
6
Amber
A type of red beer
6
Kirin
A Japanese brewing company
5
India
A reference to India Pale Ale
5
Laika
The first dog in space and a Russian Imperial Stout
5
Odell
A Fort Collins, Colorado brewing company
5
Noble
A class of hops
4
Avery
A brewing company from Boulder, Colorado
4
Harper
A brewing company in Lansing, Michigan
3
Saison
A highly carbonated and fruity tasting style of ale
3
Ninkasi
The Sumerian goddess of beer
3
Blonde
A style of ale
3
Genny
A nickname for Genesee beer
2
Sierra
Reference to Sierra Nevada, a brewing company
2
Natty
The nickname for Anheuser-Busch Natural Ice
2
Abigail
An American blonde style of beer
2
Heady
A reference to Heady Topper, a double IPA
2
Citra
A type of beer hops
2
Willamette
A beer hops used for porter styles
1
Summer
A type of seasonal ale
1
Aileen
A subtle name sounding like Ale
1
Ester
A fruity flavor produced during the fermentation process
0
Stella
No, not a Streetcar Named Desire but Stella Artois
0
Shandy
A beer mixed with a soft drink like carbonated lemonade or grapefruit
0
Schlitz
A brewing company from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
-1
Rogue
A brewery from Ashland, Oregon
-2
Galena
A type of beer hops
-4
Brooklyn
A brewing company located in Brooklyn, NY
-4
Jink
A beer from the Magic Hat Brewing Company

Community Dogs with Beer Inspired Names

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Yogi
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Lawrence, KS

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