You'll catch your death going out like that
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A dubious Christmas Offering from a cross the water (Belgian) courtesy of Pete Brown. A Kelly Brook look a like who as always ordered her Santa costume 4 sizes to small.
By the Duwac Brewery.
Love your hall of shame website. Here's one I encountered while looking at the Humpty Dumpty brewery website. I feel a bit guilty having enjoyed their beers on several occasions but I feel it's the only way to bring this daft practice to an end.
Berry Berry Bad! Nothing say's perfectly crafted local beer like alluding to the backside of a sheep. And it will apparently blow your reproductive organs off hurrah ! Oh and it's also got a picture of somone wearing a baseball hat on backwards....
I do sometimes wonder if the objection to a little bit of fun with beer names etc is being a bit square....plus, one persons classy advertising is crass to somebody else. I know some people see BrewDog as crass for instance.
However, when I saw Trouser Trumpet, and also witnessed peoples obvious subliminal aversion to even tasting it, because of the name, then that's when I realised that there is a point to what you are doing. If weak double entendres sell beer than it's not a problem and I've seen otherwise grown up, middle aged men turn into giggling childish school boys and order a round of something that Pumpclip Parade might object to. When the joke becomes offensive to the majority of the people it is aimed at then it has failed.
Here's a list of cringy names I compiled from the GBG a couple of years ago. Some may be dead and gone but many are still around. Let's see if we can get some pictures to complement the gloriously awful names.
Some are worse than others, but I'd say all fail the ordering-at-the-bar test: they all require a little shrug of the shoulders, a roll of the eyes and a sigh to signify to the bar staff you are not a sad freak.
It's all here: crappy puns, allusions to injury of craniums and grey matter; gratuitous alliteration; smutty snurfling; Dungeons&Dragons; Ye-Oldiness; furry or slimy critters; bombastic belligerence.
Baz's Bonce Blower
Bumble Hole Bitter
Croak & Stagger
Friggin in the Riggin
Humpty Dumpty's Downfall
Hung Drawn 'n' Portered
Lancashire & Yorkshire Aleway
Land of Hop and Glory
Milk of Amnesia
Nessies Monster Mash
Nether Underestimate a Blonde
Old(e) - 81 examples including:
Old Speckled Hen
One for the Toad
Over and Stout
Pain in the Glass
Piddle in the Dark/Hole/Snow/Wind
Piston Bitter / Brew
Pressed Rat and Warthog [yes, I know it's a song name]
Rack and Ruin
Ringing Roger Rite Flanker
Sauce of the Niall
Sawley Tempted Sheepshaggers Gold
Side Pocket for a Toad
Silk of Amnesia
Spike's on t'Way
Tabatha the Knackered
Wafty Cranker (NEW!)
What the Duck
Winkle Warmer Porter
Ye Olde Trout
This is doubly (dubbely seen as it's a beer!) poor throughout tortured visual pun Tick pneumatic babe tick shame as the art work is reminiscent of Bryan Talbot of Luther Arkwright fame. Seem to remember that beer was ok though.