Coolest Beer Names: A Hilarious and Intriguing Selection [Amazing List]

How much of a beer aficionado are you? If you are going to try beer for the first time, you’re probably asking yourself which one you should try.

You want to try the best one for the first time, but with 1000’s of options, it can get confusing.

And when you facotor in the creativity of us homebrewers and the creative names that we can develop for things, that number of beer names grows exponentially fast.

Think about it for just a second, if you go through the process of learning how to brew beer at home – would you name it something new or take someone elses name?

We are going to make things a little simpler for you. Here are our current favourite beers with their calories and ABV (Alcohol by Volume) percentage.

Choose the one you like and tell us about your experience.

Find +200 more Fictional Craft Beer Names for inspiration for your own homebrew below.

Coolest Beer Names from the Homebrew Academy

The 51 Coolest Beer Names We Love Today

21st Amendment Bitter American

Owner: Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan.

Location: San Leandro, California

The 21st Amendment Bitter American lives up to its name. The bitterness of the beer makes it to the list. It is a combination of mild malt with bitter hops. The citrus flavor adds a strong taste to the beer. The low ABV and calories make it preferable. It has a Session beer style with 4.4% ABV and 132 calories.

Against the Grain 70K

Owner: Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

Location: Kentucky, United States

Against the Grain 70K beer, owned by Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse is a milk stout style. The 35K recipe doubled to create 70K beer recipe is double chocolaty, double creamy, double delicious and double roasted. The flavors of this beer are bourbon and oak. The best dessert you can ever have! It has an English Sweet or milk stout style with 13% ABV and 393 calories.

Alabama: Laika Russian Imperial Stout

Owner: Straight to Ale

Location: Alabama, United States

This beer is dark and rich, with a Russian imperial stout style. This dessert beer has a flavor of dark chocolate, fruit, and caramel. The roasted grain and woody hops enhance the flavor of the beer. It has a Russian Imperial Stout style with 9.75% ABV.

Utah: Dubhe

Owner: Uinta Brewing Company

Location: Utah, United States

Dubhe has a chocolaty dark toast, with coffee and dark fruit flavors. This beer made from coffee, vanilla, and bright pine flavors makes a beautiful dessert. The roasted malt covers the bitterness of the hops. It has an American Black Ale style with 9.3% ABV.

AleSmith Horny Devil

Owner: AleSmith Brewing Company

Location: California, United States

The Alesmith Horny Devil has an aroma of coriander and fruit. The bitterness of the hop balances the fruitiness of the flavor. The dry pale malts give slight spice taste to the beer as well. It has a Belgian Strong Pale Ale style with 10% ABV.

AleSmith Speedway Stout

Owner: AleSmith Brewing Company

Location: California, United States

The vanilla, chocolate and licorice flavor beats the high alcohol content of the beer. The roasted malt and vanilla ones enhance the exceptional taste of the beer. The rich caramel taste gives the satisfaction of the best dessert. It has an American Imperial Stout style with 12% ABV.

Allagash White

Owner: Allagash Brewing Company

Location: Maine, United States

The light malt and fresh citrus hop add deliciousness to this beer. This traditional Belgian-style beer has an aroma of banana and cloves. It has a traditional Belgian-style with 5% ABV.

Alpine Duet IPA

Owner: Alpine Beer Company

Location: California, United States

The Alpine Duet beer has a delicious taste with a tinge of orange zest, tropical fruit, and grapefruit. The malt backbone enhances the flavour of the beer. It has an American IPA style with 7% ABV.

Anchor Brewing Company Anchor Steam

Owner: Anchor Brewing Company

Location: San Francisco, California

The Anchor Steam beer has Californian common or Steam beer as style and 4.9% ABV. This beer made from historic brewing process has a taste that is second to none other. The natural process called Krausening ferments the alcohol, adding deliciousness to this beer.

Anchorage Brewing A Deal With the Devil

Owner: Anchorage Brewing Company

Location: Alaska, United States

This American Barleywine styled beer has 17.3% ABV. Brewed with Galaxy hops, the beer has massive vanilla and caramel flavors.

Angry Chair German Chocolate Cupcake Stout

Owner: Angry Chair Brewing

Location: Florida, United States

This beer has chocolate, dark roasted malts, caramel, toasted coffee and little coconut flavors. It has a 7% ABV and English Sweet style.

Arizona Wilderness Superstition Coffee Stout

Owner: Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.

Location: Arizona, United States

With a good blend of vanilla and chocolate, the beer also exhibits caramel and some bitterness. A 6.6% ABV beer has a American Stout style.

Avery Brewing Co. The Maharaja

Owner: Avery Brewing Company

Location: Colorado, United States

As the name suggests, this beer is the ‘king’ of all the other beers in taste and flavors. A large amount of malt along with tangy, vibrant and pungent hops gives the deliciousness of the beer.

Avery Uncle Jacob’s Stout

Owner: Avery Brewing Company

Location: Colorado, United States

A 14.9% ABV beer has an American Imperial Stout style. The aroma of vanilla and dark roasted malt enhances the features of this beer.

Ballast Point Sculpin

Owner: Ballast Point Brewing Company

Location: California, United States

The citrus and grapefruit hop braces the bitterness of the alcohol. This deep-orange colored booze has 7% ABV and American IPA style.

Bell’s Two Hearted

Owner: Bell’s Brewery – Eccentric Café & General Store

Location: Michigan, United States

This 7% of alcohol has a perfect balance between bitterness and maltiness. The smooth bitterness and light caramel flavor enhance the features of the beer.

Boise Brewing Jagged Shard

Owner: Boise Brewing Company

Location: Idaho, United States

The Jagged Shard beer has 8.5% ABV and American Amber or Red Ale style. The red dark copper colored beer has an aroma of citrus fruit.

Breckenridge Vanilla Porter

Owner: Breckenridge Brewery Company

Location: Colorado, United States

The Breckenridge Vanilla Porter beer has chocolate and a bit of vanilla flavor. This beer has 5.4% and the American Porter style.

Brooklyn Brewery Lager

Owner: Brooklyn Brewery Company

Location: New York, United States

The Brooklyn Brewery Lager has 5.2% ABV and Red Lager Style. The ‘dry-hopping’ creates refreshing bitterness to the alcohol. Caramel malts and floral hops enhance the deliciousness of the beer.

Capital Autumnal Fire Doppelbock

Owner: Capital Brewery

Location: Wisconsin, United States

A German Dopplebock styled beer has 7.8% ABV and deep copper color. It has an aroma of fruit, coffee, and caramel.

Casey Brewing & Blending Saison

Owner: Casey Brewing & Blending

Location: Colorado, United States

Brewed with Colorado malt, ingredients and crystal hops, this beer has a 5.5% ABV and Belgian Saison style. The rustic fermentation adds bitterness to the alcohol.

Connecticut: Ol’ Factory Pils

Owner: Two Roads Brewing Company

Location: Connecticut, United States

A German Pilsner style beer with 5% ABV has a traditional twist in its brewing process. The aroma of this beer consists of yeast and caramel.

Craftsman Cabernale

Owner: Craftsman Brewing Co.

Location: California, United States

A fruit and field beer, with 7.5% ABV has a unique color and flavor. The appearance of the juice is so admirable, along with a tasty grape taste.

Dale’s Pale Ale 

Owner: Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

Location: Colorado, United States

This beer is one of the exquisite beers that you must try. Dale’s Pale Ale started to introduce beers in can. It has an American Pale Ale Style and 6.5% ABV.

DC Brau On the Wings Of Armageddon

Owner: DC Brau Brewing Co.

Location: District of Columbia, United States

An American Imperial style beer with 9.2% ABV, owned by DC Brau Brewing Company, is a single hop beer. It is so refreshing and has an addictive taste.

Deschutes Black Butte Porter

Owner: Deschutes Brewery

Location: Oregon, United States

An American Porter style beer has a dark brown texture with amazing contours. The roasted malts and dark chocolate contributes to the 5.2% ABV of this beer.

Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA 

Owner: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Location: Delaware, United States

The American Imperial style beer with 9% ABV gives a blend of malt and hops experiences. This beer is sweet and viscous.

Firestone Walker Parabola

Owner: Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Location: California, United States

This beer with 13% ABV has a Russian Imperial Stout style. This beer ages for a full year in the bourbon barrels.

Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA 

Owner: Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Location: California, United States

You will have to try this beer for its stunning flavor of pineapple, citrus and piney blended aromas. This beer has 7% ABV and American IPA style.

Foothills Brewing Sexual Chocolate

Owner: Foothills Brewing Company – Downtown Brewpub

Location: North Carolina, United States

You wouldn’t want to miss the amazing flavor of this beer – with just the right mix of dark chocolate, dry fruits, coffee, and citrus. It has the Russian Imperial Stout style with 9.75% ABV.

Fullsteam Carver

Owner: Fullsteam Brewery

Location: North Carolina, United States

The orange-amber colored beer has a touch of sweet potato flavor and herbal aroma. It has German Marzen style with 5.5% ABV.

Funky Buddha Morning Wood

Owner: Funky Buddha Brewery

Location: Florida, United States

An American Imperial Porter styled beer with 12% ABV has a rich combo of maple syrup, fresh roasted coffee, and bacon. If you can try beer for breakfast, why should you miss the fun?

Gigantic IPA

Owner: Gigantic Brewing Company

Location: Oregon, United States

The name says it all. This beer has truly an amazing blend of Continental, Crystal, and Cascade elements that make it unique. It has an American IPA style with 7.3% ABV.

Good People Brewing Co. Snake Handler

Owner: Good People Brewing Company

Location: Alabama, United States

If your beer could give you the mood of happiness and lift your spirits, then this beer is a perfect choice. It has aromas of refreshing flavors of pine, citrus, flowers, and spices. It has 10% ABV and American Imperial style.

Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout

Owner: Goose Island Beer Co.

Location: Illinois, United States

An American Imperial Stout styled beer with 15.2% ABV is one of the darkest beverages available for you to try. The roasted malt, oak hints, and raisins are the notable flavors in the beer.

Green Flash Hop Head Red

Owner: Green Flash Brewing Co.

Location: California, United States

A luscious beer, Hop Head Red has American Imperial Red Ale style with 8.1% ABV. The taste is malty and little sweet, making it the best dessert beer.

Green Flash Palate Wrecker

Owner: Green Flash Brewing Co.

Location: California, United States

An American Imperial APA styled beer with 9.5% ABV is originally brewed to celebrate Hamilton’s second anniversary. You might smell a strong flavor of grapefruit in this delicious beer.

Hair of the Dog Adam

Owner: Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

Location: Oregon, United States

An English Old Ale style beer with 10% ABV is a re-creation of a historic beer. This delicious dark-brown craft beer has a dark bittersweet chocolate taste.

Half Acre Daisy Cutter

Owner: Half Acre Beer Company

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

The American Pale Ale style beer with 5.2% ABV has blended flavors of pine, citrus, papaya, and mango. This beer is unique because of its raw flavour.

Haymarket Angry Birds Rye IPA 



This Belgian IPA style beer has 7.5% ABV. It has an amazing taste of tropical fruits. You will not want to miss this luscious hazy yellow beer.

Highland Cold Mountain Winter Ale

Owner: Highland Brewing

Location: North Carolina, United States

The full-flavored, syrupy and dark chocolate beer has winter warmer style and 5.8% ABV. You will have to try this craft beer once to see how refreshingly light it is.

Hill Farmstead Abner

Owner: Hill Farmstead Brewery

Location: Vermont, United States

The double dry-hopped beer has mixes of citrus and pine taste. It has a New England IPA style and 8.2% ABV.

Idaho: Double Vision

Owner: Grand Teton Brewing Co.

Location: Idaho, United States

The dark-leather colored beer has a German Dopple bock style and 8% ABV. It has a sophisticated blend of American and German malts.

Iowa: Saftig

Owner: Pulpit Rock Brewing Company

Location: Iowa, United States

This hazy-pale orange beer has a unique blend of grapefruit and orange flavors. Saftig beer has New England IPA style with 6.1% ABV.

J. Wakefield Brewing DFPF

Owner: J. Wakefield Brewing

Location: Florida, United States

This beer flavour is blended from passion fruit and dragon fruit has a Berliner Weisse style and 3.5% ABV. The low alcohol content makes it a lighter beverage to drink.

Kansas: Old Backus

Owner: Free State Brewing Co.

Location: Kansas, United States

The Bronze Medal winner of 1997 Beer World Championships, Kansas beer has an American Barleywine style with 10.5% ABV. You will have to savor the beer slowly, to realize the complexity.

Kentucky: Pay It Forward

The chocolate malts and cascade hops with house ale yeast of this beer gives you a tremendous drinking experience. It has an American Porter style with 6% ABV.

Louisiana: Turbodog Brown Ale

Owner: Abita Brewing Co.

Location: Louisiana, United States

The amazing combination of chocolate, pale and crystal malts gives the luscious characteristics to this craft beer. This beer has an English Brown Ale style with 5.6% ABV.

Maryland: On Fleek

A stout Imperial style beer with 13.0% ABV is brewed with dark sugar and molasses. The aroma is dark sugar, roasted malt, and chocolate.

Massachusetts: Julius

Owner: Tree House Brewing Company

Location: Massachusetts, United States

This beer has a large amount of hops, that is, 1.6oz per gallon of American Hops. It has a rich taste of passion fruit, mango, and citrus. It has a New England IPA style with 6.8% ABV.

Rhode Island: Captain’s Daughter

Owner: Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island

Location: Rhode Island, United States

This Indian-pale ale beer brewed with pilsner malt and flaked oats, is one of the refreshing beverages, which you must not miss to try. It has an American Imperial IPA style with 8.5% ABV.

These are the list of our favorite real craft beer names that one must not miss trying in their life.

More Fictional Craft Beer Names for Inspiration for Your Own

  1. Thundering Hops IPA
  2. Dragon’s Breath Stout
  3. Galactic Ale
  4. The Tipsy Gnome Lager
  5. Pirate’s Gold Pilsner
  6. Lunar Eclipse Dark Ale
  7. Viking Valor Red Ale
  8. The Bearded Wizard Wheat
  9. Tropical Tsunami IPA
  10. Caramel Cauldron Porter
  11. Ghostly Pale Ale
  12. The Hoppy Hobbit
  13. Merlin’s Elixir
  14. Solar Flare Saison
  15. The Velvet Viking
  16. The Jolly Brewer’s IPA
  17. The Tipsy Traveler
  18. The Wandering Minstrel Mead
  19. The Laughing Leprechaun Lager
  20. The Mystic Monk’s Brew
  21. The Frothy Fox
  22. The Whimsical Whale Wheat Ale
  23. The Roaming Rhino Red Ale
  24. The Sassy Sasquatch Stout
  25. The Buzzing Bee Bock
  26. The Prancing Pony Pilsner
  27. The Howling Wolf Hefeweizen
  28. The Silky Siren’s Song
  29. The Daring Duelist Dark Ale
  30. The Twilight Temptress
  31. The Rusty Robot Rye
  32. The Sneaky Snake Cider
  33. The Dreamy Druid’s Draft
  34. The Frothy Friar
  35. The Giggling Goblin Green Ale
  36. The Witty Warlock Wheat
  37. The Dapper Dragon Draft
  38. The Quirky Quokka Quencher
  39. The Zesty Zombie Zwickelbier
  40. The Bubbly Buccaneer’s Brew
  41. The Jazzy Jaguar Juice
  42. The Kooky Koala Kolsch
  43. The Lively Lemur Lager
  44. The Mellow Mermaid Mead
  45. The Noble Narwhal Nut Brown
  46. The Outlandish Otter Oatmeal Stout
  47. The Perky Panda Pilsner
  48. The Quizzical Quail Quaff
  49. The Rowdy Raccoon Red Ale
  50. The Silly Seahorse Saison
  51. The Tipsy Tiger Tripel
  52. The Unhinged Unicorn IPA
  53. The Vigilant Vulture Vienna Lager
  54. The Wacky Wallaby Wheat
  55. The Zany Zebra Zinfandel Beer
  56. The Blazing Phoenix Pale Ale
  57. The Cackling Crow Cream Ale
  58. The Daring Doe Dunkel
  59. The Enchanted Elf ESB
  60. The Flirty Flamingo Fruit Beer
  61. The Gallant Griffin Golden Ale
  62. The Haughty Hawk Hefeweizen
  63. The Intrepid Imp IPA
  64. The Jovial Jackalope Juice
  65. The Kilted Kangaroo Kriek
  66. The Lumbering Lion Lager
  67. The Mischievous Manticore Malt Liquor
  68. The Nifty Newt Nut Brown Ale
  69. The Opulent Ogre Oatmeal Stout
  70. The Prancing Pegasus Porter
  71. The Quixotic Queen Bee Quencher
  72. The Roaring Raven Rye IPA
  73. The Saucy Satyr Saison
  74. The Thundering Thor’s Ale
  75. The Untamed Unicorn’s Elixir
  76. The Valiant Valkyrie Vienna Lager
  77. The Wily Werewolf Wheat Ale
  78. The Xenial Xenomorph XPA
  79. The Yodeling Yeti Yeast Beer
  1. The Zealous Zephyr Zwickelbier
  2. The Bouncing Badger Brown Ale
  3. The Cryptic Centaur Cider
  4. The Dazzling Dryad Dark Lager
  5. The Energetic Elf ESB
  6. The Frolicking Fairy Fruit Beer
  7. The Gallivanting Goblin Golden Ale
  8. The Harmonious Harpy Hefeweizen
  9. The Imaginative Imp IPA
  10. The Jubilant Jackal Juice
  11. The Knightly Kraken Kriek
  12. The Lyrical Leprechaun Lager
  13. The Majestic Minotaur Malt Liquor
  14. The Nautical Nymph Nut Brown Ale
  15. The Oracle’s Oatmeal Stout
  16. The Playful Pixie Porter
  17. The Questing Quetzal Quaff
  18. The Rambunctious Roc Rye IPA
  19. The Serene Sylph Saison
  20. The Timeless Treant Tripel
  21. The Valkyrie’s Victory Vienna Lager

  1. The Whirling Dervish Wheat Ale
  2. The Gilded Griffin Gose
  3. The Tempered Titan’s Tonic
  4. The Frothy Fable Farmhouse Ale
  5. The Cryptkeeper’s Concoction
  6. The Eldritch Elf Elderberry Ale
  7. The Hallowed Hopsmith’s Harvest
  8. The Jester’s Jubilation Juice
  9. The Kraken’s Kettle Kolsch
  10. The Luminous Leviathan Lager
  11. The Mystic Mandrake Mead
  12. The Nymph’s Nectar Nut Ale
  13. The Oracle’s Odyssey Oatmeal Stout
  14. The Pegasus Potion Pale Ale
  15. The Quizzical Quantum Quaffer
  16. The Reckless Reaper’s Ration
  17. The Siren’s Serenade Stout
  18. The Time Traveler’s Tipple
  19. The Umbral Unicorn Utopia
  20. The Vagabond’s Velvet Vessel
  21. The Wandering Warlock Wheat
  22. The Xanadu Xerxes XPA
  23. The Yonder Yokai Yeoman Ale
  24. The Zenith Zephyr Zymurgy
  25. The Arcane Archer’s Ale
  26. The Buccaneer’s Booty Bock
  27. The Celestial Centaur Cider
  28. The Dreamweaver’s Draught
  29. The Elemental Enchanter ESB
  30. The Faerie’s Forbidden Fruit
  31. The Ghostly Galleon Gruit
  32. The Hermit’s Hidden Hooch
  33. The Icy Ifrit’s Ichor
  34. The Jolly Juggernaut Juice
  35. The Knavish Knight’s Kettle
  36. The Lost Lore Lager
  37. The Mysterious Moonshiner Malt
  38. The Nomadic Necromancer Nectar
  39. The Occult Owl’s Offering
  40. The Phantom Pirate’s Pint
  41. The Quaint Quester’s Quencher
  42. The Runic Ranger’s Ration
  43. The Stormy Sea Serpent Stout
  44. The Twilight Trickster’s Tonic
  45. The Underworld Unicorn’s Utopia
  46. The Vexing Vampire’s Vial
  47. The Wily Wizard’s Wort
  48. The Exalted Xorn Xtra Pale Ale
  49. The Yawning Yeti’s Yule
  50. The Zesty Zen Zombie Zwickel
  51. The Astral Artisan Ale
  52. The Blazing Banshee Bitter
  53. The Cosmic Chimera Cider
  54. The Dwarven Dreamweaver Draught
  55. The Ethereal Explorer Elixir
  56. The Fiery Fairy’s Flask
  57. The Gilded Goblin Grog
  58. The Haunted Harlequin Hefeweizen
  59. The Iridescent Imp IPA
  60. The Joyful Jinn’s Julep
  61. The Kindly Kobold Kriek
  62. The Lunar Lycanthrope Lager
  63. The Majestic Muse Mead
  64. The Nautical Naga Nectar
  65. The Opulent Oracle Oud Bruin
  66. The Primal Phoenix Porter
  67. The Quixotic Queen’s Quaff
  68. The Radiant Ranger’s Rye
  69. The Sylvan Sprite’s Saison
  70. The Timeless Titan’s Tipple
  71. The Umber Underworld Utopia
  72. The Verdant Valkyrie’s Vessel
  73. The Wistful Wanderer’s Wheat
  1. The Exquisite Xorn Xtra Stout
  2. The Yonder Yggdrasil Yeast Beer
  3. The Zephyr’s Zenith Zinfandel Ale
  4. The Arcanist’s Amber Ale
  5. The Barbarian’s Brew Bock
  6. The Celestial Cyclops Cider
  7. The Druid’s Dreamy Draught
  8. The Enchanted Eagle ESB
  9. The Frosty Fae’s Fruit Beer
  10. The Guardian’s Golden Gose
  11. The Hypnotic Hydra Hefeweizen
  12. The Icy Illusionist IPA
  13. The Jovial Jester’s Juice
  14. The King’s Kettle Kolsch
  15. The Labyrinth’s Luscious Lager
  16. The Mystic Minstrel Malt
  17. The Netherworld Naiad Nectar
  18. The Oracle’s Opulent Oatmeal Stout
  19. The Paladin’s Potion Pale Ale
  20. The Quirky Quester’s Quencher
  21. The Rogue’s Royal Ration
  22. The Sorcerer’s Secret Stout
  23. The Thaumaturge’s Thirsty Tonic
  24. The Underworld’s Umbral Utopia
  25. The Valkyrie’s Vigorous Vial
  26. The Wizard’s Wondrous Wort
  27. The Xenial Xana’s XPA

This is in addition to these beer names that I had too much fun curating:

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