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Beer or Biker Gang? Trends in Local Beer Names.

Taps at DC Brau. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

Things You Call Your Ex


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Illustration by Mikey Burton.Narcissist (Belly Love Brewing)

My Bitter X (Belly Love Brewing)

Brewtus (Monocacy Brewing Co.)

She’s a Trainwreck Tripel (Old 690 Brewing Company)

Old Hoe (Barnhouse Brewery)

Things You Call Your Current Partner


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Wookey Bear (Growling Bear Brewing Company)

Duchess (Belly Love Brewing)

Bombshell Blonde (Franklins)

Lucky SOB Irish Red Ale (Flying Dog Brewery)

Literary Allusions


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Rude Mechanical (Bluejacket)

For Whom the Belge Tolls (Franklins)

Plumpeltartskin (Franklins)

’80s Hits


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Feels Like the First Time (Denizens Brewing Co.)

Jessie’s Girl (BadWolf Brewing Company)

Things That Are NSFW


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Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout (Flying Dog Brewery)

Doggie Style Pale Ale (Flying Dog Brewery)

Lake Anne Skinny Dip Kölsch (Lake Anne Brew House)

Kilt Flasher (Devils Backbone)

Lame Wordplay


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Weisse Weisse Baby (Belly Love Brewing)

What Gose Round (Old 690 Brewing Company)

Hoppy Place IPA (Old Ox Brewery)

Mind the Hop (Aslin Beer Company)

Names for a Biker Gang


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Raised by Wolves (Right Proper Brewing Company)

On the Wings of Armageddon (DC Brau)

Skull Crushing Ape (Devils Backbone)

Things That Show DC Pride


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Anacostia Delta (Bluejacket)

Penn Quarter Porter (DC Brau)

Monument Coffee Stout (BadWolf Brewing Company)

Red Line Ale (Hellbender Brewing Company)

Capitol Kölsch (Capitol City Brewing Company)

Things You Keep in Your Garage


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LawnMower Ale (Wild Run Brewing Company)

Harvester of Sorrow (3 Stars Brewing Company)

This article appears in our August 2016 issue of Washingtonian.

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.