More naming help: Next homebrew is a Spiced Winter Ale

Christmas is fast approaching, so I’ve got to get my Christmas brew started today!

Last year, I called a similar brew Advent Ale. Weird to think that:

  1. it was only my second batch of home brewed beer!
  2. And that I started it in September. Oy am I behind!

The ingredients I got in the mail yesterday are different from last year’s brew. So it needs a new name!

And you guys are GREAT at helping with names! Nuttin’ Ales ME and Bock of Ages were both terrific! calls it a “Spiced Winter Ale.” Here’s what they say:

We started with a malty, medium-bodied Scottish-style ale. We added a hand-mixed blend of mulling spices: Ceylon cloves, cracked cinnamon, allspice, cardamom and mace. The result is a pleasant, festive holiday ale, perfect to share with friends and family.

So, what would you name this brew? Crazy and off-the-wall suggestions are definitely allowed! 🙂

Marc A. Pitman

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  1. TerraScene

    Holiday Scotch-hops? enh, maybe not – sounds inebriated before you even start. 🙁
    Let me know how it comes out! 🙂

  2. Marc

    Yeah, the sound of that makes me a bit tipsy. 🙂

  3. Tina

    Those spices make me think of wassail for some reason. (Although I’m not sure if that’s an appropriate linkage. Maybe I should wiki wassail before I comment?). So, what about Wassailin’ Ale? Okay…wiki..Wassail, a contraction of an anglo-saxon term meaning “be healthy.” “A hot, spiced punch often associated with Christmas.” Hmm…now I have that “Here We Come A-Wassailing” song in my head.

  4. Marc

    Wassail is one of our FAVORITES here at the Pitman house! GREAT suggestion!

    Another idea I had over the weekend was “Elf Warmer Ale.”

  5. Carl

    What Ales You?

  6. Marc

    Thanks Carl!

    Let’s keep them coming!

  7. Rich

    Wintah’s Best Ale

    Frikin Good Ale

    Saint Mark’s Maine Ale

  8. Marc

    Rich, I’m so glad you weighed in!

    Nice Maine-esque ideas.

    I might go for the last if it were spelled Marc. 🙂

  9. Rich

    oh doode man..

    see why it just didn’t work out with us up there?
    youda kilt me in the end for continuously misspelling your name!

    my apologies!!


  10. frank

    Call it “Santas Stout” … and make sure it’s the dark & thick kind!

  11. Sean Bohan

    Holiday Hammeredtime!

  12. Larry Hehn

    Colossal Wassail? (thanks to Tina for bringing up the word “wassail”)

    Immanu – Ale?

    Manger Ale?

    Yule Tied Ale? (labeled with a picture of Santa in a bow tie…)

    Mull of Kintyre?

  13. Larry Hehn

    Oops, one more. How about…

    Mull Tipple?

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