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75 Dog Names for Beer Lovers

Barbara Fitzgerald is an AKC Breeder of Merit and author of the column "Conversations with Champions" for the BCSA magazine, "Borderlines."

Read on to discover 75 great names for your dog that are inspired by all things beer! Beer lovers rejoice!

Read on to discover 75 great names for your dog that are inspired by all things beer! Beer lovers rejoice!

Until the turn of the last century, most Americans were content to satisfy their after-hours thirst with a traditional lager-style beer, such as Miller Lite or the King of Beers, Budweiser. Only an adventurous few dabbled in the Irish ales and stouts, such as Killians Red or Guinness Dry Irish Stout.

Then came the craft beer bonanza! With the advent of craft beers and imports from the world over, beer lovers now have a seemingly limitless supply of beer-related dog names for man's other best friend.

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Beer Style Dog Names: Female

Amber - These full-bodied beers, with hints of caramel, make a lovely namesake for a gold or amber-coated female dog.

Blondie - Blonde ales tend to be very light with minimal bitterness. Name your girl dog Blondie, and you will have a biddable and lighthearted companion.

Heffewiezen - Wheat beer.

Honey - These creamy-style beers have hints of caramel and tend to be reddish in color. Ideal for the Chow Chow, Irish Setter, or Basenji.

Hoppie or Hops- Beers with high hop content tend to have a pleasant bitterness as well as a slightly higher acid content. Hoppie makes a cute name for a tenacious female terrier breed; Hops is a great name for any active male puppy.

India - India Pale Ale was originally brewed in England with extra hops to give it a longer life on its journey to troops stationed in India. Name your girl dog India, if you want her to have a long lifespan!

Amstel - Owned by Heineken, Amstel beer is its low-calorie counterpart and was named for the Amstel river.

Barley - Beer ingredient.

Bomber - 22 Ounce beer.

Bass - Love fishing and drinking beer? Then name your dog Bass after the world's largest brewing company.

Brand - Dutch Brewery.

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Bung - Stopper fitted into a cask.

Colt - Combine three loves in one dog name: guns, football, and beer. Colt 45 malt liquor was named after the Baltimore Colts running back, Jerry Hill #45.

Crawford - Beamish and Crawford, an Irish Brewery producing stouts and ales.

Doppelbock - A German style lager.

Dunkel - The German name for a dark, malty-style beer.

Foster - Fosters Lager, America's favorite Australian beer.

Gose - A German-style sour wheat beer.

Grist - Malts and grains ready for mashing.

Guinness - Irish Stout

Heineken - America's most popular Dutch beer.

Hops - Beer ingredient that makes a cute name for an energetic dog.

Irish Moss - Used to clarify beer.

Kolsch - A German beer style in the lager family.

Magnum - 1.5 liter bottle.

Michelob - Brewed since 1896, somehow out of favor with the current beer-drinking crowd.

Miller - Miller Genuine Draft beer. Feel the need to play fetch with your dog? Then it's Miller Time.

Molson - Molson Export, a favorite among Canadian beers.

Moretti - Italian brewing company producing a pale lager, owned by Heineken Breweries.


Murphy - Murphy's Irish Stout.

Noble - Noble Hops, traditional European hops.

Porter - A dark, almost black, beer. An excellent name for a powerful dark dog breed such as the Doberman, Rottweiler or Newfoundland.

Punt - The hollow at the bottom of the bottle.

Stein - Beer Stein or mug.

Trappist - Trappist Monks in Belgium and the Netherlands brew authentic Trappist beer in eleven monasteries spread between the two nations.

Carver, the sweet potato lager, makes a sweet name for a male dog.

Carver, the sweet potato lager, makes a sweet name for a male dog.

Craft Beer Names for Male Dogs

Adam - Hair of the Dog Breweries produces some of the most complex and unique flavors in craft brewing. Brewed in Portland, Oregon, Cherry Adam boasts hints of chocolate and leather. Let the beer age in the bottle, and it only improves with time.

Allagash - Allagash Breweries makes a Belgian style witbier that is complex and very drinkable for those who have not developed an appreciation for hops.

Anchor Steam - Brewed in San Francisco, this yeasty beer is steam brewed at a higher temperature typically reserved for ales.

Banger - Focal Banger is the more restrained version of The Alchemist Brewing Company's famous Heady Topper double IPA. Brewed in Waterbury, Vermont, Focal Banger can occasionally be found in cans.

Carver - Full Steam Brewing Company produces Carver Lager made from sweet potatoes. What? That's right, refreshing and drinkable sweet potatoes, without the pie taste.

Dale - Dale's Pale Ale started the craft beer in a can revolution. Brewed by Oskar Blues Brewery, it is revered for its slight citrus flavor with a light malty backbone.

Deschutes - Deschutes Brewery located in the Great Northwest, brews the hearty Black Butte Porter; a meal in itself.

Firestone Walker - Brewers of Union Jack IPA beer, Firestone Walker makes a true West Coast-style IPA.

Oskar - Oskar Blues Brewery - Started in Lyons, Colorado, they also have a brewery in Brevard, NC. Oskar Blues brews classic ales and stouts with these great names: Dale's Pale Ale, Pinner Session IPA, Old Chub Scotch Ale, Old Chub Nitro Scotch Ale, G'Knight Imperial Red IPA, Ten FIDY Seasonal Imperial Stout, Gubna Seasonal Imperial IPA, and Mama's Little Yella Pils Pilsner.

Rasputin - Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout, brewed by North Coast Brewing makes a clever name for any of the big, dark bearded breeds such as the Black Russian Terrier, Giant Schnauzer, Bouvier Des Flanders, or Kerry Blue Terrier.

Rumpkin - Brewed by Avery Brewing Company, Rumpkin is made with pumpkin, spice, and everything nice. Aged in rum barrels, this beer boasts notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.

Sculpin - Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits produces the Sculpin IPA in San Diego, California. Sculpin IPA balances orange, grapefruit, and pine against a hoppy backbone.

St. Arnold - Saint Arnold Brewing Company brews a Kolsch style lager that is so fancy, it is called Fancy Lawnmower. Refreshing after a hard day bishoping or lawn mowing.

Stone - Stone Brewing Company's namesake IPA is a refreshing balance of citrus and hops.

Fancy Craft Beers Make Fancy Names for Dogs.

Fancy Craft Beers Make Fancy Names for Dogs.

Ideas for Female Dogs Named After Beer

Beamish - Beamish and Crawford Brewery is a member of the Heineken Breweries located in Cork, Ireland. They brew both Irish stout a red ale.



Ester - Esters are flavor compounds.

Hoppy - Style of beer.

Lace - The beer foam left to the side of a glass after emptying.

Rossa - La Rossa is an Italian brand of dark beer or dunkel, part of the Heineken Breweries.

Schatzi - German for small, dear, and beloved, a cute name for a small breed dog.

Schlitz - Malt liquor beer brewed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Sierra - Sierra Nevada Brewing Company makes the Iconic Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

Stella - Get your Marlon Brando on calling your girl dog, named after Stella Artois Pilsner Beer, brewed in Leuven, Belgium.

NoDa makes a cryptic name for a craft beer lover's dog.

NoDa makes a cryptic name for a craft beer lover's dog.

Craft Beer Names for Female Dogs

Avery - Avery Brewing Company, located in Boulder, Colorado, brews Uncle Jacob's Imperial Stout. Robust and potent, this stout spends six months in bourbon barrels.

Brooklyn - Brewed in, you guessed it, New York City, this is a Vienna-styled lager. Described as malty amber with a biscuity flavor.

Citra - Pipeworks Brewing Company, located in Chicago, Illinois, knocks it out of the park with this 22-ounce Imperial IPA. Citra balances citrus and pine flavors to create a West Coast-styled IPA.

Daisy - Half Acre Beer Company's Daisy Cutter Pale Ale is a delicious blend of pine and citrus flavors, but hoppier than most pale ales, it packs the punch of an IPA.

Fancy - A beer label with a bishop adorning it, mowing the lawn? Now that is Fancy. Saint Arnold's Fancy Lawnmower takes lawnmower beers to celestial heights. A German Kolsch-style beer, you will be singing its praises.

Heady Topper - Standout IPA from The Alchemist Brewery.

NoDa- NoDa Breweries brews the award-winning Hop Drop n' Roll, an American-styled IPA, delivered in tallboy cans no less.

PsuedoSue - Brewed by Toppling Goliath Breweries, PsuedoSue is a single hop pale ale, brewed in Decorah, Iowa.

Rogue - Rogue Ales and Spirits produce the rich and creamy Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout. Chocolate, coffee, and dark fruits, it makes the perfect breakfast meal.

Saison Rue - A farmhouse-style ale, with notes of yeast, spice, and funk, brewed by The Bruery in Placentia, California.

Serenity - Wicked Weed Brewing gets the funk on with Serenity, the funky Belgian farmhouse ale, brewed in Asheville, North Carolina.

Schatzi - A Hefeweizen-style beer brewed in Chelsea, Vermont.

PseudoSue Pale Ale from Toppling Goliath is named after the largest dinosaur bones found to date, an excellent name for a giant-breed dog.

PseudoSue Pale Ale from Toppling Goliath is named after the largest dinosaur bones found to date, an excellent name for a giant-breed dog.

© 2015 Barbara Fitzgerald


Barbara Fitzgerald (author) from Georgia on February 27, 2020:

Hi Rose: This Buds for you!

Rose on February 27, 2020:

Male name Beer or alcohol themed

I already Have miniature Australian Shepherd named Budweiser

Barbara Fitzgerald (author) from Georgia on February 28, 2019:

Cute names Ayde!! I like the name Corona for a golden dog with a big ruff.

Ayde on February 25, 2019:

I have a dog named korona and one named tequila

Carolyn on July 23, 2018:

We named ours Fuggles after my husband’s favorite hops and Rauch after Rauchbier

Eric on November 15, 2017:

Don't name your dog Blondie, especially if you have a GSD. It was the name of Hitler's dog. Beautiful name, but may give people the wrong idea.

Barbara Fitzgerald (author) from Georgia on November 03, 2017:

And Stella Artois makes a great doggie beer name too!

Ashley on November 02, 2017:

My pups are Stella and Vienna, like a Vienna lager.

Barbara Fitzgerald (author) from Georgia on October 03, 2017:

Hops is a great name for a puppy! I like Heady Hopper for a girl too.

Amber on October 03, 2017:

Our dogs name is Barley. We just found a stray puppy a couple days ago, if we end up keeping him, were thinking of naming him Hops. So we will have Barley & Hops! :)

Dkoompa on October 01, 2017:

We named our big yellow lab Sprecher after one of our local Milwaukee brewerie.

Ro on May 10, 2017:

Im stuck, i'm getting a fox red lab male. Cant seem to find a craft beer name to match

Steve T on January 02, 2017:

We named our white Labrador "Shiner" after the brewery based out of Shiner Texas.

Brian Cappoen from The United States of America on December 16, 2016:

As an avid beer fan, and lover of dogs, I absolutely love this hub! How creative. I think I'll name my next dog Kolsch. Don't worry, I'll send all the credit your way.


Laura on March 22, 2016:

Growler seems to be appropriate for this list?!

Barbara Fitzgerald (author) from Georgia on November 17, 2015:

Done tomorrow!!

Elysia Valdivia from Loveland, Colorado on November 17, 2015:


Barbara Fitzgerald (author) from Georgia on November 17, 2015:

Thank you livngelysian - we will add that to the list of names - Would you put the names Arrow under a male or female category?

Elysia Valdivia from Loveland, Colorado on November 17, 2015:

What a fun hub! I work at New Belgium and one of our beers "Mighty Arrow" was named after Kim Jordan's dog Arrow (RIP). My cousin also named her dog Sam after Samuel Adams!

Barbara Fitzgerald (author) from Georgia on November 13, 2015:

We will just go with Mad Monk then lol

Dr Mark from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on November 13, 2015:

I would never want to call a dog Putin. The Russian government still sees all, knows all. Their president might be offended!

Barbara Fitzgerald (author) from Georgia on November 13, 2015:

Maybe they called him Putin for short lol

Dr Mark from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on November 13, 2015:

Great name, but can you imagine calling him to you? Here Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout, here boy! (I have forgotten some of my Russian history. Didn´t all of those women have a nickname for Rasputin?)

Barbara Fitzgerald (author) from Georgia on November 12, 2015:

Hey Dr. Mark - Thanks for the great dog name suggestions! For the Kerry Blue Terrier, I am going to have to go with Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout, from North Coast Brewing company. They share the same beard lol.

Dr Mark from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on November 12, 2015:

If any of your readers are searching for a Brazilian beer name for a dog, we have a few good ones. (Not beers, we have many, many of those.) One beer name is Brahma, an excellent choice for a blond dog that is not too heavy, maybe a Cocker Spaniel. The second name is Xingu (the X is pronounced like a ch or sh here in Brazil so the name sounds like Shingu). It is a dark beer, more suited for a heavy dog like a Cane Corso or Neopolitan Mastiff.

I like Guiness myself. Best name for a Kerry Blue Terrier?

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