50 Dog Names for Beer Lovers

Updated on October 3, 2017
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Barbara Fitzgerald is an AKC Breeder of Merit and author of a column, "Conversations with Champions," for the BCSA magazine, Borderlines.

Beer Related Dog Names

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.

Bowser Beer for Dogs
Bowser Beer for Dogs

Beer Style Dog Names - Female

Amber - These full bodied beers, with hints of caramel, make a lovely namesakes 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 for 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!

Beer Related Male Dog Names

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

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

Brand - Dutch Brewery

Colt - Combine 3 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.

Guiness - Irish Stout

Heineken - America's most popular Dutch beer.

Kolsch - A German beer style in the lager family.

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

Molson - Moslon Export, a favorite among Canadian beers.

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

Murphy - Murphy's Irish Stout.

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

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 Dog Names for Males

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 is 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 Scoth 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 an 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 days 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.

Female Dog Names 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.

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

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 Dog Names for Females

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 tall boy 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 produces 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 Hefewiezen 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.

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        2 months ago

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

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        11 months ago

        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.

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        11 months ago

        And Stella Artois makes a great doggie beer name too!

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        11 months ago

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

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        12 months ago

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

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        12 months ago

        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! :)

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        12 months ago

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

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        17 months ago

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

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        Steve T 

        21 months ago

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

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        Brian Cappoen 

        22 months ago from The United States of America

        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.


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        2 years ago

        Growler seems to be appropriate for this list?!

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        2 years ago

        Done tomorrow!!

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        Elysia Valdivia 

        2 years ago from Loveland, Colorado


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        2 years ago

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

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        Elysia Valdivia 

        2 years ago from Loveland, Colorado

        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!

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        2 years ago

        We will just go with Mad Monk then lol

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        Dr Mark 

        2 years ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

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

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        2 years ago

        Maybe they called him Putin for short lol

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        Dr Mark 

        2 years ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

        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?)

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        2 years ago

        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.

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        Dr Mark 

        2 years ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

        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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