DOG NAMES

Beer Names for Dogs: The Ultimate List for Beer Enthusiasts

a labrador dog sitting at a table with a beer in front of him
Emily Young
Written by Emily Young

Naming your newly-welcomed pooch is always an overwhelming experience. Dog enthusiasts are no longer interested in common dog monikers. The aspiration to seek an unusual dog name often leaves pet owners involved in digging out ideas from every domain of life. Beer names for dogs are a result of one of them.

You might find it strange that we are suggesting the use of beer names for dogs. However, beers and dogs have one thing in common—both are close to our heart. Dogs and beer have been man’s best friend for ages; to immortalize that friendship, many brewers introduced beer logos and labels featuring dog images (sometimes their very own canine’s image).

Two dogs sitting at the bar with two beers in front of them

Canines and beers are both symbols of joy and festivity in our lives. Keeping that connection in view, naming your dog after a cold one is an awesome idea. Such names not just aid in recapitalizing the good old times, but calling them out loud can also be fun.

There are many beer brands available around the world—so many that it is impossible for one person, no matter how big of a beer enthusiast they are, to recognize them all. Still want beer names? You can count on us. With this article, we will cover for you countless dog names—inspired by different breweries from around the globe. We have also included a brief summary of the product’s information, just to assist you in narrowing down the list to the best names possible.

Beer-Related Dog Names for Males

Not every beer name can make a perfect dog name. Your pup’s name should be catchy and epigrammatic. You are in luck as here we have enlisted the most practical names that you can easily call out without twisting your tongue. Just kick back and relax while cracking open a cold one as we provide you with all the best beer-related dog names.

A dog with a beer in front of him

We are going to start with beer-inspired names for male dogs. These names are perfect for a masculine dog that knows how to have fun. Without further ado, we hope you’ll find the perfect name for your beer buddy in the list below:

  • Abner: A name taken from ‘Hill Farmstead Abner’
  • Abyss
  • Adam: Freshly brewed beer by ‘Hair of the Dog Breweries’
  • Airlock
  • Allagash: Belgian style beer
  • Alpine: A name inspired by ‘Alpine Duet IPA’
  • Amstel: A low-calorie beer named after Amstel River
  • Anchor: A name taken from ‘Anchor Steam’.
  • Apocalypse: A great term inspired by the ‘Apocalypse Cow’
  • Apricot: Cascade Brewing Apricot Ale 
  • Armageddon: DC Brau On the Wings of Armageddon 
  • Arnold: A name derived from the Saint Arnold Brewing Company
  • Arrogant: Do you think your pup can be arrogant but cute at times? Use this name derived from the Arrogant Bastard Ale
  • Azzurro: A name taken from Peroni Nastro Azzurro
  • Bacon: Funky Buddha Maple Bacon Coffee Porter
  • Ballast: Inspired by ‘Ballast Point Brewing’
  • Bam
  • Banger: A name inspired by ‘Focal Banger’
  • Barley: Cute and catchy name
  • Beast: The name comes from ‘The Neighbor of the Beast’
  • Berliner
  • Bernardus
  • Bock
  • Boddington
  • Bollocks: A name derived from Dog’s Bollocks
  • Bootleg: A name inspired by ‘Bootleg fireworks’
  • Bourbon: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
  • Boxer: Jester King Boxer’s Revenge 
  • Brand: A Dutch brewery
  • Brett: Derived from Brettanomyces
  • Brewdog
  • Brewser
  • Brewski: A cool name inspired by the word ‘brew’
  • Brown: Use this term for a dog with brown hair; the name is derived from ‘Upslope Brown Ale’
  • Budweiser
  • Burley
  • Carboy
  • Carlsberg
  • Carver: A name derived from Carver lager, a beer made from sweet potatoes
  • Centinell
  • Chestnut: A name derived from ‘Urban Chestnut Schnickelfritz
  • Chimay
  • Chinook
  • Cigar: Cigar City
  • Coors
  • Crasher: Clown Shoes Undead Party Crasher 
  • Crawford: A name derived from an Irish brewery ‘Beamish and Crawford’
  • Dale: Your pup’s name derived from Dale’s Pale Ales
  • Deschutes: A brewing company located in the Great Northwest
  • Desperados
  • Devil: Inspired by ‘AleSmith Horny Devil’; use the term, if you think he has some devilish traits
  • DirtWolf: Nice name if he loves playing in the dirt
  • Dogfish: Funny dog name, inspired by ‘Dogfish Head’
  • Doppelbock: A lager formulated German-style
  • Dragon: New Holland Dragon’s Milk 
  • Drool: Big Sky Brewing Moose Drool
  • Dunkel: A German word that defines a malty and darkly-hued beer
  • Duvel: A Belgian Ale
  • Edmund: A name derived from ‘Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
  • Einstok: A name inspired by Einstok Icelandic
  • Elf: A name inspired by ‘Troegs Mad Elf’; it can be used for an elegant breed of dog
  • Equis: This cool name is inspired by Dos Equis
  • Erdinger
  • Fatol: Inspired by Aass Fatol
  • Fidy: From ‘Ten Fidy’
  • Flanders
  • Flash: Nice name suggestion for a speedy pup; the name is derived from ‘Green Flash Palate Wrecker’
  • Floyd: Inspired by ‘Three Floyds’
  • Foster: A catchy name inspired by the US’s favorite beer, ‘Foster Ledger’
  • Gambrinus: The real king of beer
  • Giant: A word straight from ‘Nimble Giant’
  • Gigantic: Inspired by ‘Gigantic Brewing Company,’ it can be a nice name for any large-sized dog
  • Glarus: New Glarus Brewing Serendipity 
  • Goliath: A name inspired by ‘Toppling Goliath PseudoSue
  • Gonzo
  • Gose: A sour wheat beer formulated German-style
  • Gosling: The name comes from Ryan and the Gosling
  • Grolsch
  • Growler
  • Guinness
  • Gumball
  • Harp: An Irish lager
  • Harvey: Inspired by the Harveys
  • Hauling: As in Hauling Oats
  • Haze
  • Hazy
  • He’Brew
  • Hefeweizen: A high-quality wheat beer
  • Heineken: A Dutch beer
  • Hipster: The hippy name is derived from ‘Geriatric Hipster Club’
  • Hooky
  • Hopadillo
  • Hophead Hoppy: By ‘Hoppy Ending Pale Ale’
  • Hops: Name him after a beer with a high quantity of hop; suitable for a dog who hops actively
  • Hoptimus: The funny name is derived from ‘Hoptimus Prime’
  • Hopyard
  • Humper: Perfect dog name inspired by ‘Old Leg Humper’
  • Hunahpu
  • Ichiban
  • India: A name inspired by India’s Pale Ale
  • Jack: A name taken from ‘Union Jack IPA’
  • Jacob: A name inspired by ‘Uncle Jacob Stout’
  • Jai: Jai Alai IPA 
  • Keel: By Keel Over
  • Kilkenny
  • Kingfisher: Premium lager
  • Kolsch: A German-style beer
  • Labatt: A term derived from ‘Labatt Blue,’ a Canadian pilsner
  • Lupe: The inspiration behind the name is ‘Lupulin’
  • Mackenzie: A term inspired by Spuds Mackenzie
  • Mackeson
  • Magic: Every pup is magical; the inspiration is ‘Magic Hat’
  • Maku
  • Malty
  • Marstons
  • Mash
  • Maudite
  • McChouffe
  • Mephistopheles: Avery Mephistopheles Stout 
  • Michelob
  • Mikkeller
  • Miller: A name derived from Miller Lite
  • Modus
  • Mogli: ‘Imperial Chocolate Porter’
  • Moloko
  • Molson: Amazing Canadian beer
  • Moretti: A famous Italian brewing company
  • Murphy: A darkly-hued beer from Ireland
  • Negra: A name inspired by Negra modello, a type of dark ale from Mexico
  • Nitro: Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro 
  • NoDa: A catchy name inspired by ‘NoDa Breweries’
  • Nugget: A term derived from ‘Tröegs Nugget Nectar’
  • Orval
  • Oskar: Derived from Oskar Blues Brewery
  • Pacifico: Mexican Lager
  • Pagaie: From ‘The Bruery Sans Pagaie’ 
  • Panzer
  • Peroni: How about trying this name inspired by an Italian lager?
  • Philosopher: Brewery Ommegang Three Philosophers 
  • Pilsen: A name inspired by Efes Pilsen
  • Pilsner
  • Pliny: As in Pliny the Elder DIPA
  • Porter: The name of a blackish beer that you can use for dark-haired breeds like the Newfoundland, Doberman, and the Rottweiler
  • Rambler
  • Rasputin: Russian imperial stout
  • Rauch
  • Redhook
  • Rogue: Inspired by Rogue Ales, this name is best for a destructive or tough dog
  • Rumpkin: As the name indicates, this beer is formulated with pumpkin spice
  • Saint
  • Saison: Inspired by ‘Saison Rue’
  • Sam: Call him Sam, inspired by ‘Samuel Adams Boston Lager’
  • Sapporo: A beer from Japan
  • Schatzi: A Hefeweizen style beer
  • Schlitz: Malt liquor beer
  • Sculpin: A beer that is a mixture of pine, grapefruit, and orange
  • Shilling: Odell 90 Shilling Ale 
  • Shiner: A name derived from ‘Shiner Texas’
  • Shock: Derived from ‘Shock Top’
  • Shugga: A term derived from ‘Lagunitas Brown Shugga’
  • Simcoe
  • Sol
  • Stone: A brewing company that produces beers that are mixture of citrus and hops
  • Stout
  • Stripe: A name inspired by ‘Red Stripe’
  • Surly: A name taken from ‘Surly Brewing Company’
  • Tank: Inspired by ‘Boulevard Tank 7’
  • Teku
  • Tetley
  • Theakston
  • Topper: Perfect name for your boy dog; it is inspired by ‘Heady Topper’
  • Torpedo
  • Tuborg
  • Weissbier: As in Erdinger Weissbier
  • Westbrook: Westbrook Mexican Cake
  • Westy: As in Westvleteren
  • Widmer: A name inspired by the ‘Widmer Brothers’
  • Witbier: A name inspired by ‘Hoegaarden Witbier’
  • Wookey: Firestone Walker Wookey Jack
  • Wort
  • Xingu
  • Yeast: This name is taken from ‘Dates Sugar Yeast Magik’
  • Yeti: Great Divide Yeti  
  • Zombie: A name taken from ‘Three Floyds Zombie Dust’

Beer-Related Dog Names for Females

Women drink beer too. Don’t think for a second that there wouldn’t be any suitable beer-related names for female dogs.

A big size female dog sitting at the table with her owner having some beer in front

It’s not common to name a female dog after beers, no, but that’s a good thing. It’ll help your dog stand out from the crowd, and it’s proof that she is a cool, chillax dog.

  • Amber: An exotic beer with hints of caramel; it makes a concise name for a girl dog with amber-coated fur
  • Avery: It can make a nice name for a female canine. The name is inspired by the ‘Avery Brewing Company’
  • Baltika: Try it for a girl pup; taken from ‘Baltika Dark’
  • Beamish: A name suitable for a girl dog
  • Birra: A term taken from ‘Birra Moretti’
  • Blondie: A name inspired by blonde ales; what could be a better name for a golden dog? (Blondie was also the name of Hitler’s dog)
  • Brooklyn: A New York-based beer company, quite suitable for a pup’s name
  • Citra: A beer that is a balance of pine and citrus flavors. The term can make a good name for a female pooch
  • Corona: Corona Extra
  • Cranberry
  • Daisy: A beer produced by Half Acre Beer Company; it can be a perfect girl dog name
  • Fancy: Nice female dog name; it is a German Kolsch beer
  • Femsa: A name suitable for a girl dog; inspired by ‘Femsa Tecate’
  • Folie: New Belgium Lips of Faith La Folie
  • Ginger: Trendy name inspired by ‘Ginger Tosser’
  • Heaven: Wild Heaven Eschaton 
  • Helles
  • Holy: A name inspired by ‘Monty Python’s Holy Grail’
  • Honey: Sweet name for a female pup; inspired by ‘Honey Boo Brew’
  • Jolly: For a jolly and playful pup; the name is taken from ‘Jolly Pumpkin La Roja’ 
  • Liberty
  • Lolita
  • Loral
  • Moon: A name inspired by ‘Tart Side of the Moon’
  • Paulaner
  • Pauli: Nice name for a girl dog; inspired by ‘Saint Pauli Girl’
  • Pepper: A term derived from ‘Bay and Pepper’
  • Ribbon: Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • Rossa: Nice name for a female dog. The name is inspired by an Italian Brand
  • Rye
  • Saphir
  • Serenity: A beer by ‘Wicked Weed Brewing’
  • Sexy: You have got a reason to call your girl dog ‘sexy’ as we have ‘Stupid Sexy Flanders’ on our list
  • Sierra: Name your female pup Sierra. This name is derived from ‘Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’
  • Sofie: For a female dog
  • Stella: A perfect name for a girl dog. It is inspired by ‘Stella Artois Pilsner Beer’
  • Sue: A sweet and short name for a female dog; inspired by ‘PseudoSue’
  • Velvet: Try this name for a velvety fur ball; the inspiration is ‘Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin
  • Vienna: A name inspired by Vienna lager

Wrap Up

The union of two of man’s best friends (beer and dog) is an innovative idea when playing the name game with your new pup. Every pet parent should try to find a name that reflects the look, lifestyle, and personality of their canine. Although, pet names can also be a reflection of the owner’s own self. Thus, people opting for beer-inspired pet names are the reflection of fearlessness and fun. Are you one of them? We’re sure you are.

A curly dog sitting at the table with two beers in front of him

In this article, we have collected a massive list of dog monikers, inspired by the world of brewery. Most of all, we have tried to add names that are fun and easy to pronounce. We hope that we have managed to help you come to a conclusion on which flavorful name you would like to give to your bestie.

Have you ever used any dog name inspired by some beverage or beer? Is it a part of our list? If no, please share them with us, so we can include it on our list. Share any thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.

About the author
Emily Young
Emily Young

Emily is originally from China where she graduated from The University of Hong Kong with high distinction learning about fashion and design. During university she opened her own magazine about Dog Fashion as dogs were always in her heart. She was surprised, when she moved to a beautiful British Columbia 10 years ago, to see many great Boutiques with dog's designer clothing and desire of pet owners to make their babies look nice.

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