Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Provocative Beer Name?

I've just noticed that Firestone Walker Brewery of Paso Robles, California produces a beer called "Velvet Merkin Oatmeal Stout".

What would the prigs of the Portman Group think of that?

7 comments:

The Woolpack Inn said...

Just to show my ignorance, or perhaps innocence, I had to look it up!!

see Merkin

Jeff Pickthall said...

Oh dear!

Round your way it's probably a breed of sheep!

BTW, the photographs are at http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/jeff.pickthall/WoolpackInnAndHardknottBrewery# - feel free to use any as long as you give me a name-check.

Beer blether said...

Ha! this innocent londoner was also unaware of the meaning (cheers Woolpack).

I suspect Portman are too busy trying to destroy UK microbreweries that use genuine historical names that mean something to the local community (I'm thinking about Skullsplitter here) but are irrelevant to a group of people sitting in an office in Cavendish Sq, London (Portman groups address)

Velky Al said...

One would imagine that it is very smooth going down. (sorry but I am sure everyone else was thinking it!)

The Woolpack Inn said...

Very good Velky Al, I wasn't thinking that until you mentioned it...I'm obviously thinking too much about sheep.

Ann questions how you fix them on, I suggested I could investigate methods....

Velky Al said...

Woolpack - a six inch nail should do the job. Failing that prittstick will see you right.

The Woolpack Inn said...

The six inch nail seemed to offer some resistance at first, a rub with the prittstick in the right place allowed the nail to be driven right home.