These 15 Sacramento-area beers have the cleverest names of any released in 2018 – Sacramento Bee

In today’s crowded craft beer market, sometimes the best-selling beverages are those with the most eye-catching names, such as Track 7’s Panic IPA or Reno As (Expletive) from Revision Brewing. Sacramento-area breweries seem to have gotten the hint, and the first six months of 2018 have seen all kinds of pun-rich drinks flow from local taps.

Knee Deep Brewing Co.’s cheekiness got it into legal trouble earlier this year when Sony Pictures Television sued for trademark infringement damages over the Auburn brewery’s Breaking Bud IPA. That beer was first released in 2015, when Knee Deep’s CEO said Sony reached out to let him know they thought the name was funny.

The following beers topped The Bee’s list of the cleverest names throughout the year’s first six months. All information on alcohol content, IBUs and consumer ratings come from the beer review site UnTappd, where review scores aren’t listed for beers with fewer than 10 appraisals.

15. “These Boots Were Made For Hoppin’” by Loomis Basin Brewing (8.2% ABV, 40 IBU, 4.1 stars). Brewed specifically for International Women’s Day with a hop blend from the Pink Boots Society, a club of female brewers, this New England IPA carries smelling notes of orange blossom and peaches.

14. “Rye2D2” by Sactown Union Brewery (5.8% ABV, 41 IBU, 3.9 stars). Released a week before “Solo: A Star Wars Story” hit theaters, this American pale ale was brewed with two-row crystal malt and a hint of rye.

13. “Sir Vesa” by Old Hangtown Beer Works (5.3% ABV, 23 IBU, <10 reviews). Drinkers often paired this Mexican lager released just before Cinco De Mayo with meals from Paquitas Taco Truck at Old Hangtown’s Rancho Cordova brewery.

12. “Zwickel Me Timbers” by New Glory Craft Brewery (5.4% ABV, No IBU, 3.7 stars). Four-packs of this Zwickelbier —

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