For the first time ever in the history of North Texas craft beer, two local breweries have come together to collaborate on a beer release. The brewers? Rahr & Sons of Fort Worth and Lakewood Brewing Company of Garland. The beer? A special limited-edition Belgian-inspired dubbel ale that combines their unique styles.
The name? DFW: A Collaboration of Two Breweries.
Are all the good beer names taken? Because "DFW: A Collaboration of Two Breweries" does not roll off the tongue. "DFW: A Collaboration of Two Breweries" is unwieldy. Imagine yourself walking up to a local retailer or craft-beer dispenser and saying, "Hello, I'll have a pint of the DFW: A Collaboration of Two Breweries."
"DFW: A Collaboration of Two Breweries" is possibly the least imaginative name ever applied to a beer. "DFW: A Collaboration of Two Breweries" says, "I couldn't be bothered to spend even 15 seconds devising some kind of nominally clever, pull-it-out-of-my-hat nickname."
Belgian dubbels are nice malty beers that balance sweetness with bitterness. This one has an ABV of 6.4 percent, which is drinker-friendly and not overwhelming. Rahr's Fritz Rahr contributed a blend of German malts, while Lakewood's Wim Bens, a native of Belgium, added Belgian yeast and candi sugar. The result is a malty and sweet Belgian-style ale for easy drinking.
How about, "The Collaboration"? Or "Lake-Rahr"? What about "The Wimser" or "The Fritzer"?