We have a pretty awesome time drinking the sour ale that comes out of our large collection of foeders. But, before that happens, blender Lauren Salazar has a pretty awesome time naming them. Although each foeder's tagged with a specific identification number, their given names can be a quick reference for things like flavor attributes and where they're located on the wood cellar floor. Plus, they're pretty funny, too. See for yourself:
Foeder No. 1 (#1): Not only is it the first foeder, but it’s the go-to, sure-thing foeder, making it No. 1 king of the castle.
Foeder No. 2 (#2): It was the second foeder, and also a go-to for blending.
Cherry Go Lightly (#9): Originally known for its rich cherry notes.
Soleil (#11): French for “sun,” this foeder’s name comes from the fact that it’s situated by garage bay doors, and gets plenty of sunlight every day.
Lucky 13 (#13): This one’s a workhorse, and consistently produces Felix.
Lady Marmalade (#16): You guessed it—this one’s known to produce hints of marmalade.
Pixie Dust (#17): Beer from this foeder always has a nice sweet-and-sour note.
Short Round (#20): It’s short, it’s round, and it’s also named after one of the best Indiana Jones sidekicks.
Vader: The force is strong with this one (it's also jet black and temperamental like the villain himself). Read the whole story here.
Marzipan (#24): Known for the caramel notes that come through the sour beer.
Grape Ape (#28): This one initially produced a lot of vinous notes, presumably from the wine that once filled the foeder.
Step Child (#29): It’s a smaller foeder surrounded by larger foeders, and often overlooked or forgotten (sad face).
Dirt McGirt (#30): aka O.D.B, aka Ol’ Dirty Bastard. This foeder lends a dirty, grungy flavor to the liquid.
Bill Withers (#32): It’s a very hungry foeder, and the beer inside progresses really fast. So, it’s called Bill Withers because it likes to get used.
Debbie Harry (#54): Debbie Harry, lead singer of Blondie, used to hang out at Studio 54. Get it?
Baby (#59): It’s situated in the corner of our wood cellar ("nobody puts baby..."). It produces beer that’s sour with nice apricot and peach notes.