From Virginia's capital, two guys chat with brewmasters and brewery owners about their beer names. They cover the naming process (or lack of one) along with the funny stories behind popular brews. William and Jeff not only have a passion for great beer and beer names, they also keep a focus on brews with benefits and highlight these beers and the causes they support. Join them as they meet with the brains behind the naming process of all your favorite Names on Taps.


  • Spencer Devon Brewing

    Spencer Devon Brewing

    28/04/2020 Duración: 39min

    William and Jeff hang out with Head Brewer, Aidan Williams, at  Spencer Devon Brewing in Fredericksburg, VA.  They dig into the how the town history and Aidan's German knowledge plays into naming several of their beers.  Owner, Shawn Phillips, was not able to join but they discover his story behind naming the brewery along with where their recognizable logo comes from.  @namesontaps@sdbrewing

  • Adventure Brewing

    Adventure Brewing

    14/04/2020 Duración: 40min

    William and Jeff share a flight with Tim Bornholtz (Co-owner) at Adventure Brewing in Fredericksburg, VA.  Tim tells the true story behind where the brewery name came from along with the background of how he and his partners got started in homebrewing.  They generate beer names from their outdoor theme, funny stories between the owners and even the heritage of an original Fredericksburg brewery.@namesontaps@adventurebrewing

  • South Street Brewery

    South Street Brewery

    31/03/2020 Duración: 39min

    William and Jeff hang out in Charlottesville VA with Allison Rowell and Campbell Thornton at South Street Brewery.  They share some of the beer naming stories behind Charlottesville's longest-running brewery.  This team has produced great beers for many years and they have some awesome names to go along with them. Enjoy the chat and some exclusive beer naming stories.@namesontaps@southstbrewery

  • Champion Brewing

    Champion Brewing

    17/03/2020 Duración: 38min

    William and Jeff share Girl Scout cookies with Sean Chandler (Director of Retail Operations) at Champion Brewing in Charlottesville, VA. Sean shares where the Missile Factory got it's name along with their GABF 1st place winner, Shower Beer.  These folks produce great brews with some great names all while supporting their local community and beyond.  They also pull from rock and classical music, Tolkien books along with funny stories while on vacation to name their brews.  Check your local bottle shop or grocery store for Champion beer cans...or visit them the next time you are in Virginia.@namesontaps@championbeer

  • Decipher Brewing

    Decipher Brewing

    03/03/2020 Duración: 38min

    William and Jeff hang out with two of the four veteran owners, Brad Burton and Colin Bridge, at Decipher Brewing in Charlottesville, VA. Check out how their military careers as Cryptologists has influenced their brewery in every way.  They not only focus on crafting great beers, but they bring a unique twist to their brew names that take you down a road of US and military history.  If you were looking for a way to support our veterans, here is an easy option...grab a beer at Decipher Brewing.  Enjoy!@namesontaps@deciperbrewing

  • Oozlefinch Beers  Blending

    Oozlefinch Beers & Blending

    18/02/2020 Duración: 40min

    William and Jeff share a flight of drinks with Russell Tinsley (Founder/Owner) at Oozlefinch Beers & Blending (Brewery).  Russ and the Oozlefinch team are sour beer experts with a genuine passion for not just great beers but also serving their community.  Check out the interview to learn how the history of Fort Monroe, VA; the funny things Russ' son has said and even awkward pick up lines the staff has been subject to have influenced their beer names.  Do yourself a favor and try their beers the first chance you get.  We hope you enjoy this chat as much as we did.@namesontaps@oozlefinchbeers

  • Restless Moons Brewing

    Restless Moons Brewing

    04/02/2020 Duración: 37min

    William and Jeff talk with Jeff Moon at Restless Moons Brewing in downtown Harrisonburg VA.  Jeff is the Owner/Head Brewer who creates not only amazing beers, but comes up with some fun names.  Check out the episode to hear how his family name (Moon), family members (including his newborn son) and the Cha-Cha Slide have influenced his beer names at Restless Moons.  We hope you enjoy as much as we did.@namesontaps@restlessmoons

  • Vasen Brewing Company

    Vasen Brewing Company

    21/01/2020 Duración: 40min

    William and Jeff talk with the whole crew at Vasen Brewing Company in the Scott's Addition district of Richmond VA.  Cousin Co-founders, Joey Darragh (CFO) and Tony Giordano (Head Brewer) along with Jon Warner (Head Brewer Scientist) and Jamie Frieling (Brand Director) share the details behind the Vasen brew names.  Find out how their family heritage, love of the outdoors and a passion for quality beer influences their beers and beer names.  @namesontaps@vasenbrewing

  • Pale Fire Brewing

    Pale Fire Brewing

    07/01/2020 Duración: 40min

    William and Jeff talk with Tim Brady (Founder), Ben Trumbo (Lead Brewer) and Susan Keeler (Manager) at Pale Fire Brewing in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  They take you down the rabbit hole of where their beer names come from and the fun they have in pulling from all forms of art for their inspiration.  From their award winning beers like Salad Days (Saison), Village Green (DIPA) and Red Molly (Irish Red Ale) to their brewery name itself, you will understand just how deep the rabbit hole goes.  @namesontaps@palefirebrewing

  • The Virginia Beer Company

    The Virginia Beer Company

    24/12/2019 Duración: 40min

    William and Jeff talk with Co-Founder , Robby Willey (Chris Smith was there too but had to do real work) at The Virginia Beer Company in Williamsburg, Virginia.  Robby shares how he and Chris met and came to start a brewery in the town of their alma mater.   Check out how they landed on not only their brewery name but the names of their house brews and many others.  Robby and Chris have a passion for great beer as well as giving back to the college community.  Listen to hear just how they do that and what "Beer People Purpose" means to them.@namesontaps@virginiabeerco

  • Random Row Brewing

    Random Row Brewing

    10/12/2019 Duración: 39min

    William and Jeff talk with Founder & Head Brewer, Kevin McElroy at Random Row Brewing in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Kevin explains how his medical background, surfing days and even his three children have influenced the beer names at Random Row.  Kevin is truly a beer expert which is evident by the beer "clones" he describes making during our chat.  Not only are the names great and the beers tasty, but Random Row is big in giving back to the local community.  Listen to find out just how much.@namesontaps@randomrowbrewing

  • Kindred Spirit Brewing

    Kindred Spirit Brewing

    26/11/2019 Duración: 36min

    William and Jeff talk with Co-Founder, Jason Trottier and Head Brewer, Lee Lonnes at Kindred Spirit Brewing in Goochland, Virginia.  Hear how everything from hip hop music to Capital One (their neighbor) influenced their beer names.  Both Jason and Lee are Richmond natives with a passion for not only creating great IPA's but also supporting their community.  Check out their brewery and social media to see the impact they are making.@namesontaps@kindredspiritbrewing

  • Center of the Universe Brewing

    Center of the Universe Brewing

    12/11/2019 Duración: 38min

    William and Jeff sit down with Chris Ray at Center of the Universe Brewing in the Ashland, Virginia.  Listen in as he shares the stories behind iconic VA names like Pocahoptas and RayRay's in addition to how he started his beer career with Homefront IPA before opening the brewery.@namesontaps@cotubrew

  • Garden Grove Brewing

    Garden Grove Brewing

    29/10/2019 Duración: 39min

    William and Jeff sit down with Mike Brandt and Chris Sarnoski at Garden Grove Brewing in the Carytown district of RVA.  Listen in as they share the stories behind names like Big Kid Juicebox, Collusion and Innocence & Dreams among others.@namesontaps@gardengrovebrewing

  • Fine Creek Brewing Company

    Fine Creek Brewing Company

    04/10/2019 Duración: 36min

    William and Jeff sit down with Mark Benusa, Daniel Chiles and Brian Mandeville at Fine Creek Brewing in Powhatan VA.  Listen in as they share the stories behind names like Dad Strength IPA, Macho Mug IPA and many more.@namesontaps@finecreekbrewing@millatfinecreek@finecreekprovisions