Help me make the Beeriodic Table
September 16, 2008 4:04 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for beers that correspond to elements on the periodic table. Arsenic (As) = Asahi, Titanium (Ti) = Tiger, Potassium (K) = Kingfisher, and so on. I've got a lot of gaps- please help!

Here's my very incomplete list so far. I'm happy for them to be international (I'm from Australia) and micro-breweries are fine, although at some point I'm hoping to get my hands on one of each, so the easier they are to get the better.

Actinium - Ac
Aluminum - Al - Alcazar Gaoler's Ale
Americium - Am - Amstel
Antimony - Sb
Argon - Ar - Arkell's Bees Organic Ale
Arsenic - As - Asahi
Astatine - At
Barium - Ba - Bali Hai
Berkelium - Bk
Beryllium - Be - Beer Lao
Bismuth - Bi - Bintang
Boron - B - Boags Premium
Bromine - Br - Brooklyn Lager
Cadmium - Cd
Caesium - Cs
Calcium - Ca - Cascade Lager
Californium - Cf
Carbon - C - Chang
Cerium - Ce
Chlorine - Cl
Chromium - Cr
Cobalt - Co - Coopers Pale Ale
Copper - Cu
Curium - Cm
Dysprosium - Dy
Einsteinium - Es
Erbium - Er - Erdinger Dunkel
Europium - Eu
Fermium - Fm
Fluorine - F - Anything but Fosters
Francium - Fr - Franzikaner
Gadolinium - Gd
Gallium - Ga - Gambrinus
Germanium - Ge
Gold - Au
Hafnium - Hf
Helium - He - Heiniken
Holmium - Ho - Hoegaarden
Hydrogen - H - Hampshire Brewery
Indium - In - India Pale Ale
Iodine - I - Innis & Gunn
Iridium - Ir
Iron - Fe
Krypton - Kr
Lanthanum - La
Lawrencium - Lr
Lead - Pb
Lithium - Li - Little Creatures
Lutetium - Lu
Magnesium - Mg
Manganese - Mn
Meitnerium - Mt
Mendelevium - Md
Mercury - Hg
Molybdenum - Mo - Mountain Goat
Neodymium - Nd
Neon - Ne
Neptunium - Np
Nickel - Ni
Niobium - Nb
Nitrogen - N
Nobelium - No - Northgate Brewery
Osmium - Os
Oxygen - O - Orval
Palladium - Pd
Phosphorus - P
Platinum - Pt
Plutonium - Pu
Polonium - Po
Potassium - K - Kingfisher
Praseodymium - Pr - Primus Svelte Primo
Promethium - Pm
Protactinium - Pa - Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier
Radium - Ra - Ram Brewery
Radon - Rn
Rhenium - Re - Regent Bohemia
Rhodium - Rh
Rubidium - Rb
Ruthenium - Ru
Samarium - Sm
Scandium - Sc - Schneider / Schofferhoffer
Selenium - Se
Silicon - Si - Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Silver - Ag
Sodium - Na
Strontium - Sr - Stonehenge Rudolph
Sulphur - S - Samuel Adams
Tantalum - Ta
Technetium - Tc
Tellurium - Te - Teme Valley Hearth Warmer
Terbium - Tb
Thallium - Tl
Thorium - Th - Thornbridge Brewery
Thulium - Tm
Tin - Sn
Titanium - Ti - Tiger
Tungsten - W - William's Brothers Brewery
Unnilhexium - Unh
Unniloctium - Uno
Unnilpentium - Unp
Unnilquadium - Unq
Unnilseptium - Uns
Uranium - U - Utenos
Vanadium - V
Xenon - Xe
Ytterbium - Yb
Yttrium - Y - Young's
Zinc - Zn
Zirconium - Zr

I'm hoping to construct a Beeriodic Table with a bottle top from each one arranged like the Periodic Table, but that could be a fair way off yet. At the very least I'll taste a lot of new beer. Thanks for the help!
posted by twirlypen to Food & Drink (78 answers total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
 
Niobium (Nb) Newcastle Brown Ale.
posted by piedmont at 4:08 PM on September 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


Ytterbium - Yb -Yuengling Black & Tan
Vanadium - V - Victory
Sodium - Na - Natty (Natural) Light. (DO NOT DRINK)
Lutetium - Lu - Lagunitas
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 4:10 PM on September 16, 2008


Here's a pretty comprehensive list of beers (3,012 total), sortable by name.
posted by googly at 4:13 PM on September 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


Berkelium - Bk - something with bock in it
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 4:13 PM on September 16, 2008


Plutonium - Pu - Pilsner Urquell
posted by piratebowling at 4:14 PM on September 16, 2008


Kr = Kronenbourg
Pb = Pabst Blue Ribbon
La = Lost Abbey
posted by milkrate at 4:15 PM on September 16, 2008


Krusovice - a Czech lager, for Krypton.

Good luck on the Unni*s.

Look for some other Polish or Czech beers, perhaps, for Zinc or Zirconium.
posted by vernondalhart at 4:15 PM on September 16, 2008


(Also, on preview, Krusovice is far better than Kronenbourg)
posted by vernondalhart at 4:15 PM on September 16, 2008


Cu - Cutthroat Porter
P - Pike Street Pale Ale
Es - Espresso Stout

Are you holding this to exact match on the first two letters? Rb is going to be tough...
posted by cosmac at 4:17 PM on September 16, 2008


Tc: Tadcaster
Md: Maudite
Bk: Breckinridge Stout
Fm: Fin du Monde
V: Victory Storm King
Kr: Kostritzer schwartzbier
posted by adamrice at 4:20 PM on September 16, 2008


Samarium (Sm) Smithwick's
Technetium (Tc) Tecate
posted by stefanie at 4:20 PM on September 16, 2008


Bk - Becks
Cr - Corona
Cs - Coors
Kr - Killian's Red
posted by burnmp3s at 4:22 PM on September 16, 2008


Matching the first two letters is ideal, but if the initials match (Pabst Blue for Pb, for example) then that's good enough for me.

Thanks for these ones so far!
posted by twirlypen at 4:23 PM on September 16, 2008


This Beeriodic Table might help.
posted by Sidhedevil at 4:24 PM on September 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


Vanadium - V - VB!
Chromium - Cr - Chimay Red
Unniloctium - Uno - Unibroue
posted by smackfu at 4:25 PM on September 16, 2008


Ru - Ruination IPA, Stone Brewing Co.
http://www.stonebrew.com/ruin/
posted by codefinger at 4:28 PM on September 16, 2008


Zr: There is an Austrian beer called Zipfer.
Ge: Grimbergen perhaps?
posted by rongorongo at 4:29 PM on September 16, 2008


Hg - Mercury - Hoegaarden
posted by Leon at 4:32 PM on September 16, 2008


You're gonna have a bitch of a time when you get to ununhexium.
posted by greenie2600 at 4:36 PM on September 16, 2008


Rh - Red Hook!
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 4:37 PM on September 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


Pt: Piraat Belgium beer
posted by Nerro at 4:38 PM on September 16, 2008


Samarium - Sm - Smithwick's
posted by DanielDManiel at 4:40 PM on September 16, 2008


At: Atomium Grand Cru
posted by mkb at 4:41 PM on September 16, 2008


Cr - Creemore Springs Lager
V - OV aka Molson Old Vienna (do they still make it?)
posted by GuyZero at 4:41 PM on September 16, 2008


Anitmony (Sb) Shiner Bock
posted by stefanie at 4:44 PM on September 16, 2008


DANGER: Coming back with another idea, you actually seem to have a way out of date periodic table. Specifically it looks like you're missing all elements or proper names of elements above Lawrencium

Anyway, for the unun- elements (all the unnil- ones have decent names these days, which is what made me notice yours was off) I recommend either going the numerical route (e.g. Bear Republic Racer 5 for ununpentium or holding off until they're given a real name.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 4:49 PM on September 16, 2008


And whatever you do leave ununseptium blank as no one's knowingly made it yet.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 4:52 PM on September 16, 2008


Sm: Smuttynose!
posted by jozxyqk at 4:52 PM on September 16, 2008


Pm -- Phin & Matt's Extrodinary Ale
Boring name but a great beer.
posted by Kronoss at 4:52 PM on September 16, 2008


Kr - Kronenbourg
Hf - Hofbrau
Cd - Coopers Dark
posted by pompomtom at 4:56 PM on September 16, 2008


Rb- Rio Blanco Pale Ale by Real Ale Brewery in Blanco, TX
Hf- Any sort of Hefeweizen
Fm- Firemans #4 also by Real Ale
Since Einsteinium is atomic number 99, you could do Shiner 99 (but act fast because they're coming out with 100 next year, their centennial), from the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, TX
For Samarium, any Samuel Smith's could do. Their Oatmeal Stout is awesome.
P- Peroni
Na- Natty Light? Ew.
Tc- Tecate
Xe- Dos Equis?
Sb- Shiner Blonde
Bk- Becks
P- Paulaner

Yes, most of my suggestions are from Texas or Mexico, but that's what pops into my mind when I think of beer names.
posted by fructose at 5:02 PM on September 16, 2008


Ha everything I come to suggest is above already. Here's a couple...

Os - O'Hanlon's Stout
Sn - Either Shepherd Neame or Sierra Nevada.

I need an updated list showing the real holes.
posted by rokusan at 5:02 PM on September 16, 2008


Also, Ag is hard, so I suggest you move Alcazar Gaoler's Ale to Ag, and re-choose Al, since there are a million possible Al's.
posted by rokusan at 5:06 PM on September 16, 2008


Please find a place for San Francisco's Anchor Steam. Ac, Cf, Sm?
posted by gyusan at 5:10 PM on September 16, 2008


You may hate me for this in the end, but....

Ge - Genesee Cream Ale
posted by gnomeloaf at 5:20 PM on September 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


Ce - Celis
posted by GPF at 5:20 PM on September 16, 2008


F = Fat Tire Ale from New Belgium Brewing Co.
Sm = Samuel Adams Oatmeal Stout
Cm = Chimay
La = some kind of Lambic
posted by sculpin at 5:29 PM on September 16, 2008


Magnesium - Mg - Miller Genuine Draft (Miller) or Mongoose IPA (Hale's)
Mendelevium - Md - Moose Drool (Big Sky)

By the way, here are the elements you're missing:

Rutherfordium - Rf
Dubnium - Db
Seaborgium - Sg - Scape Goat (Big Sky)
Bohrium - Bh
Hassium - Hs
Meitnerium - Mt
Darmstadtium - Ds
Roentgenium - Rg
posted by mhum at 5:42 PM on September 16, 2008


These are fantastic! This is the revised list with plenty of the gaps plugged now, and some of the almost-but-not-quite answers in italics. Also with some fun new ones down the end, since I was using the first list I could find, which is apparently a bit out of date (thanks TOCT).

Thanks again for all the help!

Actinium – Ac – Anchor Steam is pretty close…
Aluminum - Al -
Americium - Am - Amstel
Antimony – Sb – Shiner Block
Argon - Ar - Arkell's Bees Organic Ale
Arsenic - As - Asahi
Astatine – At – Atomium Grand Cru
Barium - Ba - Bali Hai
Berkelium – Bk – Becks is the closest so far…
Beryllium - Be - Beer Lao
Bismuth - Bi - Bintang
Boron - B - Boags Premium
Bromine - Br - Brooklyn Lager
Cadmium – Cd – Coopers Dark
Caesium - Cs
Calcium - Ca - Cascade Lager
Californium - Cf
Carbon - C - Chang
Cerium – Ce - Celis
Chlorine - Cl
Chromium – Cr – Chimay Red
Cobalt - Co - Coopers Pale Ale
Copper – Cu – Cutthroat Porter
Curium – Cm – Chimay is the closest yet…
Dysprosium - Dy
Einsteinium – Es – Espresso Stout
Erbium - Er - Erdinger Dunkel
Europium - Eu
Fermium – Fm – Fin du Monde
Fluorine - F – Fat Tire! Of course!
Francium - Fr - Franzikaner
Gadolinium - Gd
Gallium - Ga - Gambrinus
Germanium – Ge – Genesee Cream Ale
Gold - Au
Hafnium – Hf – Hofbrau is close…
Helium - He - Heiniken
Holmium - Ho - Hoegaarden
Hydrogen - H - Hampshire Brewery
Indium - In - India Pale Ale
Iodine - I - Innis & Gunn
Iridium - Ir
Iron - Fe
Krypton – Kr – Kronenbourg
Lanthanum – La – Lost Alley
Lawrencium - Lr
Lead – Pb – PBR
Lithium - Li - Little Creatures
Lutetium – Lu – Lagunitas is close
Magnesium - Mg - Miller Genuine Draft
Manganese - Mn
Meitnerium - Mt
Mendelevium - Md - Moose Drool
Mercury – Hg – Hahn Gold
Molybdenum - Mo - Mountain Goat
Neodymium - Nd
Neon - Ne
Neptunium - Np
Nickel - Ni
Niobium – Nb – Newcastle Brown Ale
Nitrogen - N
Nobelium - No - Northgate Brewery
Osmium – Os – O’Hanlon’s Stout
Oxygen - O - Orval
Palladium - Pd
Phosphorus – P – Pike Street Pale Ale
Platinum - Pt
Plutonium – Pu – Pilsner Urquell
Polonium - Po
Potassium - K - Kingfisher
Praseodymium - Pr - Primus Svelte Primo
Promethium - Pm
Protactinium - Pa - Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier
Radium - Ra - Ram Brewery
Radon - Rn
Rhenium - Re - Regent Bohemia
Rhodium – Rh- Red Hook
Rubidium – Rb – Rio Blanco Pale Ale
Ruthenium – Ru – Ruination IPA
Samarium – Sm – Smithwick’s
Scandium - Sc - Schneider / Schofferhoffer
Selenium - Se
Silicon - Si - Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (but it’s a double with Tin (Sn))
Silver – Ag – Alcazar Gaoler’s Ale
Sodium – Na – Natty light (is it really that bad?)
Strontium - Sr - Stonehenge Rudolph
Sulphur - S - Samuel Adams
Tantalum - Ta
Technetium – Tc – not quite, but Tadcaster is close, as is Tecate
Tellurium - Te - Teme Valley Hearth Warmer
Terbium - Tb
Thallium - Tl
Thorium - Th - Thornbridge Brewery
Thulium - Tm
Tin – Sn – Sierra Nevada
Titanium - Ti - Tiger
Tungsten - W - William's Brothers Brewery
Unnilhexium - Unh
Unniloctium – Uno – Unibroue is probably the closest we’ll get
Unnilpentium - Unp
Unnilquadium - Unq
Unnilseptium - Uns
Uranium - U - Utenos
Vanadium – V – Victory Xenon - Xe
Ytterbium – Yb – Yuengling Black and Tan
Yttrium - Y - Young's
Zinc - Zn
Zirconium – Zr
And, since my original table was missing a few, we’ve now got some new contenders:
Rutherfordium – Rf
Dubnium – Db
Seaborgium –Sg - Scape Goat
Bohrium – Bh
Hassium – Hs
Darmstadtium – Ds
Roentgenium - Rg
posted by twirlypen at 5:48 PM on September 16, 2008


Dos Equis: Xx = xxium.
posted by neuron at 5:48 PM on September 16, 2008


Instead of Natty Light, do National Bohemian. It sucks less.
posted by youcancallmeal at 5:55 PM on September 16, 2008


Au - Augustiner
posted by cac at 6:03 PM on September 16, 2008


Aluminum - Al - Alaskan Amber (or Pale or Stout or etc...) (Alaskan Brewing)
posted by mhum at 6:11 PM on September 16, 2008


Bh - Bar Harbor
Ni - Nils Oscar
Lu - Lupulin Fresh Hop Ale
posted by esch at 6:33 PM on September 16, 2008


Fe - Festina Peche
Ir - The best I can come up with is "Irish Stout" or "Irish Red". There are a ton of breweries that brew beers with these names.
Mt - Caddilac Mt. Stout from the above mentioned bar Harbor might work for this.
Po - Point?
Se - Sea Hag IPA
Ta - Sam Smith Taddy Porter
posted by esch at 6:52 PM on September 16, 2008


Terbium - Tb - Tuborg?
posted by CKmtl at 6:56 PM on September 16, 2008


Oh, and:

Polonium - Po - Porthos if a limited run is good enough.
posted by CKmtl at 7:16 PM on September 16, 2008


Tb - Turbodog. mmmm.
posted by hippugeek at 7:34 PM on September 16, 2008


Cl - unfortunately has to be Coors Lite.
N - Guinness (special alphabetic dispensation based on actually CONTAINING nitrogen)
posted by sesquipedalian at 8:20 PM on September 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


Meitnerium - Mt - Mt. Tamalpais Pale Ale (Marin Brewing Co)
posted by spatula at 8:36 PM on September 16, 2008


Ir - Iron City (same category as Natty Bo and Genny Creme, though)
posted by dforemsky at 8:40 PM on September 16, 2008


lutetium, Lucky. Or as I used to call it Yucky. If they still make the s@*t
posted by docmccoy at 8:58 PM on September 16, 2008


There has to be some clever way to use Magic Hat #9.
posted by smackfu at 9:14 PM on September 16, 2008


These are great. I just thought of Coopers Sparkling for Caesium (Cs) as well, which I should have had from the start since they make it half an hour away from me. Oh, and Coopers Mild for Curium (Cm) now that I think of it too...

The updated list (only showing the missing ones this time) is:
Californium - Cf
Dysprosium - Dy
Europium - Eu
Gadolinium - Gd
Lawrencium - Lr
Manganese - Mn
Neodymium - Nd
Neon - Ne
Neptunium - Np
Nitrogen - N
Palladium - Pd
Platinum - Pt
Promethium - Pm
Radon - Rn
Silicon - Si -
Thallium - Tl
Thulium - Tm
Unnilhexium - Unh
Unnilpentium - Unp
Unnilquadium - Unq
Unnilseptium - Uns
Zinc - Zn
Zirconium – Zr
Rutherfordium – Rf
Dubnium – Db
Hassium – Hs
Darmstadtium – Ds
Roentgenium - Rg
posted by twirlypen at 9:48 PM on September 16, 2008


Ooh, promethium (Pm) can be PM Porter.
posted by twirlypen at 9:58 PM on September 16, 2008


Cf - Colt 45 (Forty-Five)?
posted by cacophony at 10:11 PM on September 16, 2008


Gd = MGD
posted by jabberjaw at 10:41 PM on September 16, 2008


Pyramid for Pd or Pm
posted by alexei at 10:54 PM on September 16, 2008


Mn - Monteiths. I like the real ale but there are plenty to chose from.
posted by shelleycat at 11:01 PM on September 16, 2008


Gd - Gosser Dark or Gulden Draak or Guiness Draft
Lr - La Rossa Double Malt
Ne - Negra Modelo or Newcastle Brown Ale
posted by slightlybewildered at 12:16 AM on September 17, 2008


Rn - Rosey Nosey
posted by tallus at 12:22 AM on September 17, 2008


Gd: Gandy Dancer Honey Ale
Eu: Eichbaum Ureich Premium Pils
Ne: Newcastle Brown Ale
Si: Any of the sierra nevadas
Zr: The closest I can get is Zlatorog, the best beer I had in Croatia
Rf: Ringwood Fortyniner BCA
Tl: Tecate Light (Do not drink)
posted by dirty lies at 12:53 AM on September 17, 2008


Zr -- another vote for Zlatorog!
Uns -- Union Smile
posted by Ljubljana at 4:08 AM on September 17, 2008


Zinc (Zn) boils at Kronenbourg 1664degF. Or is that pushing things too far?
posted by Leon at 4:16 AM on September 17, 2008


MG--Molson Golden
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza at 4:52 AM on September 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


There is a Latvian beer made by Aldaris called Zelta (which I gather means gold). There is a Zelta bezalkoholiskais alus, which translates as Zelta Non-Alcoholic, which could be Zn - but I suppose non-alcoholic beers may defeat the purpose of this.
posted by Elmore at 6:05 AM on September 17, 2008


Europium - Eu - Euro Beer
posted by Elmore at 6:14 AM on September 17, 2008


I'd suggest National Bohemian rather than Natural Light.
posted by electroboy at 6:57 AM on September 17, 2008


Rg=Rogue
posted by Hypocrite_Lecteur at 8:15 AM on September 17, 2008


Si = Singha Beer?
posted by hellopanda at 9:37 AM on September 17, 2008


Oxygen should be Old Speckled Hen.
Platinum = Pabst
Promethium = [Grain Belt] Premium

(I'm getting a headache and cotton-mouth just reading that list.)
posted by wenestvedt at 10:50 AM on September 17, 2008


This is spectacular, thanks everyone. Only a handful of gaps left now:

Californium - Cf
Dysprosium - Dy
Neodymium - Nd
Neptunium - Np
Nitrogen - N
Palladium - Pd
Platinum - Pt
Radon - Rn
Thulium - Tm
Unnilhexium - Unh
Unnilpentium - Unp
Unnilquadium - Unq
Dubnium – Db
Hassium – Hs
Darmstadtium – Ds
posted by twirlypen at 4:18 PM on September 17, 2008


Dubnium – Db - probably can't go past DB Draught
posted by pompomtom at 6:30 PM on September 17, 2008


also, I know lead has been done, but if you're in Aus, you could grab some "Piss Beer".
For 'Californium - Cf', it's a little stretch, but carlton cold is Cold Filtered.
posted by pompomtom at 6:35 PM on September 17, 2008


Some of these are a real stretch, and some of them definitely are not available any more - so they may not qualify.

Cf - Cliffhanger Alt
Dy - Democracy Pale Ale
Nd - New Dawn
NP - Newport Beach Blond
N - Nightmare
Pd - Pride of Romsey
Pt - Ptarmigan Pils
Rn - Raison D'Etre
Unh - Untouchable Pale Ale
Unp - Union Pale Ale
Unq - Urthel Hibernus Quentum
posted by Elmore at 2:51 AM on September 18, 2008


Sm -- Smuttynose Portsmouth Lager or Shoal's Pale Ale
posted by Soulbee at 12:35 PM on September 18, 2008


Hs = Hale's?
posted by sculpin at 12:57 PM on September 18, 2008


Might want to take a peek at the Beeriodic table.
posted by esch at 11:00 AM on September 20, 2008


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