New England Brewing Co.
"I wish there was a very cool story behind the name, but instead we have a Craig. Matt had this beer developed years back, and when we wanted to get it to the market, we needed a name. So in rolls our friend Craig one afternoon, and we say, 'Hey Craig, we need a name for the Double IPA.' Craig (who does most of our labels and is very creative) asks, 'Are you going to can this one?' We say yes. He pauses for a second and responds, 'Gandhi-Bot.' It simply fell out of his head. We ask, 'How did you come up with that?' And he says, 'Um... India, Gandhi, can, metal, robot.' Then did the sketch and we had our name and label." - Rob Leonard, owner/brewer
Hair of the Dog
"Fred is named after Fred Eckhardt, local beer historian and writer here in Portland, Oregon. He has always been an inspiration for me, and this is my way to say thank you." - Alan Sprints, founder
Adam Lapetina is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and the origin of his name is his parents' imagination. Follow his musings at @adamlapetina.