Note - if you see an abbreviation with "BB" at the front but it's not in the list, separate the "BB" from the rest of the abbreviation and put the terms together. For example: "BB9K" is not in the list, but if you look up "BB" and "9K" separately, you find "Bourbon Barrel" and "Bell's Batch 9000", so you have  a Bourbon Barrel Batch 9000. Boom.

Any abbreviation used for multiple terms are separated with a semicolon. If you see an abbreviation with a number after it and it’s not specifically signified here, chances are the number is just referring to the release year of the beer.

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001 - 013: Veritas xxx (series from The Lost Abbey)

2TD: 2 Turtle Doves (special Christmas series from the Bruery)

3F: Drie (3) Fonteinen - do not confuse this as “Three Floyds” which is abbreviated “FFF”

3FH: 3 French Hens (The Bruery)

4CB: 4 Calling Birds (The Bruery)

4D: Fourth Dementia (Kuhnhenn)

5D: Fifth Dementia (Kuhnhenn)

5GR: 5 Golden Rings (The Bruery)

6GL: 6 Geese-a-Laying (The Bruery)

9000/9K: Bell's Batch 900

#OG: refers to a certain year of Drie Fonteinen’s Oud Geuze (ex: 99OG would specifically mean a 1999 bottle of Oue Geuze)

#OGV: refers to a certain year of Drie Fonteinen’s Oud Geuze Vintage (ex: 02OGV would specifically mean a 2002 bottle of Oue Geuze Vintage)

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AB: often used as a prefix for “Apple Brandy” in reference to Apple Brandy barrel aged beers

ADwtD: A Deal With The Devil (Anchorage)

AftW: Adam from the Wood

ANTEAD: A Night To End All Dawns (Kane Brewing)

AR: Atrial Rubicite (Jester King)

AtG: Against The Grain brewery

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b#: usually “b” followed by a number signifies a specific batch number of a beer

BA: Barrel-Aged

BAA: sometimes used for Barrel Aged Abraxas (Perennial)

BADL: often used to refer generically to any “Barrel Aged” variant of Dark Lord

bal: Barrel-Aged (usually synonymous with BA)

BB: Bourbon-Barrel (usually synonymous with BBA); in rare cases it may stand for “Blueberry” (ex: Hill Farmstead’s BB Flora or Side Project BB Flanders).

BBA: Bourbon-Barrel Aged (usually synonymous with BB)

bbal: Bourbon-Barrel Aged (usually synonymous with BB/BBA)

BBbFT: Bourbon Barrel (banana) French Toast mead from Kuhnhenn (see: BBFT)

BBBW: commonly used for Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine style beers (usually preceeded by the brewer)

BBC: Boston Beer Company brewery (makers of Sam Adams beer)

BBCS: Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout (typically not used to avoid confusion with Bourbon County Brand Stout)

BBFT: Bourbon Barrel French Toast mead from Kuhnhenn (synonymous with BBbFT)

BBVD: Big Black Voodoo Daddy

BC: sometimes used for "Bourbon County" (see: BCBS)

BCBCS: Bourbon County Brand COFFEE Stout

BCBRS: Bourbon County Brand RARE Stout (this is usually referred to as BCS Rare or simply "Rare")

BCBS: Bourbon County Brand Stout

BCBVS: Bourbon County Brand VANILLA Stout

BCS: Bourbon County Stout, common shorthand for "Bourbon County BRAND Stout"  (synonymous with BCBS) , lesser used for Brooklyn’s Black Chocolate Stout

Beat: Beatification (Russian River sour)

BIF: "Beer-It-Forward" (a specific type/method of beer swapping/trading)

BN: Bell’s Black Note

BoT: Birth Of Tragedy (Hill Farmstead)


BT: Black Tuesday (The Bruery); sometimes used to signify "Buffalo Trace" bourbon barrel aging

BVDL: Brandy Vanilla Dark Lord (sometimes may be confused for "Bourbon Vanilla Dark Lord", usually this is avoided by typing out the "B" word)

BW: barley wine (style of beer)

BW#: Bottleworks # beer

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CAftW: Cherry Adam from the Wood

CBC: Cambridge Brewing Company; Columbus Brewing Company

CBH: Curmudgeon's Better Half

CBS: Canadian Breakfast Stout

CC: Cable Car

CCB: Cigar City Brewing

CCK: Cable Car Kriek

CD#: refers to a series of numbered beers titled “Civil Disobedience” by Hill Farmstead

CdC: Cuvee de Castleton

CdT: Cuvee de Tomme

CFH: Churchill's Finest hour

CL: Captain Lawrence brewery

CR: Chocolate Rain (The Bruery)

CS: Crooked Stave brewery

CW: Central Waters brewery

CW1414: Central Waters Fourteen Fourteen

CW15: Central Waters Fifteen

CW16: Central Waters Sixteen

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DB: often used to prefix “Double Barrel” when referring to a certain beer aged in two barrels

DBA: abbrevation to Firestone Walker’s “Double Barrel Ale” (not the same as Double DBA)

DBD: Double Barrel Damon (Hill Farmstead)

DBH: Double Barrel Hunahpu’s Stout (Cigar City)

DDG: Duck Duck Gooze

DEBC: Deep Ellum Brewing Company

DFH: Dogfish Head brewery

DL: Dark Lord

DONG: "Draft Only, No Growler" meaning a beer is available on tap but not for growler fills

DQ: Don Quijote (Cantillon)

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EC: sometimes used to signify "Elijah Craig" bourbon barrel aging

Expo: often refers to Alpine’s “Exponential Hoppiness” DIPA

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FB: Funky Buddha brewery

FBS: Founders Breakfast Stout

FF: FiftyFifty brewery; Flaming Fury (Captain Lawrence); Fou' Foune (Cantillon)

FfaC: Framboise for a Cure

FFF: Three Floyds brewery (used instead of 3F to avoid confusion with Drie Fonteinen)

FftW: Fred from the Wood

FIS: Founders Imperial Stout

Fou: shorthand for Cantillon’s “Fou’ Foune” lambic

FT: "for trade", used to show what a trader is willing to trade away

FV13: this is not an abbreviation, "FV 13" is the name of a beer by Allagash

FW: Firestone Walker brewery

FW#: Firestone Walker's Anniversary # beer

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GABF: Great American Beer Festival

GB: Ghandi Bot

GD: Great Divide brewery

GI: Goose island brewery

GIF: "Growler It Forward" (similar to BIF but with growlers being used)

GL: Great Lakes brewery (see: GLBC)

GLBC: Great Lakes Brewing Company

GM: Grey Monday (The Bruery)

GoM: Genealogy Of Morals (Hill Farmstead)

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Heady: short for Heady Topper

HH: sometimes used to signify "Heaven Hill" bourbon barrel aging

HF: Hill Farmstead brewery

HotD: Hair of the Dog brewery

HT: Heady Topper

Huna: short for Hunahpu Imperial Stout

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IP: Isabelle Proximus ("Izzy" is preferred); "In-person", refers to making a trade in person

ISO: "In Search Of", used to show what beers a trader is looking for

IST: Imperial Stout Trooper

Izzy: Isabelle Proximus (synonymous with IP)

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JD: sometimes used to signify "Jack Daniels" whiskey barrel aging

JK: Jester King brewery

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KBE: Kuhnhenn Blueberry Eisbock

KBBS: Kentucky Brunch Brand Stout (Toppling Goliath)

KBS: (Founders) Kentucky Breakfast Stout

KDS: Kentucky Dark Star (Fremont)

KH: King Henry

Kopi: refers to "Kopi Luwak", a type of coffee used to flavor certain coffee stouts

KRE: Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock

KtG: Kate the Great

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LA: The Lost Abbey brewery

LH: Left Hand brewery

LIF: "Lottery It Forward" (a specific type/method of beer swapping/trading)

'loon: shorthand for Cantillon brewery

LP: sometimes refers to the “Lou Pepe” series of beers from Cantillon

LPF: Lou Pepe Framboise lambic (Cantillon)

LPG: Lou Pepe Gueuze (Cantillon)

LPK: Lou Pepe Kriek lambic (Cantillon)

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MBCP: Maple Bacon Coffee Porter (Funky Buddha)

MC: Mexican Cake (Westbrook)

MC#/M&C#:  refers to a numbered series of stouts titled “Madness & Civilization” from Hill Farmstead

MD: Mornin’ Delight (Toppling Goliath)

MM: sometimes used to signify "Makers Mark" bourbon barrel aging

MoAS: Mother of All Storms (Pelican)

MW: Mocha Wednesday (The Bruery)

MZ: Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout (Cigar City)

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NB: New Belgium brewery

NBO: "New BIF Opportunity" (acronym inside of an acronym)

NEBCO: New England Brewing Company

NG: New Glarus brewery

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OA: Oak-aged (not to be confused with bourbon barrel aging)

OG: often used for “Oud Geuze”, most commonly used for Drie Fonteinin’s Oud Geuze

OGV: Oud Geuze Vintage (Drie Fonteinen), almost always includes a number beforehand, signifying the desired year

OtWoA: On The Wings Of Armageddon (DC Brau)

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PiaPT: Partridge in a Pear Tree

PnB: Peche n' Brett

PoS: Phenomenology Of Spirit (Hill Farmstead)

PT: Pretty Things brewery

PtE: Pliny the Elder

Pt5: Plead the Fifth

PtY: Pliny the Younger

PVW: used to signify Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrel aging

PW: Pipeworks brewery

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RR: Russian River brewery

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SA: Samuel Adams brewery (actual brewery name is Boston Beer Company);

SARA: Sante Adairius Rustic Ales brewery

SC: Sexual Chocolate (Foothills)

SdF: Saison du Fermier (Side Project)

SHBRL: Southampton Black Raspberry Lambic

SitR: Sour in the Rye

SNR: Still Nacht Reserva

SP: Side Project, a brewery in St. Louis

S&S#/SS#: Society & Solitude #

St. Lam: shorthand for Cantillon’s “Saint Lamvinus” lambic

Sue: often used as shorthand for Toppling Goliath’s “PseudoSue” pale ale

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T20: Toronado 20th anniversary

T25: Toronado 25th anniversary

TG: Toppling Goliath brewery

TH: Tired Hands brewery

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VDL: a "vanilla" Dark Lord variant, usually Brandy or Bourbon is specified

VF: Victor Francenstein

Vig: shorthand for Cantillon’s “Vigneronne” lambic

VSB: stands for “Very Sour Blackberry” which is a pseudonym for New Glarus’s “R&D Sour Fruit” blackberry wild ale.

VSP: stands for “Very Sour Peach” which is a pseudonym for New Glarus’s “R&D Wild Peach” peach wild ale.

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W12: Westvleteren XII

WA: West Ashley (Sante Adairius Rustic Ales)

WC: White Chocolate

Westy: short for "Westvleteren" brewery, usually  referring to Westvleteren XII

WnB: Wake n' Bake Coffee Oatmeal Stout

WP: see VSP

WWB: refers to the “Wild Wild Brett” series of beers from Crooked Stave, often followed by another letter to reference a specific beer (ex: WWBV = Wild Wild Brett Violet)

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ZD: Zombie Dust