Google Translate meets Hello My Name is Vladimir

A few gems from the language barrier

Google Translate meets Hello My Name is Vladimir

You can pick up a bottle of Hello My Name is Vladimir here!

It's a requirement at Brew HQ that all staff members understand conversational Russian. This has been particularly handy over the past few days when receiving calls about a certain beer we released last week; to mark the Winter Olympics, we launched Hello My Name is Vladimir, a double IPA brewed with Limonnik berries.

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This beer was picked up by a number of Russian press outlets, and we wanted to see what they had to say about it. So we turned to our old friend Google Translate to find out what they thought, and some of the quotes are quite outstanding, so we thought we'd share them with you here...

1. Brewery BrewDog, located in Scotland, began selling new beer designed for "not gay", titled "Hello. My name is Vladimir", on which label painted several portraits Russian President Vladimir Putin, imitating style of the King of Pop, artist Andy Warhol.

So Warhol is the equivalent of Elvis in Russia? Who knew!

2. Hello My Name is Vladimir combines elegant malt sweetness, against which felt an explosion of liberal daring drunken States.

While we don't condone excessive drinking, these liberal States sound like the most fun regions under Obama's jurisdiction.

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3. Scottish "hooligans from brewing" is not first time entering the market with unusual offer for lovers of the beer.  She has also varieties of "Tactical Nuclear Penguin" (32%) and "dead metaphor" (6.4 %).

Firstly, breweries do not have genders, but we're flattered. Secondly, it's nice of them to pick out another beer we launched just last week as opposed to another high ABV beer alongside Tactical Nuclear Penguin.

4. Easy to guess so Scottish brewers supported worldwide campaign of protest against discrimination the sexual minorities in Russia.

So Scottish. Much protest. Very beer. Wow. BrewDoge.

5. Although a first box with his "brutal" drink they did not sell - sent to the Kremlin new the beer could taste its inspiration.

I like the idea that the beer is tasting its inspiration inside Vladimir's mouth. I wonder how those little bubbles feel in his big warm, wet man mouth.

Anyone found any other gems? Drop 'em in the comments.

You can pick up a bottle of Hello My Name is Vladimir here!

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Comments (11)

sssshhh it's Guy & Kim here 12th February, 2014 8:47pm
Honourable KGB take great interest in Scotish beer. We make visit sometime.
gav30scot 12th February, 2014 6:59pm
Just had a case delivered and posted it on FB. Cant wait til 1st bottle is chilled!
ste 12th February, 2014 1:13pm
No update on the Liverpool pub in back colquit street ?
BierBaron 11th February, 2014 2:56pm
Next one should be named Hi, my name is (what?), my name is (who?), my name is Slim Shady... :)
Oskari 10th February, 2014 3:57pm
Aamulehti:...beer is for a topless ride and take the knife -carrying uber- heterosexual men.
Oskari 10th February, 2014 3:53pm
Savonlinnan Sanomat in Finland, Google translated:Brewing Putin sent a crate of beer gay protest
Wolverine 10th February, 2014 3:17pm
Craft beerdog
WWJAD 10th February, 2014 2:55pm
It would be interesting to find out what John Allens take on this whole thing is.
beerforbrum 10th February, 2014 2:37pm
Tried the beer last week at Birmingham BrewDog, tasty drop!
Zena 10th February, 2014 2:37pm
BREWDOGE. Hahaha
Dean T 10th February, 2014 2:37pm
Hahaha gotta love Google translate