As I mentioned in my last post, I named my dog "Porter" after the beer, and because he's black and tan. I know that a black and tan is made with stout, but I didn't think Stout was a very good name for a Dachshund. Porter is a beer-lover himself, but it's a very rare treat for him - usually reserved for when I'm bottling my latest creation, and he's cleaning up the drips on the floor (and only if he can beat our other Dachshund to it). Porter's a great dog, and his name is a pretty subtle beer reference, so we don't get any funny looks when we call him. And it's a lot better than calling him Stout.