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Favorite movie scenes involving beer

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Qwest_35, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. kingofhop

    kingofhop Advocate (565) Oklahoma May 9, 2010

    Big Bang Theory showed Raj drinking a SNPA tonight.
  2. chcfan

    chcfan Advocate (630) California Oct 29, 2008

    I love that Buttermaker is drinking a different brand of beer almost every time you see him in the first half of the movie.
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  3. jesskidden

    jesskidden Champion (810) New Jersey Aug 10, 2005 Subscriber

    Yeah, one of my favorite parts, too. Meant to write them down last time I watched it (only a little while ago, it was on some sports channel with what's-his-name* introducing it with a long interview with Tatum O'Neal). I was a little disappointed that they were all national brands (Bud, Miller, Schlitz, Pabst) all with breweries in Calif. at the time, other than Coors (which was #1 in the state at the time) Was Oly in it? They were big in CA at the time, too.

    I lived in LA when they made the film and there were still a lot of local brands around besides Lucky - some brewed by the nationals (Pabst was still brewing Eastside, Old Tap and Burgie! in LA) but Lucky/General was still brewing dozens of them - Brew 101, Regal Select - mostly as supermarket brands. Even Acme (from Blitz-Weinhard) and Rainier could be found if you looked around.

    IIRC, the remake with Billy Bob Thorton went PC and deleted the Bears drinking finale? WTF? "That's my favorite part!"

    EDIT *Bob Costas​
  4. The greatest movie scene of all time:

    "Sonny's Bar Scene" from A Bronx Tale
  5. Capt. Quint crushing a Narragansett in Jaws is a classic scene.
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  6. Crusader

    Crusader Savant (440) Sweden Feb 4, 2011

  7. chcfan

    chcfan Advocate (630) California Oct 29, 2008

    I didn't even bother with the new one. The original's a masterpiece. I knew the ending, which is why it's one of the great all-time sports movies, would be whitewashed. I just looked it up and they apparently go out of their way to say it's NA beer in the remake??? Puke! I'm almost positive he drinks Olympia at some point, but I'm only finding Coors and Bud in Google Image Searches. It's on Netflix instant, BTW. Anyone who hasn't seen it or watched in a long time should check it out.
  8. Love that movie, Shaun of the Dead is great too.
  9. jglowe77

    jglowe77 Initiate (0) Massachusetts Jan 24, 2011

    Two oat sodas, Gary.
  10. jglowe77

    jglowe77 Initiate (0) Massachusetts Jan 24, 2011

    Michael Richards won an Emmy for this. :)
  11. zid

    zid Advocate (715) New York Feb 15, 2010 Beer Trader

    Isabella Rossellini's beer filled glass prosthetic legs in The Saddest Music in the World:

  12. From the episode "The Girl who was Death"
  13. Maybe not my favorite bar scene, but...

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  14. pchop77

    pchop77 Zealot (75) Pennsylvania Mar 26, 2009

    Not a movie scene per se, but in keeping with the David Lynch/PBR connection here's a great short by Philly's "Secret Pants" sketch comedy group that pays tribute to both.

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  15. mattdbh

    mattdbh Savant (320) California Feb 21, 2009 Beer Trader

  16. Deservedly so.
  17. KevSal

    KevSal Advocate (710) California Oct 17, 2010 Beer Trader

    man lots of good movies.

    a few didnt show up on my comp correctly so im not sure this was already posted

    must be abrasive
  18. HighWine

    HighWine Savant (440) Illinois Dec 11, 2010 Beer Trader

    Coincidentally this is my favorite movie involving a cigarette being removed from a woman's mouth with a bull whip while a TV show theme song is playing.
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  19. El_Zilcho

    El_Zilcho Savant (260) Virginia May 3, 2012

    Surprised I haven't seen Happy Gilmore posted yet
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  20. Premo88

    Premo88 Champion (865) Texas Jun 6, 2010

    lots of good ones on here ... i've always liked the Bad News Bears beer bucket. Buttermaker is awesome.

    But I have the scene from Django Unchained in my head -- the early one in which Christoph Walz pours himself and Django a couple of beers and scrapes off the overflowing heads with a wooden spatula thingy.
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  21. Qwest_35

    Qwest_35 Savant (310) Florida Feb 4, 2013 Beer Trader

    That's funny Premo, that is exactly the scene that inspired this thread. I was watching Django and just loved how Tarantino shot that scene.
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  22. jesskidden

    jesskidden Champion (810) New Jersey Aug 10, 2005 Subscriber

    The "spatula thingy" was called a foam scraper or beer comb in the US. Usually made of celluloid and later of cheaper plastics. Urban legend has it that they were outlawed for sanitary reasons.

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  23. Premo88

    Premo88 Champion (865) Texas Jun 6, 2010

    Sweet ... thanks for the info!

    Qwest_35: You can't miss it, of course, because Walz is so deliberate (and Tarantino's shooting/editing is so deliberate) that you sit back and smile as this guy pours out a couple of beers.

    And I would've stuck my face in all that beer foam and inhaled ...
  24. Premo88

    Premo88 Champion (865) Texas Jun 6, 2010

    DAMN I'm thirsty now!!!
  25. danmcg62

    danmcg62 Savant (470) Massachusetts Jan 24, 2006

    This is all I think of when I see PBR. Pabst! Blue! Ribbon!
  26. NiceTaps

    NiceTaps Advocate (560) New Jersey Nov 21, 2011 Beer Trader

    A cool clip from a 1991 film, "Simple Men". I know, it's not about the beer, but I like it. It shouldn't be difficult to figure why.....
  27. smakawhat

    smakawhat Poobah (1,310) Maryland Mar 18, 2008 Subscriber

    been a big movie nut in my life... hard to look these up but this one came to mind..

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  28. VaTechPhilly

    VaTechPhilly Advocate (510) New York Oct 28, 2010 Beer Trader

  29. VaTechPhilly

    VaTechPhilly Advocate (510) New York Oct 28, 2010 Beer Trader

    I couldn't find the video but the scene in POINT BREAK around the campfire was the best and maybe one of the best scenes out there.

    "You want the ultimate you gotta be willing to pay the ultimate price"
    "It's not tragic to die doing what you love"
  30. smakawhat

    smakawhat Poobah (1,310) Maryland Mar 18, 2008 Subscriber

    Sorry to ressurect an old thread, but the recent talk of Miller High Life reminded me of a scene of one of my favorite all time films:

    Do The Right Thing - Da Mayor wants Miller High Life

    Having revisited this much later now, I am now floored to see Brooklyn Lager in the display case!

  31. S/He's just putting that Virginia Tech education to work.
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  32. Burkbom23

    Burkbom23 Savant (475) Connecticut Mar 11, 2013 Subscriber

    This is the one I had in mind.
  33. LeRose

    LeRose Advocate (725) Massachusetts Nov 24, 2011 Subscriber

    Blame Todd for this...his recent Jaws post reminded me of this scene and I remembered this thread, so resurrection engaged.

    Yeah, not so good that it is Miller Gen-you-whine Draft, but the facial expressions are priceless.

    This movie also has one of the best lines (if a bit on the sexist side) when Figs says "You know, I can't think of nothing finer than a fine naked woman holding a gun. You know you're just all kinds of fine, don't you?"
  34. Ant7780

    Ant7780 Savant (260) Michigan Dec 2, 2012

  35. that part in beerfest where theyre drinking beer. that's my favorite part
  36. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Champion (770) Indiana Jul 6, 2005

    they are drinking BMC...
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  37. Seth Rogan was drinking Stone IPA in This Is The End.
  38. jesskidden

    jesskidden Champion (810) New Jersey Aug 10, 2005 Subscriber

    I used to try to convince my "Film Studies" class that The Deer Hunter wasn't about Vietnam at all, but was simply a metaphor for the then-current "Beer Wars" and the death of the local and regional breweries at the hands of the national brands. The "good guys" drank Rolling Rock and Iron City, while the Viet Cong drank Miller. I mean, c'mon, how obvious can you get?

    I forgot what grade I got in that class now.:eek:
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  39. Chinon01

    Chinon01 Savant (485) Pennsylvania Jan 23, 2007


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