Beer in TV shows & movies

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Vaison, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. BrewmanCapote

    BrewmanCapote Aspirant (254) Feb 3, 2013 Illinois

    "Heineken? Fuck that shit. Pabst Blue Ribbon."

    - Blue Velvet
     
  2. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,879) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    "Near Beer" is just another term for what in the US is legally also called "Cereal Beverage" or "Non-Alcoholic" beer, sold in most supermarkets (licensed or unlicensed in many states) as well as stores that also sell beer.
    Typically they are standard brewed beer with the most of the alcohol removed by various means (some are brewed using methods that arrest the development of alcohol, etc).

    Currently O'Doul's from AB and Coors N/A and Sharp's from MillerCoors are probably the most commonly found brands (along with a number of imports), but they've existed in the US market since Prohibition, when they were the only legal "malt beverages" sold). Other (once?) well-known and well-distributed brands were Metbrew, Schmidt Select, Kingsbury Brew, Texas Select - oh, and my one-time favorite, Birell, which, when brewed under license in the US (Ortlieb, Schmidt, Matt's) used Brewers Gold hops.

    And it looks like they're about to come back (again), with new releases from AB and Pabst:
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  3. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,873) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Lately I've noted more craft in TV shows - or at least it appears to be craft since it's not a familiar Bud, Coors, etc and usually has more design to it than macro. Yet they usually avoid giving you enough of a chance to fully identify it, probably since it's not a paid sponsorship.
     
  4. TheBrewsky

    TheBrewsky Meyvn (1,389) Apr 23, 2017 California
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    Came here to say Grimm is the first that comes to mind. There were a couple of scenes with them drinking Rogue ale offerings.
     
  5. TheBrewsky

    TheBrewsky Meyvn (1,389) Apr 23, 2017 California
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    Silicon Valley is the show that really flaunts NorCal craft beer. I remember PtE being shown, and one of the lead characters is always downing North Coast’s Old Rasputin. I think Drakes Brewing also seems some light in the show, too.

    Here is a link about why craft beer was added to the Silicon Valley show.
    https://www.hopculture.com/why-is-there-craft-beer-on-hbo-silicon-valley/
     
  6. dlcarst

    dlcarst Disciple (305) Aug 21, 2015 Illinois
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    Part of Dr. No (the first James Bond movie) is set in Jamaica and there's a fight scene where Bond knocks a guy into a bunch of cases of Red Stripe.
     
  7. Hoos78

    Hoos78 Aspirant (256) Mar 3, 2015 Ohio

    Surprised this hasn't been posted yet...but Thor drinks Creature Comforts Tropicalia in Avengers Endgame. No joke...
     
  8. eldoctorador

    eldoctorador Defender (658) Dec 12, 2014 California

    Yup, I had forgotten about it. Great movie, btw
     
  9. mambossa

    mambossa Disciple (394) Jun 30, 2015 Ohio
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    I feel like in one of the seasons of Veep (maybe 3rd or 4th?) Dan and Amy were doing a lobbying event where a ton of Heavy Seas was in clear view.

    At least back when they were filming the show in Maryland.
     
  10. NickTheGreat

    NickTheGreat Devotee (488) Oct 28, 2010 Iowa
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    Spoiler Alert ya dickhead!

    :grin:
     
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  11. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,301) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    I caught an episode of Essential Pépin in which he was making beer-battered apple fritters. The beer he was using for the batter was Anchor Steam. Next time I make beer-battered anything, that's what I'm using. Take it to the bank.
     
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  12. eldoctorador

    eldoctorador Defender (658) Dec 12, 2014 California

    I wonder how many beers are necessary to get Thor drunk :thinking_face:
     
  13. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (2,552) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    Andre the Giant could take him down I'm sure. That Joe Rogan/Jake Roberts podcast interview was hilarious (section about talking about Andre anyway).
     
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  14. rjniles

    rjniles Initiate (97) Aug 30, 2012 South Carolina

    What is the beer Mike Baxter always drinks?
     
  15. Snowcrash000

    Snowcrash000 Poo-Bah (2,291) Oct 4, 2017 Germany
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  16. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,905) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Not a movie or tv show but I just saw a commercial for Zorn Brew Works.
     
  17. barrybeerdog

    barrybeerdog Initiate (132) Aug 17, 2012 South Dakota

    Marshall Erickson toasts his dead father at the grave site with a a Grain Belt Premium. A true Midwest tradition. Cheers!
     
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  18. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,905) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Narragansett cans in a movie called Almost Mercy. Stars Kane Hodder. You should check out the bio of his.
     
  19. RagingBitch

    RagingBitch Initiate (42) Aug 4, 2019 Maryland

    Don't know if this was mentioned before, but what about Moe's Tavern from The Simpsons. What sort of beer did he serve in Springfield?
     
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  20. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Zealot (508) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia
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    Duff
     
  21. RagingBitch

    RagingBitch Initiate (42) Aug 4, 2019 Maryland

    Oh Yeah, that is right. I should have remembered that. Thanks :slight_smile:
     
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  22. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Poo-Bah (1,824) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    Clint Eastwood - Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. (Olympia)
     
  23. tzieser

    tzieser Meyvn (1,093) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey
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    Hell yes! That's a great AAL.

    For some strange reason you can could, as of ~2016, get Olympia beer @ Junction Express in Benson, AZ. Kinda weird that a dusty old gas station (i say that endearingly), famous for its broasted chicken, has Olympia beer but somehow it is not available anywhere else within a 500+ mile radius, it seems.
     
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  24. rgordon

    rgordon Savant (991) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Not to mention Jaws.....
     
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  25. rgordon

    rgordon Savant (991) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    I remember Schlitz cans in the film Bullitt, the 1968 Steve McQueen classic. Best car chase ever if that's your gig.
     
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  26. rgordon

    rgordon Savant (991) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    We got really tired of the real news and needed a break. We've been watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Prime Video. Great series. Final episode seaon one shows prominently Schlitz bottles in an early scene..
     
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  27. tokyo_sandblaster

    tokyo_sandblaster Initiate (40) Mar 2, 2019 Georgia
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    One of my favorite movie lines. Quote it all the time. And this movie came out long before it was hip to drink PBR. Still remember Dennis Hopper drinking those long neck PBR's.
     
  28. tokyo_sandblaster

    tokyo_sandblaster Initiate (40) Mar 2, 2019 Georgia
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    LET'S FUCK! I'LL FUCK ANYTHING THAT MOVES! BWAAHAAHAAHAAA!
     
  29. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (5,189) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Coors Banquet is the brew of choice in the new show Yellowstone.(good series BTW)
     
  30. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,301) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Don't forget Duff Lite and Duff Dry...
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    ...and Düff, "from Sweden."
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  31. Giantspace

    Giantspace Crusader (740) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania


    There was also Fudd......

    Enjoy
     
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  32. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,301) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    ...and Tuborg, "The Beer of Danish Kings."

     
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  33. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,301) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    ...and Red Tick.
     
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  34. Giantspace

    Giantspace Crusader (740) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Don’t forget Skittle beer, that beer with candy floating in it.

    I made this once with PBR. It was not good. Took all carbonation out of the beer and it was really sweet.

    Enjoy
     
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  35. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,879) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Well, that one was real...
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    Brewed under license in the US by Carling > Carling-National and finally Heileman. The slogan in the inset seems to have been used mostly in TV ads, not print, but it was an amusing poke at AB's Budweiser advertising.
     
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  36. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Zealot (508) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia
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    I thought this was Zima...

    I preferred Jolly Rancher Green Apple myself.
     
  37. Loops

    Loops Initiate (57) Feb 13, 2014 Missouri

    Homer Beer
     
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  38. frkonalsh2003

    frkonalsh2003 Initiate (87) Dec 26, 2016 California

    I hear Cobra Kai has helped Coors Banquet a bit. Coors Light is my favorite cheap beer I might try Banquet some day.
     
  39. nathanb47

    nathanb47 Initiate (162) Dec 14, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Or when Barney was drunk on the Duff Brewery Tour, they didnt get to try Lady Duff or Raspberry Duff, or ...Out of Control Duff...
     
  40. jimmyfishkin

    jimmyfishkin Aspirant (213) Nov 17, 2008 Wisconsin

    Out of all the beers I tried at Universal including the 3 Harry Potter themed brews Duff was actually my favorite. It was pretty much just an Amber Lager, and I wasn't expecting much, but it was great.