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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Vaison, Jun 14, 2012.
"Heineken? Fuck that shit. Pabst Blue Ribbon."
- Blue Velvet
"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:
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.
Came here to say Grimm is the first that comes to mind. There were a couple of scenes with them drinking Rogue ale offerings.
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.
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.
Surprised this hasn't been posted yet...but Thor drinks Creature Comforts Tropicalia in Avengers Endgame. No joke...
Yup, I had forgotten about it. Great movie, btw
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.
Spoiler Alert ya dickhead!
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.
I wonder how many beers are necessary to get Thor drunk
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).
What is the beer Mike Baxter always drinks?
Not a movie or tv show but I just saw a commercial for Zorn Brew Works.
Marshall Erickson toasts his dead father at the grave site with a a Grain Belt Premium. A true Midwest tradition. Cheers!
Narragansett cans in a movie called Almost Mercy. Stars Kane Hodder. You should check out the bio of his.
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?
Oh Yeah, that is right. I should have remembered that. Thanks
Clint Eastwood - Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. (Olympia)
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.
Not to mention Jaws.....
I remember Schlitz cans in the film Bullitt, the 1968 Steve McQueen classic. Best car chase ever if that's your gig.
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..
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.
LET'S FUCK! I'LL FUCK ANYTHING THAT MOVES! BWAAHAAHAAHAAA!
Coors Banquet is the brew of choice in the new show Yellowstone.(good series BTW)
Don't forget Duff Lite and Duff Dry...
...and Düff, "from Sweden."
There was also Fudd......
...and Tuborg, "The Beer of Danish Kings."
...and Red Tick.
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.
Well, that one was real...
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.
I thought this was Zima...
I preferred Jolly Rancher Green Apple myself.
I hear Cobra Kai has helped Coors Banquet a bit. Coors Light is my favorite cheap beer I might try Banquet some day.
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...
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.