Beer in TV shows & movies

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

  1. dlcarst

    dlcarst (334) Aug 21, 2015 Missouri
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    In the Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun the villain (played by Christopher Lee) drinks a bottled Guinness out of a glass and savors it. Really unusual for a film from that era (1974).
     
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  2. rgordon

    rgordon (695) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    I remember a can of Schlitz from Steve McQueen's Bullitt. He had a cool Mustang, but the rebirth of the Charger is timeless, going backwards. What a design!!
     
  3. Gajo74

    Gajo74 (996) Sep 14, 2014 New York
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    Can we reopen this thread?
    I’m watching the eagerly anticipated release of Cobra Kai Season 4. I would have drank a Coors Banquet in honor of Johnny but didn’t have any on hand. :slight_smile:
    Spoiler Alert: In episode 2, La Russo is teaching Johnny wax on wax off while drinking a supposedly fancy beer. Johnny gets frustrated and takes one of La Russo’s beers and it turns out to be Blue Moon. He derides it with something along the lines of “I’d figure you’d drink a fruity beer” type of response. Is it me, or how much funnier would this had been had Daniel been drinking a fruity IPA or kettle sour?
     
  4. NickTheGreat

    NickTheGreat (669) Oct 28, 2010 Iowa
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    I had that thought too, it would have been funnier if he was actually drinking fancy beer. Which maybe says something about Johnny.

    I assume the real answer is that Blue Moon is a MillerCoors Product as well.
     
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  5. Gajo74

    Gajo74 (996) Sep 14, 2014 New York
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    You’re probably right. Still, it seems like a missed opportunity for Miller Coors. Remember the Budweiser Super Bowl commercial where they made fun of craft beer drinkers? “Beer is not meant to be fussed over”, “let them sip their pumpkin peach beer” etc.
    They totally could have taken a page out of their book in order to make fun of the fruity kettle sour drinkers.
     
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  6. dlcarst

    dlcarst (334) Aug 21, 2015 Missouri
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    Pig (on Hulu) has a scene in a restaurant. SN Pale and Anchor Steam on the wall (along with some familiar non-craft beers). There's some others that someone with a bigger TV and better eyes might be able to identify.
     
  7. woodchipper

    woodchipper (900) Oct 25, 2005 Connecticut
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    Not identified-- Has anyone else been entertained (or annoyed) that any branded ingredient used on Chopped is relabeled to appear generic. I sometimes get animated to my wife saying "That pale ale bottle is most likely Sierra Nevada!!!!!!!!".
     
  8. Fenski

    Fenski (418) Apr 24, 2008 Ohio
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    I will catch an episode of "Gunsmoke" every now and then. I've wondered what beer would have been served in Dodge City in the 1890's and what was the actual beer that they drank on the set.
     
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  9. jesskidden

    jesskidden (884) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Kansas was "Dry"
    during that period, but there were a lot of loopholes, as noted in that source. No breweries in Dodge City and I don't know Kansas geography well enough to check the nearby towns. Records show there were only 2 breweries in KS from 1890 - Prohibition. In Topeka in the center of the state the local paper noted in 1899:
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    That's why they called those large brewers like AB and the Milwaukee firms like Schlitz, Pabst and Blatz "shipping brewers" during that period. I don't think Dodge was serviced by a railroad during the show, tho'?

    As for what they drank on the set - I've seen it suggested that it was usually near beer being consumed during the filming of TV shows. I recall once reading that General Brewing Corp., brewers of Lucky Lager (and the largest CA-based brewery in that period) brewed a near beer that was used by some film companies and even sold in Calif. prisons but never came across another mention of it. Other well-known near beers were sold in CA - notably Goetz Near Beer one of the longest-lived with a large national distribution. (Goetz Brewing Co. of Missouri was also the originated of Country Club Malt Liquor - go figure).
     
  10. NickTheGreat

    NickTheGreat (669) Oct 28, 2010 Iowa
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    I don't know about Chopped in particular but I've seen segments talking about branding on other Food Network Shows. Like they go to great lengths to not show real brands. Sometimes a sticker over the brand, sometimes an entirely new box/container.
     
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  11. schteve

    schteve (488) Sep 10, 2003 New Jersey

    I was watching the show Imposters on Netflix last night and they were drinking this beer: https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/29378/83758/

    It's set in Seattle, filmed in Vancouver, hence the beer. Funny thing was, there was a scene set in Pottsville, PA, and they were drinking that same beer. I woulda thought for sure it would've been Yuengling there. :wink:
     
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  12. jesskidden

    jesskidden (884) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Well... apparently, it's not called Imposters for nothin'... :grin:
     
  13. Fenski

    Fenski (418) Apr 24, 2008 Ohio
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    Thanks JK, great info. In the afterlife, I'll have to ask Miss Kitty what she was servin'.
     
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  14. jesskidden

    jesskidden (884) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    It always looks too damn light and clear for 19th century lager to me - ditto for whatever the boys drank on Bonanza (spent nearly a month in hospitals back in 2020 and watched a lot of whatever channels play those old shows).
     
  15. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill (1,805) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I'm watching Netherbeast Incorporated and a couple walk into Four Peaks brewery.
     
  16. Beerspeakspeoplemumble

    Beerspeakspeoplemumble (0) Sep 12, 2021 Connecticut

    Slightly unrelated but I just noticed in the YouTube version of a podcast I listen to (Stuff Island) they drink Upper Pass & Toppling Goliath out of Teku's.



     
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  17. Hinda65

    Hinda65 (545) May 7, 2017 Utah
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    Bridgette Everett has a new show on HBO and they we're drinking Tank 7 in episode 2. I also thought it was cool that in episode on 1 they were drinking Bud and episode 2 they were drinking Coors...But thats not all

    Also in episode one when walking form the car to her house, Bridgette is carrying a 6 pack of what looked like another Boulevard beer, but once inside, they are drinking the Bud.

    The show takes place in Kansas so that make sense for Boulevard but still it makes me think someone in Props or the director or whoever likes Boulevard.
     
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  18. butterygold

    butterygold (0) May 12, 2020 Spain

    On How I Met Your Mother, on the bar shelves of McLaren's Pub, you can almost always see Sierra Nevada Pale. I am pretty sure you can also see Lagunitas at various times. Of course, there's always an ice cold Wharmpess if you'd prefer!
     
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  19. IPAExpert69

    IPAExpert69 (365) Aug 2, 2017 Pennsylvania

    No show in the history of time has made casual drinking look cooler than Justified on FX. From the many different brands of bourbon, to the local Kentucky beers, everything they show adds that little bit of flavor to an extremely bad ass show.
     
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  20. dlcarst

    dlcarst (334) Aug 21, 2015 Missouri
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    Voodoo Ranger is in Halloween Kills. A guy walks up to the bartender and asks for the "voodoo skeleton thing."
     
  21. dlcarst

    dlcarst (334) Aug 21, 2015 Missouri
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    Sam Adams Oktoberfest and Shipyard Pumpkin in CODA. The fishermen are all drinking Bud and PBR though.
     
  22. dlcarst

    dlcarst (334) Aug 21, 2015 Missouri
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    Brooklyn Lager in Taken 3 (and maybe some others as they shoot up a liquor store, but it's edited so quickly and I was watching at someone else's place so I figured it wouldn't be polite to pause every shot to see the beers).
     
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  23. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus (1,196) Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    I’ve been watching Trailer Park Boys again. In the early seasons Alexander Keith’s is evident in several episodes. A few seasons later Ray drinks Propellor in a couple scenes. In the Netflix reboot, I can’t make out any labels.
     
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  24. moodenba

    moodenba (706) Feb 2, 2015 New York

    I remember the TV show Northern Exposure from the early 90s, which sometimes featured Alaskan Brewing Co. beers, including Alaskan Amber, on tap in the bar. Those regular appearances evidently boosted visibility. The company is around 30 years later, and Alaskan Amber is still sold!
    https://archive.seattletimes.com/archive/?date=19920308&slug=1479766
    A variety of other northwest brewers' neons and other signs was also displayed. The show isn't available on regular streaming services. Some episodes are available at
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3mz20h
     
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  25. medb

    medb (0) Aug 27, 2013 California

    I watched an Australian film called Wake in Fright recently, talk about a beer fueled experience. I’m nearly getting a hangover thinking about it.
     
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  26. dcotom

    dcotom (1,496) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Chicago Fire, Ep. 312. Apartment scene.
    Girl #1: "Anybody want a beer?"
    Girl #2: "I don't have any beer."
    Girl #1: "Oh, yes, you do." (opens fridge and pulls two bottles out of a six-pack of Zombie Dust)
    Me: "Boo-ya! That's what I'm talkin' about!"
     
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  27. moodenba

    moodenba (706) Feb 2, 2015 New York

    Movie "Jerry and Marge go Large"
    The Mass. convenience store where Jerry and Marge buy lottery tickets for their winning scheme has a large stack of Harpoon IPA. Later in the movie, the store clerk's wife runs in and takes a case of Bud from the cooler without paying. Fairly entertaining take on the true story of the residents of a small town in Michigan taking money out of the pockets of Massachusetts lottery players. The state lottery commission wasn't too concerned about "fair play" since the state got their increased take.
     
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  28. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa (964) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Is Curly drinking a steam beer!?! :wink:

     
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  29. steveh

    steveh (1,203) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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  30. jesskidden

    jesskidden (884) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    (Left) Opening credits of SHAFT - briefly walking by the famous Piels sign in Times Square:
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    (Right) Same sign a few years later, after the bar "Grant's" underneath had closed.

    That sign location in the 1940s featured an ad from Brooklyn's TROMMER'S beer, with "Grant's" their largest draught account - 30k bbl./yr. (Piel Bros. had bought the Trommer's brand and their Brooklyn brewery in the early 1950s.)
     
  31. moodenba

    moodenba (706) Feb 2, 2015 New York

    Teddy's bar (96 Berry St. at N. 8 St. Brooklyn) features an exterior "Peter Doelger Extra" stained glass. The sign is clear in Google Maps street view. Their website indicates the bar has been featured in King of New York, Boardwalk Empire, Shades of Blue, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, PS I Love You, The Intern. In the early 80s, the Bar Tourists of America included that location in a tour that I attended -- no exciting beers then. The beer list has improved though.
     
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  32. budsNpils

    budsNpils (687) Aug 6, 2021 Texas
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    I'm trying to find a clip or picture. I was rewatching Fury the WW2 tank movie recently and as they were going through German bodies and shit I caught a glimpse of what seems to be a soldier pulling a Andechser bottle off someone. I may need to rewatch it again to know exactly which scene it's in.

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    I'm pretty sure what I seen tho. Hopefully I can get a picture of that scene to clarify things.
     
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  33. steveh

    steveh (1,203) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Be a bit of an anachronism, I imagine. "Fury" took place away from Bavaria.

    Maybe some German soldier schlepped it all the way to the front?
     
  34. moodenba

    moodenba (706) Feb 2, 2015 New York

    On CBS new years show 2023
    Cheryl Crow sings about Falstaff Beer in "A change would do you good"
    "Ten years living in a paper bag
    Feedback baby, he's a flipped out cat
    He's a platinum canary, drinkin' Falstaff beer
    Mercedes rule, and a rented Lear"
    The song came out in 96 when the brand was at least surviving somewhere. But discontinued in 2005 according to Wikipedia.
     
  35. jesskidden

    jesskidden (884) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Pabst had a Falstaff label approved by the TTB recently. (Well, in 2012, so over a decade ago now :astonished:). Brewed at City LaCrosse, like several other smaller Pabst brands.
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    As I recall, no one ever saw the beer and there was speculation that it was done just to keep the trademark active. Why? If they're not going to revive the beer?

    But, of course, numerous brands owned by Pabst from their predecessor companies (General, Falstaff, Pearl, Ballantine, Heileman, Stroh, Schlitz, Schaefer, Carling...the list goes on and on) have come and gone, so you never know. Pabst is always hoping that the miracle of the PBR revival can happen again but, of course, the company itself had little to do with that.

    I'd buy Falstaff if it came in these plastic 12 packs again. :grin:
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  36. moodenba

    moodenba (706) Feb 2, 2015 New York

    Just to clear up my original post: Sheryl (with an S) Crow seen singing about Falstaff Beer on 2022 New Years Eve / 2023 New Years day CBS show from Nashville. Except for Sheryl Crow, the show featured modern "Country" music stars singing in front of bands sometimes including visible, but mute, fiddles and pedal steel guitars. Another throwback. The ghost of Hank Snow lurked.
     
  37. steveh

    steveh (1,203) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Mercedes Ruehl

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes_Ruehl
     
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    moodenba (706) Feb 2, 2015 New York

  39. steveh

    steveh (1,203) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    https://www.songfacts.com/facts/sheryl-crow/a-change-would-do-you-good

    Been a fan since her first album -- if not, necessarily, her back-up career. :wink:
     
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  40. AZgman

    AZgman (265) Dec 22, 2011 Arizona
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