Monday, March 26, 2012

Top 5 Fictional Cartoon Beers

Beer is a running theme in world culture.  Brewed by ancient Egyptians and American Founding Fathers alike, beer permeates all aspects of society and culture.  Therefore, it should come as no surprise that many cartoons feature beer (and beer drinkers) prominently.  Here are the top five fictional beer brands created in cartoons:

5: LoBrau Beer (Futurama) - A favorite of Fry, LoBrau would make the list by name alone--a parody of the actual beer Lowenbrau, and a play on the words "low brow."  Futurama also features multiple other beers including Klein's Beer, Pabst Blue Robot, St. Pauli Exclusion Principle Girl, Benderbrau, Maltese Liquor, Olde Fortran Malt Liquor.  You've gotta love a show that weaves beer into its episodes so often.

4: Alamo Beer (King of the Hill) - Every episode of King of the Hill opened with Hank and the gang drinking some ice-cold Alamo's at the curb.  They like Alamo so much, one episode is centered around Hank's home bar, where he has Alamo on tap, and engraved mugs for all his buddies.

3: Black Hole Brew (Home Movies) - If you haven't seen this show, you need to.  Coach Jon McGuirk (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin) is a brilliant character--and he happens to enjoy the old Black Hole Brew, sometimes a little too much.  He also lives on the corner of Lonely Ave. and Brew St.  Okay, I can see it isn't coming across in this blurb, but trust me--he and the show are hilarious!

2: Pawtucket Patriot Ale (Family Guy) - After a bender, Peter Griffin once said, "I'm not drunk; I'm just exhausted 'cause I've been up all night drinkin."  But the real reason Pawtucket Patriot Ale is number 2 on the list is for the Willy Wonka-esque brewery where Pawtucket Patriot Ale is born.  (The song is here, but the video has been pulled.  It's worth listening to--it's pretty funny.)

1: Duff (The Simpsons) - Duff beer has an official spokesman, Duffman, and even a theme park, Duff Gardens.  At Duff Gardens, in addition to the various attraction (the Beeramid; the Beerquarium, etc.), you can meet additional Duff spokesmen--the Seven Duffs (Sleazy, Queasy, Edgy, Surly, Tipsy, Dizzy, and Remorseful).

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