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Descendants of a German brewery, chugging beer from a boot, drinking games, what's not to love? Beerfest even has a cameo from Willie Nelson at the end.


Beer Culture

Beer League

Beer Wars

Beers of Joy

Blood, Sweat & Beer



Craft: The California Beer Documentary

Crafting a Nation

Drinking Buddies

Kings of Beer

Smokey and the Bandit

Gotta move those Yellow Jackets across counties lines now, ya hear?

Strange Brew

Take This Job and Shove It

The World's End

What, No Beer?

Movies with Amazing Beer Scenes

Animal House

When aren't beers or other forms of alcohol being consumed?


The team name is the Beers.

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

Bill and Ted travel back in time and what is their first thought? No, it's not to head home. It's to go into the Saloon and order beers. California's drinking age prior to Prohibition was 18. Prior to 1891, it was 16. That's why they need to remember the place in the future, because current day San Dimas is 21+.

National Lampoon's Vacation

Clark soliloquizing while Rusty chugs the can of beer is hilarious. It's exactly what everyone would do when presented with the chance to "share" their first beer.

Old School

Will Ferrell, as Frank the Tank, is outstanding in Old School. Perhaps no scene of his is better than when he is claiming that he told his wife that he wouldn't drink tonight because they have a nice little Saturday planned. Then he agrees to, "Do one!"

The following scenes are just Ferrell shotgunning beer after beer down the funnel and they are outstanding.

"Fill it up again! God, it's so good. So good. Once it hits your lips, so good!"


There are plenty of great beer drinking scenes in PCU. But perhaps the best of them is when Droz, played by Jeremy Piven, has a mob of guys chanting beer and his buddies are struggling to tap the keg. He marches on over and double six gun slings the taps into two kegs perfectly at the same time like it's High Noon in the Old West.

Shaun of the Dead

Slackers sitting around a pub could entertain us for hours. However, the unexpected zombie apocalypse really frosts the beer mug. Just several fantastic beer drinking scenes in Shaun of the Dead.

To the Winchester!

The Shawshank Redemption

"I think a man working outdoors feels more like a man if he can have a bottle of suds. That's only my opinion, sir."

Quite possibly the best scene involving beer in cinematic history, Andy Dufrense convinces prison guard Byron Hadley to, well, first, not throw him off the roof, and then second, get he and his co-workers each three Stroh's each for helping Hadley avoid the tax burden to the IRS.

"And that's how it came to pass, that on the second-to-last day of the job, the convict crew that tarred the plate factory roof in the spring of '49 wound up sitting in a row at ten o'clock in the morning, drinking icy cold Bohemia-style beer, courtesy of the hardest screw that ever walked a turn at Shawshank State Prison."

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

You probably weren't expecting a fantasy epic on this list, but it's here, and it's here because Gimli challenges Legolas to a drinking game - the first to stop loses. Legolas seems timid at first, but keeps pace with Gimli, eventually besting him as he falls over drunk.


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