Link Flight: Budweiser Mad at Denzel, banned Guiness commercial, Will Ferrell, more

Budweiser is not happy that Denzel Washington plays a drunk pilot and is seen in the film drinking their beer.

Anheuser-Busch said Monday that it has asked Paramount Pictures Corp. to obscure or remove the Budweiser logo from the film, which at one point shows Washington’s character drinking the beer while behind the wheel .. “We have asked the studio to obscure the Budweiser trademark in current digital copies of the movie and on all subsequent adaptations of the film, including DVD, On Demand, streaming and additional prints not yet distributed to theaters.” (full story)

This sweet 1995 commercial for Guiness was never aired:

Buzzfeed says:

The commercial was produced in 1995 by Ogilvy & Mather, London. Anti-gay groups immediately went apoplectic over the spot (it is massively offensive) so Guinness pulled it. That’s a shame.

Speaking of commercials, have you seen the latest amazing commercials Will Ferrell has done for Old Milwaukee?

Joe found this link from Guys Drinking Beer doing a 5 year vertical tasting of Anchor Christmas Ale, 2007-2011. Here’s a vertical tasting Joe recently did while you’re at it.

When Gangsters Tried to Extort Brooklyn Brewery

And finally, if you’re heading to Portland you may want to pick up a copy of Hop in the Saddle: A Guide to Portland’s Craft Beer Scene first.

Bicycling and craft brew—it doesn’t get more Portland. For the first time, a guide marries these two worlds by linking the best beer spots with routes that explore the city’s first- class cycling boulevards, bike-friendly streets and quirky bike charm. This carefully curated guide separates the status-quo ale trail from the cutting edge brew destinations that make Portland so world-renowned.

Robert Duffy

Robert Duffy is the co-founder of Empty Growler and lives in Brooklyn, NY

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