Does Dr. Frazier Crane Have the Right Prescription for Beer Here in NY?
Dr. Frazier Crane never seemed to be the life of the party at the famous fictional bar on TV's Cheers, but the actor who PLAYED him might be a lot more interesting. And maybe soon he'll share a beer with you that he created--right in New York State.
Kelsey Grammer will soon be opening a brewery in the Catskill Mountain Region town of Margaretville, near Middletown. He grew up and owns farmland there and hopes to help that area's economy with sales of a special brew, named for his daughter, called Faith American Ale.
He has lots of competition in the celebrity beer biz.
Mmmhops is the brainchild of brother band Hanson, based on their 1997 hit song MMMBop.
Wil Wheaton, who rose to fame has Gordie in the movie Stand By Me, has his own signature beer called Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout, featuring 100% Will Wheaton wheat.
Hootie's Homegrown Ale is courtesy of 90s recording artists Hootie & the Blowfish. It's available all over South Carolina, where Darius Rucker and his band rose to fame.
A couple of popular TV shows have inspired beer brands, one of them at the Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown. That's where ales based on Game of Thrones are brewed. The other hit show with its own beer is The Walking Dead, with a brew called Walker, from a Philadelphia brewery.
Hall of Fame slugger Frank "The Big Hurt" Thomas hit a home run with Big Hurt Beer, which has been on tap at U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox, the team for whom Thomas played all but three of his 18 illustrious seasons.
In the category of Beer That Doesn't Exist...Yet, how about one based on the great NASCAR career of Dale Earnhardt Junior. If he doesn't have plans for a "Dale Ale," he should.
The king of the celebrity brew game is flip-flop wearin' singer Jimmy Buffett, whose Landshark Lager is controlled by the folks at Anheuser-Busch.
So, Kelsey Grammer has his work cut out for him. Unless he enlists Norm and Cliffie to star in an ad for his new beer.