Duff Beer
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Can't get enough of that wonderful Duff!

Location Springfield, USA

Type Beer

Featured in The Simpsons
Family Guy

Duff Beer is Homer Simpson's favorite brand of beer in The Simpsons. The brand has its own mascot, Duffman. Fudd Beer is the main competitor of Duff Beer.

Variants[edit | edit source]

  • Duff ZERO (Alcohol-free Beer)[1]
  • Duff 200 ("Nothing But BOOZE!")[2]
  • Duff Adequate[3]
  • Duff Amber Fire
  • Duff Basement[4]
  • Duff Dark[5]
  • Duff Dry[6]
  • Duff Lite[7]
  • Duff Extra Cold[8]
  • Duff Stout ("The Beer That Made Ireland Famous")[9]
  • Duff Blue
  • Duff Red
  • Duff Ice
  • Duff Draft
  • Duff Malt
  • Duff Lager
  • Duff Christmas Ale
  • Duff Peanut Butter Lager
  • Duff Blue Ribbon
  • New McDuff Ale
  • Duff Gingerbread
  • Duff Tinsel
  • Duff Holo Beer
  • Duff Gordo
  • Canadian Duff avec Codeine
  • El Duffo, Cuban Duff. "El Duffo o Muerte!"[10]
  • Henry K. Duff's Private Reserve[11]
  • Lady Duff (The same beer as regular Duff, but in a pink can with a metallic magenta lid.)[12]
  • Raspberry Duff[13]
  • Tartar Control Duff[14]

Competing Brands[edit | edit source]

  • Fudd Beer A rival to Duff that is popular with less-sophisticated drinkers. When first seen,[15]it has a yellow-over-brown label, a longhorn steer skull on a red shield as its logo, and the text in thick black letters. When Homer mentions Fudd, Moe Szyslak remarks, "Fudd? I thought they took that off the market after all those hillbillies went blind."[16] The version served in Shelbyville[17] uses the same font and label as Duff Beer.
  • Hi-Braü Lager[18]
  • Red Tick Beer ("Suck One Dry")[19]
  • Skittlebrau ("The Beer With Candy In It")[20]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Real brands of beer with the name Duff Beer have been created in a number of countries without permission or consent from its original creator, Matt Groening, and has resulted in legal battles with varying results.
  • In Stargate Atlantis, episode "Search and Rescue": Sheppard asks an as yet unseen rescue party whether they would prefer "Duff Beer or Oprah Ale" as a reward.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Mentioned in Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment (Season 8, Episode 18). The brewers of Duff decide to be compliant with the local liquor ban. They make a non-alcoholic version of Duff because they believed their customers would still drink it for its taste. They soon had to shutter the brewery.
  2. Mentioned in American History X-cellent (Season 21 Episode 17). The opening credits show a billboard for the new 200-proof grain-alcohol version of Duff.
  3. Shown in A Tree Grows in Springfield (Season 24, Episode 6)
  4. Shown in Simpsonsrama (Season 26; Episode 6). Bender is caught in Homer's basement trying to steal his beer, which is marked Duff Basement
  5. Mentioned in Duffless(Season 4, Episode 16)
  6. Mentioned in Duffless(Season 4, Episode 16). In Lisa the Greek (Season 3, Episode 14), Homer and Barney watch the Duff Bowl animated Superbowl halftime feature between Duff and Duff Dry
  7. Mentioned in Duffless(Season 4, Episode 16)
  8. Mentioned in The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson (Season 9, Episode 1). While Barney Gumble tries to go sober, he unfortunately wins a party with Duffman to sample Duff's newest beer, Duff Extra Cold.
  9. Mentioned in The Great Louse Detective (Season 14, Episode 6)
  10. Shown on a billboard in Cuba in The Trouble with Trillions (Season 9, Episode 20). It's a parody of Ernesto "Che" Guwvara's slogan ¡Patria o muerte! ("Fatherland or Death!")
  11. Shown in "Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk" (Season 3, Episode 11).
  12. First mentioned in Duffless(Season 4, Episode 16). A pink case of Lady Duff is shown in the episode My Big Fat Geek Wedding (Season 15, Episode 17). A promotional bottle-opener for the Simpsons TV show was in the shape of a classic bottle of Lady Duff. It had a similar red label, but was decorated with a scattering of daisies and the word "Lady" was in fancy cursive white text (like the text on Lady Laramie cigarettes).
  13. Mentioned in Duffless(Season 4, Episode 16)
  14. Mentioned in Duffless(Season 4, Episode 16)
  15. First shown in Colonel Homer (Season 3, Episode 20).
  16. Dialogue from Colonel Homer (Season 3, Episode 20).
  17. Shown in Lemon of Troy(Season 6, Episode 24)
  18. Mentioned in Mayored to the Mob (Season 10, Episode 9) Moe offers Mayor Quimby and Homer Hi-Braüs as a bribe.
  19. Mentioned in The Springfield Files (Season 8, Episode 10). The subtle undertaste is provided by having dogs swim in the beer vats.
  20. First mentioned in Bart Star (Season 9, Episode 6). Homer asks Apu for a six-pack of Skittlebrau. Apu says it doesn't exist and that Homer must have dreamed it. Homer buys a six-pack of beer and a bag of Skittles so he could make his own. Seen for sale at the 33¢ Store in Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo (Season 10, Episode 23).
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