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What kind of beer did Mr. Wolfe drink?

In "Fer-De-Lance," Chapter 12, Wolfe says to Fritz - "Some port for Dr. Bradford. A bottle of the Remmers for me. Archie?"  NB: Archie calls the beer "Remmers" not "Remmer."

Fer-de-Lance (1934):
"We're licked as sure as you're full of beer."

[Wolfe's] eyes opened. "I'm going to cut down to five quarts a day. Twelve bottles. A bottle doesn't hold a pint."

Note: the beer bottle on the left is from the set props of the A&E TV Series.

Remmer History

The Bierbrauerei (beer brewery) Wilhelm Remmer GmbH (HRB-Nr. 3411 AG Bremen) was founded in Bremen, Germany, in 1824.  Following World War I, when exports of German beer could resume and the government in Berlin was anxious to increase revenues, merging of local breweries was encouraged. Beck & Co bought up local brewers, including Wilhelm Remmer GmbH.  

Thanks to Lutz-R for helping locate some of the Remmer Brewery and Remmer Alt Bier logos included in the image gallery below (scroll down).

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Beer as discussed on CHEERS In an episode of "Cheers", Cliff is seated at the bar describing the "Buffalo Theory" to his buddy, Norm. I don't think I've ever heard the concept explained any better than . . . "Well you see, Norm, it's like this . . .

A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the lowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members.

In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Now, as we know, excessive intake of alcohol kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine.

And that, Norm, is why you always feel smarter after a few beers.