I was always a little frustrated with Portlandia never developing a brewer or beer geek character on the show.
It is such an obvious fit for a show about Portland culture and its nerds to have a quirky beer nerd character – too obvious for Fred and Carrie I guess.
At least the characters occasionally are having a beer in sketches. One of this best is the above sketch “The Studio” which starts with Fred’s Studio Guy character (maybe my favorite) asking Lance Bangs to come check out his studio and he can bring his beer.
The mellow statement of “bring your beer” just plain feels good.
Going to check out a thing someone wants you to see and you can do it while hanging with a beer in your hand? Perfect.
If this isn’t my favorite Portlandia sketch of all time, it’s at least one of them.