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The Tenth Doctor drinks Ginger beer as an ingredient of an antidote for cyanide. (TV: The Unicorn and the Wasp)

Beer was created by the fermentation of barley and hops in water. The farming of hops for this purpose may have been what caused humanity to first switch from a hunter-gatherer society to an agricultural one. (PROSE: Walking to Babylon)

Beers and ales were often served in pints. The Brigadier stated, "I'd rather have a pint", at the end of events in Devil's End, alluding to a pint of beer or ale. (TV: The Dæmons)

According to Erimem, Ra ordered a high priest at Heliopolis to pour gallons of beer dyed with pomegranate which was used to bait Sekhmet with as a lake of "blood". When Sekhmet became stupefied by the alcohol, she was trapped in a salt, or trisilicate, spaceship. (AUDIO: The Bride of Peladon)

Ian Chesterton mentioned that he wanted to drink a pint of beer again when trying to persuade the First Doctor to take him and Barbara Wright home. (TV: The Chase)

Jason Kane drank Crimson Star beer on Youkali Six. (PROSE: Return of the Living Dad)

On October 17th 1814 at 6pm, London was struck by the London Beer Flood, a fixed point in time. (COMIC: The Doctor and the Nurse)

Styles of beer[]


The Trakens drank ale and had a number of sayings concerning it. (PROSE: Goth Opera)

Adam Smith told Lizbeth Hayhoe that the Black Dog offered "horrible ale". (AUDIO: Madam, I'm)

In the cellar of his house, the Seventh Doctor had a shelf stacked high with Ogron ale. (PROSE: Decalog 2: Lost Property)

Bernice Summerfield drank real ale in Oxford in 1993. (PROSE: The Dimension Riders)

Evelyn Smythe used to compete in the Yard of Ale race against the students at the History Social. (AUDIO: The Marian Conspiracy)

A bar on Blinni-Gaar served Ogron ale. (PROSE: Prime Time)

The Fifth Doctor got drunk on ale spiked with ginger beer, which seriously reduced his resistance to alcohol. This also affected the TARDIS. (AUDIO: The Kingmaker)

Charlotte Pollard got Simon Murchford drunk on "the special ale" before stealing his uniform and disguising herself as Murchford and stealing his papers to get on board the R101 in October 1930. (AUDIO: Storm Warning)

Hickman drank Old Oak Light Ale. (TV: The Sea Devils)

Latara, the wise man of the Sevateem, brewed ale. (AUDIO: Dead Men's Tales)

Ale was an ingredient in steak and ale pie. (PROSE: The Party in Room Four)


Lager was a type of beer. (TV: Day One, Small Worlds)

Once, Kelsey and Maria drank lager together on the South Bank of the Thames. (PROSENow or Thereabouts)

Kestrel was a brand of lager, and it was served to the audience members of Glamorama, along with quiche. (PROSE: Hospitality)


In 1555, Evelyn Smythe drank beer at the Dog and Duck. (AUDIO: The Marian Conspiracy)

The Seventh Doctor and Dr John Watson drank beer in London. It was laced with strychnine to give it body. (PROSE: All-Consuming Fire)

The Eighth Doctor drank beer in Las Vegas. (PROSE: Mad Dogs and Englishmen)

The Eighth Doctor, Anji Kapoor and Fitz Kreiner attended a Christmas bonfire the Vacherie volunteer fire department in St James Parish held to raise money. They had giant vats of gumbo, red beans and rice and five refrigerators of beer to serve. Fitz thought that it was "bloody awful beer" and said that the reason they chilled it was to hide the fact that it had no taste. (PROSE: The City of the Dead)

Bernice Summerfield drank six pints at a beer tent on the planet Crex. (PROSE: Human Nature)

Bernice Summerfield once spent time in the Witch and Whirlwind drinking beer while Jason Kane and Emile Mars-Smith were off having adventures. (PROSE: Deadfall)

Much beer was consumed at the Cheldon Bonniface pub leading up to Bernice Summerfield and Jason Kane's wedding. (PROSE: Happy Endings)

St Oscar's University held at the end of each term the "Kinky Gerlinky Memorial Staturluna, Beer Race and Pyjama Jump". (PROSE: Ghost Devices)

Ben Jackson had some beer in 17th century Cornwall. (TV: The Smugglers)

In 2700 BC Mesopotamia, Ace drank beer from a bowl. She thought it tasted not unlike pig vomit. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Genesys)

Fitz Kreiner drank beer and ate crisps on Vega Station. (PROSE: Demontage)

Danny Pink drank a beer while waiting for Clara. (TV: Listen, The Caretaker)

Gwen Cooper drank a large beer as Jack explained some details about Torchwood. (TV: Everything Changes)

Roy drank St Nicholas Welsh Lager in his yard during a party. (TV: Small Worlds) Owen and Gwen drank St Nicholas Welsh Lager during dinner while talking about what they knew of Jack. (TV: Day One)

Beer in popular culture[]

A song named "The Wild Rover" included the lyrics, "And I spent all my money on whiskey and beer." (TV: Turn Left)