"The Simpsons" fans overseas are finally about to get an taste of Homer’s first and finest official brew.
This week, 21st Century Fox will debut its very own Duff Beer in Chile, with a planned rollout throughout South America and possibly Europe by early next year, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Beer sellers throughout the world have been attempting to capitalize on the famous name for decades by brewing unofficial versions of the beer, only to be shut down by Fox’s lawyers for copyright infringement.
“Once you see enough piracy, you are faced with two choices,” Jeffrey Godsick, president of the media company’s consumer products division, told WSJ. “One is deciding to fight it, and the other is deciding to go out [into the market] with it.”
The official Duff brew was created for Fox by British brewmaster Paul Farnsworth.
The only place where you can get a sip in the U.S. is at Universal Studios in Orlando when it began selling Duff Beer in June of 2013 at of Moe’s Tavern and Duff Brewery in the Springfield area of the park. For now, the company has no immediate plans to offer the beer outside of the theme parks in the U.S. but Godsick did tell WSJ that he sees “potential to have Duff everywhere in the world.”
Sounds like Homer has been sipping a pretty tasty beer all these years.
“It’s a premium lager,” Godsick said, though admitted he’s not much of a beer drinker. “It’s got a very good balance of flavor and refreshment to it. It’s fairly deep golden in color. It’s got a hint of fruit to it. It’s got a caramel aromatic to it.”
The commercial version of Duff will be available in "subtle packaging with no obvious nods to the TV show" so fans can feel like they're drinking the real deal.