Just in case you didn't already know, George Wendt really loves beer.
In fact, the “Cheers” star, now 61, loves it so much that he not only based most of his career playing a guy who lives for his brew, but he also wrote a book about his love affair with his beverage of choice.
“Beer has been very good to me over the years and I felt it was time to give something back,” Wendt tells Foxnews.com. “I could have written a poem or a Barry White love song or something like this, but I opted for the book instead.”
“Drinking With George: A Barstool Professional’s Guide to Beer” is a cross between a love letter to beer and Wendt’s memoir. After years of being approached to write a book, Wendt tells Foxnews.com that decided he wanted to write a beer humor book filled with his “lifetime of research.”
And while both he and Norm loved beer, Wendt says the similarities pretty much end there.
“I have a much better relationship with my wife than Norm did,” Wendt said before joking that Norm “had way better writers than I did.”
Since “Cheers” ended, Wendt says he has kept busy writing his book and doing theater, starring in productions like “12 Angry Men” and “Hairspray” on Broadway.
As for the rest of the cast, Wendt says he still keeps in touch with the old gang, although they don’t get together as much as they like. Still, his fond memories of the years starring on the NBC mega-hit endure, no doubt adding to his love for the drink in which his character took so much comfort every night.
“The writing was terrific, the cast members were all such great people to work with and the material was great. It made for a very happy workplace.”
“Drinking With George” is available from Simon Spotlight Entertainment.