It’s always vaguely entertaining when someone with a German accent asks about bears because they usually pronounce “bear” as “beer.” And that brings up this story.

Lots of people seem surprised (then very protective) when they hear that bears like beer. They really do, and they even have preferences! In 2004, a black bear in Washington got into some beer and drank all the Rainier beer, but only one of the Busch beers.

SFGate

Bear Drinks 36 Beers, Passes Out

Associated Press
Thursday, August 19, 2004

BAKER LAKE, Wash. — Rain-eeeeer …. Bear? When state Fish and Wildlife agents recently found a black bear passed out on the lawn of Baker Lake Resort, there were some clues scattered nearby — dozens of empty cans of Rainier Beer.

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