The 3 Most Bizarre Beer Ads Ever
What makes for a good beer ad? Plenty of hot women, slow motion shots of the beer being poured into an ice-cold mug, and possibly a winning smile from the main lead as he takes a satisfying swig from the mug.
The winning formula for beer ads since… forever.
But sometimes, the marketing guys behind beer brands decide to throw this time-tested approach right out the window. Who needs product shots and hot women? These guys would rather have psychopathic axe murderers and strange, hypnotic dancing in their ads. Here are three of the most bizarre beer ads that have ever graced our television screens.
Here we have a brand new beer from Flying Dog Brewery, the Wildeman Farmhouse IPA. Now, by watching the video alone, all you would have known is that there’s a wandering axe murderer somewhere out there in the woods where a voice from his television is giving him instructions. There’s blood, animal carcasses and greasy hair everywhere. There is no mention of beer. Unless the disembodied head was talking about the beer, but I wouldn’t know because I was too terrified to leave the audio on after the initial chanting and crunchy metal riffs that punctuated the video. What is this video about? Are our lives in danger? Who is the man in the television set? We will never know.
According to this ad done that was broadcast in 1995, there’s no time like Guinness time. There is also apparently no time like dancing time. This Lothario with the smoothest of moves looks you in the eye before gliding his way into your heart. A shimmy here, a shimmy there, and he’s danced right into your life. The next thing you know, you’re dancing along. But why are you dancing? You don’t know. You don’t care. You only know that to be free is to dance, and to dance is to live. You don’t question the dance. You don’t question the dancer. You just dance.
This ad takes manliness to the extreme. It’s filled with energy. Nay, it’s filled with MENERGY. The video takes you through the process of how they make the beer over at Hahn in Australia. While not a single kangaroo was punched, the video did feature manly men in spandex and female bodybuilders. Also, kung-fu films. And helicopters. It’s everything a manly man loves. It’s testosterone taken to the next level. And the next level is BICEPS AND CHESTOSTERONE. All this ad needed was a fight between Jean-Claude Van Damme and Jean-Claude Van Damme, and it would be complete.
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