George Costanza may have his own bar in Australia, but those in Montreal can now enjoy a good Duff beer or a Flaming Moes whenever they would like. Taverne Cobra has been serving Duff beer since the doors first opened, according to Montreal Gazette, and just recently the establishment started serving up Springfield’s favorite cocktail, the Flaming
Of course, serving multiple drinks inspired and taken from the longtime running hit TV show on FOX has seen its share of copyright infringement complaints from 21st Century Fox, but according to Montreal Gazette the studio started giving in and began licensing Duff beer in 2015.
Bootleg bottles of the official beer of Moe’s Bar on the hit animated series The Simpsons had long been a problem for copyright owner, 21st Century Fox.
Finally embracing the wisdom of if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em, the Wall Street Journal reported in July that the company finally licensed the brew in July 2015, and distribution began in Chile, where 21st Century Fox had initiated legal complaints for protection of its intellectual property.
Sadly, once again it seems the brain behind the hit drink, one Homer J. Simpson, once again gets the raw end of the deal. In the show, it was Homer who came up with the idea and recipe for the Flaming Homer, which he later shared with his favorite barkeep, Moe Szyslak. Moe stole the recipe and rebranded the drink to his advantage to rejuvenate the bar. Moe’s becomes the hippest place in Springfield that drew celebrities from Shelbyville, North Haverbrook, Brockway and perhaps even Ogdenville. Now those bar denizens will have to update their passport and head to Montreal.