In the best April Fools' Day joke of all time, Berry McCourt popped into the Facebook Group.
In the best April Fools' Day joke of all time, Berry McCourt popped into the Facebook Group.
In the best April Fools' Day joke of all time, Berry McCourt popped into the Facebook Group.
In the best April Fools' Day joke of all time, Berry McCourt popped into the Facebook Group.

The Best (And Worst) April Fools’ Day Beer Jokes This Year

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Ah, April 1st. The day where we all revert back to our childish ways and prank others. Most of these are harmless, although some go over the top (like Ryan & Nick saying I am *actually* a part of FBH now – that’s just gotta be a joke, right?). Usually, these are corny jokes and “pranks”, but some people fall for them, and their reaction is better than the joke itself.

Martin House Brewing Company in Fort Worth seems to make beers that ‘celebrate’ April Fools’ Day year-round, although theirs are actual brews, not just some funny graphic. I think they’re stuck in some sort of Groundhog’s Day-esque loop where every day is April Fools’, and they just have to brew the gnarliest beers they can.

Today, though, we are not celebrating Martin House and their infamous craft beer glory. Instead, we’re celebrating those brews who wish to mimic what MH does on any random day of the year, although these are just for likes and reaction on the internet. Let’s take a look at 2022’s best April Fools’ Day posts by breweries:

  1. Mikerphone Brewing – Old Bay Corn Lager w/Shrimp

“I don’t entirely hate that idea,” I said, until I saw the last caveat of shrimp. Everything else about this beer would be great, I think. Much like the Old Bay vodka that many people use in Bloody Mary’s recently, I think this would go good in a michelada (I don’t drink them, because I hate tomato juice, but you get it). This is actually one of the more believable and doable ones, sans shrimp. I would definitely try an Old Bay lager.

  1. Yellow Bridge Brewing – Wagyu Weiss

Ew. This one isn’t justifiable in any way, shape, or form. Some of the others are believable, but this is far from it. I like steak and beer, but combined, no. Although Busch Light Apple does make a fantastic rib marinade, but we’ll save that for another day.

  1. Kwik Trip/Leinenkugel’s – Beer-In-A-Bag Collab

This. I actually need this. Can you imagine if you could just go to the gas station and get a bag o’beer? As long as Lay’s doesn’t have their hand in this (pun intended), then we know we should get a pretty full bag, sans much foam.

  1. Sly Fox Brewing Company – Sly Fox In A Box

No, this isn’t some sort of Dr. Suess book. It’s more badass than that. Remember that shitty boxed wine you and a friend got drunk on in 8th grade, that you stole from one of your moms? Yeah, imagine that but a hazy instead. A riverside game of ‘Slap The Bag’ (IYKYK) would be intense if it had hazy instead of cheap wine. Although I don’t mind cheap wine like that. This is definitely one that I would not hate to see actually be made into a real thing.

  1. Drekker Brewing Company – Mac-PRRRT-a-Roni

Without offending the senses due to my brash language, I will simply say that I wish that this was, in fact, not a real beer. But it is. This is near Martin House levels of insanity and grossness (is that word? If not, it should be). Macaroni and cheese and hot dogs go into this real, legit beer. I am going to vomit.

Honorable mentions for not good pranks:

This would be funny if Martin House hadn’t literally done a ranch beer before. And seemingly every other brewery had joked about it before. This is an unoriginal attempt at a joke older than knock-knocks themselves. The worst part is they recycled a meme that’s been on every beer page since MySpace: a Campbell’s Clam Chowder hazy. Hardy har har, even my dad has seen that meme. Originality: 0/10

Okay this isn’t a brewery, but this one had me actually upset. I fall for one April Fools’ Day joke a year. And this one was it. As a massive Buckeyes and Steelers fan, this one hurt me deep.

Cam or anyone in the Rooney family, if you’re reading this, don’t you ever joke about something like this again. Or I promise that I will gamble on every Steelers game for a year. And you don’t want that (I am a horrible gambler).

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