In 2004 a black bear in Washington State was found passed out drunk. Wildlife officials later determined it drank 36 cans of Rainier beer. The bear did not consume a single can of Busch beer from the same cooler.

Bear downs 36 beers, passes out at campground

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.

The bear apparently got into campers’ coolers and used his claws and teeth to puncture the cans. And not just any cans.

“He drank the Rainier and wouldn’t drink the Busch beer,” said Lisa Broxson, bookkeeper at the campground and cabins resort east of Mount Baker.

Fish and Wildlife enforcement Sgt. Bill Heinck said the bear did try one can of Busch, but ignored the rest. The beast then consumed about 36 cans of Rainier.

A wildlife agent tried to chase the bear from the campground but the animal just climbed a tree to sleep it off for anothe… Continue Reading (1 minute read)

13 thoughts on “In 2004 a black bear in Washington State was found passed out drunk. Wildlife officials later determined it drank 36 cans of Rainier beer. The bear did not consume a single can of Busch beer from the same cooler.”

  1. Oldenlame

    So an animal known to eat rotten salmon, bloated moose corpses, and weeks-old garbage turns it’s nose up at Busch beer.

    That’s a savage indictment of a product.

    Condolences Busch.

  2. OptimusFoo

    You wouldn’t get a better advertisement if you paid for it.

  3. WearyRestaurant

    Most washington thing I heard so far.

  4. NotTheBelt

    As the old saying goes, a Rainier in the hand is worth two of the Busch.

  5. Ohgreatonetoo

    Even the bears have standards…

  6. Gunslingermomo

    Adult male black bears weigh between 126-551lbs, so average around 350 maybe. A lot less than I would have thought. Based off that I’d think a bear could drink double what an average man could drink. BUT that’s probably the first time the bear drank alcohol. The first time a person gets drunk 3 beers is usually enough to feel pretty inebriated. So I’d say that bear was absolutely hammered, but still discerning enough to pick out which beers he liked better.

  7. jah05r

    Clearly, the bear didn’t go to Wazzu.

  8. MetalPup91

    Give that bear a sponsorship!

  9. Amarinimo

    Thinking about it, it would’ve been far more damning for Busch if the bear had opened \*only\* a single can of Busch beer from the cooler.

  10. jlmckelvey91

    Wow, bear is a beer snob. Frankly, when it’s free, I don’t care what beer it is. I will drink it. Probably.

  11. Rockford180

    Raaiiiiiiiiinnieeeerrrrrr
    Beeeeeeerrrrrrrr

  12. SwatchQuatch

    Think I bought some weed off that bear. Cool dude.

  13. Sdog1981

    Even the bears in this state are hipsters.

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