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Doctor Who Drank My Beer

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Doctor Who Drank My Beer


As almost none of you know, I realized sometime in the year 2006 that I liked watching sci-fi television.  I should have recognized this earlier in life because I had pimples and not a lot of friends. It was one show in particular that caused my former headgear to tighten up like [ insert clever simile here].  

Doctor Who


I was enthralled by how quirky and engaging the writing was. It was this episode featuring David Tennant and Freema Agyeman that was my first adult introduction to the show. It was weird but really, really good. My curiosity was piqued. I wanted to watch more. (I think the article’s author’s spouse just wanted to watch more David Tennant, and perhaps even wanted to name one of her future lineage Tennant, but that’s another story.)

Doctor Who is great, but it’s still no Firefly though, am I right?

Just kidding. Firefly is stupid.

Anyhow, the thirteenth Doctor Who premiered a week and a half ago.  It was glorious. Jodie Whitaker killed it and owns the role outright. I’m delighted to see a strong actor inhabit the role and make it her own. The writing feels a little disconnected from previous versions. (I noticed a few more apologies than normal, but I could be overly sensitive)   However, this isn’t really a review about the episode or even Jodie Whitaker so I encourage you to watch for yourself and draw your own conclusions.  No, this is a post about all, well most, of the doctors and specifically which Iron Horse Brewery beer they would most likely drink.

So without much thought and research, here is what my gut instinct is running with because when a voice on your shoulder tells you to run, you probably should.

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#13. Jodie Whitaker

2018 – Present

Irish Death

Because like our #1 beer, she is defying tradition and is really, really good. Don’t let the sweetness fool you, this beer is full of flavor and is incredibly strong.

#12. Peter Capaldi

2014 – 2017

Cozyer Sweater

This was a small batch, maple aged beer that some people absolutely loved and others not so much. It lasted just as long as it should have. It was a beer that most people had to get used to because they were not familiar with aged beers.

#11. Matt Smith

2010 – 2013


We made a version of this beer for almost three years. It was wacky and a little hipstery and delicious.  You weren’t quite sure what to make of it, but most of us got used to it and now we miss the distinction.

#10. David Tennant

2005 – 2010

Locomotive Red

One of our oldest beers that is still talked about as being “the best beer we stopped making” which also matches Tennant’s fast-talking enthusiasm and vigor. A big bold beer that apparently is quite memorable and seemlingly irreplaceable.

#9. Christopher Eccleston


Disruptor IPA

This was a beer we made for about 9 months. It was doing pretty well with consumers, but not that well with management, so we got rid of it.  It wasn’t quite the disruptor we were all hoping for.

#8. Paul McGann


Batch #2432

No one really remembers much about this beer.

#4. Tom Baker


Brass Ass Brown

This was this first Iron Horse Beer that I had. Tom Baker was also the first Doctor Who character I remember seeing as a kid. I hated it at the time which was the exact opposite of my feeling for Brass Ass.

Okay, nerds.  I need your help. I don’t have enough information to fill in some of these, because  I haven’t seen those earlier doctors. What beer matches would you make? Do you hate my assessment?

You could make a valid argument that I’m not a proper Doctor Who fan if I haven’t revisited pre-reboot series. You would be right, but so what. There’s only so much time in a day, and, besides it’s not like they are streaming on Netflix or Amazon Prime.

Also, I will do follow-up post about the companions and their beer choices.   Lastly, just to get this out there. Donna Noble/Catherine Tate was the best companion.  And the Amy Pond storyline was the most well written and compelling to watch.


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One Comment

JoAnn R Rushton
October 19, 2018 7:33 pm

Love Dr Who, also Farscape was better than Firefly.

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