National Beer Day: What Cars Would Popular Beers Be?

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In honour of National Beer Day (15th June), we asked the important question: what cars would popular beers be if they were transformed into vehicles?

It’s not something that would ever happen, but we’re dreamers here at Moneyshake and, well, we really like beer and cars too. So, with that in mind, let’s get down to it!


Budweiser – Chevrolet Silverado

2022 Chevrolet Silverado LT exterior

For all you beer connoisseurs out there (yep, us included!) Budweiser was originally Czech lager “Budvar”. That was until it became the Budweiser we know and love (okay, maybe not all of us…) way back in 1876. Since then, the beer has been produced in St Louis, Missouri, USA and has become synonymous with pick-up trucks, rodeos and everything in between you can think of that’s typically ‘Murican.

So, naturally, a Budweiser would be nothing but a Chevvy pickup – in this case we’ve chosen the esteemed Chevrolet Silverado.

Like a tall, cool pint of Budweiser, the Silverado is a safe choice, marked by its robust build and improved interior design.


Guinness – Porsche Panamera

Porsche Panamera sets record lap on Nurburgring

What do the Porsche Panamera and a pint of Guinness have in common? Well, looking at the picture above, your answer would likely be, ‘not much’.

You technically can’t say that they’re both black, because any true ‘beer head’ – or anyone that has been to the Guinness factory tour – would know that it is in fact ruby red.

But we like to think we know a thing or two about cars (and beer!), so allow us to explain.

Like a pint of Guinness, the Porsche Panamera is heavy – 2,400kg at its max weight, in fact. The difference between the two types of heavy is that one refers to physical weight (the Panamera), while the other refers to texture (the Guinness).


Stella Artois – Volvo C40 Recharge

Volvo C40 Recharge

A Belgian pilsner and a Swedish car. What on God’s Green Earth could these two have in common?

Hold your horses while we explain.

The Volvo C40 is primarily manufactured in – you guessed it – Belgium! Namely, Volvo’s plant in Ghent.

There’s also the undeniable fact that the Stella Artois adverts do a great job at portraying the beer as a cool, sophisticated and classy. Even if we Brits have coined up our own, rather more derogatory term for it due to its high alcohol content, if we were to look at the marketing of the beer alone and compare it with the refined look of the C40, there are definitely parallels to be drawn.


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Heineken – Tesla Model 3

Our best electric cars - Tesla Model 3

Interestingly, Tesla’s European assembly point was in Tilburg, Amsterdam, where mostly Model X and Model S cars were built.

Why are we telling you this? Because Heineken is a Dutch beer – originally brewed in the capital Amsterdam – but production moved to Zoeterwoude, in South Holland, in 1975.

It’s also a well-known fact that natives of Holland are absolutely bonkers about Tesla cars. In 2019, 31,000 Tesla units were sold in Holland, the brand’s highest sales volume in the country so far.

For this reason, we think a delicious tipple of Heineken would be the brand’s most popular car, the Tesla Model 3, if it were to be any vehicle.


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Carling – Jaguar XE

Jaguar XE exterior

Asking for a pint of Carling at your local might not compare to the engaging sporty drive offered by a prestigious Jaguar, but both are a made right here in the UK at least.

Carling is brewed in Burton-On-Trent, while just 35 miles down south, the Jaguar XE is made in Solihull.

Both Carling and Jaguar can claim to be the largest in the country within their respective fields of brewing and manufacturing too. In Britain, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) accounts for around 30% of vehicles produced domestically.

Similarly, Carling has been the best-selling lager in Great Britain on-trade for more than a decade.


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