Breaking Bad is a phenomenon. The story of the terminally ill chemistry teacher-turned-meth kingpin has enthralled people since the release of the first season in 2008. While meth isn't exactly a drug that even the more liberal of us can turn a blind eye to, we can't help but empathize with Walter's plight: he's simply trying to ensure that his family will be comfortable enough when he meets the Reaper.
And while fans of the show certainly won't be rushing to create their own meth after watching it, one thing that it could inspire them to do is drink some of Walter's brother-in-law Hank's craft beer, if, of course, such a thing existed...
As fans of the show know, unlike his brother, Hank, as a DEA agent, could never even contemplate manufacturing drugs. However, like a lot of suburban men, he had a dad pursuit making his own craft beer: Schraderbräu.
Now, news has emerged that Sony Pictures has trademarked the name Schraderbräu - suggesting that it could well become a reality in the not so distant future, although there's no official report of it currently happening.
According to the company, this has been done to make "drinking glasses, bottle openers, t-shirts, and signs."
However, given that Dean Norris, who plays Hank, is totally on board with the possibility, and recently shared pictures of himself at its apparent production, it's safe to say that something interesting is definitely brewing.
Taking to Twitter, the 55-year-old wrote on February 7, "#schraderbrau brewed to silky perfection..."
He accompanied this post with a video of himself in a brewery:
Understandably, Breaking Bad fans had a lot to say about the implied existence of Schraderbräu:
After all, while the show itself has come to an end, the movie is still to be released. Speaking about its content, Bryan Cranston, who plays Walter White, said:
"It's a great story and there are a lot of people who felt that they wanted to see some kind of completion to some of these storylines that were left open [in the series finale]. This idea, from what I'm told, gets into those.
"I don't know if there's an appearance - flashbacks, flash forwards - but I'm excited about it because it's Breaking Bad and it was the greatest professional period of my life and I can't wait to see all those people again, even if I just come by to visit."
I wonder if they'll start selling any of Hank's rocks anytime soon? (They're minerals, Marie.)