Homer tries Red Tick Beer one night at Moe's when he's in a mood for something other than his usual Duff. He isn't sure what to think about Red Tick, as there's something about it that he can't quite put his finger on. Nevertheless, he drinks over ten bottles of it, enough to make Moe's breathalyzer register his drunkenness level as "Boris Yeltsin."It is revealed that Red Tick Beer gets its flavor from dogs swimming in the tank at the brewery. If the brewery workers feel that the beer isn't flavorful enough, they add more dogs.