Put the words "troll toll" anywhere on the Internet and the bottom feeders of American television only think of one thing: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
So as of June 13, local fans of the show will likely want to pick up a bottle of Lakewood Brewing Co.'s newest brew, deemed -- you guessed it -- Troll Toll. The beer, the seventh in Lakewood's Legendary Series, is a double India pale ale brewed with seven varieties of hops and a hint of humor.
It's fitting this beer would come out as a "legendary" beer -- normally that means Lakewood was inspired by some mythical story. The brewery's Saint Dymphna, for example, honors the patron saint of Geel, Belgium, who spent her days caring for the mentally ill. Troll Toll, however, suits the lineup because it's reminiscent of one of the most legendary Always Sunny episodes ever -- this, of course, being "The Nightman Cometh."
For those who indulge in more than degenerate slapstick comedy, a quick summary:
Charlie (Charlie Day), who's considered the gang's dullest pencil, writes a musical about a battle between good and evil, embodied by the characters Dayman and Nightman, respectively. He enlists his homies, Mac (Rob McElhenney), Dennis (Glenn Howerton), Dee (Kaitlin Olson) and Frank (Danny DeVito), to star in the production. And as characteristic of most of the gang's shenanigans, things go awry.
There are underlying (if unintentional on the part of the playwright) messages about incest and rape, but this specific piece of hilarity comes from Frank, who plays the troll in the musical. He has one lyric he just can't seem to pronounce. It goes, "You gotta pay the troll toll to get into that boy's soul."
But it manifests like this:
If you don't follow, may we suggest you binge-watch a couple season of It's Always Sunny. We'll help get you started with more clips from "The Nightman Cometh" below.
As for Troll Toll the beer, it's a beast of a brew, clocking 9.6 percent ABV and 116 International Bitterness Units (that's a lot!). It's currently available for sale on draft and in 22-ounce bottles.