Three Little Beers is the 11th short subject starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959.
The Stooges at work at the Panther Pilsner Beer company delivery department stacking barrels on top of one another onto the back of their delivery truck. They soon learn about a golf tournament which their company is sponsoring and quickly drive off to the Rancho Golf Club. Once on the golf course, the Stooges disrupt everyone and everything — and steal some golfers' clothes. They split up to "practice" - while knowing absolutely nothing about golf.
Curly gets his golf ball stuck in the tree and decides the only way to retrieve it is by chopping it down. Moe finds an open area to practice, but the only thing that he hits is the ground, chopping divots. Larry practices putting, but a root gets in his way and he begins tugging on it until the putting green has a grassless line going through it where the root was. The groundskeepers see all this, and complain to management.
The scared trio run for it in their beer truck. But when they head uphill, two barrels suddenly fall off the truck and roll away. The truck is parked, and the Stooges give chase but to no avail. It gets worse when the parked truck's brake loosens up, moving it slightly, and the truck hits a street corner, so the rest of the barrels give way and head downhill as well-right toward the Stooges-who run for their lives and end up falling to a wet concrete sidewalk!
- The name of the beer brewing company, "Panther Pilsner," is a reference to the derogatory slang term, characterizing poor quality beer as "panther piss."
- This is considered to be a definitive favorite amongst Stooge fans and was one of the most voted in an episode of Stooge-a-Palooza wherein host Rich Koz asked viewers to vote for their favorite short.
- Solomon, Jon. (2002) The Complete Three Stooges: The Official Filmography and Three Stooges Companion, p. 73; Comedy III Productions, Inc., ISBN 0971186804