So, what manner of animal is the Doc? I still can't figure it out, mostly because he doesn't seem to have a nose...
My best guess is a capybara◊ or something else with that sort of head.
Serious question: if there is a huge food shortage, and 99% of meals are beans, why is there so much alcohol? You need food to make alcohol... grapes for wine, rice for sake, potatoes for vodka, etc. Where is this all coming from?
I would not strike out some kind of bean vodka. Beans are rich in carbohydrates, it's not impossible that in the wake of necessity they figured out a way.