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Ever periodically lose interest in beer?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Derranged, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. shankedit

    shankedit Initiate (20) Sep 18, 2012

    If I lose interest I drink a few Miller Lites... Then I'm more than happy to jump back on the bandwagon.
  2. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Moderator (545) Georgia Feb 12, 2012 Staff Member


    Dude.. That is good ass rum. I was at a friends house, and they literally have enough money to drink whatever the fuck they want. His wife loves to make crazy cocktails and stuff.. Like high end bar quality.. Mt Gay is their choice of rum.. It's good, and the best value period for rum.
  3. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Moderator (545) Georgia Feb 12, 2012 Staff Member

    I get burnt out.. I look at this as a hobby, and I jump around..

    I've got a helluva stash, so I tell myself to stop buying, and drink more. Then I get to the point where I don't drink as much, because I get fat as shit, so I tone it down, and get back to playing more golf, and shooting guns. So I stop spending on beer, to do other stuff..

    Then I get bored, and I want to brew, so I end up with like 20 gallons of random beer recipes I've done and feel the need to drink to make room because I hate to hoard.

    It's a cycle that pretty much goes round and round.
  4. NWer

    NWer Advocate (635) Washington Mar 10, 2009

    Nope. Plenty of time for that when I'm dead.
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  5. davidmeek

    davidmeek Initiate (15) Sep 17, 2012

    Trying different kinds of beer is actually good. You will never know what you actually like until you've tasted many different kinds and from different brewers. I know that buying really good beer can be expensive and will definitely put a dent on your wallet but later on, believe me, it'll all be worth it. Why? because then you can brew your own beer and you will know what taste you'll be aiming for.
  6. Pinche_Oso

    Pinche_Oso Savant (460) California Jun 25, 2012

    Only when hungover. Haha
  7. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (500) New York Mar 7, 2010

    I now have regained beer fever, where I find myself obsessing over beer, impulsively buying, checking out the selection in every store I walk into regardless of what it is. Even at gas stations and bodegas who are known for having a less than stellar selection.
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  8. nc41

    nc41 Advocate (600) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008

    I get bored with the dull average brews, and when I do i just go back to Ultra or Miller Lite for a month. I'm on a great IPA run right now with no sign of hop burnout, I also have a ton of great BA Stouts stacked up and no internist in drinking them right now.
  9. NWer

    NWer Advocate (635) Washington Mar 10, 2009

    So, when you get bored with dull average brews you revert to drinking dull average brews.
    If that works for you, great :)
  10. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (500) New York Mar 7, 2010

    I never actually tasted "corn" in a beer before until I recently had Miller Lite. That literally tasted like Dipsy Doodle Corn Chip-infused seltzer water. Not necessarily bad, offensive or undrinkable, but just bland and boring.
  11. danieelol

    danieelol Advocate (510) Australia Jun 15, 2010

    sometimes, but it's usually because I haven't had a good one in a while

    something barrel aged or with India in the title usually sets me back on track
  12. nc41

    nc41 Advocate (600) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008


    That it is, but it's cheap and inoffensive. When I can go into a bar with 30 taps and it's blah, why bother with an expensive craft brew that's not working? I get this way maybe twice a year when nothing is really working, but I still can enjoy sitting on a bar stool for an hour.
  13. Once in a while, for a week or two, I stop drinking beer and focus on Sailor Jerry and Dr. Pepper
  14. 7ways

    7ways Aficionado (230) Georgia Sep 7, 2008

    I tend to get sick of alcohol in general (95% of my alcohol consumption is beer).

    Lately I find that I enjoy brewing beer way more than drinking it.
  15. nc41

    nc41 Advocate (600) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008


    I drink mainly IPA's and yes I do get bored with what's available off the shelf every now and then. So I have a choice: I either trade for great stuff I can't get here, or buy from an online store, or take the least expensive route and go back to simple easy to drink lighter brews. Hell, I drove over 600 miles one way for my HT fix, I recently got half a case of Abrasive from france 44 as well, but that costs. Sometimes an Ultra is just right and it's easy. It fixes it self in time, but I got myself burned out drinking a ton of Backwoods Bastard and BA Peoples Porter a few months ago too.
  16. Jfriz25

    Jfriz25 Savant (275) Wisconsin Jun 8, 2012

    I wouldn't say I lose interest in beer, I still check BA a couple times a day for trades or just something to do, but I've been pretty uninterested in actually drinking anything for the last couple weeks. We opened a couple nice bottles the other day and it was almost a chore to get through them. I'm taking a break this month for every beer not named Hopslam.
  17. Seems a little extreme, don't you think?
  18. You can get burned out on too much of almost anything - video games, pizza, etc. Just take a few weeks off (which is what I'm doing now) and things will return to normal. Don't force it.

    I've only taken 3 days off so far and I'm craving a beer more than I have in quite some time!
  19. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (500) New York Mar 7, 2010

    Most macro-adjunct lagers are inoffensive to me.
  20. nc41

    nc41 Advocate (600) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008


    They are, and one of the bars I like has $1 domestic cans on Thurs. If I don't want a $5 brew I can buy a buck can and watch ESPN for an hour.
  21. It's about moderation. If I go out a few nights in a short period of time and get bombed on high ABV craft brews, I probably don't want to drink a beer again for a week or two. But if I have one or two in a session and call it a night, I don't really get tired of beer.
  22. nc41

    nc41 Advocate (600) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008


    Nah, I combined a 1300 mile rd trip from NC via PA, VT, NY to visit my parents in PA for a night, and a week visiting my son stationed out of Ft Drum NY. All told it was maybe a 500 mile detour to Waterbury which I'll do again in the spring. He's going to Afghanistan in Aug so I'll make the run again. Waterbury is a really really great little beer town.
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  23. I guess if you're ALREADY driving a ton, it's not so bad. :D
  24. BMitch

    BMitch Aficionado (235) Virginia Jul 10, 2012

    It's hard to lose interest in beer during this time of the year, when so many great seasonal/limited brews are being released.
  25. nc41

    nc41 Advocate (600) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008


    LOL, tell that to my wife.
  26. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) New York Dec 30, 2011

    I guess the latter is why I don't burn out often (along with being pretty new to this game) -- I often go 3 days without a beer just because life and my study schedule demand it. I guess it works, though!
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  27. Depends who you're asking:
    Brain - hardly ever.
    Liver - definitely. But the brain oftentimes wins out.
    Bladder - all the time but I take care of it immediately.
    Weight - yes, but I can work around it.
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  28. Agreed - if you pace yourself accordingly (which I admittedly didn't do in 2012), you won't get burned out at all.

  29. Couldnt have said it better myself.
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  30. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) New York Dec 30, 2011

    <3
  31. Schwantz

    Schwantz Savant (390) Florida Dec 16, 2012

    Everything in moderation. Including moderation.
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  32. I don't get spent on beer, but I do on styles of beer. For example, right now you couldn't get me to touch a big ass barely wine. I have zero interest in them. Czech Pils on the other hand....can't get enough!
  33. I wouldn't call it a loss of interest as it is more like restraint so I don't drink everything I have, especially with the income I currently have, which is less than I prefer.
  34. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    I definitely find myself taking breaks from beer, and going towards whiskey, just for a quick break. It never lasts long, but I know what you are saying.
  35. There are times when I refrain from drinking, but it's not due to a loss of interest :cool:
  36. LeRose

    LeRose Advocate (530) Massachusetts Nov 24, 2011

    Interest no - that never goes away. Consumption - yes. I'm a three maybe four a week type to begin with, but can easily go a week or two without a beer...call me a heathen. I can take it.
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  37. Yes, all the time...that's more than periodically right?! Also, sometimes I just buy beer to have it, with no known intention of ever drinking it. It's more of a "Collecting" hobby for me.....sometimes. I also like doing that, because if we have tastings and I have had a few, I may bust a whale out to a roaring cheer...that's pretty cool when you are sharing with your best "drinking" friends.
  38. BMitch

    BMitch Aficionado (235) Virginia Jul 10, 2012

    Fixed.


    :p
  39. EdTheEdge

    EdTheEdge Advocate (530) California Mar 26, 2011

    Only when I'm hungover.... and even then only sometimes. ;)
  40. Ha ha, damn straight!

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