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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by freewill35, Jan 19, 2013.
Generally only Fri-Sun night. Sometimes Monday night if I am gaming with some friends.
I'd say usually 2 or 3 days a week for me. Sometime 4 if I am kicking back some brews on a Thursday night.
Probably around 5 days a week. I should probably cut down a bit.
So, if a person was to drink one beer a day for 9 months, they're an alcoholic? I'm assuming when you say drinking, you mean drinking to either get drunk or at least get buzzed.
I could easily see myself drinking a single beer most days of the week, with having 2-4 on either Friday or Saturday. Shit, there is so much I want to try that it would take me a year to get through a reasonable amount of the easy ones to get, let alone actually drinking a specific beer more than once, which I've been known to do.
Right now, I'd say 6 days of the week, and 4-5 of those days are the equivalent to 1-1.5 beers (depending on if I'm splitting with my wife).
Why is it socially acceptable to need coffee before one can function for the day but needing a couple of beers at the end of the day shows a sign of addiction or a character flaw? For hundreds and hundreds of years beer was the most commonly consumed beverage of Northern Europeans, drank morning, noon and evening. Granted those people didn't drive motor vehicles or operate heavy machinery but a responsible person knows that one doesn't mix beer and these things. Just like that 1st sip of coffee brings clarity to the just woken brain, that 1st sip of beer at end of one's work day brings calm and joy. I feel zero need to justify daily consumption of beer. I need two cups of coffee to go to work. I need two beers when I get home from work.
About 10 beers/week over 6-7 nights/week.
all day every day
I wish I knew how to make this happen
I don't know why, but when I drink a lot (mostly at tastings or when I go out to a festival/bar) I usually get the munchies, whereas most people won't typically eat when they drink. Whenever I get tipsy I'll easily go through a pound of peanuts in the blink of an eye. Yet another reason to start limiting my alcohol consumption again. I'm polishing off this bomber of GI Rare right now and starting tomorrow I'm tightening the screws again for the next three months. I did it over last summer, no saying I can't now.
I would say I average about 9 beers a week. Sometimes during weekdays I have 1 a day until weekends. Most of the time I'd say I have a beer 4-5 days a week.
eight days a week
I'm kind of sensitive about this one. Alcoholism runs in my family, and I'm very aware of the signs and consequences. And I'm not talking about a glass of wine or cocktail or a beer everyday kind of alcoholism, I'm talking about full blown job-loosing, child-neglecting, drinking-vodka-at-9am, completely-failing-to-function-at-life kind of alcoholism.
So I try to be very conscious about how much I'm drinking and for what purpose. Drinking everyday out of habit is a no-go for me. Drinking to relieve stress or emotional issues is a no-go for me. Drinking for the sole purpose of getting a buzz is a no-go for me (minus Friday or Saturday night, perhaps, but that's always out with friends, not just sitting at home). But appreciating one or two quality craft beers even most nights of the week is acceptable.
I exercise nearly everyday and eat light for the most part. I don't binge drink. I know when to cut myself off. I can absolutely take a night off. I watch how beer affects my budget.
In short...I'd say anywhere from 2-6.
I make it a policy to only drink beer on days ending with a Y
It might sound like only semantics to some, but I have always distinguished between "having a drink" and "drinking."
Yes, I drink beer seven days a week. And by that I mean I usually have a single beer (and I try to define "a beer" by 12 ounces at 5% ABV, although some "beers" I have are 6-7%) three days a week and 1-2 "beers" (I'll count a single 12 oz serving of an 8% or higher beer) the other days. Sometimes I'll go higher when I'm conducted my own taste testing or when I'm in a social setting, but that's not very often.
"Drinking" to me means drinking alcohol until you at least have a buzz going. 1-2 12-ounce servings of 5% beer doesn't provide much of a buzz.
If I ever feel compelled to drink, it's because I want to go by some new stuff but feel like I can't until I drink more of my current supply. If anything, I have more difficulty resisting the urge to buy beer than drink it. I doubt I'm the only BA user who has this affliction, though!
First 20 months with a kegerator, every day. Now Doug 2.0 can only drink on weekends. Weekends start at 6:30 Friday and end at midnight Sunday. It hasn't been as hard as I suspected it might be. Weekday substitutions are allowed, but need to be traded for one of the weekend days.
This thread makes me want a beer
what do you do? i find this an incredibly weak excuse for what is, in most people's lives, laziness.
i didn't realize lentils violate the first law of thermodynamics.
Makes sense. I can say the real reason I drink everyday is because I crave the flavors. I only drink a beer every couple of hours (max 3 on a weekend) and drink water in between. I rarely feel a buzz unless it is a beer over 10% ABV.
0-3. This is typically a few on Fridays and a few on Saturdays. I may have a beer once in a while during the week depending on what it is.
Fri, Sat, Sun
As many as I can afford...
Friday and saturday. several.
0-2 weekdays. If I do drink on a weekday its only on a cardio day.
No beer drinking tonight. Tonight it be gin.
Every day. Big deal.
Weekdays: 0-2 beers, abv averages 8 or 9%; if I don't feel like beer, I may sub in black rum or single malt scotch
Weekend: 0-4 beers abv averages 8 or 9%
How many days you got?
I'd say 3-5 days a week, probably closer to 5. One beer is the max if I am by myself. If we are doing a tasting or if I am watching a game or something with someone else I might have 2-3, but never drink to drunkenness.
Trying to limit the days that I drink beer in a week to the same or less than the number of days I work out.
Ha! I sling drinks for a living so drinking is part of the job........it gets old after awhile!!!!
3-5 days a week I'll have a beer or two. About once a month I'll go out and get drunk. That's about it.
2 - 3 beers 5 days a week, who knows how many beers one night a week, and no beers one night a week...
I recently quit coffee. But, I salute you. A very valid rationale. Summed up exactly what i feel.
That is my response- great minds think alike!
Probably 5 to 6 days on average.
If you keep track then you're doing it wrong.
Drink beer 3/4 times a week , 4/5 times drink something beer/wine/liquers
cold wet windy weather makes for easy cosumption this time of year
5 on average
Between 5-7 days a week. Most days it'll just be one, in the evening. On weekends, it'll be more than that. I lift weights four days a week and have started running the last couple of months so my weight has remained stable. I'd like to drop ~10lbs, which I could do easily if I dropped beer cold turkey, but I'm not really prepared to do that because beer rules.
No, you most certainly are not. The amount of beer in my cellar grows ever larger, and my wife has caught on to the fact that I buy far more beer than I drink. I don't see this as a bad thing, necessarily, although it's rare that I come out of a beer store with less than $50 in new purchases, and sometimes it's a lot more. And since I go to a beer store probably once a week on average, my collection keeps growing. I'm fairly certain that I have a lot of beer that I will probably never drink.
and not enough...
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