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How many days a week do you drink beer?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by freewill35, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. MilkManX

    MilkManX Member

    Location:
    Arizona
    Generally only Fri-Sun night. Sometimes Monday night if I am gaming with some friends.
  2. illinikap

    illinikap Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    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.
  3. tsondie21

    tsondie21 Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Probably around 5 days a week. I should probably cut down a bit.
  4. chadillac3

    chadillac3 Member

    Location:
    Iowa
    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).
  5. fx20736

    fx20736 Member

    Location:
    New York
    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.
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  6. RichardMNixon

    RichardMNixon Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    About 10 beers/week over 6-7 nights/week.
  7. Icarus

    Icarus Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
  8. dc4three

    dc4three Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    all day every day
  9. coachdicarlo

    coachdicarlo Member

    Location:
    Missouri
    I wish I knew how to make this happen
  10. Dennoman

    Dennoman Member

    Location:
    Belgium
    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.
  11. 71gto

    71gto Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    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.
  12. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Member

    Location:
    Rhode Island
    eight days a week
  13. MammaGoose

    MammaGoose Member

    Location:
    Wyoming
    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.
  14. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Member

    Location:
    New York
    I make it a policy to only drink beer on days ending with a Y
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  15. airforbes1

    airforbes1 Member

    Location:
    New York
    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!
  16. DougC123

    DougC123 Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    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.
  17. smitherz22

    smitherz22 Member

    Location:
    California
    This thread makes me want a beer
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  18. Levitation

    Levitation Member

    Location:
    California
    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.
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  19. Ri0

    Ri0 Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    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.
  20. EJLinneman

    EJLinneman Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    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.
  21. logan0203

    logan0203 Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    3
    Fri, Sat, Sun
  22. jb123

    jb123 Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    As many as I can afford...
  23. BigCheese

    BigCheese Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Friday and saturday. several.

    0-2 weekdays. If I do drink on a weekday its only on a cardio day.
  24. Stinkypuss

    Stinkypuss Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    No beer drinking tonight. Tonight it be gin.
  25. Lantern

    Lantern Member

    Every day. Big deal.
  26. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    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%
  27. Billolick

    Billolick Member

    Location:
    New York
    How many days you got?
  28. atoulouk

    atoulouk Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    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.
  29. kona650

    kona650 Member

    Location:
    California
    Ha! I sling drinks for a living so drinking is part of the job........it gets old after awhile!!!!;)
  30. Cotchept

    Cotchept Member

    Location:
    Colorado
    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.
  31. guyforget

    guyforget Member

    Location:
    Colorado
    2 - 3 beers 5 days a week, who knows how many beers one night a week, and no beers one night a week...
  32. AmitC

    AmitC Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    I recently quit coffee. But, I salute you. A very valid rationale. Summed up exactly what i feel.
  33. DrewShal9

    DrewShal9 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    That is my response- great minds think alike!
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  34. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Member

    Location:
    California
    Probably 5 to 6 days on average.
  35. yamar68

    yamar68 Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    If you keep track then you're doing it wrong.
  36. 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
  37. beercanman

    beercanman Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    5 on average
  38. audioserf

    audioserf Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    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.
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  39. kdb150

    kdb150 Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    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.
  40. Absolut

    Absolut Member

    Location:
    California
    too many...


    and not enough...

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