Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by jeevo, Dec 15, 2012.
I stay drunk through the holiday season.
Holiday season being Valentines day through New-Years.
I consider drunk to be very buzzed.
I hit that level a few times a year.
That doesnt' mean I don't drink numerous beers (6+) on some given nights.
Most of those nights are long ones. For example we played poker the other night and I had 8 craft beers (12.oz) average. All between 6%-12%.
I felt more tired than buzzed. Probably because we started at 7pm and played until 3am. Way later than I normally stay up.
January is my 2 nights a week month. Allow 3 beers any two nights M-Sun. Time to get in shape again!
Light-headed: once a week when I have my two craft beers on Sunday.
Buzzed: maybe once or twice a month, when I go out with friends.
Drunk: used to happen fairly regularly during college (once a week), but now only when we do really elaborate tastings that turn into craft binges, so now I would say once every 3-4 months.
Smashed: this happened once or twice a year during college.
Blackout drunk: literally once in my life. Never again.
Far less than the amount of times I drink beer. Honestly, my beer drinking has increased but the amount of times I'm actually drunk has gone down. Now buzzed is another matter there officer Dribble...
I haven't been drunk since the army, I can't afford it. I'm not what you'd call a cheap date. I don't think I've been moderatly buzzed more than 8 or 9 times since '83. then only 'cause somebody would bring a bottle of jack,or jim, or even better mi amigo jose. My usual is 2 or 3 beers and call it a night.
Something tells me craft beer drinkers are less likely to drink with the goal of getting drunk, but who knows. Personally, I rarely even drink more than two beers in a sitting. At parties, I almost never have more than four over the course of a few hours, so I consider myself a light drinker compared to basically anybody I know. I also tend to drink at a slow pace and somehow consistently maintain my buzz.
Alright, I tailed off... see: title.
I drink tasty delicious beer that can get out of hand but before attending a sporting event I wanna pre game fairly hard other than that just occasion celebrations holidays and such
I will occasionally have a bottle share between a couple friends in which the main objective is to try as many different beers as possible...however getting drunk is usually the end result.
Frequently. Not falling down drunk, but a nice buzz that I wouldn't drive with.
Drunk as in passed out on the floor I think only 2 or 3 times in my life and it was more than 8 years ago.
Most of the time I just have 1 or 2 beers at home. At a party 3 or 4 beers. No alcohol impairments.
I rarely get really tipsy, I think most of the times I ever got close to drunk were during tasting sessions were several bottles were involved.
I honestly never do it on purpose. But it happens often. And not fall down the stairs drunk, just wobbly and off balance and loud. I have a habit of drinking fast and not eating until its too late. I only ever threw up once. And hangovers are rare. But often. Im drunk. But i never leave the hoyse during.
The last time I consciously chose to drink until I got drunk was the day my mother died. As far as how many times I have started drinking and ended up drunk, like shitfaced drunk, is probably twice a year and involves a whole hog BBQ.
But... drinking before eating is the way to do it.
You can drink without wanting to get drunk while still enjoying yourself a quality buzz. Unless I'm in denial and a buzz = drunk to most people.
I tend to get very ambitious with the number I drink / would like to drink in a sitting (especially on New Beer Sunday....) but realize I've gone sprinting when a marathon was necessary. That's when I back off and start cranking up good old water for many reasons. Early mornings (average 4:00 AM wakeups), things need done around the house that wouldn't suffer a drunk, but most of all kids don't need to see dad all silly and stumbly. And that's pretty much the main reason right there. I can play down a buzz or take a quick nap but silly and sloppy don't hide well.
Monday - Friday since I usually drink 3 here in the afternoon.
As (I will assume) one of the younger members on here, I've had plenty of times where the main goal was getting drunk (see: downing a six-pack of trippel in the dorms then drinking hamms for six hours straight at a party). Those days are mostly behind me, but typically whenever I'm going to my brothers house, a beer share happens to the point where I usually can't drive home.
I love drinking tasty beer, but I do also love being drunk!
It just sort of happens sometimes.
I will typically only have 2-4 beers.
With amount of shitty things I have had to deal with over the past month, I think many would not condemn any amount of heavy drinking I would do; however getting drunk wouldn't help or solve any of those issues.
A lot of craft beer is high ABV and I don't know many people than can crush four 8-10% ABV pints and not be a little drunk.
Being in college and studying abroad in Italy right now makes my answer a bit embarrassing
I graduated college 10 years ago. Guess I'm lucky I did, as it was a drunken stupor. Now, at 34, I probably haven't been drunk in over a few years. Don't get me wrong... I've definitely felt the effects, and a bomber of 10% whatever is enough to make me feel a little wonky the next morning. For me though, the end result of being drunk isn't worth the feeling anymore. I much rather nurse something good for an hour or two and call it a night with a light buzz. Nothing against anyone that gets drunk at all. Just not for me anymore.
I don't just drink to get drunk much but it does happen, mainly watching football or at a cookout!! It kind of creeps up on you!!
Drunk is rarely the goal, but sometimes it is the inevitable result.
Option 2. It's rarely my intent to get drunk, but it's winter here, so most of the brews I drink now are >10% ABV.....it happens.
If it happens, it happens. If it doesn't, it doesn't. But being 33 with an 18 month old, drinking to get drunk is never the goal. Most of the time a bottle or two of stout will give me a nice buzz, but I'm old enough to know I should mostly call it quits after that.
Some would say that's the point? Craft drinkers just take a little more pride in what they drink. Know yourself and your limits.
If I'm just hanging around inside I usually drink 2 beers, maybe 3 if I start earlier. Sometimes I'll have 1 beer with/after dinner. If I'm at a special event I usually try to get drunk.
Serious question, I'm not judging either of you (or anyone on this site, I simply quoted both of you because its within this thread)...
...but, wine is also >10% abv. Why not simply treat high abv beer as if you were drinking wine? Or liquor if it's even stronger? I realize the bottle size(s) are one of the reasons, but wine comes in 750 mL bottles.
I am glad you put intention into the act. I never drink to get drunk, but damn it does happen. Even that is rarely. I would define drunk as too drunk to drive.
I usually drink and get buzzed but every once in a while, it gets away from me...not too many times any more...and I never drink beer that I don't want to drink explaining to people 'I am saving my liver for beer that I like'...that's keeps me away from Bud Light and Modelo and all that...they think I am a snob but then explain to them that it's like being forced to smoke menthol cigs when you hate them or eating pumpkin cheesecake when you only like the regular cheesecake...
I usually do drink the higher ABV beers slower than... say an IPA. But there are some days (usually on a weekend) that I start early, and next thing I know there's 6 empty bottles on my counter. I never get to the point of passed out drunk, but definitely times where I know I wouldn't drive.
I think I'm still hungover from that one time in January.
The objective is never to get drunk (a decent buzz is always welcome) but with how often I have bottle shares with friends or go to events at bars, I wanna keep trying stuff and usually end up pretty intoxicated lol
I never drink to get drunk but it happens.
I like having a few nice beers, but never want to get drunk. I don't mind getting buzzed in any way, but past that point is never fun for me so I avoid it.
And going to beer fests is darn near impossible to stay sober if you use all your tickets. Fests around here are 4 hours, and I'll be damned if I'm leaving any tickets unused considering it's about $50 to attend.
For me, drinking isn't about getting drunk, it's a food pairing, an end of the day treat, or, most often, an accompaniment to conversation with friends.
To echo the majority sentiment here - for me, it's never my intention, but is sometimes a consequence.
Occasionally I will drink to get a buzz, as others have indicated above, but never with the goal of getting drunk. I would never want to associate craft beer with the pain of a hangover as I do with tequila.
That's (morbidly) funny - my wife actually gave me the go ahead to 'drink as much as I want' the day my mom died last year. I proceeded to review one beer in her memory, and then couldn't drink anything after that.
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