Beers that make you sleepy.

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  1. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (623) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    Yes, but the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th beer will bring you back to life!!!
  2. Lare453

    Lare453 Meyvn (1,322) Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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    There Are 10 beers that make me sleepy... When I drink all ten at once I just can't stay awake. Or stand. They are, pretty much any 10 beers I drink in one sitting.
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  3. jtdolla911

    jtdolla911 Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Samichlaus Dopplebock. Night night.
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  4. Willbfun

    Willbfun Initiate (0) Sep 28, 2012 New York

    I gotta say waking up and smelling half a glass of Epic's sour apple saison was quite nice. It went down real nice too. Prost!
  5. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    Crafty of you to entirely reword my original post to suit your needs. Seriously though, it's the hops. Or at least that is what I was getting at. I shared a Pliny with my dad the other night and he went to bed two hours earlier than normal.
  6. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    Nice to know that is probably good stuff. I bought some the other week and have yet to drink it. I got around to reading the reviews and they were not particularly favorable.
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  7. TheBeerTruck

    TheBeerTruck Aspirant (205) Feb 29, 2012 Michigan
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    I'm glad this comment came so early in the feed. That saved me the time of reading through all of them to see if some one already made a comment similar to the one I wanted to make.
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  8. Axismundi

    Axismundi Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2009 Illinois

    Steel reserve, Baltika #9, PBR. All of those make me feel woozy & sleepy then feel like total crap. Hoppy beers can make me feel pretty drowsy too, but not feel like crap. However, I no longer drink steel reserve, baltika or pbr (unless the pbr is free).
  9. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,492) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Bcbs, always makes me sleepy, nothing to do with volume here, it's just a big beer limited to one.
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  10. EveningCordial

    EveningCordial Disciple (382) Apr 29, 2014 New Jersey
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    I'm pretty anal about having a nightcap after any drinking session. It's always got to be something dark. A barrel aged stout or coffee stout would be my first choice. A small amount of coffee won't keep me up at all. Oatmeal and chocolate stouts work well too.
  11. 5thOhio

    5thOhio Zealot (501) May 13, 2007 South Carolina

    All beers with a reasonable ABV make me sleepy. I'm a lightweight. After two or three I'm usually getting drowsy.
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  12. rgordon

    rgordon Crusader (744) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    The key is to not get too sleepy too early. Read a bit, have an Aventinus.
  13. Roxie_B

    Roxie_B Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2014 Alabama

    Beer in general makes me sleepy. This may be because I wait till my wee 'un is asleep so it's 9 o clock sometimes or later by the time I get to have my beer. One or two and I am done. This is yet another reason to avoid bars. It would be mortifying to nod off at the table mid beer.
  14. cambabeer

    cambabeer Crusader (776) Dec 29, 2010 New York
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    Oatmeal stouts. Also hefeweisens
  15. richobrien

    richobrien Devotee (447) Dec 29, 2013 Rhode Island
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    Once I've had my 9th or 10th beer, regardless of what style it is, I'm always pretty sleepy :slight_smile:
  16. lonewolf371

    lonewolf371 Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2014 Michigan

    I get sleepy after 1 or 2 if I'm not having an interesting conversation.
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  17. humuloner22

    humuloner22 Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 North Carolina

    No matter what beer I drink I get sleepy about 30 minutes after stopping. But, if I keep going I stay awake and have all night. But I don't do that anymore, too damn old for that.
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  18. mattsmith20

    mattsmith20 Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Depends on the time of the day for me. I can't drink a beer with lunch because it will make me lethargic and sleepy. Doesn't seem to have that effect in the evening (though it could just be me not noticing it as much)
  19. malvrich

    malvrich Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2014 North Carolina

    Nail hit on head!
    If I drink 1 and stop, cool. If I drink 2 or 3 and stop I'm going to fall flat on my face.
    Awww but if I'm allowed to keep going past 4 or 5 it's off to the motherfucking races, Jack!
    Oh and I don't drink a lot of high ABV stuff for the same reason.
    I keep some nice whiskey to sip alongside for that extra "boost".
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  20. Beer_Borg

    Beer_Borg Initiate (0) Sep 16, 2014 Kansas

    Higher ABV makes me sleepy/relaxed more than the style. Although, it does seem that heavier beers have more of a sleepy effect.
  21. OldRickSputin

    OldRickSputin Aspirant (262) Jan 7, 2014 Illinois

    I fell asleep at the 2010 NFC Championship in freezing cold weather.

    Beer....all beer makes me sleepy after about 12-15 or so.
  22. Dogstickfetch

    Dogstickfetch Initiate (0) Sep 26, 2014 Missouri

    Stone Arrogant Bastard. I love it but it but after a few at home, it's lights out.
  23. Mitchell57

    Mitchell57 Disciple (328) Jan 8, 2013 Wisconsin
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    Too many of any beer...and Mitchell gets sleepy. On occasion he even passes out right where he was laying to begin with
  24. AlexAcer

    AlexAcer Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2014 Ontario (Canada)

    same here
  25. lovethebelgians

    lovethebelgians Initiate (176) Apr 25, 2013 Illinois

    All the beers make me sleepy
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  26. spartan1979

    spartan1979 Disciple (302) Dec 29, 2005 Missouri

    Nowadays, just about all beer makles me sleepy.
  27. doppletheGOAT

    doppletheGOAT Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2012 Texas

    If beer is making you sleeping then you need to go about 60 days (or more) without any alcohol. I know, it's hard to go that long without a great beer or whatever it is you drink but you just have to do it. Alcohol has a tendency to make you sleepy if you're drinking everyday.
  28. Hop-Droppen-Roll

    Hop-Droppen-Roll Zealot (537) Nov 5, 2013 Minnesota
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    I have a friend who insists that beer energizes him, and he'll drink to stay awake at times. I, on the other hand, am always lights out after a few.
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  29. Hop-Droppen-Roll

    Hop-Droppen-Roll Zealot (537) Nov 5, 2013 Minnesota
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    That's odd, I'd never heard of that theory/fact before... where did you learn of this, do you know what causes it?
  30. doppletheGOAT

    doppletheGOAT Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2012 Texas

    It's not really a theory, alcohol is a drug and with any drug they can make you very sleepy.
  31. Hop-Droppen-Roll

    Hop-Droppen-Roll Zealot (537) Nov 5, 2013 Minnesota
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    Right but you suggest that this only occurs with alcohol when it is consumed regularly - why wouldn't this happen to someone who's just having his bi-monthly beer?
  32. doppletheGOAT

    doppletheGOAT Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2012 Texas

    It shouldn't make you sleepy if you're drinking one beer every 2 weeks, but if the ABV percentage is very high on that one beer then I suppose it could still happen.
  33. PuckIt

    PuckIt Aspirant (287) Feb 6, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    That sounds like the worst beach beer known to man
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  34. DougC123

    DougC123 Devotee (477) Aug 21, 2012 Connecticut

    I have an inflection point after beer 2 and before beer 3. If I sit too long, I'll fall asleep. If I get up for #3 I am good for hours more fun.
  35. raulstotle12

    raulstotle12 Aspirant (218) Feb 19, 2014 California

    Its probably just me but beers from Mendocino Brewery makes tsleepy
  36. PSU_Mike

    PSU_Mike Champion (818) Sep 6, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Been there, done that. But, in my defense, I was working night shift at the time and I had been up for ~26 straight hours.
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  37. APBT91

    APBT91 Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2013 North Carolina

    Depends if its during the work week or weekend and the day I've had. I'm sure like most of us I get up early (5:30am) to get ready and make the 1 hour commute to work, and work from 8-5. There has been 2-3 instances when I've passed out halfway through the first beer after a busy day during the week.

    During the weekend I usually start getting tired after 3-5 but can usually power through since I usually have my buddies over to chill and drink Friday and Saturday and now Sunday for football.
  38. HuskyHawk

    HuskyHawk Devotee (465) Jun 5, 2014 Massachusetts

    Interesting. I believe you, and Todd, and others, I have just never noticed any sedative effect from hops. Of course, upon Googling this topic, I am now terrified of phytoestrogens. Thanks a lot.
  39. Sanderson

    Sanderson Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2014 Washington
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    I have a 2009 3L if you want it...sweet dreams my friend
  40. Sanderson

    Sanderson Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2014 Washington
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    Usually big, rich imperial and/or oatmeal stouts....KBS comes to mind.
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