Whenever I do play games (usually pong), the intention is always to play with a light macro lager. The times that craft gets involved is usually when it's late at night, all the cheap crap is gone, and we still want to play more so the fridge gets raided. This usually results in a hangover. Fortunately, I don't keep any really big beers in my main fridge, so it's usually something like a sam adams or SNPA. Still, it's amazing how big of a difference a few little ABV percentage points can make. On the other hand, if I'm playing a more relaxed game where the drinking is less strict, I might use some decent craft that I had planned on drinking anyway. A buddy of mine used to play pong with Bacardi 151 in college - people should be dead.