How many days a week do you drink beer?

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

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  1. HoptimusMax1mus

    HoptimusMax1mus Disciple (305) Jul 10, 2012 Arizona

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

    illinikap Disciple (362) Jan 10, 2013 Illinois
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    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 Initiate (138) Feb 24, 2011 Wisconsin
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    Probably around 5 days a week. I should probably cut down a bit.
  4. chadillac3

    chadillac3 Initiate (0) Dec 5, 2012 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 Meyvn (1,026) Mar 7, 2009 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 Zealot (515) Jun 24, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    About 10 beers/week over 6-7 nights/week.
  7. Icarus

    Icarus Initiate (175) Oct 6, 2012 Minnesota

  8. dc4three

    dc4three Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2013 New Jersey

    all day every day
  9. coachdicarlo

    coachdicarlo Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2012 Missouri

    I wish I knew how to make this happen
  10. Dennoman

    Dennoman Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2011 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 Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2009 Illinois
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    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 Meyvn (1,247) May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    eight days a week
  13. MammaGoose

    MammaGoose Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 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 Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

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

    airforbes1 Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2010 California

    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 Disciple (374) Aug 21, 2012 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 Initiate (0) May 8, 2012 California

    This thread makes me want a beer
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  18. Levitation

    Levitation Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2009 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 Poo-Bah (2,568) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    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 Aspirant (225) Mar 2, 2009 New Jersey
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    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 Disciple (307) Nov 16, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Fri, Sat, Sun
  22. jb123

    jb123 Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2012 Michigan
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    As many as I can afford...
  23. BigCheese

    BigCheese Defender (689) Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    Friday and saturday. several.

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

    Stinkypuss Poo-Bah (4,018) Apr 7, 2008 Pennsylvania

    No beer drinking tonight. Tonight it be gin.
  25. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011

    Every day. Big deal.
  26. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Initiate (106) Sep 20, 2012 California
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    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 Poo-Bah (6,382) Dec 20, 2003 New York

    How many days you got?
  28. atoulouk

    atoulouk Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2011 Indiana
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    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 Initiate (153) Jun 12, 2011 California

    Ha! I sling drinks for a living so drinking is part of the gets old after awhile!!!!:wink:
  30. Cotchept

    Cotchept Initiate (160) Jan 14, 2013 Colorado
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    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 Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2009 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 Crusader (720) Sep 21, 2012 New York

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

    DrewShal9 Initiate (0) May 18, 2011 Massachusetts

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

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,433) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Probably 5 to 6 days on average.
  35. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    If you keep track then you're doing it wrong.
  36. LampertLand

    LampertLand Poo-Bah (1,731) Nov 2, 2011 British Columbia (Canada)

    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 Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    5 on average
  38. audioserf

    audioserf Aspirant (253) Sep 3, 2010 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 Devotee (473) Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    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 Zealot (564) Sep 19, 2011 California

    too many...

    and not enough...
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