How often do you get drunk?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by jeevo, Dec 15, 2012.


How often do you drink to get drunk?

  1. All the time or close to it.

    58 vote(s)
  2. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.

    320 vote(s)
  3. Rarely or never.

    449 vote(s)
  1. jeevo

    jeevo Initiate (194) Nov 1, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    This is a serious question. Obviously, we are all fans of alcohol, and drink it on a pretty consistent basis. A lot of the stuff we sip on is much more potent than the BMC that the masses consume. I'm interested to see what the drinking habits are with everyone, and how often people here get drunk. Do you save it for special occasions (holiday parties, birthdays, New Year's, etc.)? Or do you indulge every weekend?
  2. Americanzero

    Americanzero Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2012 Tennessee

    I just...don't...When i was younger I partied more than I would like to admit...I think I kinda just got my fill of it then. Back then, it was all about drunkest fastest. Now, I would rather drink a small amount and actually enjoy it...and remember it.
  3. TomFoolery_x

    TomFoolery_x Initiate (165) Oct 4, 2012 Illinois
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    I don't get drunk per say, but I do enjoy at least 1-2 beers a couple nights a week. Sometimes I have a few more than I intended and do end up getting drunk, but that happens minimally. I only really drink heavily on weekends. Not every weekend though
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  4. Onizilla

    Onizilla Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2009 New York
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    Every time I set out to try and get drunk and have a good time I usually end up getting bored and go to bed after 4 or 5.

    Stupid high tolerance, Taking forever to get drunk.
  5. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poo-Bah (3,602) Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
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    Actually drunk (beyond buzzed) maybe a couple times a month. All of which are social occasions.
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  6. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin

    I will get drunk on a friday or saturday accidently but that is only because I have so many awesome beers lined up I just want to get to them all. But I hate hangovers, so I really try to not get drunk... But if it happens I still enjoy it for what it is and have a little fun.
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  7. RochefortChris

    RochefortChris Meyvn (1,257) Oct 2, 2012 North Carolina
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    I don't like to get drunk and generally I try to avoid getting buzzed. However, on birthdays, beerfests and other special occasions I indulge not for the sake of getting drunk, even though I know I'm going to, but for the fact I get to drink a lot of good beer at once.
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  8. kingofhop

    kingofhop Initiate (0) May 9, 2010 Oklahoma

    I've never been drunk. Don't know what it feels like. And I've never lied, either.
  9. jkane101

    jkane101 Devotee (491) Sep 22, 2007 New Jersey
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    Define drunk
  10. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2012 Michigan

    Never. Hate it. Really hate it! A simple rule for me: Always, usually, sometimes, never! Always have one, usually have two, sometimes have three and never have four in a day! Keeps the creditors at bay too.
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  11. willbm3

    willbm3 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Probably get drunk once a week and I catch a buzz more often than that. With alot of these beers it's hard not to catch a buzz after 1 or 2. I don't really drink for the purpose of getting drunk anymore, except for special occasions. It's more of a happy byproduct of having alot of good beers to drink.
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  12. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Devotee (497) Jan 2, 2010 California
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    Mcdonalds tastes good
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  13. herrburgess

    herrburgess Meyvn (1,045) Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina
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    Every "tasting" I've ever been to has resulted in a lot of drunken people (myself included)...owing in all probability to the high ABVs and massive numbers of bottles being opened. I get drunk much less frequently when I go to a pub or a beer garden drinking my usual go-to beers (the most recent exception being drinking 4 liters at the Augustinerkeller in Munich while watching the World Cup...ouch).
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  14. omniscientcause

    omniscientcause Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2010 District of Columbia
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    yea there are times when 5 beers does the trick and other times i am fine after 8 or 9...that being said I have more then 1 or 2, 2-3 times a week.
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  15. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,761) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Sitting in front of the porcelain god, waiting to spew, is something I gave up a long time ago. My apologies for the graphic nature of my reply. Oh, and that spinning bed...only cure was to sleep on the floor.
  16. cneville

    cneville Initiate (0) Sep 16, 2010 Ohio

    Well then I'm drunk right now
  17. jkane101

    jkane101 Devotee (491) Sep 22, 2007 New Jersey
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    bitterbill - if that s the type of drunk the OP is referring to then I'm with you... Gave that up many many years ago
  18. reval

    reval Initiate (130) Apr 13, 2011 New York
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    I do not deliberately drink to get drunk. I drink to have great beers and if a nice buzz comes along with it then that's a nice bonus. Back to the original question. I get drunk usually during special events/occasions where there is good beer. There is always a big quantity of beers some with high abvs and its easy to loose track.
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  19. beerwolf77

    beerwolf77 Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2009 Wisconsin

    I don't get drunk. I get awesome! So to answer the question I get awesome 2-3 times a week.
  20. bradcochran1234

    bradcochran1234 Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2011 Georgia

    Love this thread! Let's think about this. Do I work in a beer store as the buyer? Yes. Do I own a kegerator? Yes. Do I love the way the beers I buy taste? Yes.
    I don't call it drinking, I call it studying. And in that case I am really smart.
  21. fmccormi

    fmccormi Meyvn (1,331) Oct 24, 2010 California
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    Almost never. I can think of three occasions in the last 12 to 18 months, in which I actually got legitimately drunk, including going out for my birthday. Didn't even get drunk at my sister's wedding, even though the gf was basically trying to get me drunk.

    There are lots of times when I'd like to drink more than one or two, but I don't like getting sloppy or the feeling the next day. Hell, I don't like the next-day feeling of having had three or more. It's not socially or economically feasible for me, and I try to be very health-conscious so it just never happens and I'm 100% okay with it.
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  22. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (484) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    I am a mix between a binge drinker and craft beer drinker. I mostly get drunk 2 days a week, sometimes more.

    Up until three years ago, I was a binge drinker who wasn't into craft beer. Even after I got into craft, I still abused the hell out of it. For example: One night I drank two 750s of Piraat, (10.5abv) a six pack of Moretti La Rossa (7.2 abv) and a bomber of Stone Black IPA (8.7abv) I'm not a big guy nor was my tolerance anything special. I passed out whilst sitting on the toilet that night, after cursing out some woman for no reason.

    I don't drink as much as I used to. However, every time I drink, I intend to get drunk or buzzed. I just like to really enjoy what I'm drinking. You can enjoy what you drink when you're drunk, despite what some say. I guess I never completely got out of my binging ways.

    I find it very hard to believe that people who are so into beer almost never get drunk or buzzed. But Im not judging of course.
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  23. Gregfalone

    Gregfalone Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2012 California
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    Every couple weekends. Usually I drink really slow so that I don't have to deal with being drunk and then hungover. Maybe once a month or so I end up drunk, and maybe once or twice a year I end up hung over.
  24. ja1022

    ja1022 Initiate (164) Sep 27, 2009 Indiana

    I haven't been drunk for hours.....
  25. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (4,171) Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Buzz every once in a while. Never drunk.
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  26. arniepnminne

    arniepnminne Aspirant (200) Jun 2, 2010 Minnesota
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    I'm drunk on Tuesdays
  27. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,526) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I like a buzz, hate to get drunk, you feel like shit the next day. I like a nice martini after work, and a beer or two, I usually add in something really lite like Ultra or Miller Lite, and maybe a good brew every other day or so.
  28. Preluderl

    Preluderl Devotee (461) Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Maybe 3-4 times a year? ​
  29. drevim

    drevim Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2012 Indiana

    It has alot to do with whether my wife likes the beer I open. If I open several in a setting (5-7) and she likes them, then I only drink half as much as I could have. The night we discovered she didn't like BCBS and a couple of other higher ABVs, then yes.
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  30. kingofhop

    kingofhop Initiate (0) May 9, 2010 Oklahoma

    I don't "hurl" anymore either Bill. Hopefully, those days are but a distant memory of an ignorant youthful past. I do quite like the buzz provided by a nice IPA or Stout these days, tho.
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  31. MikeyCannon

    MikeyCannon Initiate (145) Mar 4, 2012 Maryland

    I drink 2,3 or 4 everyday. I catch a good buzz maybe 1 Saturday a month downing some good beers with my neighbor.
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  32. CommanderOfAwesome

    CommanderOfAwesome Devotee (469) Aug 30, 2012 California

    Drunk doesn't = throwing up. Sounds like people's opinions of "buzzed" are different than reality.
  33. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (484) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    Agreed. I throw up from alcohol once a year really. Even if I take all the proper precautions. Sometimes alcohol just doesn't agree with me. Or if I have more than 3 different kinds of liquor in an evening.
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  34. Porkhustle

    Porkhustle Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012

    probably once a month, and I always regret it
  35. BigB415

    BigB415 Initiate (190) Aug 24, 2010 California
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    I sometimes have a beer during the week but don't get drunk since I work. When the weekend rolls around though it's a different story. When I do go out partying though I rarely drink beer since it takes a lot to get me drunk and it can add up cost wise so I stick with the hard stuff. Now today is my 25th birthday so I got a magnum of Anchor OSA for my party so we'll see how tonight goes.
  36. jmgrub

    jmgrub Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2010 California

    As often as you do...+1.
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  37. MarioM

    MarioM Zealot (514) Sep 13, 2009 California

    Its hard to define the difference between buzzed and drunk, seems to be different for everyone, but I get buzzed a few times a week. Its hard not to get buzzed when there are so many beers I want to try! Especially since I drink mostly Belgians which many are high in abv.
  38. pschul4

    pschul4 Zealot (562) Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Define sober
  39. EdelweissDad

    EdelweissDad Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2012 Georgia

    Never, really. I'm usually quite content after just 1. I drink pretty slowly, and I like to really savor the beer. Occasionally, I'll drink a bomber by myself--but only if it's one I've just really got a hankerin for. I get somewhat hungover even if I'm just buzzed, so I really just don't mess around with it. Maybe once a year, I'll really just be in the mood to let go of my inhibitions--and I always enjoy it at the time--but come morning, I'm miserable enough to not do it again for another year :slight_smile:
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  40. GardenWaters

    GardenWaters Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Illinois

    I have been on the craft beer scene for about 3 years. I drink approx. 10 beers weekly (I usually buy a sixer and a four pack), and drink them throughout the week. Mostly on the weekends, but on occasion I will drink no more than one after work throughout the week. I haven't been intoxicated in about 8 years. I always like to say, "I experience beer", not drink it.