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. billandsuz

    billandsuz Disciple (345) Sep 1, 2004 New York

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahh fuck. you know man, that's just like, you know, none of your business.
  2. xxbillay

    xxbillay Initiate (0) May 31, 2012 New Jersey

    Whenever I gt my growler filled, there's a very good chance that I'm getting drunk (aka when I open it, is getting finished in that sitting). Yea, I could let it go until the next day, but what's the fun in that.

    Like tonight, currently on the back end of a growler of victory Yakima glory.
  3. chocosushi

    chocosushi Initiate (0) May 1, 2011 Oklahoma

  4. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    My senior class English teacher in high school once told me (while we were sipping a beer together, yeah, he was a cool mf'er) that "casual drinking is expensive and has no point".

    Words to live by.

    When I drink, I drink TO WIN. I expect to at least get a little buzzed.
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  5. willbm3

    willbm3 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    I like to catch a buzz when I'm drinking. As I type this I can tell you that I'm drunk from a football Sunday. When I intend to get drunk I plan my beers accordingly so that I drink the best beers first. This evening I started with Old Rasputin, followed by Narwhal, followed by Firestone Walker Union Jack, followed by SN Torpedo, and then miscellaneous. The fact that I like to tie one on doesn't preclude me from enjoying good beer. There are days I want to sit and taste and other days I want to get drunk. I'm not ashamed to admit it
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  6. ColinStClaire

    ColinStClaire Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2012 Washington

    Well, depends on what you mean by drunk. I've never thrown up or forgotten anything, been hungover a few times (I didn't do any drinking between the ages of 16 and 24). I guess for me personally, I would say I'm heavily buzzed if I don't feel safe driving, and drunk if I have a hangover or am stumbling/eyes getting all weird. So with that definition, I rarely get drunk, get heavily buzzed 3-5 times a month when out with friends (specifically to go out to drink) or at a party. I enjoy getting buzzed with friends, fun, honest and deep conversations, silly times, and usually feel just fine in the morning except maybe a tad sleepy. I don't like getting drunk. Most of my drinking is one or two 12 oz or a bomber over about 30 min to an hour, hour and half time span. I just sip and enjoy. The idea of getting buzzed when not engaged with others just isn't something I feel ok doing.
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  7. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012

    Sry, but your english teacher is a POS. What adult really wants to hang out and drink w/ HS kids? I have to deal with kids fresh out of HS all the time at work, and i wanna choke em. Your teacher is fuzzy ducked in the head yo!
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  8. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    You do know that the drinking age was once 18 in the US and is still 18 lots of places abroad, right?

    Please stop making assumptions and living on a damn high horse. Also, I'm from the south and don't know what you just said.
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  9. DrLasers

    DrLasers Initiate (160) Apr 18, 2011 California

    It's been years since I've been drunk. All the midnight karate exhibitions, spontaneous neighborhood karaoke competitions,and domestic violence charges have been 100% sober. Ish.
  10. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012

    Don't get me wrong, i personal think if your old enough to die for your country (18) you should be allowed to drink as much as you want, i just find them annoying and immature. The said teacher should feel the same way and know that he is only influence these kids to do the wrong thing. It pathetic IMO.
  11. Bogforce

    Bogforce Disciple (336) Sep 2, 2010 Ohio

    Maybe 3-4 times a month. I enjoy playing beer pong every so often. Or I just happen to drink all day watching football. I don't get hangovers so I don't mind it. Nothing wrong with becoming intoxicated unless you plan to drive.
  12. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Devotee (455) Nov 12, 2012 South Carolina
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    Not in a long long time. At the 'ripe old' age of 35, combined with having to get up at 4:30 AM during the week for work, getting drunk isn't part of the gameplan anymore. 15 years ago, on the other hand....
  13. jpvenezia

    jpvenezia Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2010 Pennsylvania

    ^^ Totally agree..Less and less since I've hit the 30 wall. Now it's only occasionally at a party or two throughout the year. The hangovers anymore don't let me forget them, plus they visit for a few days afterwards. Plus... once I have too much I can't really experience the flavor of the beer I'm drinking!
  14. Bushka

    Bushka Initiate (0) May 4, 2012 Michigan

    Whenever my wife isn't around.
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  15. 5thOhio

    5thOhio Zealot (523) May 13, 2007 South Carolina

    Never if I can help it. Once or twice a year by accident (drinking beer faster than my body can process it.) And by drunk I mean uncomfortably inebriated, more than I want to be.

    Fortunately, I generally get sleepy after about 3 beers, so it usually only happens when I'm out, not at home.
  16. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    On average, I am probably drunk one weeknight night a week.. I am young and in a city and have not quite escaped the bar scene yet, although I am not nearly the drunk I was in college anymore.

    Other than that, not particularly often, but I do have a relatively high tolerance - I probably have one beer at least 4 nights a week, and sometimes 2. Very rare that I will have more than 2 beers on a weeknight though.
  17. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    wort /= beer without the alcohol.
  18. FEUO

    FEUO Disciple (327) Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    As seldom as possible. I have little desire to do so but it occasionally happens.
    If I don't have a big meal before or during an eve of drinking then I tend to cross that line.
    Probably down to 2x per month (usually a Saturday).
  19. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011

    LEGALLY drunk? Often. REALLY drunk? Hardly. I mean, sure I get a great buzz quite often, but I always (mostly) keep my senses about me. I never do anything stupid. And I always wake up feeling like a champ.
  20. cruzmissile72

    cruzmissile72 Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2012 Connecticut

    I avoid getting drunk the vast majority of the time. I love, love, love beer though so when I am drinking I find it hard to sip--even with a big beer. They just taste so delicious! Once I realize I have a good buzz on, that I am talking even more than usual, I'll have a glass of water or two. I try to limit my consumption to two beers if I drink them consecutively. Occasionally I'll have three if they are lower alcohol content. The days of puking, seeing double, or having a spinning bed are mercifully over.
  21. yankeefan287

    yankeefan287 Aspirant (235) Feb 23, 2012 Pennsylvania

    We usually have bottleshares on Wednesdays with about 4 of us so I'm almost always at least tipsy on those days, but other than that only a few times a year (birthday, new years and other special occasions) do I get a little sloppy. Usually I'll drink between 1-3 beers 2 or 3 times a week.
  22. Mojo

    Mojo Champion (845) Jul 21, 2012 Alabama

    Me and drunkenness????

    Well we are never ever ever getting back together.

    I'm 52 now and have had plenty of binge drinking experiences. No longer interested in that. One beer a night. Never tempted to drink more than that.
  23. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Arizona

    I don't get drunk drunk very often at all. And I rarely even get buzzed either. Depending on my current financial situation I will drink beer probably 4-7 nights a week, but I usually open one bomber and sip it for a while. If its really strong, I may get a buzz going but I normally stop after one. The only times I usually get a good buzz/drunk from beer is when I go out and drink flights at my local craft bar because I tend to drink them down fast since there is a time limit (they close at 11). If I want to get drunk then I'll drink liquor but I drink the hard stuff so rarely that my bottle of Rogue Hazelnut Rum lasted over a year and my bottle of Aberlour scotch has so far lasted about 8 months.
  24. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Zealot (582) Nov 29, 2006 Colorado

    Yeah I hate the spins worse than anything... Happened to me this last Sat. Not fun. You can either wait to fall asleep or go hurl... Either way it sucks.
  25. seplo

    seplo Aspirant (271) Sep 8, 2009 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Sorry, what was the question...I blacked out...CHEERS
  26. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012

    like... ever? :wink:
  27. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Buzzed (talking louder than normal, going on political rants, craving pizza)= twice per week

    Drunk (not really sure how many drinks I have consumed, waking up the next morning feeling less than 100%)= once every two months

    Trashed (the next day I don't get off the couch) = once every three years

    Shit house (puke the night of or the day after) = once every five years
  28. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012

    Me last night...

    Woke up to find this on my counter & the pic in my phone
    I would review it, if i could remembered how it was.
  29. GhettoFabulous

    GhettoFabulous Initiate (191) May 29, 2010 California

    This coming from the guy who never binge drinks and screams and whines and throws fits if you suggest that craft beer often involves binge drinking. Well played, and thanks for discrediting yourself in such an entertaining fashion. Please reply with something about crying to my mommy - that's really good and sophisticated stuff, Biff.
  30. fox227

    fox227 Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2010 California

    Drunk off craft beer is kind of missing the point. When I see people drinking a line up of four 10% Belgian beers over one night, you may as well just switch to BMC at some point because your palate will go completely numb after too much strong beer.

    I really don't like being drunk now. I'm 32, not super old, but I'm passed the whole lets get shit-faced and act retarded phase. My goal when I drink is to be able to appreciate every last drop and not cross that fine line where I'll just give myself a huge headache in the morning.
  31. C2H5

    C2H5 Disciple (383) Jan 7, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    how do you guys not get buzzed/drunk off of a bomber? I call bs, I get kind of drunk if I have a single ipa bomber 8% abv or higher and Im a 220lb seasoned alchie..alright 240. Im not punching strangers or crapping my pants or anything but I wouldnt go driving my kids around.
  32. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012

    Lol i was expecting this from you little one. So because i drank too much last night means i always do this? Pfft please...

    Sophistication is overrated, drink a beer.
  33. soughtbygod

    soughtbygod Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    An interesting question posed here, well lets see I am not going to beat around the bush but it would seem that drunk by definition would be inhibriated by alcohol, i have observed many people on here claiming to be buzzed but never drunk, while I understand where you are coming from, I would have to say the law disagrees with you as they would indicate that anyone with a .08 or higher would be considered drunk as they will not let them operate a vehicle in that state. So how often do you get drunk was the question, not how often do you feel drunk. With that being said, and lets face it we are not drinking BMC on here I would say we cross the lawful threshold that would declare us drunk everytime we drink. I would not call the feeling, or throwing up, or a hangover the defining characteristic of drunk. I also do not agree with the lawful threshold, but I belive if you feel a buzz you are drunk, just maybe to a low level, but it is all drunk cheers my good BA's
  34. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012

    I think we all have our own perception of what "drunk" is, and this seems to be the reason we're going off topic and not just answering the original question. Maybe the OP can gives us his description of "drunk" and we can all go off of that.
  35. TheSixthRing

    TheSixthRing Poo-Bah (2,732) Sep 24, 2008 California

    90% of the time, I get at least 20% drunk.
  36. DeutschesBier

    DeutschesBier Devotee (470) Feb 8, 2009 Maryland
    Beer Trader

    I do enjoy a snifter of port at Christmas
  37. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Defender (637) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    Drunk is in the eye, head and belly of the beholder. To me, drunk is when I wake up and can't remember what happened the day/night before. Using that definition, I haven't been drunk for 30 years. If you define drunk in the modern sense, i.e. not legal to drive, the answer becomes every weekend without exception.
  38. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (484) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    I am gonna get obliterated tonight.
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  39. barleywinefiend

    barleywinefiend Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2007 Washington

    Full moons only.
  40. Bad_Trader

    Bad_Trader Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2012 Namibia

    I stay drunk through the holiday season.

    Holiday season being Valentines day through New-Years.
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