I have one simple beer rule for myself. Do you have any of your own?

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  1. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,825) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    But at least you aren't thirsty!?! :confused:

    Cheers!
     
  2. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (7,359) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Yes to this. I don't want to turn this into a political discussion, but I have the same viewpoint. I'm so tired of hearing people point out that such and such a viewpoint is flawed because it's impossible to get 100% compliance, so therefore let's not do anything about a particular obvious problem.

    At least make an effort to do better. We're all flawed, we all make mistakes, but sometimes just trying to do the right thing can make a difference. Maybe not right away, but eventually. So keep on trying.
     
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  3. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,825) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    I may be going out on a limb here but...I declare you the 'winner' of the number of rules contest!

    [​IMG]
     
  4. chipawayboy

    chipawayboy Devotee (474) Oct 26, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Lol good point.
     
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  5. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,415) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Don't waste time on mediocre beer.
     
  6. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,415) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Personally, I'm fine with my internet connection stabbing someone, so long as I have some say in who gets stabbed.
     
  7. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Crusader (754) Mar 28, 2009 California

    Heineken in a can is pretty good. Wouldn’t buy the green bottles.

    beer rules: no old ipas, and don’t take beer too seriously.
     
  8. jonphisher

    jonphisher Poo-Bah (1,526) Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey
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    I don’t think I have any simple rule that doesn’t get broke from time to time beer wise. I would say the one thing I personally am very strict about, a rule I don’t break really ever, is clean glassware when I pour.

    Have they caught on to your game yet, some friend you are yikes :wink:
     
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  9. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (4,248) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Heineken is a great beer. :beers:
     
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  10. BigIronH

    BigIronH Poo-Bah (1,935) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    :grin:Its funny because I have yet to receive a complaint. It seems I can sometimes be the oddball when it comes to this or that.
     
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  11. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,415) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Fuck Heineken!
    Pabst!
    Blue!
    Ribbon!
     
  12. readyski

    readyski Defender (606) Jun 4, 2005 California
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    My (semi) serious rule is no more than 1 beer a day. Except with friends. And a dozen other exceptions :flushed:
     
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  13. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (2,150) Jun 6, 2010 Texas
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    Don't drink anything with lactose added.
     
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  14. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (3,001) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Eh, it's no Stella :sunglasses:

    Took long enough!
    :clap::beers:
     
  15. ovaltine

    ovaltine Poo-Bah (4,553) Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
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    I have a couple, Raul.

    1. Drink and let drink - no need for beer nerd snobbery.

    2. Drink beer from a glass whenever possible, because not doing so is uncivilized - which is a prime example of beer nerd snobbery.

    I am a conundrum.
     
  16. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (9,208) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    #56 beergoot, Aug 13, 2021
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2021
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  17. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (2,103) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    @John_M it's not that I dislike dragons milk, but I was looking for a good comparison. Both beers are barrel aged stouts, one is cheap and the other is not. The quality is lesser as well. But because I have the one beer rule I never really buy the beer anymore.
    Also, like many others I do not buy from companies who do not support my own moral beliefs. I'm all for equality, and won't buy beers that belittle or demean others. I also won't buy beers that support racism and cultural nationalism of any sort. I'm also trying to get away from violent or overtly satanic imagery. Call me weird.
     
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  18. JerzDevl2000

    JerzDevl2000 Poo-Bah (4,660) Oct 7, 2005 New Jersey
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    Love what you drink. Drink what you love.
     
  19. Crusader

    Crusader Disciple (369) Feb 4, 2011 Sweden

    I don't know how common this is but I could see it being an expression of the ticker mentality. Having four beers standing between you and your next tick is bad enough, having three of those beers being less than life changing is simply intolerable :wink:. There's no time to spare, new beer number 5432 awaits (essentially).
     
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  20. AMessenger

    AMessenger Initiate (29) Mar 17, 2018 Pennsylvania

    Never drink enough to have a hangover & Never run out of hoppy beer
     
  21. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,321) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Jack, you are so right. I bought a Foothills Hoppyum at a Harris-Teeter the other day and I had to dump it. That was likely my fault.
     
  22. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,321) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Keep trying. You'll graduate to full alcohol awareness. It is less than eye-opening.
     
  23. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,819) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    Just thinking about it a little, I guess I don't have many. Even breweries I don't like usually make at least something decent. I can't think of any readily available beer I hate so much that I'll never drink one again. The only two things I can think of:

    1. Don't age anything except aged sours/wilds and barleywine.
    2. Don't buy any table-strength beers that were brewed more than 9 months ago. Usually 6 is the limit, but 9 is safe from some places.
     
  24. belvedere86

    belvedere86 Aspirant (254) Apr 1, 2013 Belgium
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    No Leffe. We only use this in a stew and have a Rochefort or St Bernardus 12 with it :stuck_out_tongue:
     
  25. sportscrazed2

    sportscrazed2 Defender (658) Mar 29, 2010 American Samoa
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    No more than 2 6 days a week
     
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  26. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (3,108) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    12 oz.once a month. I can't begin to tell you how much better 12 ounces a month is than no ounces a month.
     
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  27. imtroy703

    imtroy703 Devotee (432) Nov 13, 2009 Virginia
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  28. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (3,566) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    AALs and Heady are only beers that seem to taste good drink straight from the can or bottle, all others need to be poured into a glass.
     
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  29. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (3,566) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    Lol, similar dilemma I’m facing… I’m on vacation in NC and saw Hop Drop and Roll at the local Food Lion. Passed on it the other day. Never had it before, so should I buy a 6er to take home, even if it’s a little dated (2 months?) as it’s a classic well respected IPA that has eluded me for last decade but old is old.
     
  30. PatKorn

    PatKorn Aspirant (204) Aug 30, 2007 Hawaii

    You're one suave fuck Frank!!!
     
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  31. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,321) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    The Heineken Brewery in Amsterdam is incredible. The beer is very good and the entire region smells like a great bakery. They were magnanimous, generous, and a great place to visit. We had a great crowd of Yanks, Brits, German, Dutch, Irish, French, Aussies, Japanese, Kiwis, and basically just regular travelers in those days. It was a non-ending party that really has never ended. I still have some of those friends from 50 years ago. We were hitchhiking and stayed with some fellows from York on its 1000th anniversary and Cardiff on a tour of England, Scotland, and Wales. We went with them in an Austin Mini through England, Wales, Scotland and just generally back in Time. It was the best journey of my life. We climbed Ben Nevis, the highest point in Great Britain. The headline of the paper in Elgin, Scotland stated HEATWAVE! It was in the low 70s and delightful. Jeez, these memories are still very alive and vibrant. But I WAS in my early 20s.
     
  32. UrbanCaveman

    UrbanCaveman Meyvn (1,130) Sep 30, 2014 Ohio
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    My main beer rule is that if it has "IP<letter>" in its style descriptor, it stays on the shelf or in the keg. All past violations of this rule have ended in tears and ruin for me, alas. Though I am open to a potential revision if I can find a lactose-enhanced variant and it proves more drinkable for me.

    There's a corollary rule where I am wary if the style descriptor contains either of the words "American" or "pale", and doubly so if it contains both.

    Said rules are sadly genetically locked in for me.
     
  33. QuakeAttack

    QuakeAttack Crusader (749) Mar 19, 2012 California

    I tend to be pretty structured. So, yes, I have rules (or more like guidelines :sunglasses:):
    • I don't drink more than three times a week
    • I don't drink more than 2 beers at a time (except for holidays and special occasions)
    • I try to keep a balance between buying/drinking beer that I have drunk and liked and buying from new breweries.
    • I mostly drink IPAs from the tap or crowler/growler.
    • I try not to drink beers that I haven't done some research.
    • I don't spend more than a dollar an once for "top" beers.
    • I drink quality, not quantity. So, I don't purchase cases and rarely a twelve pack.
    • I rarely buy imports because I want my beer fresh.
    • I rarely buy/drink beer older than 90 days.
    • I don't follow trends, but admit to still getting excited about BA Beers.
    • Lastly, I can ignore any of my rules if I want to!
     
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  34. laketang

    laketang Poo-Bah (1,568) Mar 22, 2015 Arizona
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    Yes! Check the canning dates before you buy.dont let them slip one past you.
     
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  35. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (14,963) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Know your limit and never drink more than twice that. :crazy_face:
     
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  36. dennisthreeninefiveone

    dennisthreeninefiveone Initiate (164) Aug 11, 2020 New Jersey
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    Never turn down a freebe.
     
  37. Retsinis

    Retsinis Crusader (740) Sep 25, 2009 Arizona

    Hmmm, I have preferences these days, rather then rules.

    I prefer tulips over shakers or tumblers.
    I prefer fresh draft beer.
    I prefer beers with friends & family then alone.
    I prefer to follow seasons for styles.
    I prefer to avoid hazy IPAs.

    I often don't get my preferences met, but appreciate and advocate, often, regardless.

    Cheers
     
  38. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,825) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    As my buddy John would state it: "The best beer in the world is free beer".

    Cheers!
     
  39. dennisthreeninefiveone

    dennisthreeninefiveone Initiate (164) Aug 11, 2020 New Jersey
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    If it's free it's for me. My buddy Dave
     
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  40. Eggman20

    Eggman20 Initiate (84) Feb 14, 2017 Minnesota

    The only rule for me is to drink what you like as time is too short and there are only so many beers to be drank in a lifetime! I also don’t believe that free beer is always worth the cost. Also we need more vanilla in beer (I just put that to counter the no vanilla guy from earlier). Vanilla used correctly is a great beer addition
     
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