Lawn mower beers. Better during or after?

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  1. kjlcm

    kjlcm Initiate (179) Jul 16, 2013 New Hampshire

    Ah yes, the lawn mower beer. The true sign of summer. So I ask you BA's, are lawn mower beers better while mowing the lawn or after you are done. I always thinks about grabbing one while mowing but then usually decide to wait until after so I can relax with the finished product. Plus I have a rider and the beer jostles around quite a bit while I mow. But maybe I am missing the point???
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  2. The_Snow_Bird

    The_Snow_Bird Poo-Bah (1,826) May 7, 2015 Florida
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    After, can't drink during cause i have a push mower.
  3. JonB25

    JonB25 Devotee (443) Jun 2, 2013 Delaware

    After, while taking a shower, put only cans.
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  4. Monkeyknife

    Monkeyknife Poo-Bah (3,514) Jan 8, 2007 Missouri
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    After. During it's water and Gatorade.
  5. IPAandGreenChile

    IPAandGreenChile Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2014 Colorado

    Before, during and after. I can't be expected to do my chores sober!!!
  6. 302BeerGuy

    302BeerGuy Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2014 Delaware

    Shouldn't operate equipment or vehicles while drinking beer.:rolling_eyes::slight_smile:
  7. TrojanRB

    TrojanRB Poo-Bah (1,669) Jul 27, 2013 Texas
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  8. DaverCS

    DaverCS Zealot (584) Dec 9, 2014 Arizona

    The BEST scenario is drinking water during an extended period of hot work, then come into the cool house pop open a can/ bottle of your favorite lawnmower beer (my go-to is Pivo Pils) then sit down with the ice-cold beer in a recliner and relax!
  9. pat61

    pat61 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2010 Minnesota

    I had a landscaper use bricks, boulders, shrubs and hostas to reduce the lawn to 4 small patches so one beer pretty much covers before, during and after.
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  10. walterk

    walterk Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2014 Mississippi

    Definitely after
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  11. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,804) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Depends on how big your lawn is.
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  12. NYR-Zuuuuc

    NYR-Zuuuuc Disciple (395) Jan 1, 2013 Connecticut

    Yup I am pushing myself, so always after.....Feel like I earned it.
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  13. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poo-Bah (2,902) Jun 18, 2002 Arizona

    I prefer to drink a beer and watch someone else mow the lawn.
  14. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (11,404) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    After for sure if i drink one during and stop for just a minute i may not finish.
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  15. PatrickCT

    PatrickCT Poo-Bah (2,319) Feb 18, 2015 Connecticut

    Beer always tastes better and is more refreshing when they are deserved.
  16. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Poo-Bah (1,843) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    After beer tastes better after working hard. I like to wait until I'm relaxing before I open one up.
  17. JrGtr

    JrGtr Devotee (471) Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    I go for after. First, to relax, and second, alcohol and motorized cutting machines don't mix, IMO.
  18. CityofWind_brew

    CityofWind_brew Devotee (416) Jan 15, 2014 Illinois

    After, no one wants to attempt to a beer while grass clippings are flying in their face
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  19. ClavisAurea

    ClavisAurea Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008 New York

    There is no mention of quantity. If we are talking a standard 12oz then I suppose it doesn't matter. Bombers and 750s should probably be left for after the job is done but ultimately left up to the discression of the mower. Lawnmower growers are a complicated subject. If you are hell bent on consuming a lawnmower growler, one should employ the Before, During and After method.
  20. Sound_Explorer

    Sound_Explorer Poo-Bah (2,010) Dec 29, 2013 Washington

    After of course, during is how accidents happen. Just like with cars people. Be smart and responsible.......then have two in the shower after :slight_smile:
  21. Hrodebert

    Hrodebert Aspirant (269) Sep 2, 2013 Michigan

    It take's me two hands while I am mowing, but I don't have a problem stopping for a cold beer during the process.
    For all the don't drink and mow crowd, if a beer while mowing is too much, maybe beer is really not for you.
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  22. Scrapss

    Scrapss Crusader (762) Nov 15, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Camelback full of light lager and 3 acres cuttable? 3 beers in 3 acres!
  23. ChuckHardslab

    ChuckHardslab Disciple (353) Jan 25, 2012 Texas

    I will drink one during or after I've finished writing the check to the lawn care guy. I haven't noticed much difference :slight_smile:
  24. TonyLema1

    TonyLema1 Poo-Bah (1,932) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina

    Do the front yard, have a beer, do the back, have a beer, clean up, have a beer...wash the car or cars, have several....take a nap
  25. Raime

    Raime Meyvn (1,324) Jun 4, 2012 Korea (North)

    Depends. in my revenue hungry city I would probably get some kind of OWI for pushing a mower and drinking at the same time.
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  26. Nightwish1094

    Nightwish1094 Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2010 Texas

    After, well I take break for a nice gose, session or , berliner. Then it's finish and have a nice bigger beer.
  27. Hoos78

    Hoos78 Disciple (301) Mar 3, 2015 Ohio

    I also like waiting until afterward, but I prefer to stay outside in the heat to imbibe. This summer I discovered the joys of Victory Prima Pils, and it is perfect for this moment.
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  28. fermentedbarley

    fermentedbarley Devotee (416) May 22, 2012 New Hampshire

    NH's White Birch Hop Session....during....AND....after...then a nap in the hammock.
  29. HopBomb515

    HopBomb515 Initiate (0) Jun 15, 2013 New Jersey

    After, it's my reward and recovery.
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  30. Beer4Baltimore

    Beer4Baltimore Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2011 Maryland

    A light tart dry low abv saison before followed by another after.

    Smuttynose Hayseed was perfect for mowing yesterday.
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  31. Beerds

    Beerds Initiate (0) May 13, 2015 Alabama

    After. Sit back and cool down while you bask in your job well done and enjoy the freshly manicured landscape....which I will be doing tomorrow
  32. tigg924

    tigg924 Poo-Bah (6,923) Apr 30, 2008 Massachusetts

    For me it is always after as a treat.
  33. NickSMpls

    NickSMpls Poo-Bah (1,732) Nov 11, 2012 Washington
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    After mowing and after a shower out on my deck so I can enjoy my beer while looking at my freshly mowed lawn!
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  34. Knobs303

    Knobs303 Aspirant (257) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado

    Came here to say Exactly That. Mostly before & after for me, because I have a push mower. When I was still smoking, I would Chief down a few Cigs while mowing. Those days are long gone.
  35. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (5,436) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Drinking and doing yardwork? Sure! Beer in blood, mowin' the hell outta that fuckin' lawn, diggin' on the fresh-cut grass smells (their cries of alarm :grimacing::grimacing: :stuck_out_tongue:)... But also, when you finish - y'know, everything put away or whatever - grabbing that "reward beer" ...:sunglasses:

    And hey, you forgot to include, "drinking before doing yardwork" - y'know, when you're outside, surveying the terrain, beer in hand - sizing it up and preparing yourself psychologically for what's to come - that's critical to success.

    So, I'd say the answer to the question is "all" :grinning: :wink:
  36. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,269) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    After 25 years we've built our yard into a shaded hedge. When we moved here it was all grass, but over time we have done various plantings, added natural beds, eliminated grass and encouraged native plants. I could never have imagined this place to look like what I thought it just might be able to become. I can mow the grass in about 30 minutes now. Maybe a little before and a few after.
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  37. hunninghake

    hunninghake Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2005 Colorado

  38. riverlen

    riverlen Aspirant (215) Sep 16, 2009 Illinois

    Always after. Chores are too much of a chore if I'm drinking while doing them. When everything is done kick back and relax with some beer(s).
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  39. hopnado

    hopnado Devotee (417) Aug 13, 2014 Michigan

    $20 for the neighbor kid to mow it while I'm out fishing with a cooler full of beer
  40. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Poo-Bah (2,424) Sep 15, 2014 Colorado

    Any occasion is a good occasion to drink a beer. After is more rewarding, though.
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