Poll: Beer and the seven deadly sins

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by draheim, Aug 8, 2013.


Which of the seven deadly sins do people commit the most in the name of beer?

  1. Wrath

    8 vote(s)
  2. Greed

    58 vote(s)
  3. Sloth

    18 vote(s)
  4. Pride

    23 vote(s)
  5. Lust

    48 vote(s)
  6. Envy

    41 vote(s)
  7. Gluttony

    103 vote(s)
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  1. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,439) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    We all love beer, but let's face it. When people lose perspective, beer culture can also bring out some of the worst aspects of human behavior. So, in the interest of discussing a topic that (as far as I know) has never before been posted on BA... Which of the seven deadly sins are people most guilty of committing when it comes to beer? I'm going to allow multiple votes just to keep things interesting. Cheers!

    EDIT: To clarify (and hopefully placate the mods a bit), I'm talking about "sins" here not so much in a strictly religious sense as in a social "undesirable behavior" sense. :slight_smile:
  2. Photekut

    Photekut Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2006 Tennessee

    Depends on which release it is, and if we have the beer or are looking for it.

    Might be quiet thread due to wrath at the moment...
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  3. Thehuntmaster

    Thehuntmaster Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2009 South Africa

    Envy, simply because of the hauls thread!
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  4. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Poo-Bah (2,758) Oct 15, 2011 Maryland
    Beer Trader

    One could really apply all of the sins to various aspects of beer culture. For example...


    Greed: "Oh look, a case of KBS, no bottle limit...ALL MINE NOW!"

    Sloth: "I've had too much...I think I'll take a nap for a bit *sleeps for 10 hours*"

    Pride: "Look at my case of KBS, everyone's gonna be so jealous of all the trades I'll win in the future"

    Lust: "I could write poems about how damn tasty you are, KBS."

    Envy: "WAT? My next door neighbor has TWO cases of KBS?!"

    Gluttony: "Ooh, I think I'll drink an entire 4 pack of KBS tonight"
  5. jesster64

    jesster64 Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2013 New Jersey

    gluttony, because i can't drink just one beer.
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  6. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,441) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Gluttony is my vote. Of course that is me projecting :slight_smile:
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  7. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,150) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    I went gluttony, pride, and greed.
    Gluttony: I can't keep a well stocked cellar simply because I drink the shit up. (this is really me)
    Pride: I think the beers in my cellar are worth more than the beers in yours.
    Greed: I want to get as much of your cellar as I can with as little of mine as possible.
  8. Flibber

    Flibber Initiate (0) Jul 27, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

    Lust, gluttony and wrath. Anyone who thinks otherwise doesn't go to the right pubs.
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  9. LeRose

    LeRose Meyvn (1,270) Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts
    Premium Member

    LOL - was working on this kind of thing...yours is way better!

    But you can combine them all too:

    "I'll hire a guy to go buy two more cases of KBS for me because then I'll have three and neighbor has two so look at me, big man on campus again. Plus I will be taking a nap because I drank my whole four pack of KBS from the case I purchased with no bottle limit and I am exhausted from the creative effort of KBS love sonnet writing and I only had to drink the KBS because some dickweed sent me a month old Pliny in the first place...wait...what? Neighbor just scored Cantillon...the bastard..."
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  10. utopiajane

    utopiajane Poo-Bah (2,447) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    Wrath and gluttony because I find that I pout if I drain pour so that's kind of wrathy. And gluttony because I have to have to try all the beer.
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  11. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,163) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    For consumers it is gluttony, in my case, I want to try every damn beer available to me.

    For brewers, it's greed most definetly
  12. 1fJef

    1fJef Initiate (0) May 4, 2013 Maryland

    Dude I gotta read your beer reviews
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  13. carteravebrew

    carteravebrew Zealot (510) Jan 21, 2010 Colorado

    My name is carteravebrew and I am not an alcoholic; I am a "beer glutton."

    Nah, seriously though, I need to lay off the sauce a bit.
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  14. AlienSwineFlu

    AlienSwineFlu Disciple (384) Dec 14, 2012 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Envy for me. I think it also brings out the good in a lot of people. My favorite thing about the craft beer community is the generosity of so many people that are a part of it. I have been completely astounded by the good-will of a couple forum members on here toward me, and I always try to pay it forward. PtE is next to impossible to acquire anywhere within 500 miles of me, and when a forum member here sent me one (as a gift, mind you) I couldn't even dream of drinking it by myself. First thing I did was text a couple of my craft beer friends to come share it, and they do the same for me. I think that's awesome.
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  15. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,439) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Totally agree that the good outweighs the bad, I just wanted to look at things from a unique angle.
    What's a board member?
  16. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,331) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
    Premium Member Beer Trader

    As I was putting down a Rodenbach Grand Cru last night- not sipping it, but taking generous gulps and enjoying every second of it- I figured how nice it is to ride the wave of gluttony every once in a while.
  17. AlienSwineFlu

    AlienSwineFlu Disciple (384) Dec 14, 2012 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Sorry, meant forum member. I meant board member as in "discussion board member". Possibly an outdated term now, ha. I'm relatively new to this site, I think you guys actually refer to eachother as "BAs" now that I think about it...
  18. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Poo-Bah (2,758) Oct 15, 2011 Maryland
    Beer Trader

    Ah yes. Reminds me of the time I killed an entire 750 of Rodenbach GC - and wishing I had another 750 to kill.

    God bless Gluttony™.
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  19. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Disciple (335) Sep 14, 2011 Missouri

    I voted gluttony due to getting fat and becoming alcoholics. But this was a really great Poll and all seven sins were in the running. Most creative and fun post I have seen on here in a while.
  20. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Meyvn (1,486) Aug 29, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    So, for something consumable, like beer, it would seem that Gluttony, Greed and Lust are all different sides of the same coin...

    ...err, three-sided coin.

    Greed is about obtaining said beer. Gluttony is about drinking said beer. And Lust is about pining for more, having just finished said beer.
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  21. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,439) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Agree, but I'd put it somewhat differently. Lust is about wanting the beer, if not outright obsessing about it. Greed is about acquiring more of it than you need. And gluttony is about drinking it to excess.
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  22. utopiajane

    utopiajane Poo-Bah (2,447) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    Oh dear. It appears I have lusted also.
  23. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Initiate (198) Apr 23, 2007 Minnesota

    In light of the recent talk of "Walz" vs. readily available beers... I just might say lust, and greed.
  24. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,446) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Gluttony seems most appropriate to me.
  25. IKR

    IKR Defender (605) May 25, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    Going with lust and envy. Announce any new hyped beer or availability of a highly coveted beer and watch the posts fly about how I have to have XXXX beer no matter if it's a style their reviews of hads indicates they don't like. Let people strike out in obtaining XXXX beer and watch the haterism flow against those who have it. Entertaining shit though.
  26. 19etz55

    19etz55 Disciple (326) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    I chose sloth because it relates to laziness which can happen after having TOO many cold ones.
  27. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,547) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    In BMC land I'm pretty sure it's sloth.
  28. jmw

    jmw Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2009 North Carolina

    Weird. I was just thinking about this yesterday.
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