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Old 09-24-07, 05:46 PM
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I'm not against the stuff, it's just not a big part of my life. I got a 6-pack of beer for the family get-together about 6 weeks ago, and there's still 5 left. Although in the interim I cleaned up the other 3 old ones in the fridge. So call it one a week (or less.) One of these days I'll get around to putting a couple more in the fridge.
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Old 09-24-07, 05:49 PM
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I do not dring mass market American beer. I rarely will dring tequilla if going out because the best behind the bar is usually not as good as the second worst at home. (The worst at home is Curevo gold, olny used for marinating chicken).

Honestly I don't drink much, but when I do I want good stuff.
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Old 09-24-07, 05:53 PM
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I haven't drank since around 94 or 95 and that was a beer in the middle of nowhere when I had low blood sugar.

Before that I preferred Chivas Regal, J & B, JD Black,Johnnie Walker, Five Star, Crown Royal, and Windsor when I was low on funds.
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Old 09-24-07, 06:33 PM
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I like a fine English Bitter or a nicely hopped American Pale Ale, also a nice IPA. I also have been known to have a top shelf European Pilsener now and then. I may only have 2 or 3 a week and that is on Sundays watching football at my buddy's house.

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Old 09-24-07, 06:44 PM
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Everyday, morning, noon and night (when appropriate, of course). Faves are beer, wine, scotch, gin (not necessarily in that order).

I think N.Americans are uptight about booze.

We seem to love our prescriptions though, huh?

mmmmmm, liquor....
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Old 09-24-07, 07:04 PM
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Yet we have such a large amount of alcoholics. Not that uptight I would think.
My second favorite to beer are margaritas followed by just about anything with vodka in it.
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I no longer enjoy the intoxicating effects of alcohol. I'd had my share, and I was done. I gave it up a few years ago, and don't regret not drinking in the least.
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Old 09-24-07, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Cosmoline View Post
Bombay Sapphire with a little Roses and tonic on the rocks.
Have you tried any of the small batch American gins made with high desert juniper? It's not quite Bombay Sapphire, but it's unique and wonderful in and of itself. We've got 2 really nice small batch distilleries out my way.

Also, have you been able to find any (non-diet) tonic water that isn't made with freakin' high fructose corn syrup? This frustrates me to no end, because I'm one of those crazy people who likes to drink tonic water even with no alcohol.
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Old 09-24-07, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
Mr. East Hill used to drink a couple of beers every once in a while years ago. He's switched to non-alcoholic beers because he likes the taste, just not the alcohol.
He likes the taste of non-alcoholic beers?? They don't taste like beer at all. There was a period when my boyfriend wasn't drinking because he wanted to lose weight, so he thought he'd drink that non-alcoholic stuff. He found it revolting... so did I, after I tried it.

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That's about where I stand too....except for beer (hate the taste).
That's what I used to say too before I discovered real beer and realized all that piss produced by large North American companies isn't beer at all.
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Old 09-24-07, 08:04 PM
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It is kind of a running joke, but many of my suppliers know that while on a business trip I'd rather go out in the evening for a good hot fudge sundae, than to a bar for a beer!

An occasional mixed drink on a plane, a beer after a long hot summer day in the garden, an occasional drink over a business dinner. Not much alcohol these days. I drank enough in college to last me most of my adult life.
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Old 09-24-07, 08:11 PM
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Water, Dr. Pepper and some juice. No alkie for me.
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Old 09-24-07, 08:20 PM
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After drinking ~20 beers a day, 6 days a week. I havent drank anything in 2 years. Now I ride a bike because I want to, not because my licence is suspended.
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Old 09-25-07, 03:29 AM
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On the bottom side of one set of cycling socks, it quotes Benjamin Franklin. The quote is 'beer is evidence that there is a god.' or something like that. On the side are small beer steins.
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Old 09-25-07, 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Bekologist View Post
I no longer enjoy the intoxicating effects of alcohol. I'd had my share, and I was done. I gave it up a few years ago, and don't regret not drinking in the least.
Just because you have an alcoholic beverage, doesn't mean you need to get intoxicated.
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Old 09-25-07, 06:55 AM
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^^^ Blasphemy! (j/k)

+1 on the Sake, by the way. I love good Sake. It's nice to see more of it finding its way around the US finally. I really enjoy unfiltered, but some people dislike the mouth feel.
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Old 09-25-07, 07:10 AM
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An occasional beer or wine. I bought a sixpack two weekends ago. There are two bottles left and my parents were visiting and my father drank one of the ones that's gone.
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Old 09-25-07, 07:49 AM
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{IPA...the hoppier the better.}
I love you, man.
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Old 09-25-07, 08:23 AM
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Mmmm, beer.

/homebrewer
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Old 09-25-07, 10:42 AM
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Maybe a beer once a week, and a glass of wine rarely (I don't actually like it that much, but we have some friends who are pretty enthusiastic about it and are forever showing up saying, "Try this. It's really special!" All tastes about the same to me...). I can't remember the last time I had a mixed drink--it's been at least 20 years.
No religious, moral or health reasons involved--I don't particularly enjoy drinking, hate being drunk, but like the taste of beer.
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Being a metroneck I drink my share and it's the cheap swill Silver Bullets. I'll swipe one of the wife's Fat Tire or Sierra Nevada beers once in a while but anything too fancy gets rejected by my tastebuds. Coors Lite goes with football just as well as it goes with huntin and fishin


Most of my tri-club gang drink like fish.
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I'll second Cosmoline on the Laphroig. I keep a bottle of the 15 year old around the house. It's not my regular drink, though -- too much for that. It's great after a good dinner. Goes well with the cheese course, surprisingly. Neat, served with a couple of hard crumbly strongly-flavored cheeses. I'll bet a few Scotch conoisseurs will have heart attacks at the thought, but it's good.

Wine with dinner, of course. Could be anything, depending on what I've cooked.

My regular drink is Irish whiskey. Powers is my favorite.

As to frequency, yes, I have a drink or two every day. More on weekends, especially if there's dinner with wine involved. Some people might think that's a lot, I guess, but I was raised in a culture where that's pretty ordinary. Doesn't seem to have done any harm.
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I decided a few days ago to start documenting my food intake. The three small bloody marys I had yesterday represented my greatest calorie intake of the day. I knew it was bad, but now, I'm shocked.
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Originally Posted by chephy View Post
He likes the taste of non-alcoholic beers?? They don't taste like beer at all. There was a period when my boyfriend wasn't drinking because he wanted to lose weight, so he thought he'd drink that non-alcoholic stuff. He found it revolting... so did I, after I tried it.
I've never liked even the smell of beer, so I would be the last person to ask about the difference in taste .

For whatever reason, he likes the taste of the stuff. Just as with his odd preference of road riding the Trek 4300 instead of the beautiful 1980 Schwinn LeTour--whatever rocks his boats is fine with me!

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Never been much of a drinker.

Except for the occasional sip of wine or beer as a child (my folks let me taste), I didn't drink until the summer I turned 19. After that, maybe once every two months, and rarely enough to make me more than a little tipsy. Couple of beers or a shot of vodka.

My worst experience was the night before a friend and I were to see a concert (Dio and Motörhead double bill). I drank vodka straight all night, sang half of the Judas Priest repertoire at the bar and blacked out. Woke up the next morning at my friend's house with no memory of getting there, and with vomit all over my clothes. Threw up in a cardboard box, only to find that it was open at the bottom... Had to borrow clothes from my friend. Didn't, and couldn't, eat anything until after the concert that night!

During my two years in Ireland, I drank almost every week, and sometimes more than once a week. Typically 2-5 pints (4-4.5% alcohol beers) each time.

After I moved back home in 2003 and went back to school, I gave up drinking completely in mid-September 2003. Completely dry since. Not missing it at all.

Funny though, how people perceive you when you don't drink. I'm never invited to parties anymore, and I'm practically never get asked to tag along for a night out. The few times I've been out, I've pretty much been interrogated as to why I don't drink and told how odd that is. I have to choose between a social life and being sober, and my health means more to me. Tough choice, but one I'm forced to make.
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Old 09-25-07, 02:03 PM
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A quality beer on occasion is enough for me. I did enough drinking early in life to get me through to the end!

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