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    Beer, wine, and liquor consumption

    It's no secret I'm a beer man. I like beer. I also like wine but don't drink it nearly as often. When it comes to liquor I almost never drink it but when I do its either because I am at a formal social occasion or I'm home and on a 'mission' to achieve a certain state.

    For those occasions when you do consume alcohol what percent of the time do you find yourself drinking beer vs wine vs liquor?
    Me?
    Beer = 85% of the time
    Wine = 10% of the time
    Liquor = 5% of the time


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    I was just thinking about this as last night I picked up at Target my favorite local brew marked down to 6.49 for the six back (instead of the usual 9.49). Guess I'll need to drink those fast

    For me:

    Beer: 80%
    Wine: 19%
    Liquor: 1%
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    Beer - 75%
    Liquor - 20%
    Wine - 5%

    However, I am a streaky drinker. Sometimes I get an inkling for wine, or a particular liquor, and I will partake in those for a bit much more regularly.

    By the way, great topic for a Friday. Due to my food poisoning last week, I haven't had a drink in almost 2 weeks. I have the thirst for some ice cold beer.
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    Quote Originally posted by beach_bum View post
    I was just thinking about this as last night I picked up at Target my favorite local brew marked down to 6.49 for the six back (instead of the usual 9.49).
    $9.49 for a six pack? bb You have demonstrated yourself to be an individual having culture and refined tastes. What may we ask is your favorite local brew?
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    I do like my beer. I use the app Untappd to track all the beers I drink. In just over a year I've drank 104 unique brews. That said, I also like Sailor Jerry's and Coke and 7 & 7's.

    Beer - 70%
    Liquor - 25% (almost never order out but drink it at home)
    Wine - 5%
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    I drink (or used to) about once a month (when I wasn't playing soccer). On those few occasions my consumption was:

    90% beer
    9% vodka
    1% white wine
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    $9.49 for a six pack? bb You have demonstrated yourself to be an individual having culture and refined tastes. What may we ask is your favorite local brew?
    It's from a local brewery called Big Boss and the brew is Bad Penny. After I started drinking local brews from around here I couldn't go back to national beer. I drink quality not quantity.

    "dark brown ale is slightly sweet with a caramel and dark fruit finish. A show case of fine English malts, floor-malted the old way. We use pale, chocolate and crystal malts to produce a complex but easy drinking dark ale. Very reminiscent of northern English ales"

    It is amazing. If you are ever in NC and find yourself confronted with a bevy of in-state brews, that is a sure-fire winner! I can plug for many local brews around here, Duck Rabbit and Full Steam are other great in-state breweries.
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    Beer-0%
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    Liquor-0%

    I don't drink alchohol, but not for the reasons people think. I don't like the taste of about 99% percent. And yes, I've had wine, beer and other alcohol. To me, beer has a really, really nasty taste, and I've had my share of it. What little I do like-asti, white wine, I like just a taste of it-i.e., a glass and I'm good. I just like water, pop and juice instead. I also grew up in an environment where there wasn't a whole lot of drinking, so I never developed a taste for it. My family's vices were smoking and eating.
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    When it comes to liquor I almost never drink it but when I do its either because I am at a formal social occasion or I'm home and on a 'mission' to achieve a certain state.
    Just wanted to add the other rare occasions at home I consume liquor is when I have a shot of Aalborg Akvavit after an invigorating afternoon of winter sports activities.

    EDIT: b_b's stock just went throught the roof after that last post.
    Last edited by Maister; 15 Feb 2013 at 10:20 AM.
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    I'm a beer snob. I admit to liking good quality beer - mostly craft brews from a number of regions. I use the app Beer to track my tastings. b_b is right, there are a number of great craft breweries in NC and we are lucky for that. I also enjoy about everything Bell's and Stone brew.

    Beer = 93%
    Liquor = 6%
    Wine = 1%

    When I drink liquor I usually stay with Wild Turkey & diet Mountain Dew, Firefly & lemonade, or vodka & cranberry and as Maister said, it's usually done for a desired effect. I used to drink rum quite a bit but don't much anymore. Tequila and I haven't been on speaking terms since college.

    Hey beach_bum, our favorite little pub has pint night on Wednesdays (you get a pint glass when you order the featured brewery selections - my pint glass collection has grown considerably because of this) and Big Boss is this Wednesdays selection. Bad Penny is one of the favorites and I can wait to have a couple others.
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    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    Hey beach_bum, our favorite little pub has pint night on Wednesdays (you get a pint glass when you order the featured brewery selections - my pint glass collection has grown considerably because of this) and Big Boss is this Wednesdays selection. Bad Penny is one of the favorites and I can wait to have a couple others.
    I had a draft only Big Boss brew the other week, called Big Operator, it had a raspberry flavor to it, sort of like Purple Haze, only better!
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    I love dark beers, but I'm drinking significantly less since the first of the year because I'm working hard on losing weight.

    I drink the occaisional whiskey too, on the rocks please.
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    Beer is good. I would say:

    Beer 65%
    Wine 20%
    Liquor 15%

    The liquor portion has gone up because I have become more interested in the various tastes and cultures. I used to hate hard liquor straight. Now I have the occasional scotch or gin and tonic.

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    I love a cold brew! My faves are local/Texas brewed: St. Arnold's anything but the porter, and Shiner anything but the black and the blonde. I like to try other regional brews, so I can recommend Alaska's Winter brew, and their ale, and I like the Hawaiian Longboard out of - where else - Hawaii. Moose Drool Brown Ale, first tried in MT and not available around here, is another good one.

    Liquor is usually in a mixed drink at a social function or a special night.

    Beer (not national swills): 80%
    Wine: 15%
    Liquor: 5%
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    Quote Originally posted by Salmissra View post
    I love a cold brew! My faves are local/Texas brewed: St. Arnold's anything but the porter, and Shiner anything but the black and the blonde. I like to try other regional brews, so I can recommend Alaska's Winter brew, and their ale, and I like the Hawaiian Longboard out of - where else - Hawaii. Moose Drool Brown Ale, first tried in MT and not available around here, is another good one.

    Liquor is usually in a mixed drink at a social function or a special night.

    Beer (not national swills): 80%
    Wine: 15%
    Liquor: 5%
    Have you tried any of the Lakewood yet? We just picked up some of their lager but haven't broken into it yet. Their brewery isn't too far away so I expect we'll be doing a tour soon.
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    I love beer, but the rest of the household drinks wine, so tend to drink both types equally. Luckily the other members are wine enthusiasts, so I know that it is usually going to be really good wine. I also keep a bottle of gin around in case I want to make a G&T or Tom Collins.
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    With dinner:

    Beer 48%
    Wine 48%
    Liquor 4%

    Other times:

    Beer 45%
    Wine 1%
    Liquor 54%
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    65% Wine
    30% Beer
    5% Hard Liquor

    Wine never was in the equation in college, but now i tend to have at least 3 to 4 glasses a week. We have all kinds of wines in the house and I tend to favor piont and cabs, chards, and rose. When we need to have some wine on the cheap i tend to favor red blends over white.

    Beer is a constant stock in the fridge. Wife doesn't drink much but she will have on the occasion a shock top or an 805.
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    I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis. Stay thirsty, my friends.

    Really, I've become practically a tee-totaler. An occasional beer. A rare margarita. Bourbon neat once or twice a year.
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    Wine: 50%
    Beer: 45%
    Liquor: 5%

    I would drink more wine if it came in single-serving containers like beer. I mean, if the good wine came in single-serving containers.

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    Wine 96.0%
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    Liquor 0.5%

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    Beer 85%
    Liquor 10%
    Wine 4.7%
    Absynthe 0.3%
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    I'm another one of these people that rarely drinks. I'm not super fond of the taste and I'm too cheap for mixed drinks. I'll occasionally drink beer or wine if someone offers me some but it's not something I really care to spend money on.

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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    Have you tried any of the Lakewood yet? We just picked up some of their lager but haven't broken into it yet. Their brewery isn't too far away so I expect we'll be doing a tour soon.
    Haven't tried it yet, but it's on the list.

    I've had the ale from Rahr (out of Ft. Worth). I find it fine, but not exceptional. There are a couple people here that love their Ugly Pug brew.
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    I guess I'm the first with a different ratio, though I will say that bottles of liquor last at least 4-6 months in the house, beer tends to go faster when it's in the house...but really most of my beer consumption is at restaurants with dinner):

    Beer: 40%
    Wine: 0%
    Liquor: 60% (Scotch, Irish Whiskey 95% of the time)
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