holy fucking SHIT I love beer. it's fucking fantastic. a single cold beer and everything melts away.
beer is so good, we invented WRITING so we could remember how to make it. fuck, beer makes my 6" disappointment of a cock into an 8" rod of fleshy steel when I have enough. beer is magic.
I've been thinking about learning how to make beer. it'd be nice to put effort into something you love, and maybe make some friends a long the way. imagine a clan of beer-brewing bros that had your back.
why the FUCK aren't you drinking beer right now?
This is basically EXACTLY why I'm not drinking beer right now.
I left my old job last summer, and switched to a new one where I actually had evenings free. I ended up drinking a few beers a night, and went from reasonably fit to fat in 6 months.
I've since switched to liquor and mostly make low-sugar cocktails out of it, and I've already started losing weight again.
Beer is shit. It tastes like shit, and isn't even a good way to get inebriated. I can make a way stronger drink that tastes way better than beer, if I want to get buzzed (Gin and Tonic, Rum and Coke, Tequila shots with salt + lime, etc).
Marijuana master race. No hangover, all basic tactile sensations feel much better, easier to laugh, sleep, relax. And it can be taken in way less harmful ways - vaporizers, tea, edibles. Way less harmful and less habit forming than booze.
because im a recovering alcoholic. i liked it all a little too much. unfortunately i got to the point where the more a drank the more i wanted to drink so i would just stay drunk for days on end. it stopped being fun and started being awful, and i went to rehab twice over it. ive done meth and heroin, still do heroin actually, and have never had the addiction and problems that alcohol gave me. it sucks because it is the most socially acceptable, in fact im sure dating will be weird now and not drinking will probably be a turn off, but i like it better this way. i drank to get wasted and all id end up doing is passing out while trying to watch movies, not capable of going to work, playing video games, going out, nothing.
In general I like the milder, balanced styles:
>Anchor Steam (my very favorite)
But there are a few exceptions
>Yards Jefferson tavern ale - a rye beer flavored with honey
>a really good Gose - the salty twang is perfect for a summer afternoon's walk
>sours in general - good summer drinks
Anchor is pretty good, especially when it's on tap. I'd never had it until I moved to NorCal for a few years, and when I moved back down south I was surprised to find it everywhere.
I just turned 21 so I havent become a total hipster with brew's yet.
I've always preferred liquor because I can mix it like a pansy.
But I've seen my brewing friends go from nerdy skinny dudes to beer belly neckbeards.
Alcohol in moderation is generally pretty decent for you, doctors have been spreading the "glass or two of wine a night" meme for decades.
I can't drink just one beer, though, I always feel really shitty an hour later. I either have to not drink at all or drink 2-3.
Craft-ish stuff, Lagunitas IPA is a common go-to for me.
That's probably part of the problem, there's just enough alcohol content to get me halfway to a buzz but not all the way there.
Their IPA is 6.2%. That's pretty stout. Yuengling Lager is only 4.5% in comparison.
I've determined that the best buzz for me is just 1 or 2 average strength beers on a normal day, one in the afternoon and maybe one later. If I'm in a social setting 2 or 3.
Kaluha, which I always view as a close relative of Bailey's, is part of what I'm drinking right now.
(Portland-style Spanish Coffee. Take a heat-resistant tempered glass, coat rim with lime, stick sugar to rim. 3/4oz 151, 1/2oz Triple Sec, set on fire, use fire to caramelize sugar, pour in a full shot of Kaluha, top off with hot coffee and a bit of cream and some nutmeg. It's pretty good, but the only tempered glass I could find was too tall and I couldn't get the sugar to caramelize properly since it was too far from the flame.)
Fuck, Yuengling. I've been trying to remember what that shit is called for ages. I have to make a mental note of that.
(I'm West Coast and you never find it here, I've only had it when visiting family in NJ.)
Ugh, this was pretty much true when I used to smoke weed. Even with "good shit" I'd feel like a sack of rotting trash for a day or two after getting high. The only cure, naturally, was to get high again. It's the main reason I stopped smoking.