I'm tired of feeling lousy the day after I drink and am thinking of stopping drinking any alcohol in any form, period. If you've done that, how difficult was it, what does it feel like?
I'm trying to reduce my alcohol intake, much of which is made up of either a bottle of beer after work, followed by a later bourbon or gin over ice. I've switched to non-alcoholic beers for post-dinner on weeknights, which seems to satisfy the craving. I'd like to find a similar substitute that can take the place of the spirits. Something herbal, full-flavored and sip-able. Does this magic drink exist? [more inside]
I'm a fit 51 year old bloke but I can't ever seem to shift my beer belly. How do I do this? [more inside]
I'm trying to cut down on my alcohol consumption. What are some beverages that satisfy some of the same taste experience as beer or wine? [more inside]
What would the most nutritionally useful beer have in it and what would the process be for making it? [more inside]
I've been through a lot of changes lately and one of them has been losing 40 lbs. I love beer and socializing. And another change is being more social and putting myself out there. But the combination of eating less and weighing less has put a dent in my ability to deal with alcohol. I end up slightly more drunk and a lot more hungover How do I continue to enjoy the things I love without it affecting me so much? [more inside]
I recently tasted a beer that is brewed locally and I really enjoyed it. How can I determine which commercial beer would taste the most similar? I won't always be in this region and have access to this brewery. I'm not typically a "beer" person and don't really have tons of knowledge on beer and their flavors, but I enjoy this one and a Guinness occasionally. Thank you in advance.
I'm the kind of person who gets worried enough they'll do their work not well, or make a mistake, that they end up either not starting or working too slowly and filled with dread. Last week, I had to work late on a project. I had two beers in the process, found I cared less about the anxiety and dread and perfectionism, and just did a better, less stressful job. I want to do this without drinking. [more inside]
Will having a beer (or maybe two) affect the efficacy of a course of methylprednisolone? There were no alcohol warnings on the pharmacy packaging, but of course the Internet says not to combine them, as it says for everything. Thanks! If it matters, this is day 4 of the course.
I'm looking for a merchant in NYC who sells a good selection of French sparkling hard dry ciders (from Normandy and Brittany). Also great if said merchant has more diverse hard cider options (UK or Scandinavian etc.) [more inside]
My hangovers have been getting worse, even though I've been drinking less. It's also taking longer for my hangovers to start. Is this normal? [more inside]
Question about the compulsion to drink beer disappearing when I exercise. [more inside]
I'm looking to find some Belikin beer (domestic to Belize) in Austin, Texas. I've already tried Specs, to no avail. Anybody have any idea if/where I might have some luck?
For the past two weeks I've been consuming large amounts of alcohol (mostly beer and wine, but also soju). After I first started drinking, I noticed a bump in a blood vessel in my right forearm. These bumps have now appeared along the rest of my forearm (that same vein). They feel like bruises. I'm pretty sure something is getting clogged up in there. I can stop drinking, but what can I do to get my blood flowing normally again? [more inside]
Help me replace my evening drink with something similar, but not. I very much enjoy dark beer and red wine, but I'm looking for options that aren't alcohol. Something sip-able. [more inside]
I am getting married in two weeks in the Prospect Park Picnic House in Brooklyn. My fiancee and I are providing the alcohol (two types of beer, a red wine and a white wine and a glass of champagne for a champagne toast). Does anyone have good recommendations for a local business that we can buy in bulk from and have them deliver the alcohol to the Picnic House on the day of the wedding? [more inside]
Should I quit beer and switch entirely to whiskey? For health reasons? [more inside]
I like Japanese beer. What other beer commonly found in American bars will I also like? [more inside]
Looking for good bars in Sacramento who focus in quality beer. [more inside]
Anybody know why old-timers put black pepper in their beer? Mainly see it in 70+ war vets, but I suppose the question could apply to anybody.
I have never had beer before. Going to a beer bar in 24 hours. Tell me what to order. [more inside]
Being the drunk that I am, I'm familiar enough with cocktails and hard liquor. However, I need help with my beer and wine knowledge, for working as a restaurant server. To quickly, broadly learn about beer and wine, what are my options for book-learnin', starting points, and so on? Current knowledge is basically zero. [more inside]
Would you eventually die of dehydration if you had only beer to drink? [more inside]
Beer noob needs advice! [more inside]
Why do my muscles (particularly my leg muscles) get tense and uncomfortable after drinking in the evenings (particularly after drinking beer)? Has anyone else experienced this? And is there anything I can do about it? [more inside]
Teach me about alcoholic beverages. [more inside]
I've never been a beer person, but a friend recently introduced me to a Belgian brew called Kwak, and I'm a fan. Unfortunately, few bars have Kwak on tap. Can any of you beer connoisseurs out there recommend similar beers - sweet and high in alcohol content? I'm generally not big on dark lagers or stouts.
Where in the SF Bay Area should I celebrate Oktoberfest? [more inside]
I'm heading off to Ireland next week, and plan on spending lots of time in pubs. What do I need to know about drinking in and around Ireland to totally not come off as a dolt?
What are some good uses for leftover beer? A *lot* of leftover beer? [more inside]
What has been your own personal experience with strictly moderate alcohol consumption (1-2 drinks/night) when engaged in any kind of weight loss regimen you've done? Did it have any noticeable effect on your mood, outlook, and progress? Better yet, what changes did you notice cutting out drinking or adding it back in? (please no crusading or mere speculation, thanks)
There are two beverages that nearly every American adult seems to like, but I dislike both: coffee and beer. I would like to develop a taste for both of them. For morning caffeine, coffee's free at most workplaces whereas pop isn't; and beer is a cheap mood alterer; but more importantly, both are social lubricants, one that isn't achieved by drinking a soda while others get either awake, buzzed or drunk. It's been a while since I had either, but remembering the tastes, I think it's that I dislike the bitterness in each drink. [more inside]
I'm looking for beers that correspond to elements on the periodic table. Arsenic (As) = Asahi, Titanium (Ti) = Tiger, Potassium (K) = Kingfisher, and so on. I've got a lot of gaps- please help! [more inside]
I am looking for a place in NYC that is like the RFD in Washington DC. Any beer aficionados know? [more inside]
Booze + chocolate pairing question. [more inside]
How can I pour a three-layered black and tan? [more inside]
So what exactly are the restrictions regarding purchasing alcohol in Maryland? [more inside]
Tricks, tips, and recipes for cooking with alcohol? [more inside]
What alcoholic drink do you find the least troublesome on your body? What's your favorite choices for avoiding hangover, reflux, bloating, (insert your own ailment)? [more inside]
What is the best way to take an entirely legal quantity of beer across the continent, on a plane? [more inside]
How do I properly add blackcurrant to Guinness? [more inside]
"Liquor then beer, you're in the clear; beer then liquor, never been sicker." Is this true, and if so, why? [more inside]
My girlfriend says that she's going to leave me at the end of the week if I don't attempt to seek help for my drinking problem. Now what? [more inside]
I have an 8.45 ounce bottle of Sam Adams Triple Bock, ca. 1994, an ale brewed w/ maple syrup, that I was given as a gift. I just found it again in a cabinet. It's been sealed well, kept in dark spaces in air conditioned spaces mostly. Safe to drink? Keep aging? Bury in a landfill?
I'm completely addicted to Chimay Blanche (white label, or Cinq Cents), but it's so expensive! [more inside]
I'm doing a (semi) limited bar at my wedding reception on a (semi) limited budget. What is the best hard liquor to serve? How much should I buy? We would also love to hear suggestions for wine and champagne that offer the most for our dollar. [more inside]
Is it illegal to sell mixed six-packs of beer in New Jersey and/or New York? If so, why? [more inside]
Is there an American maker of good ginger Shandy? I can get the Carib brand in my neighborhood, but the ginger flavor is kind of sucky. Alternatively, is there such a thing as an alcoholic ginger ale made in the US? [more inside]
I've never had a hangover in my life, how common is this and will it stay this way? [more inside]
What alcoholic drinks go with seafood paella? [more inside]
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