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(Telegraph)   One in ten British drinkers claim to get through 20 pints a night. In other news, academics refuse to believe drunk people may exaggerate or lose the ability to keep count   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 102
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2010-04-20 04:18:17 AM  
I've known people who would get through that much in a night. It depends on the strength of the beer.

20 pints of Stella, nope. 20 pints of mild bitter, yep.
 
2010-04-20 04:59:19 AM  
The most popular beer in the UK is Carling Black Label. Interestingly, the most popular non-mixed drink in the UK is wine.
 
2010-04-20 06:10:20 AM  
malcy: 20 pints of Stella Wife Beater, nope.

FTFY.
 
2010-04-20 06:14:59 AM  
A builder friend of mine used to get through 20 pints of Bass a day, about 5 at lunch and 15 at night, every day of the week. (For the Americans in here, UK pints are 20 ounces, not 16, so 20 UK pints = 25 US pints).

Notice the words "used to" - he destroyed his liver, and combined with his smoking 40 B & H a day, he also got pancreatic cancer, spent five years dry and in considerable pain, and died in agony three years ago.

That slowed my drinking down a bit, I can tell you.
 
2010-04-20 06:38:40 AM  
Where's the research that heavy drinking adversely affects dentition?
 
2010-04-20 06:40:07 AM  
Yeah. I'm from Wisconsin.

These claims do not seem unreasonable.
 
2010-04-20 06:42:44 AM  
As already mentioned, 20 coors lite (which I can't even consider beer) - maybe...and bottles, not pints.
 
2010-04-20 06:44:11 AM  
Actually it doesn't claim anything close to headline, not 20 a night but "One in 10 Saturday night drinkers go out intent on consuming the equivalent of 20 pints, research finds."

I often go out on a sat night intending to get pissed, and I'm sure I've achieved 20 pints a night several times (since bars dont close here).
 
2010-04-20 06:44:27 AM  
I don't drink anymore myself but if you've lived here and hung around with the right people 20 pints a night is nothing exceptional at all.
Of course it's pints of extremely wank tasting larger but none the less it is not unusual. Sad really too.
 
2010-04-20 06:45:53 AM  
That's a lotta beer gawdammit.
 
2010-04-20 06:47:41 AM  
And they live on the island - that shiat guiness they drink is girlie beer alcohol content wise. Less than Bud Light or Coors Light.
 
2010-04-20 06:48:43 AM  
Amateurs...
 
2010-04-20 06:50:41 AM  
20 pints is a lot of liquid.
My personal best is about 15, spread out over most of the day. I was hammered, and bloated. Funny thing was, I was still thirsty the next day. Why is that, I wonder?

/why yes, I was a student at the time
 
2010-04-20 06:53:09 AM  
Where do I get a job interviewing drunks about their drinking habits? I think I could combine it with other relavent surveys. In particular, I would like to question attractive women who are already legally drunk about their drinking plans and sexual preferences.
 
2010-04-20 06:53:26 AM  
No Catchy Nickname: My personal best is about 15, spread out over most of the day. I was hammered, and bloated. Funny thing was, I was still thirsty the next day. Why is that, I wonder?

Wimp, 4 of us killed a keg one day in college, thats 124 pints. So assumeing we all drank realtively equal amounts and say 4 pints were wasted, thats about 30 pints a piece.
 
2010-04-20 07:02:33 AM  
lilplatinum: Wimp, 4 of us killed a keg one day in college, thats 124 pints. So assumeing we all drank realtively equal amounts and say 4 pints were wasted, thats about 30 pints a piece.

Heroic, I'm sure. But I'm assuming you were drinking US pints, so that's only 5 pints in the huge-wang-balls-the-size-of-planets- sized pints I was measuring my beer in.
Plus, I'm guessing you were drinking American beer. My 15 pints were super-strong-double-up-as-aeroplane-fuel whisky-vodak-beer.
So there!
 
2010-04-20 07:05:12 AM  
No Catchy Nickname: Heroic, I'm sure. But I'm assuming you were drinking US pints, so that's only 5 pints in the huge-wang-balls-the-size-of-planets- sized pints I was measuring my beer in.
Plus, I'm guessing you were drinking American beer. My 15 pints were super-strong-double-up-as-aeroplane-fuel whisky-vodak-beer.
So there!


Haha true in Imperial Pints it was only 25 a piece.. Lousy metric system. I will never get the superstition that American beer is somehow weaker than an average pilsner style beer everywhere else in the world. The kraut beer I drink here now is the same.

Anyway my keg was full of everclear, so suck it!
 
2010-04-20 07:10:37 AM  
gwydion56: Where do I get a job interviewing drunks about their drinking habits? I think I could combine it with other relavent surveys. In particular, I would like to question attractive women who are already legally drunk about their drinking plans and sexual preferences.

Rohypnol - 'cause Farkers need lovin' too.
 
2010-04-20 07:11:30 AM  
lilplatinum: Haha true in Imperial Pints it was only 25 a piece.. Lousy metric system. I will never get the superstition that American beer is somehow weaker than an average pilsner style beer everywhere else in the world. The kraut beer I drink here now is the same.

Anyway my keg was full of everclear, so suck it!


Everclear? What sort of piss-poor pansy juice is that? When I were a lad, we had nowt to drink but double-distilled medical ethanol. And we liked it!

/actually, I think Budweiser and Coors is around 5%, which is a bit stronger than many of the mass-produced bitters in the UK, though your craft beers may vary.

It's the volume more than anything for me. I feel really bloated after 3 pints of Landlord (bitter). That bitter in particular makes me feel stuffed.
 
2010-04-20 07:14:28 AM  
Yeah thats why I stick with Pilsner up here.. Plus the ones coming from ze Czechs are quite nice.
 
2010-04-20 07:14:56 AM  
It's probably not that hard when happy hour starts at noon and all of your cask beer is 2.5% alcohol.
 
2010-04-20 07:16:50 AM  
I'm not surprised the problem drinking is getting worse..

High Unemployment.

Appearance that good-paying jobs are outsourced to countries that in-turn export THEIR unemployed back to UK (Tabloids help reinforce this. Even though not strictly true and it pisses people off, it sells papers so it's all good!)

The authorities there have lost touch

CCTV cameras everywhere

Cops illegally confiscating cameras

ABSO (Seriously, WTF?)

Tabloid media creating righteous indignation over silly shiat like what the Royals are up to or who sleeps with who.

Former PM Blair NOT GOING TO JAIL for falling for the Bush WMD con and following lock-step into Iraq
 
2010-04-20 07:17:07 AM  
The smoker you drink, the player you get.


obscure?
 
2010-04-20 07:18:24 AM  
Day_Old_Dutchie: ABSO

Anti-Behavior Social Order?
 
2010-04-20 07:24:17 AM  
Gussie Fink-Nottle: Rohypnol - 'cause Farkers need lovin' too.

I tried that shiat, just made me fall asleep.
 
2010-04-20 07:27:36 AM  
20 pints - I'm from Australia - that's a warm-up for a proper binge.
 
2010-04-20 07:45:02 AM  
I've done it a number of times. I don't need to do that anymore.
 
2010-04-20 07:47:43 AM  
ElPresidente: A builder friend of mine used to get through 20 pints of Bass a day, about 5 at lunch and 15 at night, every day of the week. (For the Americans in here, UK pints are 20 ounces, not 16, so 20 UK pints = 25 US pints).

Notice the words "used to" - he destroyed his liver, and combined with his smoking 40 B & H a day, he also got pancreatic cancer, spent five years dry and in considerable pain, and died in agony three years ago.

That slowed my drinking down a bit, I can tell you.


how long did he drink like that for?
 
2010-04-20 07:49:34 AM  
SavvyLemur: how long did he drink like that for?

About 25 years, died at 48. Sorry, should have made that clear.
 
2010-04-20 07:52:36 AM  
paulseta: 20 pints - I'm from Australia - that's a warm-up for a proper binge.

Yup. Scary but true.

Alas, I cannot regale anyone with my own drinking stories as I am a five foot, weakingly who gets hammered on a wine spritzer. Beer shandy anyone?
 
2010-04-20 08:01:53 AM  
ElPresidente: SavvyLemur: how long did he drink like that for?

About 25 years, died at 48. Sorry, should have made that clear.


thanks for answering my question. sorry about your friend.
 
2010-04-20 08:16:31 AM  
ElPresidente: SavvyLemur: how long did he drink like that for?

About 25 years, died at 48. Sorry, should have made that clear.


Oh, so a while then. Phew!
 
2010-04-20 08:21:46 AM  
No Catchy Nickname Timothy Tailor Landlord is not too bad, actually. If you feel bloated after three pints might I suggest you break the seal and dump some of the excess?
 
2010-04-20 08:24:40 AM  
One of the most miserable people on Earth are alcoholics? Strange.
 
2010-04-20 08:24:59 AM  
floor_guy: As already mentioned, 20 coors lite (which I can't even consider beer) - maybe...and bottles, not pints.

Isn't coors lite just used to rehydrate?
 
2010-04-20 08:27:10 AM  
I know one thing I wouldn't need 20 pints for - hitting on the girl in the "Special report" sidebar...who is she and where can I see her nekkid?
 
2010-04-20 08:27:42 AM  
I used to be able to get through about 15 pints without getting too out of control, and I only weigh 170 pounds. I toned that down because I don't want to die young.

I visited the U of Nottingham for a week and those kids could really drink. I don't know if they're a bigger bunch of alcoholics than the rest of the British, though. Nottingham seemed a little on the blue collar side.
 
2010-04-20 08:29:09 AM  
Day_Old_Dutchie:

Former PM Blair NOT GOING TO JAIL for falling for the Bush WMD con and following lock-step into Iraq


What the hell does Blair have to do with any of this?
I mean do you honestly think the mere handful of people that still give a hoot about the Iraq war go out every night and drown their war related sorrows with alcohol?

You really must be a colossal idiot to even try to bring that into the argument.
 
2010-04-20 08:31:39 AM  
Please, academics know from drinking. I have never in my life been so drunk as at grad school in England. Used to get papers back with wine ring stains on them. My thesis supervisor got so drunk she fell through a greenhouse pane at 2 a.m. Profs were spotted passed out in front of pubs. Good times.

/cool story, sis
 
2010-04-20 08:32:29 AM  
ElPresidente: SavvyLemur: how long did he drink like that for?

About 25 years, died at 48. Sorry, should have made that clear.


So if I drink half that much, I can do it for 50 years!
 
2010-04-20 08:33:39 AM  
If I had to live in the UK nanny state, I'd drink 20 pints a day as well.
 
2010-04-20 08:50:55 AM  
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*psshh* Amateurs!
/hot like Ollie (back in the day)
 
2010-04-20 08:54:37 AM  
Ahhhh, times for a Macc Lads post.

Sup up, lad, I've spilt more ale down me waistcoat
Than you've supped tonight.
Boddington's or Willy's lads?

Willy's tastes like piss.
I've got ten pints down me neck the night,
He's blown some froth off his.
Now I've got to leave room for me chips,
So twenty pints is fine,
Hey you, you poof, you farking coont,
Get off that pint, it's mine.
Twenty pints of Boddington's every Friday night.
Twenty pints of Boddington's then
we're outside for a fight.
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You think you're one of the Macc Lads?
You look a bloody sight.
'Cos I've spilt more ale down me waistcoat,
Than you've supped tonight.
Peter.
And we'll all go down Limmoge's after closing time,
Hey you, you poof, you farking coont,
Get off that crack it's mine.
Twenty pints of Boddington's every Friday night.

Twenty pints of Boddington's then
we're outside for a fight.
You think you're one of the Macc Lads?
You're too farking tight.
'Cos I've spilt more ale down me waistcoat,
Than you've supped tonight.
'Cos I've spilt more ale down me waistcoat,
Than you've supped tonight.
 
2010-04-20 08:56:40 AM  
God Is My Co-Pirate:

Please, academics know from drinking. I have never in my life been so drunk as at grad school in England. Used to get papers back with wine ring stains on them. My thesis supervisor got so drunk she fell through a greenhouse pane at 2 a.m. Profs were spotted passed out in front of pubs. Good times.

After my last final at university in London, which ended at 11am, my professor helpfully suggested that we all go out for a pint. It was glorious.
 
2010-04-20 09:03:07 AM  
20 shots-ok. The time it takes to drink that-nothing. Less wasted space on liquid, get as much in quick. I can believe that. But I can't believe there are that many Brits out there with no gag reflex or the time to chug that much beer before being so pissed they pass out.
 
2010-04-20 09:17:32 AM  
malcy: I've known people who would get through that much in a night. It depends on the strength of the beer.

20 pints of Stella, nope. 20 pints of mild bitter, yep.


Why would somebody drink even one pint of Stella?
 
2010-04-20 09:18:44 AM  
dead_dangler: malcy: I've known people who would get through that much in a night. It depends on the strength of the beer.

20 pints of Stella, nope. 20 pints of mild bitter, yep.

Why would somebody drink even one pint of Stella?


No idea, I always have at least three
 
2010-04-20 09:20:00 AM  
dead_dangler: malcy: I've known people who would get through that much in a night. It depends on the strength of the beer.

20 pints of Stella, nope. 20 pints of mild bitter, yep.

Why would somebody drink even one pint of Stella?


Because otherwise they'd have to drink budweiser?
 
2010-04-20 09:27:11 AM  
I'm not a big drinker, but I can hold my own with tequila and beer.

Rum, though... That's a cruel mistress.
 
2010-04-20 09:28:16 AM  
dead_dangler: malcy: I've known people who would get through that much in a night. It depends on the strength of the beer.

20 pints of Stella, nope. 20 pints of mild bitter, yep.

Why would somebody drink even one pint of Stella?


It's known as chav beer in the UK, because of the high alcohol content. Strange how in the US we think it's some high class beer.
 
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