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2012-07-09 12:33:52 AM
I seem to recall "boilermaker" being the drink of choice for my 21st birthday. Which, itself, is now 21 years old.
 
2012-07-09 12:34:18 AM
Dear god why would you do that??
 
2012-07-09 12:34:58 AM
...well we mixed it up a bit, we also did depth charges.

/And one dude tried to get me to drink a cement mixer, but I was not drunk enough for that.
 
2012-07-09 12:45:49 AM
If my man was a beer he'd be Budweiser cause he's the King.
If my man was a beer he'd be Colt .45 cause he works every time.
I call my man Jack Daniels...
Jack Daniels! That's a hard liquor
That's my man
 
2012-07-09 01:00:38 AM
and jager bombs have been around...how long?
 
2012-07-09 01:24:46 AM
No surprise. Oklahomans don't know that beer exceeds 3.2% ABV until they visit Texas.
 
2012-07-09 01:42:45 AM
For a stout sangaree dressed up with a drizzle of brandy, look in The Complete Idiot's Guide to Bartending. For actual complete idiots, look to the comments on Huffington Post stories.


... OK, I'll give the author credit for that.
 
2012-07-09 02:05:25 AM
You'll never get sicker quicker than when you're mixin' liquor!
 
2012-07-09 04:50:20 AM
wow
 
2012-07-09 04:52:15 AM
I farking shower in that shiat.

Link
 
2012-07-09 04:55:41 AM
"Finally"? Dude never seen any drinks with bomb-related names before? Every bar in the US has had like a billion of them on the menu forever.
 
2012-07-09 04:59:54 AM
Three words: Irish car bomb
 
2012-07-09 05:07:19 AM
I'll stick to antifreeze,roofies, and bath salts in my coors light thank you very much.
 
2012-07-09 05:15:33 AM
as I got older the joys of finding out that I'd set myself or someone else on fire, said this, done that, the cops wanted to talk to me, I'd peed on someone's car screaming revolution,or whatever grew tiresome, as did the apologies.

i don't mix no more. dnrtfa
 
2012-07-09 05:26:16 AM
www.slate.com

Author Troy Patterson, for what it's worth.

I'm not really a fan of beer, and my stomach is telling me to lay off the rum, so here I am awake at 4am. Sober.
 
2012-07-09 05:31:14 AM
Wait, how many gallons per head?

How many gallons in a 12 pack of Lonestar cans?

shiat, I'm way over.

/crunch, toss.
 
2012-07-09 05:39:06 AM
Well, consider the following:

1) Beer before liquor, never sicker
2) Liquor before beer, never fear

Based on these two premises it stands to reason that one would want to start with liquor, then drink beer. But what is one to do when one then realizes more liquor is required after the original liquor-chasing beer? Mixing them would seem to be a loophole enabling one to avoid sickness as well as the uncertainty factor in the initial quantity of liquor to consume.

Of course, the experienced drinker can get away with damn near any ordering and combination. So I suppose the solution to this conundrum (and to life in general) is to drink heavily on a regular basis and the rest will sort itself out.
 
2012-07-09 06:32:17 AM
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2012-07-09 06:39:13 AM

My Bologna Has A Maiden Name: Well, consider the following:

1) Beer before liquor, never sicker
2) Liquor before beer, never fear

Based on these two premises it stands to reason that one would want to start with liquor, then drink beer. But what is one to do when one then realizes more liquor is required after the original liquor-chasing beer? Mixing them would seem to be a loophole enabling one to avoid sickness as well as the uncertainty factor in the initial quantity of liquor to consume.


It's not a rule at your frat. It's simple biology. Your body metabolizes hard alcohol faster than beer. So, if you drink beer first and then liquor, they both hit your body at the same time, doubling the effects (which is thus much more likely to knock you on your ass). If you drink liquor first and then slow down by going to beer, it stretches the effects out which actually gives your body more time to cope.
 
2012-07-09 06:46:44 AM
Lunch box


Drinking these for a couple years now. Sounds gross, but is actually very good, especially with brunch.
 
2012-07-09 06:52:50 AM
and boy, can I! hey, that's a good idea. bartender!
 
2012-07-09 07:02:16 AM
This past Friday I got called out to go drinking with a friend's brother. Had no plans to go out, but he was picking up the tab. Had to hurry to get out of the house, but wanted to have some whiskey before bolting - get a little warmed up and maybe spend less of his money as a result. But I can't just slug down whiskey on a cold start. I need time to accustom myself to it before I can drink like a cowboy or a frat pledge. So I poured myself a can of cheap lager from the fridge and put a few fingers of whiskey into it and slammed that instead. I felt so ashamed. Like I was 18 again or something. I was tempted to shotgun a beer next. Oh, well.
 
2012-07-09 07:11:21 AM
I've been putting shots of vodka in my beer for years. Especially if it's a cheap beer night.
 
2012-07-09 07:13:37 AM

NewportBarGuy: You'll never get sicker quicker than when you're mixin' liquor!


My Bologna Has A Maiden Name: Well, consider the following:

1) Beer before liquor, never sicker
2) Liquor before beer, never fear


I've never found these little rhymes to hold any actual truth at all. I've drunk cocktails, beer, and a giant shandy all over the course of the same party and didn't have any particularly ill effects. WHATEVER you drink, just get plenty of water afterwards and take a multivitamin or eat some sort of meat-based soup (B12 helps your liver break down the booze).
 
2012-07-09 07:15:29 AM
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I seem to remember someone already mentioning a Depth Charge?
 
2012-07-09 07:28:29 AM
This thread is making me queasy. Admittedly, not as queasy as the time an old guy grabbed my balls to congratulate me for slamming some drink rather quickly.
 
2012-07-09 07:30:12 AM
Boilermakers, Belfast and Irish carbombs, its been done, dude.
 
2012-07-09 07:30:45 AM
Still doesn't taste good.
 
2012-07-09 07:45:56 AM
failing to see why shandies are on this list.

Can't quite recall lemonade being classified as liquor.

Have some friends who would like to add lager and black(currant) to the list.
 
2012-07-09 08:11:04 AM
Black Velvet is the only one worth bothering with, IMHO.

Though I am partial to a lager and lime once in a while, it's a kitsch cliche, but it is rather tasty on a hot day.
 
2012-07-09 08:12:51 AM
I don't mean to be /that guy/, but the headline is misleading. We've been doing this stuff in the South--with real liquor, mind you--since as long as I can remember.

/who am i kidding, i live to be /that guy/
 
2012-07-09 08:19:33 AM

HotWingAgenda: Three words: Irish car bomb


Three more words. Flaming Dr Pepper*.

*Does not contain any actual Dr Pepper
 
2012-07-09 08:26:00 AM
Oh, THAT kind of hard liquor. I was thinking more along the lines of chilling your beer with frozen vodak cubes.

/Normally, I don't drink, but I do enjoy a Bailey's Irish Cream around the holidays.
 
2012-07-09 08:28:36 AM
Blasphemy . . . .

If you want pour liquor into your beer, that just means you should be buying better beer--and vice versa.
 
2012-07-09 08:30:40 AM
I find the thought of beer based cocktails decidely unappealing, and the rather
bloviated style of the article doesn't inspire me to put aside my prejudice.

That said: a nice cold shandy on a hot day does possibly bear further investigation.
 
2012-07-09 08:56:12 AM

ChubbyTiger: This thread is making me queasy. Admittedly, not as queasy as the time an old guy grabbed my balls to congratulate me for slamming some drink rather quickly.


Weird. I had the same thing happen to me. It must be an old guy thing.
 
2012-07-09 09:00:38 AM
shandy fans may enjoy beer sangria as well: lager, triple sec, lemon juice and fresh fruit
 
2012-07-09 09:08:24 AM
All of my epic, and at the same time regrettable drunks were from mixing beer and hard liquors. Had a friend that I use to kayak with who carried around a little flask. Anytime he got around hard liquor, he would top it off with anything he found. You never knew what was in that flask. One night 5 or 6 of us were all sitting around the campfire and I was drinking beer... lots and lots of beer.... Ron breaks out the infamous flask and passed it around. He kept topping it off with other stuff occasionally that evening. At some point I lost consciousness. Next morning I woke up under my lawn chair, eaten alive by the mosquitoes, laying in my own puke mixed with dirt..... It hurts to even recall that incident. Someone could have butt farked me in that time period and I would have never known. (I wasn't the only one)
 
2012-07-09 09:13:14 AM
2.bp.blogspot.com

Welcome to 1976.
 
2012-07-09 09:16:03 AM
Hrm... I haven't had a fire-bomb in a while. Might have to remedy that next weekend...
 
2012-07-09 09:20:34 AM
PunkTiger

Oh, THAT kind of hard liquor. I was thinking more along the lines of chilling your beer with frozen vodak cubes.


How do you freeze vodak? Liquid nitrogen?
 
2012-07-09 09:26:59 AM
Yeah, the author of the article is an idiot to think that most people have never heard of mixing liquor with beer. Pretty much everybody I've known who has been to a high school or college party knows what a boilermaker is.
 
2012-07-09 09:51:36 AM
the only time i've mixed anything with my beer I've ended up with either a novelty, a mixture designed to make me chug and get loaded or a disgusting waste of ingredients.

With one exception: the Dr. Pepper. A shot of Amaretto in a beer (I recommend Yuengling ). These things just taste great and they keep the beer drinkable (no need to chug)

You can go the extra mile and throw some 151 into that Amaretto (light it on fire if you really want) and you can do the flaming Dr Pepper, but the 151 imo pushes the drink over the drinkable line and you might as well chug, you wont enjoy just drinking at a regular pace.

Though, in my old age, beer seems to be plenty. The liquor just leads to headaches and bad decisions.
 
2012-07-09 09:56:00 AM

SilentStrider: Dear god why would you do that??


Because blaarar, that's why.
 
2012-07-09 09:56:57 AM

Gig103: No surprise. Oklahomans don't know that beer exceeds 3.2% ABV until they visit Texas.


Or they visit a liquor store. Unlike Texans, we don't drink our liquor from sippy cups while driving.
 
2012-07-09 09:58:43 AM

My Bologna Has A Maiden Name: 1) Beer before liquor, never sicker
2) Liquor before beer, never fear


Or you learn to pace yourself instead of drinking like you just discovered firewater for the first time, and both arguments become irrelevant.
 
2012-07-09 10:00:41 AM

Wodan11: Your body metabolizes hard alcohol faster than beer


Your body doesn't care what the source is, it processes it all the same. The difference is hard liquor has a higher concentration of alcohol. You're not metabolizing it faster, it's just not as watered down like it is in beer.
 
2012-07-09 10:01:43 AM

Gawdzila: NewportBarGuy: You'll never get sicker quicker than when you're mixin' liquor!

My Bologna Has A Maiden Name: Well, consider the following:

1) Beer before liquor, never sicker
2) Liquor before beer, never fear

I've never found these little rhymes to hold any actual truth at all. I've drunk cocktails, beer, and a giant shandy all over the course of the same party and didn't have any particularly ill effects. WHATEVER you drink, just get plenty of water afterwards and take a multivitamin or eat some sort of meat-based soup (B12 helps your liver break down the booze).


Fat, too. Which is why bacon and eggs sounds so damn good the morning after a good bender.
 
2012-07-09 10:27:57 AM
When I mix my alcohols(whether beer and liquor or just different kinds of liquors) I usually get sick as a dog even if its an amount I could down like a champ in all 1 kind of alcohol.
 
2012-07-09 10:37:01 AM

Gawdzila: NewportBarGuy: You'll never get sicker quicker than when you're mixin' liquor!

My Bologna Has A Maiden Name: Well, consider the following:

1) Beer before liquor, never sicker
2) Liquor before beer, never fear

I've never found these little rhymes to hold any actual truth at all. I've drunk cocktails, beer, and a giant shandy all over the course of the same party and didn't have any particularly ill effects. WHATEVER you drink, just get plenty of water afterwards and take a multivitamin or eat some sort of meat-based soup (B12 helps your liver break down the booze).


The key is moderation. It's too easy to get farked up on hard alcohol especially if you're already drunk. The trick is to start heavy and taper off(get buzzed then maintain) so that you can sober up a little (and drink some water) before passing out in bed.
 
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