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2017-07-29 09:24:17 PM  
Alternate your booze intake with water?  That usually works for me at parties.
 
2017-07-29 09:38:45 PM  
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/or just say, "No, thank you".
 
2017-07-29 09:54:10 PM  
Make a string necklace with pretzels on it, plus some beef jerky and cheese sticks hanging there (use a hole punch if necessary). You'll have portable snacks to keep your stomach filled.
 
2017-07-29 09:57:30 PM  
Don't chug 16% ABV super-beer from local hipster-breweries. You can taste it, but if you really need to drink for twelve hours and still drive home, stick to session lagers or other low-alcohol concoctions like shandies, radlers, etc. It looks basically the same in the stein - nobody will pick on you. But you might need to scrape them up off the floor.
 
2017-07-30 12:13:00 AM  
1. Do not eat anything in advance, ideally nothing all day.  Maybe 2 days to be safe.
2. Make sure you are dehydrated.  Being dehydrated is important.
3. Do not, under any circustances (especially if it is oppressively hot outside) do not drink any water.

You should be fine afterward.  Make sure someone is nearby at all times.
 
2017-07-30 12:15:29 AM  

Redh8t: [img.fark.net image 425x283]

/or just say, "No, thank you".


Oh, well, it's THAT kind of thread!

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2017-07-30 12:58:49 AM  
With age comes experience.  Eventually you learn to get to your desired level of intoxication and maintain that all day.  Which is what I did today.  Really, too much time in the sun was a bigger problem than the alcohol.  Then, I got on my bicycle and rode home.  A 9 mile bike ride really kills the buzz, so there's a solution if you get a bit ahead of yourself.

/local brewery was wishing Harry Potter a happy birthday.
 
2017-07-30 01:18:36 AM  
Generally speaking, I'm too busy to drink until AFTER the shift is done, and even then, I sort of hafta maintain a certain degree of professionalism...
 
2017-07-30 01:26:31 AM  
Eat food.  It slows the absorption of alcohol in your gut.

Taste, don't guzzle.  It's craft beer, not PBR.  Leave the beer bong at home.

Try doing flights instead of pints.

Share your order with another person.

If you can't stop drinking, you probably shouldn't start.

/my name's bughunter, and I'm an alcoholic
 
2017-07-30 02:20:22 AM  

dv-ous: Don't chug 16% ABV super-beer from local hipster-breweries. You can taste it, but if you really need to drink for twelve hours and still drive home, stick to session lagers or other low-alcohol concoctions like shandies, radlers, etc. It looks basically the same in the stein - nobody will pick on you. But you might need to scrape them up off the floor.


And limit intake to 5 oz per glass
 
2017-07-30 02:20:47 AM  
I have a sure fire method that has always worked for me:

Step one- Don't like the taste of beer.

Step two- Don't go to Brewfests

Step three- smoke weed at home and order pizza.

/I swear it works everytime.
 
2017-07-30 02:22:25 AM  
Be selective. Drink one or two while looking for the most interesting brews.  Create a mental list, go back and savour the ones you want to drink.  Good for at least 4 hrs.  Anything after that and your taste buds are roached and wtf is doing more good for.
 
2017-07-30 02:22:42 AM  

bughunter: Eat food.  It slows the absorption of alcohol in your gut.

Taste, don't guzzle.  It's craft beer, not PBR.  Leave the beer bong at home.

Try doing flights instead of pints.

Share your order with another person.

If you can't stop drinking, you probably shouldn't start.

/my name's bughunter, and I'm an alcoholic


This is how I survived the Bay Area Ale Trail last month.  What terrified some people was how I seemed to know how to get to each place.
 
2017-07-30 02:45:58 AM  

harleyquinnical: dv-ous: Don't chug 16% ABV super-beer from local hipster-breweries. You can taste it, but if you really need to drink for twelve hours and still drive home, stick to session lagers or other low-alcohol concoctions like shandies, radlers, etc. It looks basically the same in the stein - nobody will pick on you. But you might need to scrape them up off the floor.

And limit intake to 5 oz per glass


This - if you're there to taste beer, and maybe decide to buy some or visit the brewery, because you like the taste, then stick to tasting quantities. You might regret it at the time, but if you like it, buy a 6-pack or a case, and have it delivered to your hotel room, where you can drink some more. You might even find some friends to share it with.
 
2017-07-30 03:05:59 AM  
I dont know how people can get drunk on beer without their stomachs exploding.

It takes about 9 shots worth of 40% abv liquor for me to get really drunk.

9x1.5oz = 13.5 oz (5oz of that being alcohol)

beer is what, 3-7% abv? It would take 71oz of 7% beer tmake 5oz of alcohol (about half a gallon).

3% beer, thats over a gallon.

// two shots of a decent 151 proof rum makes a mean rum and coke
 
2017-07-30 03:10:09 AM  

tjsands1118: Step one- Don't like the taste of beer.


Oh yeah, that too.
 
2017-07-30 04:52:57 AM  
I've never tried it but I remember reading that Jim Koch of Samual Adams beer fame would down a packet of yeast before hand and the yeast would metabolize the alcohol allowing him to drink more for longer without getting shiatfaced as fast.

/eat food
//drink water
///enjoy more beer
 
2017-07-30 04:55:58 AM  
Watch and learn.

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2017-07-30 06:34:15 AM  
By not being a pansy.
 
2017-07-30 07:50:04 AM  

bughunter: /my name's bughunter, and I'm an alcoholic


Thanks for sharing
 
2017-07-30 08:11:49 AM  
The true tasters always spit.
 
2017-07-30 09:44:36 AM  
Eat a big breakfast, stay out of the sun, drink lots of water and pack some cocaine.
 
2017-07-30 10:44:54 AM  
Jim Koch says:

"Active yeast. Like you get at the grocery store,'' he told the magazine. "One teaspoon per beer, right before you start drinking.''

http://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/how-to/a26328/how-not-to-get​-​drunk/?src=spr_TWITTER&spr_id=1456_54817919
 
2017-07-30 11:04:31 AM  
Self respect.
 
2017-07-30 03:21:17 PM  
I'm the guy on the other side of the tent.

As others have said, stick to the lighter session beers, and pace yourself.

Good god, pace yourself. .its a marathon,  not a sprint..

The last hour of any festival is when it turns into the real shiat show.

By the way, if anyone is showing up to the Virginia Craft  Brewers fest in Charlottesville va,  stop by the Legend Brewing Company tent and say hello.
 
2017-07-30 05:16:25 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Redh8t: [img.fark.net image 425x283]

/or just say, "No, thank you".

Oh, well, it's THAT kind of thread!

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I immediately fell in love with the first girl's face when I finally got around to seeing it a couple years ago.
 
2017-07-30 08:47:09 PM  
Speed?
 
2017-07-30 08:56:33 PM  

tjsands1118: I have a sure fire method that has always worked for me:

Step one- Don't like the taste of beer.

Step two- Don't go to Brewfests

Step three- smoke weed at home and order pizza.

/I swear it works everytime.


Jesus.... that sounds so sad....
 
2017-07-30 10:22:21 PM  
I avoid anything with "Fest" in the title. That tends to attract a lot of the people I don't like being around.

Also, I don't like being around crowds of people.
 
2017-07-31 01:20:38 AM  

Cerebral Knievel: tjsands1118: I have a sure fire method that has always worked for me:

Step one- Don't like the taste of beer.

Step two- Don't go to Brewfests

Step three- smoke weed at home and order pizza.

/I swear it works everytime.

Jesus.... that sounds so sad....


It's only sad when you don't have any weed or pizza.

/like me right now.
//But seriously I'm out
///Also beer tastes awful
////and 
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2017-07-31 10:15:30 AM  

SBinRR: Marcus Aurelius: Redh8t: [img.fark.net image 425x283]

/or just say, "No, thank you".

Oh, well, it's THAT kind of thread!

[thechive.files.wordpress.com image 500x570]

I immediately fell in love with the first girl's face when I finally got around to seeing it a couple years ago.


The middle one looks an awful lot like my mother did in the 40s.  Who knows, I have German ancestors, we may be related.
 
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