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22 Nov 2023, 2:14 pm

Yea, every alcohol free drink I've tried including Guinness tastes nasty. I'd rather have Schweppes slimline tonic with a splash of Gordon's gin. Tastes like a grown up drink and you can control the alcohol content yourself.


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22 Nov 2023, 2:16 pm

That's what I mean. Lager does not taste nice so why drunk it if there is zero alcohol in it. It makes absolutely no sense at all to me.


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22 Nov 2023, 3:48 pm

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As long as I live I will never understand why anyone would drink alcoholic free drinks that taste like alcohol. I'd rather have a glass of pop if I'm not gonna have alcohol

Depends how much people like the taste of certain drinks, but not the effects of alcohol on them.. like, I was over at my friends place and he stopped drinking a year ago for a minor surgery and then just decided not to drink anymore. He had like 10 different non-alcoholic beers in his beer fridge. I tried one of the handful of different IPA's he had and it really truly tasted like a decent IPA.

I can see someone who drank IPA's all the time cutting back or cutting out alcohol wanting to have a variety of those around to drink, maybe even to keep the same routine ritual of a beer after work or whatever. I'd WAY rather drink one of those than pop. Pop is way too sweet. I only drink a can of pop maybe once every 1-3 years. Usually I'll have a Dr. Pepper. One time recently I made an ice cream float with Coca-Cola.

But some of the "near beers," are pretty good tasting. I'd probably just go for a bubly (fruit flavoured soda water) for 40 cents a can vs. buy de-alcoholized beer, but I can see the market for it as more people quit/limit drinking for health and lifestyle reasons.


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23 Nov 2023, 5:13 am

Had a beer and a sip of whiskey earlier, poured an ounce of raki - might not drink it all before I sleep. Been drinking a bit much and having a few tokes this past week. Cutting down/out as I have way too many things to do that require me to get up in the morning and get things done soooo ya. Good to be busy, can’t be drunk/stoned/lazy.


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23 Nov 2023, 5:30 am

I seem incapable of drinking my pints slowly at the pub. It's all down to my anxiety i think



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23 Nov 2023, 10:04 am

Will be a wet Thanksgiving.No Turkey, friend bringing over some strong beers and snacking food.Cheese, crackers , stuff like that.I’m relieved I don’t have to cook anything.
It will be nice outside, 60 and sunny so we will sit on the porch , drink ,smoke some weed ,and enjoy life.


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23 Nov 2023, 11:54 am

You're living life Misslizard


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23 Nov 2023, 12:04 pm

We will toast everyone not present.
Sláinte!!
Friend likes really potent brews so no telling what it will be.


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23 Nov 2023, 12:12 pm

Slainte!


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24 Nov 2023, 12:14 pm

I'll have a gin and tonic tonight


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26 Nov 2023, 3:44 pm

babybird wrote:
I'll have a gin and tonic tonight
That's what I'm drinking atm. Fancy getting smashed tonight..


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26 Nov 2023, 5:38 pm

I'll be having vodka tonight with some sparkling water. I bought a big bottle of vodka because the price per mL of alcohol was lower, but now I can't stop myself from having one or two shots every night. I have better self control with cans of beer, because opening a whole new can seems like a huge commitment compared to just pouring out a bit of vodka.


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26 Nov 2023, 6:18 pm

Went to the hopscotch festival last night in Vancouver and sampled a bunch of different scotches, whiskeys, gin, vodka, absinthe, liqueurs, cocktails, ciders etc. Had an obscenely expensive ($15 + tax & tip, like $18.xx) rectangular slice of duck pizza at the end of the night.

Most I’ve drank in ages. Probably about 8 drinks worth. Took the train to avoid driving. Was a good time - the best part was getting to talk to some of the owners of some BC distilleries as they were there repping their own products. 8)


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26 Nov 2023, 7:51 pm

That sounds like fun! That pizza is obscenely expensive, but the price sounds typical for Vancouver.

I'm curious, where do they usually have these kinds of festivals? I spent some time in Vancouver, but I was mostly stuck inside during the pandemic and didn't have a chance to explore.


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26 Nov 2023, 10:28 pm

WirSindDasVolk wrote:
That sounds like fun! That pizza is obscenely expensive, but the price sounds typical for Vancouver.

I'm curious, where do they usually have these kinds of festivals? I spent some time in Vancouver, but I was mostly stuck inside during the pandemic and didn't have a chance to explore.

No, typical is around $4 with tax for a slice these days. This was event pricing and the vendor had to pay $1500 to be there for 2 days.

It was at the PNE Forum. Old and kinda ghetto, but it still works. Been to a few concerts there.


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28 Nov 2023, 5:41 am

Wasn't gonna have a drink at all but decided to have a splash of spiced rum at the tail end of the night - a night cap, I suppose.


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