Who's Been Drinkin'?

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  1. Kaura

    Kaura SS.org Regular

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    Finland. Funnily, we probably have most alcoholics in the world (per capita) despite the ridiculous alcohol laws.
     
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    Metropolis SS.org Regular

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    Any alcohol distribution over 5.5% is owned and controlled by government. In Finland that is... There are also many stupid laws considering alcohol delivery and selling. That's what you get when socialist morons have enough power.
     
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    I tried a beer with 10,2% three years ago, and it was easily the worst beer I ever had, especially since I didn't really like beer overall.

    Tried it again just now since I like beer more overall nowadays. Not nearly as bad as then, but still the worst one. It has this thick and sweet, but mean thing in the middle of the mouth, and it kinda grows after a while. Only drank that today, just to try, and man I really feel it.
     
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    Seybsnilksz SS.org Regular

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    Should be added that it's a lager. Most lagers with more than 7% taste like monkey butt to me. Stouts and IPAs are fine.
     
  5. cwhitey2

    cwhitey2 BlackendCrust Metal™

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    Well that's a bunch of crap!



    I'm to the point where I drink too much...I don't drink to get drunk....all the time. I know this because I'm getting fat. As soon as I turned 30 I grew a beer gut. And while im typing this im at the brewery 2min from my house. :lol:

    If anyone it's ever near my area hit me up and we will grab a beer. We have lots of great stuff within 30 min of my house!
     
  6. p0ke

    p0ke 7-string guitard

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    Yeah, it sucks. But at least it took a step in a better direction: shops are allowed to sell 5,5% drinks (was 4,7%), happy hours are allowed at bars again so fairly often you can get a pint at around 2-3€, and small breweries are allowed to sell their own products directly. Oh and previously only alcohol products made by fermentation have been allowed in shops, now they're also allowed to sell distilled products (which means that drinks like Bacardi Breezer, Smirnoff Ice, etc. can be bought in normal shops).
    And the point has been proven, that even though the alcohol policies have loosened up a bit general alcohol consumption has not increased. Which means that they shouldn't really have a reason not to loosen up even more. Still, alcohol is so ridiculously expensive here that people buy theirs in Latvia or from the ferry to Sweden or Estonia... Buying a slab of 5,5% beer in the shop here might cost 40€, whereas you can get one for 10€ on the boat... And they just keep increasing the taxes, as if it made any difference when it's all going to another country anyway.

    Oh and regarding the alcohol percentages: IMO 5,5% is pretty much the sweet spot for lager, which is why I'm happy about the law changing here. All of the typical Finish beers are lagers, and they all taste a fair bit better at 5,5% than 4,7%. It's a pretty minor difference if you look at the numbers, but in taste it really makes a difference.
     
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    cwhitey2 BlackendCrust Metal™

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    Wow there are some crazy laws over there!

    Do they have any actual login reason for the current laws? NY state is extremely lenient when it comes to brewery's.
     
  8. steinmetzify

    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Lagunitas Undercover Investigation and some side Jameson’s
     
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    Got pretty drunk last night and today when I woke up I found a pretty cool concept for an album that I had wrote on a notepad on my Windows' desktop last night. :lol:
     
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    will_shred Wannabe audio engineer

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    TFW you're hung over and waiting for Fed Ex to arrive with a lotta goodies so you shitpost on SSO and watch Glenn Fricker vids to pass the time
     
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    Ralyks The One Who Knocks Contributor

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    One of my dads patients went home to Ireland to visit family. He brought me back a few cans of actual Irish Guinness.

    WORTH IT.
     
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    Went to some bm gigs with my friend last weekend. Author, Barathrum and Gehenna played. I just wanted to see Barathrum, which was in the middle slot, but before they reached halfway of their gig my friend was too drunk to stand properly and I had to escort him out of there. God damnit. I was a bit drunk too, but hell, atleast I can take care of myself and know my limits well.

    So, we walked for a while, but the coldness and the wind (somewhere around -25°c plus the chilling wind) I called us a cab, since there was no busses coming anytime soon. We got maybe a half a kilometer on the taxi, when my friend puked all around the backseat. The driver wasn' too happy about it (and tbh wasn't either!) and told me that the charge for these kind of things was around 300 euros and up... For the loss of business for that night and cleaning charges etc.

    So, being a professional cleaner (as is my wife too!) I asked the driver to get us home and I cleaned the taxi after dumping my friend to my bathroom. It was around 2am when I finished cleaning the taxi, paid the fare, thanked the driver for giving the chance to clean up and not get obnoxiously big bill to pay.

    My friend was lying on the bathroom floor puking all around. I put him to his side and sat there for an hour looking a bit after him. He constantly turned to his back and started puking on himself and I had to put him on his side over and over again. Finally he stopped puking and went still, just snoring like a motherfucker. He was completely covered in his own puke and so was I.

    I woke up at 6am when my kids got up and went to check on my friend. I let his fiance know that he was alright, but sleeping off a hangover. It was 2pm when me and my family decided to visit grandparents and there he still was laying on the floor on his stomach groaning and feeling pretty sick. My wife got him a cup of coffee and off we went. He stayed to cure his hangover and when we got back later that night he was gone.

    So... I hope the next black metal gig is soon, as this one was so much fun!
     
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    loganflynn294 I don't feel good

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    Founders Breakfast Stout with a side glass of Knob Creek Small Batch bourbon. Breakfast and dinner at the same time..
     
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    p0ke 7-string guitard

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    Went to Turku Craft Beer Festival last weekend, tried a whole bunch of interesting beers. The best one was one called "Bitter Brexit" by Jacobstads brewery, best beer I've had in a really long time. Also drank a few different wheat beers, some stouts (one cinnamon bun flavored, chili-cocoa flavored, among others), a few different beers brewed using lactose, which removes the bitterness altogether, a bunch of IPA's (which were all a bit bland) ... and a bunch of others I can't remember right now. Ooh and there was some whisky too, tried and totally fell in love with Jameson Caskmates. It's whiskey that's been aged in a beer barrel. Really really good IMO.

    Hah, funny story :lol:
     
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    Just started dippin into some old no. 7 black label.... s/o Mr. Sinatra....

    Apologies if i begin posting idiotic shit in a few hours... :jason::cheers::hber::arr:
     
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    Got me a Tom Collins kick going. My God, they're so good!
     
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    What a weekend. Got into a fight with some random dude on Friday night after leaving from a bar. At least, according to my friend and a bruise in my face since I can't remember anything. Woke up yesterday noon drunk af and passed out on my kitchen floor when the sun was still up. Woke up around 1am last night still drunk. Thank god I have work for the rest of the weekends this month.
     
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    The Spanish Inquisition Unexpected

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    Chugged basically a whole bottle of Sobreiro Port, which is the start of a fun evening.
     
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    KnightBrolaire gearwhoricus americanus

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    moscow mules are easy to make. I've had about 5 already.
     
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  20. p0ke

    p0ke 7-string guitard

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    Went on a boat cruise once again and bought a bunch of beer - they had a discount on Desperados, which are tequila+lime flavoured, really nice summer drinks, and then there was some by a Swedish brewery run by guys from New Zealand, where the expiration date was about to run out, for 1€/each (normally 3,70)... So I bought basically as many of those as I could carry (not that many though, since I was already carrying my wife's luggage also :lol: ). I didn't drink more than a few on the boat, but my wife got pretty drunk (which is always good for ahemm... you know...) :D

    I also noticed that Viking Line now have Lagunitas (IPA, Ale, and some others) in stock - I recall someone talking about that brewery here. Are they any good? I didn't buy any because of all the other discounts, but if they're any good, I might buy some next time (probably will be going at least once during the summer).
     
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