Toxic Traits: Craft Beer Edition

I am assuming if you are reading this you are a craft beer lover. I also am assuming that many of you have your own quirks or as I referred to them on my Instagram page, “toxic” traits when it comes to drinking craft beer. For example, my “toxic” trait is that I rarely finish all of my beer. 90% of the time I leave just a little in the bottom of my glass. Why do I do this? I have no idea.

Maybe I have some weird phobia of having an empty glass, or maybe my brain just tells me the end of a beer is nothing but sediment and/or backwash. Whatever the reason may be, I can almost guarantee you that if you go drinking with me you will more than likely never see me finish my beer completely. 

I reached out to followers on my story and I asked them what their “toxic” craft beer trait is. Below are all the responses. Are you guilty of doing any of these things? 

  • “Sometimes I just drink straight out of the can because I don’t want to have to wash a glass”
  • “I force myself to finish a beer I ordered but don’t like just because I don’t want to waste it.” 
  • “I try to keep up with someone who I know can drink much faster than me and end up getting drunk.” 
  • “Not drinking a seasonal beer in a timely manner.”
  • “I will commit alcohol abuse if I don’t like a beer. I try to find someone else to drink it…but can’t always.”
  • “Ordering one too many when I know I should stop.”
  • “Buying beer for home and never drinking it because I go out for beers.”
  • “I think I can have one more Tripel when I should just not.”
  • “Mixing beers throughout the evening and not keeping track of their ABV.”
  • “As soon as I see floating remnants of bottle-conditioned beer, I can’t drink it anymore.”
  • “Drinking a whole 6pk in an evening and then wanting more because I haven’t hit that level.”
  • “Drinking too many high ABV beers at the beginning of beer festivals.”

Are there any other ones that should be added to the list? If so, let me know in the comments. 

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