I didn't used to drink much during the week before I opened Yellowhammer... and while I have noble intentions of temperance Monday through Thursday it is challenging to keep that policy. First off, there's sooo muuuch beeeer. I literally have to sample beer every day, literally wether I like it or not. Meaning, sometimes I am not really ready for a beer and I have to sample.
Then, there are about 15 or so taps on the wall that are just there and after a long, 12 hour day, it is very tempting to pull them - especially during the hot Alabama summer.
But the worst part is bottling days, because we will always have a beer that get's miscapped floating down the bottling line, and we will get dozens of them during the day. They are perfectly fine beers, literally ice cold, and destined to be trashed - and it is hard not to pull one of those off the line near the end of the day and knock it back.
So there are a hand full of days that I abstain during the year, but usually I feel I'm doing pretty good if I don't drink a beer until after 4...