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The title says it all. A co-worker quit drinking for 3 months. He is now faced with the dilemma of choosing his first beer. Of course, this got me thinking. What if I was making that decision?
I'll start by saying I would choose my homebrewed tripel. It is so tasty. Of course, with a high alcohol content I probably wouldn't be able to drink much after that long time of abstinence.
Which beer would you choose?

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Re: Which beer would you drink first if you abstained for 3 months?
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2016, 01:18:24 PM »
If it were me, I'd go with a go-to beer, something I'm very familiar with and enjoy a lot. That'd probably be something like DAB or Weihenstephaner hefeweizen. But my beer tastes change as rapidly as my music tastes from day-to-day. Whenever someone asks me what I've been listening to lately, I never know what to say because it changes so much. Same for beer, unless I just say what's on tap at my house.

I have this same dilemma when I take just a week off from drinking any beer; 3 months is a long haul.
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Re: Which beer would you drink first if you abstained for 3 months?
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2016, 01:52:39 PM »
Probably a hoppy APA. Closest thing I have to a go to.
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Re: Which beer would you drink first if you abstained for 3 months?
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2016, 02:01:14 PM »
I would have to go with something like an ESB or APA as a palate reset.  Don't want something too extreme like a 2000 IBU DIPA, 14% barleywine, or enamel-peeling sour after a few month hiatus.  I would be looking to work my way back to the bigger or bolder beers.

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Re: Which beer would you drink first if you abstained for 3 months?
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2016, 02:01:26 PM »
I don't really have a "go to" beer either. Recently I've been drinking a lot of lighter, sessionanble beers. Excluding the tripel of course. DAB is a beer that I haven't had for awhile and have always enjoyed it when I did.

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Re: Which beer would you drink first if you abstained for 3 months?
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2016, 02:07:28 PM »
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Re: Which beer would you drink first if you abstained for 3 months?
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2016, 02:08:40 PM »
Don't want something too extreme like a 2000 IBU DIPA, 14% barleywine, or enamel-peeling sour after a few month hiatus.  I would be looking to work my way back to the bigger or bolder beers.


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Re: Which beer would you drink first if you abstained for 3 months?
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2016, 02:20:52 PM »
I couldn't imagine a huge DIPA after that long. It would be a shock to the system.

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Re: Which beer would you drink first if you abstained for 3 months?
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2016, 02:23:18 PM »
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Re: Which beer would you drink first if you abstained for 3 months?
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2016, 02:28:05 PM »
If it were me, I'd go to the local brewpub with some family/friends and just get whatever looks good in the 3-6% ABV range. When I want to make a beer memorable I find it's not just the beer, it who/where I enjoy said beer with.
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Re: Which beer would you drink first if you abstained for 3 months?
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2016, 02:50:24 PM »
If it were me, I'd go to the local brewpub with some family/friends and just get whatever looks good in the 3-6% ABV range. When I want to make a beer memorable I find it's not just the beer, it who/where I enjoy said beer with.
Good point. I had not considered that. Atmosphere can definitely make an event /evening more enjoyable. Or, even a beverage.

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Re: Which beer would you drink first if you abstained for 3 months?
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2016, 03:17:00 PM »
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Re: Which beer would you drink first if you abstained for 3 months?
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2016, 04:12:32 PM »
I quit for the month of January this year and can't remember what I had. I would have whatever I was in the mood for like usual. That would depend on weather, what I'm eating if anything, where I am, what I got etc. I wouldn't necessarily avoid strong flavors or high ABV is if that's what I was in the mood for, I don't think anything magical happens to your pallet from not drinking that makes it in need of a reset. I have been on ten day fasts before and when done have had something low abv and with food as I recall.
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Re: Which beer would you drink first if you abstained for 3 months?
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2016, 04:24:19 PM »
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