Anatomy Of A Hangover: Liquid Gravity’s Mo’ Diggity & East Brother’s Gold, Edition

East Brother Brewing Gold IPA and Liquid Gravity Mo Diggity DDH IPA

I write these hangover posts to help future me and maybe future you, have less hangovers and stuff.

I had three beers last night and woke up with a Level 2 (scale of 1 to 5, five being bad) hangover.

Beer One: East Brother Brewing: Gold IPA. 7.3%. Hops unknown. 16oz can.

Beer Two: Liquid Gravity Brewing: Mo Diggity DDH WCIPA. 7%. All Mosaic Hop. 16oz can.

Beer Three: East Brother Brewing : Gold IPA (same as beer one).

Drinking session: 8PM to Midnight.

Setup: Foot long tuna Subway sandwich at 6:00 PM (slightly embarrassing – work dinner). No food afterwards.

Water: 16oz of water during drinking session.

Normally I drink two 16oz beers a session with an occasional 12oz or 16oz beer. And I usually don’t have more than a Level 1 hangover (aware I had beers the previous night but no headache or sluggishness).

Verdict: I think the combo of only one glass of water, not a lot of food for a base and a slight uptick in alcohol consumed all contributed to this morning’s headache heavy hangover.

Lesson: Hydrate, dumbass.

I Got Through It: ‘Brutal Noodle’ Fruited West Coast IPA

I did not think it was going to go down like this. It’s red.

When I saw “fruited” West Coast IPA, my mind went to tropical; orange and pineapple. Turns out it’s cranberry and orange.

I am not too big into cranberry in beer. So it was a shock. Not expecting a beer billed as a West Coast to be like that. Not here to say it’s wrong to bring WC into it, just here to say it’s weird, dude.

But hey, I got through it. Not mad. Maybe even glad, as I would have never tried if if I had known about the berry action, so I guess I am expanding my palate and junk.

That said, I am making sure my next beer is not red.

Running List: What Are The Best Drinking Companions?

Sometimes a bright Moon and a quiet patio make for a great drinking companion

Not here to rank these. I don’t want these these to battle. Just here to make a running list of things that are known to be great beer drinking company.

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Humans (a few of them – on an occasional basis)
  • Bottle opener.
  • Phone.
  • A TV series.
  • A movie.
  • A porch with ANY kind of view of anything.
  • Patio (also with a view of any kind of anything).
  • Book.
  • Video game.
  • Any kind of sporting event.
  • Plant life.
  • Pool or any body of water.
  • Bird feeder.
  • Wildlife.
  • The sky.
  • Stars and or The Moon.
  • The sound of crickets (or whatever your local noisy insect is).
  • Rain.
  • A breeze flowing through trees.

I will regularly come back to this list when I have something to add. Feel free to add your own in the comments.

Peaceful drinking to you and your beer. 🍻✌️

The Golden Hour of Beer Drinking

The Golden Hour of drinking and photography, combined

I don’t think it’s talked about enough: A good beer buzz.

Maybe you are a normal fuck. You don’t need beer or pot to open up an environment for you to act like a normal person.

Sadly (or not), I need a beer or two to actually enjoy things. To think like a norm.

That came out wrong; I enjoy things without beer. I am not THAT bad off. But my anxiety filled mind quiets down a bit after a good beer or two.

The right music and a second beer in? I am usually feeling pretty good. A nice buzz, man. That’s what I like, what I need. It’s a big part of why I like beer.

That’s the “Golden Hour” in beer drinking. For filmmakers it’s that last hour of light, when everything looks magical on film.

For beer drinking it’s that buzz after two beers. It doesn’t last long, maybe an hour – one foot in reality, awake and still making good decisions, one foot into a mind altered state where everything is kinda fun.

I am not afraid to admit it. A nice little buzz is what I look for most drinking sessions. I like it. It’s nice. It should be enjoyed and talked about more often.

Cheers to a nice buzz! 🍻🎉

Saturday Night Drinking Thread: Pineapple Socks Edition

Out Of The Barrel in Fresno

My session starts with a beer run to Out Of The Barrel to pick up some cans for the next two days. I refrained from getting a beer there ‘cause I had to get back to the family with lunch. 😕

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3:30 PM

Drinking has begun!

Bay of Plenty from Almanac

A 6.5 hazy that is very light on the haze. It was a label buy. Pretty forgettable.

5:00 ish:

Humble Sea Brewing

Variant of Humble’s Socks & Sandals (Pineapple). I thought I was going to like it more.

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