Session Thoughts: Why Does Beer Have To Have So Many Calories?!

I am drinking this “Nerd Immunity” Pale by Bottle Logic while writing this

I would like to just stop and take the time to ask or maybe point out:

  • Why does beer have so many calories?!
  • Why does it give you a hangover if you drink too much?!

Why can’t beer stop at being delicious and giving you calm and enjoyment with a great buzz?

It’s super cool that it gives you that and I cannot stress enough how cool that is, BUT then:

  • Gives you a beer belly.
  • Liver Cancer or something.
  • Hangovers.

When you really think about it, it is very fucked up. If there is a God, why did it decide that if you enjoy food and drink, you will gain too much weight and maybe die because of it?

You could’ve let us have nice things AND not made us portly and hungover. But you didn’t.

Total dick move if you ask me.

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.