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    I was going to write a message but I might get injured...

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    > But from what I've read drinking beer can also cause hyponatraemia

    Considering water's the major ingredient in beer, I suppose you're technically correct, but I think the person would either pass out or die of alcohol poisoning before ever getting anything like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez
    > But from what I've read drinking beer can also cause hyponatraemia

    Considering water's the major ingredient in beer, I suppose you're technically correct, but I think the person would either pass out or die of alcohol poisoning before ever getting anything like that.

    Isn't alcohol a diuretic? That is, doesn't it make you pee? If so I would think it difficult (impossible?) to get hyponatremia drinking beer. It's kinda self regulating in a way: drink beer->more water->diuretic effect of beer->urination->less water.

    Now maybe non-alcoholic beer... watch out!!!!
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    I subscribe to the "breaking the seal" school of thought. I think alcohol's only a diurectic if you let it be one by peeing the first time. Then again, "if you don't pee you won't pee" isn't stellar reasoning.

    Let's test the theory sometime.

    > Now maybe non-alcoholic beer... watch out!!!!

    My boss at my last company drank that. He was ultra-religious and was totally against alcohol but enjoyed the taste of beer (I don't know how he developed a taste for it while being against drinking, but he was weird). He actually drank that swill for the taste. I dunno, man, I consider myself pretty open-minded when it comes to beer, but that's a little extreme for me.

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    Sounds like Sean.

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    but Cheez, don't you drink beer for taste? I certainly do - I rather drink beer than pop - tastes much better to me.

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    I definitely drink beer for taste, but I can't imagine drinking, say, O'Douls for taste. For that matter, since it has almost no alcohol, I can't imagine why you'd drink it at all.

    edit: I have 5 different kinds of beer in my fridge right now

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    Beer tastes pretty bad unless its with something like a nice rare stake. When I drink beer its to get alcohol in my system per and simple. I drink mixed drinks, wine coolers and the like, or some stright liquors if I want taste. Though I do draw the line at any dink that has a dumb sounding name (Like the one in the OP)

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    I know you've heard a thousand times before, but beer is an acquired taste. I started off drinking so I could get drunk, and by the time I realized you could drink to do something other than get trashed, I had developed a taste for it. Now, I love trying new beers just for the taste. There's a bar near me with a huge selection and whenever I go I'll try 4-5 different ones. Not enough to get me drunk, but to have a nice light buzz and get the experience of trying new tastes. There are beers that can go with almost anything.

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    I also drink beer solely for the taste.... I drink hard liquor to get drunk


    oh cheez have you tried Moretti La Rossa? its italian, and its pretty decent. BTW, I've just done shoveling snow (we got about a foot) and I should make myself some hot beer with cinamon...mmmmmmmm

    some entropy with that sink? entropysink.com

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    No, I haven't. I'm a big fan of American Micros. Actually, looking at my bottle collection, there's only one bottle up there that's not made in 'merica, and I wasn't even the one who drank it.

    I've got a couple venison steaks I'm making up tonight. I'm going to be having them with a Harpoon IPA. Never had it before, but I'm upset that I only have one of them anyway. All of my other beer right now are whites (and some bud light, but that's "get drunk beer" not "enjoy with some steak" beer).

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    Eating venison and drinking beer? It was questionable before, but govt is officially awesome.
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    I dunno. I never thought it was questionable.

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    Hey, I'm sorry. I signed up for this site like two years ago, and I don't know if I used it at all until a little while ago (if I did, I posted like once). So, in a way, I'm a newbie
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    warm beer (i told you I'll make it)...its on fd since their img tags work: http://www.flashdaddee.com/forums/sh...076#post137076

    some entropy with that sink? entropysink.com

    there are two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness. - franz kafka

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