Monday, February 17, 2014

Announcement - The Session #85 - Why Do You Drink?

The Session, a.k.a. Beer Blogging Friday, is an opportunity once a month for beer bloggers from around the world to get together and write from their own unique perspective on a single topic. Each month, a different beer blogger hosts the Session, chooses a topic and creates a round-up listing all of the participants, along with a short pithy critique of each entry. Oliver, of Literature and Libation was our host last month. Check out the fun



There are plenty of people out there who wish that alcohol consumption ceased to take place and would be happy for prohibition to rear it's ugly head once again. Others, while not looking to ban alcohol altogether, are quick to judge those of us who drink more than what they would consider a proper amount. As I get older, I've lost the urge to defend my life decisions, but there was a time when judgment about the liquids I chose to put in my mouth made me feel self-conscious.

And that's where my idea for this month's Session topic came from. It's easy to find article after article on the internet telling us that alcohol is bad. As beer bloggers it's safe to say we all disagree. Let's take the opportunity as a group to tell people why we do drink and how it improves our life for the better. I know the default answer a lot of us fall back on is "it's nice to sit back with a good beer after a stressful day of work", and while that's true, I'm looking for answers that aren't so obvious to people who aren't fans of our hobby. Beer is bigger than a liquid "chill pill" or we wouldn't have gone about setting up a blog and dedicating so much of our time discussing it. So, what is it that compels you to drink and what would your life be missing if beer was no longer an option for you?

Leave a link to your posts in the comment section of this announcement on March 7 or tweet me @BmoreBistroBeer. The summary round-up will be posted one week later on March 14. I look forward to all of your contributions. Thanks in advance for playing along.

25 comments:

  1. Great topic. I think a lot of beer guys dodge this question, so I'm really curious to see what people say, straight up. Thanks for hosting, Doug!

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  2. We couldn't wait any longer! So impatient...

    Now it's time to go drink

    http://brewkeep.com/blog/2014/02/24/why-we-drink/

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  3. Here goes nothing:

    http://www.hipsterbrewfus.com/2014/02/the-session-85-why-do-you-drink.html

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  4. Here's my post - thanks for hosting. It was a timely topic for me.

    http://beerisyourfriend.org/2014/03/07/the-session-85-why-do-you-drink/

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  5. My contribution for this Month's session

    http://www.10thdaypublishing.com/session_why_beer/

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  6. I didn't want to forget, so here's my submission.

    http://dasalehaus.com/2014/03/06/beer-blogging-session-85/

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  7. Hi, here's the Drunken Speculation post:

    http://drunkenspeculation.com/2014/03/07/session-85-why-do-you-drink/

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  8. Here's my contribution. Thanks for hosting!

    http://thebeernut.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-world-in-glass.html

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  9. Thanks for posing this, Doug. It was the hardest thing I may have written: http://bit.ly/MTE3Qi

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  10. I can't fully agree but thanks for hosting: http://beerblog.genx40.com/archive/2014/march/session85wheni

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  11. Variety is the soul of pleasure!

    http://queencitydrinks.com/opinion/session-85-why-do-you-drink/

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  12. Thanks for hosting...

    http://thebeerferret.tumblr.com/post/78846531420/the-session-85-why-do-you-drink

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  13. Here's mine, a great topic by the way.
    http://www.taleofale.com/2014/03/why-do-we-drink-thesession.html

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  14. Great, thought provoking presentation of the question. Here's my answer:

    http://beer-runner.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-session-85-elephant-in-room.html

    Thanks for hosting and cheers!

    Derrick

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  15. Here ya go Doug. Thanks for the invite!

    http://thedogsofbeer.wordpress.com/2014/03/07/the-session-85-why-do-you-drink/

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  16. Here is my humble contribution: http://www.beersearchparty.com/session-85/
    Thanks for hosting this month.

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  17. Thanks for hosting, Doug, and I appreciate the opportunity to participate.

    http://growlerfills.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-session-no-85-why-do-you-drink.html

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  18. Would you drink more beer or less beer if it was traditionally a non-alcoholic drink?

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    1. Less. The alcohol definitely plays a role. A small dose is just enough to slow me down when I want to relax or drop my inhibitions just enough that I can carry on a full conversation without feeling insecure.

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  19. It's my mother's birthday. Were she still with us, I know she'd be toasting this one! Cheers, Douglas. Here 'tis:

    http://theaposition.com/tombedell/golf/lifestyle/5120/the-session-85-why-do-you-drink

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  20. My first session!

    http://gardemybiere.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-session-85-why-do-you-drink.html

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  21. Thanks for hosting Douglas! My late submission is here: http://www.thebrewsite.com/session-85-drink/

    Cheers!
    - Jon

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  22. Here's my (belated!) contribution. Thanks for hosting, and looking forward to reading everyone's.

    http://beerhobo.com/2014/03/11/the-session-85-why-i-drink/

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