The Session No.74: Finding Beer Balance

#74: Finding Beer Balance


“The Session is a monthly event for the beer blogging community which was started by Stan Hieronymus at Appellation Beer. On the first Friday of each month, all participating bloggers write about a predetermined topic. Each month a different blog is chosen to host The Session, choose the topic, and post a roundup of all the responses received. For more info on The Session, check out the Brookston Beer Bulletin’s nice archive page.”

This month’s Session is hosted by Bryan Roth at This Is Why I’m Drunk




I have a friend who is a recovering alcoholic. He lost his job to alcoholism.

Even when drink had taken almost complete control of his life and he physically had to drink every single day I don’t think there was ever a month when I didn’t consume more alcohol than him. He’d rarely drink more than two litres of Cider a night.

William Burroughs said that ‘You don’t decide to be an addict. One morning you wake up sick and you’re an addict.’ He was talking about opiates but I’m sure the same is true for alcohol. So how come some people wake up an addict and others don’t? I believe that if you want to avoid becoming ‘an addict’ it is something that you have to work at. I certainly have to work at it. Ever since I was a teenager I’ve enjoyed getting pished. It’s actually something that I think I do pretty well. I fully admit that I drink more beer than is considered healthy. And then some. But I regularly have days when I don’t drink and sometimes I even have weeks when I don’t drink. Thankfully, when I do I have booze free days/weeks I don’t find myself needing a drink and struggling to get by without one. Yeah, on occasion I’ll find myself hankering after a nice and tasty beer but I never have a quick medicinal glug of cooking sherry when nobody is looking. But that doesn’t mean that will always be the case…

Alcohol is a great servant but one hell of a cunt of a master. And despite the promises it makes it is never truly your friend.


~ by landells on April 5, 2013.

One Response to “The Session No.74: Finding Beer Balance”

  1. Thanks for this personal take on this month’s discussion. Much appreciated.

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