Beer drinking in America falls to the lowest level in a generation

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Beer drinking in America falls to the lowest level in a generation
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Alcohol is expensive and makes you feel like shit. Who does that to themselves by choice when there's alternatives?

It only makes you feel like shit if you want to get wasted irresponsibly. I like beer and outside of some college benders I’ve never felt like shit after. Stay hydrated folks.

Because beer tastes great

After you've acquired the taste. It was social pressure that got me to acquire it, but if that social pressure is dropping, it doesn't surprise me that fewer pick it up because beer tastes kinda awful at first.

Acquired taste, or gaslighting your taste buds?

I don't really care about the social pressure anymore but I do like a beer on occasion. Though it is more about the overall experience of drinking a beer rather than the taste itself, which I'd personally say is at best not bad and generally tolerable.

I enjoy the buzz from alcohol and I rarely drink enough to make me feel like shit. While I'm generally a social person, I also enjoy that it is a social lubricant, while I find other highs to not be nearly as social, and often even anti social.