A while back we posted a story on The Drunk Pirate about the Beer Then Liquor Rule. You can read, “The Beer Then Liquor Rule Explained,” here. (As of today about 57,000 of you have read it since it was posted.) Now as far as I’m concerned it is a rule that is commonly misunderstood and misinterpreted, thus leaving legions of inexperienced drinkers to deal with monumental hangovers the next day. However, today my friend over at drinkplanner.com questioned the validity of the post via the comments section.
He said he had debunked this “myth” some time ago on his own site. You can read his post on the beer then liquor “myth” here. Notice I put the words “myth” in quotations. After going back and forth a couple times in the comments section I realized that our fundamental disagreement wasn’t whether the order of drinking beer and liquor mattered. It was whether it was a myth or misunderstood rule.
I think it’s a misunderstood rule and Drink Planner thinks it’s a myth. In his post he says, “So in that sense, drink whatever you want in whatever order you want, the only thing that’s going to affect your level of drunkenness is the total alcohol quantity.” My point is that drinking beer then liquor makes you drink a larger quantity of alcohol in the long run, thus making you sell Buick’s to the toilet the next morning. (If you don’t get that joke then you’ve never really been hungover before)
So rather get into a flame war with a fellow drinking blogger, I’m asking you guys to settle this for us. Is the beer then liquor saying a myth or misunderstood rule? Read my original post from the link above and then the post from Drink Planner and decide. Please post your opinion in the comments section of each site.
And yes. Kari Byron from Mythbusters is hot. That’s why she’s the picture:)