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Goodbye NOvemBEER!

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December 2, 2013 by 250 Beers

250 Beers joker card

250 Beers joker card

Wow, what a strange month November was. Since reaching the legal age for consuming beer I have never put myself through a self-imposed ban on it. I’m 37 now and decided to create my own month of no beer…NOvemBEER. Knowing that I am absolutely shit at abstaining from anything I gave myself five joker cards to play throughout the month. Each joker would allow me to drink beer for a period capped at 24 hours.

I chose to do NOvemBEER for a number of reasons but it was chiefly a personal test to see if I could actually do it. I was aware that my intake of different and unique beers was escalating. It certainly wasn’t at a rate where I was becoming dependant on beer but perhaps my liver needed a rest.

Anyway, I did it but holy shit it was hard. I don’t think it helped knowing that I had lots of delightful beers sitting, chilling in my beer fridge calling my name every time that I wandered too close. The fact that I used three jokers within the first week of NOvemBEER didn’t help my cause either!

I’m satisfied that I permitted myself five days off and I can safely say that without them I would have failed. I would have cheated. I could not have gone a whole month without a single beer. There, I said it. Could you? Seriously, if you follow or read this blog, have a passion for good beer and genuinely can or have gone without a beer for 30 days then get in touch. I’d like to know about it.

What did I gain from NOvemBEER? Well, aside from confirming my knowledge that I can actually go more than one day without beer (the longest beerless period was 11 days) I also managed to shed a few kilos with the help of some increased exercise. However, the thing I gained the most was a bloody huge thirst and an even larger appreciation for great beer. Hence this I suppose.

Is it abstinence that makes the heart grow fonder…?

 

 

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