Beer for Inspiration

beerlightbulb.sjpegIs beer the right beverage for every occasion? Not according to the folks at Lifehacker. In their article on beer and coffee, they claim that you should drink beer for inspiration, but coffee when you need to bring your ideas to fruition. What do you think?

Incidentally, if you’d like to learn more about what alcohol and caffeine do in your brain, see the book “Buzz: The Science and Lore of Alcohol and Caffeine,” by Stephan Braun (1997, Penguin) .


  1. Alcohol for inspiration–absolutely! Alcohol summons the whole litany of muses, like nothing else I know (that I dare to break out around the kids, that is).

    As far as coffee goes for execution, it’s not for me. I’m far too sensitive to the stuff. One small cup of tea or weak coffee may be fine (not better–just fine). Any more than that, though, and I become jittery, irritable, easily distracted, highly prone to mistakes, and all those other wonderful things that come along with too much go-juice.

    In other words, booze and I were made for each other.


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