Craft Responsibly ™
The Fairiez reminds our followers and craft beer enthusiasts everywhere to enjoy craft beer responsibly as an alcohol-containing beverage.
Know Your Limits
The rate at which alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream depends on the individual. The alcohol concentration in your body is based on many factors, including but not limited to:
- Your weight. In general, the less you weigh, the more you will be affected by alcohol.
- The amount of food in your stomach. Food will slow alcohol absorption but will not prevent intoxication.
- The period of time during which you consume the craft beer.
- The average metabolism rate for moderate drinkers produces a .017 per hour decline in their blood-alcohol content (BAC) level. For example, if your BAC is .08% and you have stopped drinking, it will take about one hour for your body to reduce BAC to .063%.
Factors that determine the effects of alcohol include, but are not limited to:
- Mental and physical health. Illness, depression, stress or fatigue can increase the effects of alcohol.
- Percentage of body fat. Body fat does not absorb alcohol, so a leaner person will likely be less affected by alcohol than an individual of equal weight but with higher body fat percentage.
- Medication. Medication can increase the influence of alcohol. Follow your doctor’s advice before mixing the two.
Code of Conduct
Our goal is to create a community for individuals to enjoy craft beer and spread cheer to one another. As a community, there are some guidelines we expect all to follow to make sure that this stays a fun, safe, and wonderful experience for all. Our community is 100% inclusive as we do not discriminate.
Eat When You Enjoy Craft Beer
Enjoy craft beer with your favorite meal or snack. Foods high in protein and carbohydrates, like meat, cheese or nuts, are ideal accompaniments to craft beer. Food not only helps moderate the effects of alcohol, but it also slows down your rate of consumption.
Know the Difference in Craft Beer Styles
There are a wide variety of craft beer styles available for you to try. Keep in mind that the percentage of alcohol in craft beer can vary from about 3 percent to over 10 percent by volume. While you cannot determine alcohol content based on craft beer color or age, some styles, such as Barleywines, Doppelbocks and many “fest” craft beers, often contain a higher percentage of alcohol than other craft beers.
Choose a Designated Driver Before Drinking
For your own safety and the safety of others, please don’t drink and drive. Drinking any amount of alcohol can impair your ability to drive, and all states have strict laws regulating drinking and driving. Instead of risking a penalty or an accident, designate a driver before going out or call a cab..
Remember, Time is the Only Remedy for Overindulging
Coffee, cold showers or exercise will not “sober you up.” Know your limits before you drink. It makes the enjoyment of craft beer that much better when you don’t need to worry about those gruesome hangovers.