- Aug 26, 2011
I did the same for years and years and then I stopped drinking beer altogether for a while around four years ago when I was trying to lose some weight and figure out why I wasn't feeling great. I thought I might have a gluten allergy or sensitivity but the tests did not reveal any. Nonetheless, I felt much better when I wasn't drinking beer and I never realized how much discomfort I tolerated for the sake of beer until I stopped drinking it for a while.I get the same bad feeling in my stomach after a couple IPAs as you guys posted. I always wondered if it was the hops since stouts don't seem to do the same to me. I guess maybe it is the hops. But of course I keep drinking the IPAs despite the bad feeling.
I have had one or two from time to time since and I have noticed that I don't feel nearly as much discomfort when drinking lagers/pilsners, porters, stouts or wheat beers.
As I've posted before, I have gotten way into hard ciders, and they now make several hoppy ones; and even the craft hard seltzer makers are doing IPA style hard seltzers now. I can tolerate them better than I can tolerate hoppy beers, but I still can't have too many without feeling discomfort, which I attribute to the hops--again.