When you’re playing your match, what do you drink?
Does it matter if you want to win? Or are afraid to lose? Or are coasting through the moment?
When I want to win: Earl Grey Hot. Just like Picard, I like a contemplative beverage. The bergamot stimulates without clouding your judgement.
When it feels like 50/50: Canadian lagers, such as Labatt’s Blue or Molson Canadian, are a staple in my house. Takes the edge off of a work day then eases you in to a competitive mindset.
When you know you’re going to die, badly…: Bell’s Two Hearted IPA Ale. At 7% ABV it’s the right choice when balancing humiliation against false hope. Plus, it has bitter grapefruit tones softened with a hint of sweetness. (honorable mention: DogFish Head IPA, also excellent)