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The Total Amount Of Beers You'd Have To Drink To Equal A Shot
A 12-ounce mug of beer with 5% alcohol by volume (ABV) is about as much as one small shot or 1.5 ounces of a distilled spirit, where the ABV is 40% or 80 proof.
Beer's ABV range is dependent on the type of beer. Light beer has an ABV range between 4% and 5%, but regular and craft beers can contain an ABV of up to 10%.
It’s also important to consider how quickly you are downing shots compared to beer. Distilled spirits are going to have you feeling tipsy quicker if consumed over a short period.
Generally speaking, your body can metabolize .25 ounces of alcohol per hour, but it varies based on your weight. Keeping these things in mind can help you understand your limits.