Beer Ambassador We’re delighted that you want to be a Beer Ambassador and learn about how to drink responsibly. Beer Ambassador Overview We will take a look at three areas: 1. Alcohol Truths and Myths 2. Driving While Impaired 3. Take Me Home Night In each scene, we will discuss and answer questions, complete activities, and read tips. Scene #1 Alcohol Truths and Myths TIPS ACTIVITY Scene 1: Truths and Myths About Alcohol Question 1 Which statement is true? 1. When we say, “All drinks are not the same,” what we mean is that some hard liquor cocktails are made with much better booze than others. 2. When we say, “All drinks are not the same,” what we mean is that drinking one 12-ounce premium beer has a vastly different impact on your impairment than drinking one three ounce vodka martini or other hard liquor cocktail. Statement two is correct. Choose Wisely. Plan Ahead. Question 2 True or False: It is OK to drink for the purpose of getting drunk, as long as it’s only done once in a while and for on the of the following reasons: “letting off steam,” “decompressing,” or “totally cutting loose.” 1. True 2. False False. When we drink in excess, or encourage others to do the same, we’re not consuming alcohol responsibly. Activity: Know Your Drink How much you drink depends on what you drink. How many 12 oz. premium light beers (4.2% ABV) are in each typical drink? Let’s find out. ? ? Less than half the volume, same amount of alcohol. That’s two beers. Easy on the vino, capiche? ? How suave. Mr. Secret Agent. Good for super villains and those who can sip slowly. But be careful, that’s nearly four beers you’re consuming. ? Watch how many of these you consume as one margarita contains around three beers. You don’t want to spoil the fiesta! Little glass, BIG impact. A shot of 40% ABV hard liquor has more alcohol than one premium light beer at 4.2% ABV. Are shots EVER a good idea? Activity: Know Your Drink Remember that all drinks are not the same. According to the U.S. federal government, it can be difficult to estimate the number of standard drinks in a single mixed drink made with hard liquor. Depending on factors such as the type of spirits and the recipe, a mixed drink can contain from one to three or more standard drinks. QUESTION 1 QUESTION 3 QUESTION 2 QUESTION 4 TIPS ACTIVITY Scene 1: Truths and Myths About Alcohol Tips • Remember that all drinks are not the same. According to the U.S. federal government, “it can be difficult to estimate the number of standard drinks in a single mixed drink made with hard liquor. Depending on factors such as the type of spirits and the recipe, a mixed drink can contain from one to three or more standard drinks.” • Know your limit and stick to it. • Discourage the “drink to get drunk” mentality amongst your friends. • Avoid drinking games. • Remember not to drink on an empty stomach. QUESTION 1 QUESTION 5 QUESTION 3 QUESTION 2 QUESTION 4 ACTIVITY TIPS to get around if you’ve been A pedicab is a great way drinking, but it may not take you all the way home. QUESTION 6 QUESTION 1 QUESTION 5 QUESTION 3 QUESTION 4 QUESTION 2 QUESTION 6 ACTIVITY A taxi is a great way to get around if you feel unsafe to drive home, and it takes you all the way home. Make sure you have enough cash to cover the cab fare home before the night begins. You can call 1-800-TAXICAB and a cab will be dispatched to courtesy of our company. TIPS QUESTION 1 QUESTION 5 QUESTION 3 QUESTION 4 QUESTION 2 QUESTION 6 Public transportation is cheap and safe, and even better if you planned ahead. We even sponsor Free Rides programs on key holidays andACTIVITY events around the country! TIPS QUESTION 1 QUESTION 5 QUESTION 3 QUESTION 4 QUESTION 2 QUESTION 6 ACTIVITY TIPS Just as long as you live close by and your impairment is low. Walking drunk can be just as dangerous as driving drunk. Consider the time, who you’re with and streets you’ll have to cross. QUESTION 1 QUESTION 5 QUESTION 3 QUESTION 4 QUESTION 2 QUESTION 6 ACTIVITY TIPS If you are over the legal limit of .08 BAC, you are endangering yourself and others. TIPS Tips • • • • The consequences of a DUI are severe. Aside from the criminal offense, a DUI is financially costly, as well. The illegal BAC limit to drive in every state is .08 but you should perform a simple Google search of your state’s DUI laws and regulations to fully understand all the implications of a drunk driving arrest. Do not drink excessively because of a stressful day. Pace yourself. Nobody should be slamming beers. Plan ahead for safe transportation - knowing ahead of time where you need to go will help decide the best method. Make sure to have a cab number, such as 1-800-TAXI-CAB, or bus fare, for example. Scene #3 Driving While Impaired TIPS QUESTION 1 QUESTION 3 QUESTION 4 QUESTION 2 ACTIVITY Question 1 It is illegal for adults (21+) to drive a motor vehicle in all U.S. states (including cars and motorcycles, and in some states boats and snowmobiles) if their Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is at least… 1. 3.14 2. .08 3. a² + b² = c² If this applies to you, you best not be driving! TIPS QUESTION 1 QUESTION 3 QUESTION 4 QUESTION 2 ACTIVITY Question 2 What is MillerCoors view on drunk driving? Nobody should ever drive drunk. We believe it is completely preventable and work to help support and communicate about alternatives to driving drunk. TIPS QUESTION 1 QUESTION 3 QUESTION 4 QUESTION 2 ACTIVITY Question 3 MillerCoors employees who are arrested for driving under the influence after participation in a work-related event or activity are potentially subject to which of the following consequences? 1. Loss of gratis beer privileges 2. Loss of access to the company pubs 3. Required enrollment in a company employee assistance program 4. Termination 5. All of the above All of the above. TIPS QUESTION 1 QUESTION 3 QUESTION 4 QUESTION 2 ACTIVITY Question 4 What can you do to prevent drunk driving? 1. Plan how you will get home ahead of time so you don’t have to drive. 2. Limit your beer consumption, drink water, eat food, and give yourself an adequate amount of time to sober up. 3. Watch your friends and make sure they don’t drive while impaired. 4. Simply don’t drink. 5. All of the above ANY of the above. TIPS QUESTION 1 QUESTION 3 QUESTION 4 QUESTION 2 ACTIVITY Activity: A Responsible Night Out You're out and about tonight! To get home safely at the end of the evening, you’ll have to plan ahead and make smart choices. Let’s walk through a timeline that compares responsible and the irresponsible ways to drink when out. TIPS QUESTION 1 QUESTION 3 QUESTION 4 QUESTION 2 ACTIVITY Tips • • • • • • Planning ahead for safe alternative transportation is your best bet. Program the number for a taxi company into your phone. An easy way to arrange a safe cab ride home is to call 1800TAXICAB, a long-time partner of MillerCoors. And, make it even easier by using the Miller Lite Taxi Finder app, which is powered by 1800TAXICAB. Take turns being designated driver amongst your friends. Look into the public transportation options available in your area. Remember that only time can sober you up. Before you decide to drive home, try to assess your own impairment, or maybe ask a co-worker if you seem OK to drive. Make a reasonable effort to size up your situation before making a decision. QUESTION 3 QUESTION 4 QUESTION 2 TIPS QUESTION 1 ACTIVITY Question 1 If your friend is refused a beer by a bartender because he is too impaired already, the appropriate reaction is: 1. Challenge the bartender to fisticuffs. 2. Help your friend storm the bar so you can make off with the goods. 3. Tactfully and safely remove your friend from the premises; he or she has had too much to drink and doesn’t need another one until his impairment level goes down. 3. Do it quickly, before he or she embarrasses himself or herself. Activity: Spot the Signs You’re at a concert, having a good time. But how do you tell when someone has been having TOO much of a good time? Let’s see a fellow concertgoer progress through the signs of intoxication. QUESTION 3 QUESTION 4 QUESTION 2 TIPS QUESTION 1 ACTIVITY Tips • • • • Try not to mix drinks. Drinking beverages other than beer can lead to higher impairment levels more quickly than sticking to beer due to higher levels of alcohol. Your body can process one 12 oz. beer an hour. Remember, that means there could be two 12 ounce beers in that 24 ounce cup. Don’t be afraid to sit out when your friend grabs the next round, especially if you haven’t finished your drink yet. Don’t be pressured into drinking shots. Your body will thank you later. Thank you, Beer Ambassadors! Having completed this journey, you now possess the skills to control your level of impairment while drinking and understand that not all alcohol is the same. As a Beer Ambassador to MillerCoors, we hope you bring awareness to those around you about the perils of overconsumption and positively represent MillerCoors while enjoying our beers responsibly.