Yeah, I don't bother bringing a flask because I'm not really a liquor drinker. I like whiskey now and then, but it's not a refreshing drink for on the trail. Beer or cider are nice to have after a long day trekking through the sun, so on trips that are only 2-3 days, it's worth the weight. But yeah, I won't be bringing any drinks on the West Coast Trail - it's just unnecessary weight and I can't be bothered with liquor. I will definitely spend the dough and grab a couple cold ones at Chez Moniques!!
Mountain friends, don't forget: Beer is no Burden!
(inspired from Sid Marty's "rum is no burden" line from one of his awesome stories)