Coffee or Beer?

Mikael Cho explores the question of which of his two favorite beverages is better for creative thought:

After you’ve had a couple beers, drinking makes you less focused because it decreases your working memory, and you begin to care less about what’s happening around you. But as researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago discovered, this can be a good thing for creativity’s sake.

It sounds like the winning approach is beer for the idea, coffee for the execution.