He is not a "drunkard", and does not show up drunk to competitions. But it has been a point of discussion on russian blogs, then and occasionally since then, (by people who have access to skaters, like photographers, admins., etc.), that some skaters do have a "drink" if there is more than 1 day break between the skates. One such conversation is about Fedor stumbling in 2015, because "he went out" with the boys, and was a bit weaker the next day, and that's why Ksenya was upset..However, I am suspicious about your comments regarding the beer. I have seen Fedor drinking beer on Instagram (usually with Trankov), but that does not mean he is a "drunkard" or that he was drinking at competitions. It is totally normal for a young guy to drink beer when he's watching a sports game (in Fedor's case, Zenit soccer). Scott Moir was doing the same thing at the Olympic hockey game and hasn't been crucified for it. I can't remember ever seeing a time when he looked drunk at a competition; his jumps were always rock-solid. I'm pretty sure he kept his social life separate from his skating.