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I think I might be a beer hoarder

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Brewsky29, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Centennial

    Centennial Savant (450) Vermont Nov 9, 2009

    Most of us do not call it hoarding and it is Not a Problem once you learn which beers are worth cellaring. Judging by the year old dreamweaver you just aged, I would say your doing it wrong.
  2. Another one here buying more than they can drink.
    I have a very small stash compared to everyone else but I just started accumulating and cellaring a couple months ago. Fridge is full, cellar has about 3 cases in it (stouts and barleywines).
    Plan right now is to not buy any more craft and enjoy as much of it as possible during the holidays. I will likely buy some palatable macro stuff for New Years Eve as I know more than a couple friends haven't developed a taste for wilder beers. But I will certainly offer the good stuff. ;)
  3. You guys are wierdos.
  4. But what about the one and done anniversary brews?
    I just couldn't stop myself from buying 6 Sweet 16's last week :eek:
  5. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Champion (750) Jul 19, 2009

    I certainly am a hoarder. Would make more sense to be in this hobby if I actually DRANK beer, but again....I am a fat guy with glasses and facial hair, I only came here for social acceptance.
  6. rubicat

    rubicat Aficionado (130) Ohio Nov 22, 2012

    You are a beer inventory specialist.
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  7. dickieb

    dickieb Initiate (0) Rhode Island Mar 26, 2006

    With the exception of big barely wines and stouts to sit on I don't see the reason to have a "massive" stockpile of beer. You my friend need to start drinking more of the beer, if your not drinking it why buy it?
  8. That's just like your opinion man ;)
  9. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Champion (750) Jul 19, 2009

    You know that is literally the first time anyone has done that! So. Clever.

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  10. I do that all the time too. I think, "boy that FW or Cascade would be great right now. Nah, I paid $22 for it, better save it for a special occasion." Only that special occasion never comes!
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  11. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (975) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    I thought buying more beer than you could possibly consume was in the TOS for this site that we all agreed to?
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  12. I'm just happy my wife rarely visits the basement!
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  13. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Champion (750) New York Aug 10, 2010 Beer Trader

  14. litheum94

    litheum94 Advocate (675) California Dec 29, 2008

    We're still talking about beer, right?
  15. tronto

    tronto Savant (270) Kentucky Dec 22, 2010 Beer Trader

    collector sounds like a loser that still "collects" star war figures and g.i. joe's and shit.
  16. Today is a special occasion.
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  17. taxman

    taxman Savant (285) Illinois Feb 22, 2012

    I'm guilty. Last night I walked into a liquor store and asked if they had any Bolt Cutter. They said that they just got in a case. I asked what was their limit and he said a case. So, I bought the whole case.
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    HANGOVER Aficionado (185) Nov 23, 2012

    It's not hoarding if you clean out the junk once and a while. Invite friends over and force them to drink the beer that has been sitting to long. You could also tell yourself you are stockpiling for a beer shortage, a second round of prohibition, who knows global warming may kill off the barley crop and your cellar may be all you have.
  19. Did the same thing with BCBS this year when a local bottle shop received 10+ cases.
  20. The beer IS the special occasion!
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  21. merc7186

    merc7186 Savant (370) New York Dec 5, 2010

    My name is Merc and I am a Beer Hoarder (low groaning chorus follows....Hi Merc)

    Yeah, I am definitely in this category of beer shelf rescuer...I have a job where I do a lot of travelling and when you travel, you hit up a bunch of beer shops, then you see beers that you dont get distro on, then you see breweries that might have an interesting release, then there are the 'Whats Hot Right Now' beers, then there are trades. Next thing I knew, my basement shelves had over 250 bombers and countless other 12oz bottles. On top of it, I am a Bruery fanboy so I have at least 50 different selections of theirs in my basement and why buy just one when you can drink one now and sit on one....needless to say, I realized my problem a few months and have started cutting into it....today I am down to about 170 bottles and it saved my marriage. (It doesnt mean I still dont chase new beers and trades though :) )
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  22. Dtapeski

    Dtapeski Aficionado (230) Colorado Oct 26, 2012

    The issue for me is special releases in 6pk. I wanted to try Ska Autumnal Mole Stout, so bought a 6. Now I've had 5 sitting around that I'm not interested in drinking. It was fair enough, but hard to drink it when it's sitting next to Ten Fidy, Old Rasputin, Nitro Milk Stout and Yeti. I think I need to hit one of the liquor stores that allows mix/match 6pks, so I can buy 2 of something to see if it's worthy. No offense to Ska, I dig a lot of their beers.
  23. It's only hoarding if you don't have the room for it. I have about 300-350 bottles in my cellar and probably still have room for another 3000 before I become a hoarder. It's all aboout perspective!
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  24. I have an '07 DL... wanna come over and drink it in 4 1/2 years?
  25. KWMiles

    KWMiles Savant (380) Minnesota Oct 23, 2012

    Who you callin' a loser, pal?!
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  26. LambicKing

    LambicKing Advocate (685) Florida Apr 13, 2011

    I call it Beer Prepping.
  27. And this is why limited releases are so hard to get now.
    They are all sitting down in your standard mouth-breathing beer geek's basement, waiting on some special occasion to be drunk, that you know will never come.
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  28. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 Champion (875) Michigan May 30, 2005 Subscriber

    Wanted: Addresses of 'hoarders.'
    Purpose: Personal inspection, aka exorcism.
    (Prefer warm climate areas for the next 6 months.)
  29. On behalf of people everywhere who actually like beer for drinking, I'd like to give you guys a big "Screw You" for every time I've come up empty at a bottle shop looking for a release that you bought not to drink, but so that it could gather dust in your basement with 500 other bottles. I'm wondering what part of "Beer Advocacy" this is covered by?
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  30. Rimbimhoot

    Rimbimhoot Advocate (565) Illinois Sep 26, 2012 Beer Trader

    I was on a rampage for the past few months but am stopping till after Christmas. Couldn't pass up my last find: Bitches Brew, Olde School Barley Wine, and Parabola!
  31. mhksuccess

    mhksuccess Advocate (630) California Jul 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    well i guess i am guilty of buying beer lol i keep saying i need to stop buying but can't help myself
    and then i keep trading also and have friends call me like last night he found 4 abyss i said i will take them lol
    i have beverage cooler in room with about 60 beers then the garage fridge cant fit anymore in there must have about 100 beers in there also my closet has couple cases of stuff like stone RIS and other $6 bombers of stouts
    i am receiving 2 boxes today and then couple next week and going to bottle shop tomorrow to pick up some stuff he been holding for me Meanwhile i just got a case of some elevated ipa also am a member of the Bruery reserve society so next month they will have some beer and going to Alpine brewery in 3 weeks to stock up lol
    At least it is cheaper than buying wine think I am going to drink something good tonite and tomorrow maybe FFF baller stout or Old Rasputin IV or some Cigar City need to thin out the fridge a drop before i replenish
  32. tronto

    tronto Savant (270) Kentucky Dec 22, 2010 Beer Trader

    grown men that play with dolls and action figures.
  33. Dirtinabottle

    Dirtinabottle Savant (490) New York Aug 21, 2012 Beer Trader

    I drink 4 for every 6 that I buy each week. At this rate, I should be able to sing the "100 bottles of beer on the wall" song within a year.....
  34. Rosty

    Rosty Savant (250) California Nov 29, 2006 Beer Trader

    It started with just a few bottles in the fridge. Then the fridge was getting filled up so I put a couple away next to the wine. Then I was putting beers in the closet to "age". I told myself I don't have a problem I am just cellaring my beer. I'm not harming anyone. Bottles of beer started to fill up the closet in the garage and I did not even remember buying the beer. Some mornings I would wake up nude and cold behind a bottle shop clutching a half drank bottle of Utopia and not remembering how I got there. And not remembering why there is two other boxes of Utopia next to me, and a bottle of Pliny. I still shook it off that I do not have a problem, that I am a collector an aficionado. Then it got really bad. I started to age everything, lagers, IPAs, Wits, Hefes, it did not matter, I packed it away anywhere I could find. "It's better if it is aged," I told myself. "But it tastes like cardboard," people said to me, and I would say, "But it is aged and rare, you don't know what you are talking about." Then my wife left me, and took the kids. My hair started falling out, followed by my teeth. Nothing mattered but the hoard. I moved into a cave in the hills with my stash, better to keep it at the ambient temp, I told myself. Just me and my hoard. No one to bother us. My beautiful, my wonderful, my precious. Yes, yes. . .oh how I love to look at them all packed together with the labels straight. Oh my precious. Oh my jewels. No trading, no drinking, only looking as they age to perfection, becoming more precious. We wants it, we needs it, must have more preciouses. Stupid lazy distributors, they are keepings it from us. Wicked, tricksy, they keeps it from us in the back; telling us it is sold out! They want my preciouses!
  35. Drink your limited and special occasion beers during routine evenings at home. I've found that this helps a lot. Your days are limited and life is a special occasion anyhow. And drinking Eclipse or CBS with dinner will make your life happier.
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  36. codasnap52

    codasnap52 Savant (425) Connecticut Jan 24, 2008 Beer Trader

    I've always been a beer hoarder, you are not alone. I don's seem to have a problem drinking the seasonal stuff, or the beers that you know abound in plenty, its the beers I've brought back from other states and countries which are hard for me to open and now are adding up at an alarming rate. That and I've recently been working on getting more physically fit. So if you are only drinking 1 beer every other night, the stockpile grows and grows!
  37. KWMiles

    KWMiles Savant (380) Minnesota Oct 23, 2012

    I accept my place in this world.
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  38. ChanChan

    ChanChan Advocate (620) California Dec 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Woah, you are a hoarder!!
  39. codasnap52

    codasnap52 Savant (425) Connecticut Jan 24, 2008 Beer Trader

    Haha! Looks like someone went to the Hobbit midnight showing last night! This might be THE BEST post I've ever read on BA. Way to make me laugh at my desk at work. Cheers
  40. ncaudle

    ncaudle Advocate (700) Virginia May 28, 2010 Beer Trader

    I don't hoard.
    I stock up on what I like so that I can still enjoy it when it is no longer on shelves/available.