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I think I might be a beer hoarder

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

  1. ChanChan

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

    My problem is I need more money!!!
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  2. thebeerisgood

    thebeerisgood Savant (250) Indiana Mar 13, 2011

    For whatever reason, the definition of a beer hoarder in the area I live in is "Buying more than one bottle of something and not allowing people to assume they have equal rights to my purchase."
  3. Ok that is a definition of hording keeping beer that has obviously gone bad. Look like you need to *gulp* do more drain pours (I hate that word since I can 95% of the time finish even the worst of beer)
  4. It's only beer hoarding when you invite someone into your cellar and they say the selection/quantity is at least as good as their favorite bottle shop.

    Until then, have at it & stop worrying.
  5. dmeadows

    dmeadows Savant (320) New York Aug 6, 2002

    Dibs on episode #1.
  6. I've heard that the first step is admitting you have a problem ... I'm not sure what the second step is.
  7. You just described nearly every one of my Tuesdays for the past 18 months. :D
  8. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Savant (425) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    A bigger fridge won't help... Promise. lol
  9. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (660) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Yeah... I just don't like leaving beer sitting around on shelves at 70 degrees in my apartment. It worries me.
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  10. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,120) Washington Sep 18, 2010 Beer Trader

    Hoarding is when you buy beer but then, for whatever reason, can't bring yourself to drink it. I've definitely been buying more beer than I can keep up with over the past couple of years, which is why I have a surplus on the order of 300+ bottles. But I am drinking it; pretty much every night I have at least one beer and sometimes more. Not that that's necessarily such a healthy thing either.

    As long as you're buying beer to drink, share, or trade before it goes bad (and you can pay all your bills), then I don't see a problem. If you're buying bottles to stroke lovingly and call "my precious" then you might want to take a step back.
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  11. Gannon81

    Gannon81 Aficionado (185) Oregon Jan 5, 2012

    Better than being on the show 'Hoarders'.
  12. I lost this argument last night. I am a collector/hoarder I guess.

    You know its bad when you've run out of room in your cellar
  13. GR_Rick

    GR_Rick Aficionado (230) Michigan Jul 14, 2012

    I'm more than happy to BM you my address and be your official "fair enough" beer disposal ground :) If that doesn't work for you, set up some trades with folks in other regions - I'm sure you could find someone who'd be glad to trade you for a few new beers they haven't tried.
  14. Hoarder and proud. :)
  15. LiquidCourage

    LiquidCourage Savant (435) Rhode Island Nov 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    This is the post of the year! Well done.
  16. Don't worry man, you're not playing with dolls... you're maneuvering action figures into strategic positions. HUGE difference... don't let anyone tell you different!
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  17. highdesertdrinker

    highdesertdrinker Advocate (670) Arizona Nov 5, 2012 Beer Trader

    I live an hour from a Total Wine and a good bottle shop so I gotta hoard a little since I only make it over there once a month. My stockpile goes up and my stockpile goes down and then it dissapears if my lush of a brother in law shows up but that's what it's there for.
  18. RandyV

    RandyV Savant (275) Arizona Aug 8, 2010

    I'm thinking of starting a service to help those afflicted with this condition. I will help them through the process of lightening their load of beer. The focus will be on the highest quality stuff, since that seems to take up more space than the lower tier inventory. This is a public service, but my satisfaction will be in the relief I provide to those suffering from this malady. Let me know...I can help.
  19. Hoarding, alcoholism...it's all relative.
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  20. Sounds just like me. I just bought 2 logs of SN celebration, a 4 pack of founders breakfast stout, st old man winter ale, anchor christmas ale and racer 5 ipa. And I want to pick up more, come tomorrow.
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  21. Just get a class "A" alcohol beverage license and start the reselling.

    Problem solved!
  22. Buck86

    Buck86 Savant (375) California Aug 8, 2011 Beer Trader

    Possibly relevant...

    also because I a too have begun the hoard and I imagine most of the people's appearance here to mirror those in the link. I am up to 107, but I keep them tightly organized on a Google spreadsheet ... for science. I suppose we need a post your stash thread to ogle what people have sitting in the dark.
  23. Its kind of fun to shop for beer, browsing and what not.
  24. Bakker

    Bakker Savant (340) Illinois Aug 1, 2010 Beer Trader

    I hear ya. I have 15 special occasions planned out already! Still waiting for the first one to happen...
  25. Bakker

    Bakker Savant (340) Illinois Aug 1, 2010 Beer Trader

    You said zombie apocalypse. Those are 2 FFF beers
  26. jawzman

    jawzman Aficionado (240) Minnesota Mar 20, 2010

    You should stop. One must edit. You realize that is unsustainable, right? Unless you are loaded with an understanding partner, and have a huge house, with a wing dedicated to your beer problem.
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  27. jawzman

    jawzman Aficionado (240) Minnesota Mar 20, 2010

    *arms open*
  28. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poobah (1,045) New Jersey Feb 23, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Sounds a little light. I would go back tomorrow and double up.
  29. buzze40

    buzze40 Savant (335) Illinois Mar 9, 2010

    Oh yeah, like we havent heard THAT line before.....
  30. buzze40

    buzze40 Savant (335) Illinois Mar 9, 2010

    OK, back to our original poster.... yes others feel this way but... if you are taking in terms of having more than one refrigerator full all I can say is .... ROOKIE!

    To see if you are a true beer hoarder then check below....

    YOU MIGHT BE A BEER HOARDER IF>>>> (you knew someone what going to take it here sooner or later...)

    ...you start parking your car in the driveway because you got boxes of beer scattered all over the garage, ("Im still sorting the ones on the floor! I cant put them away yet dammit!")

    ...you build custom wood shelves along the whole OTHER side of the basement,

    ... you are debating changing the way to organize your stash -- Alphabetically, regionally or by style -- having tried all of them at least once.

    ... you build a shed in the back yard "for the lawnmower, hoses and stuff" wihile all the time thinking how much more space it will free up in the temperature controlled basement.

    ... the beers you keep out of storage "to try next" would take you a 2 months to drink if you drank every day...

    ...besides the beers you are going "to try next" you keep another bunch of rare beers out of storage "in case we have a special occasion" that would take you at least 3 weeks to drink if you drank every day.... (you can never be too prepared for special occasions....)

    ... you have filled your refrigerator and buy a second one. And they are commercial walk-in refrigerators.

    ... you keep an inventory of your beer on a spreadsheet and the file is greater than 1MB

    ... you buy a crew cab pickup truck solely for their advantage at beer release parties and so you dont have to make more than one trip when your favorite beer comes out.

    FINALLY ... you may be a hoarder if, having bought your crewcab pickup,, your family vacations are planned, criss-crossing states to hit breweries, beer stores and release parties and everyone in the family is ordered to "pack light, we're going to need the room on the way home"

    ... THEN you're a hoarder. WELCOME TO THE CLUB!!!!!
  31. borderican

    borderican Aficionado (155) California Aug 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    closet hoarder, lol
  32. brewsader

    brewsader Savant (310) New York Dec 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    just keep telling yourself that a lot of beers are made to be enjoyed fresh. if that doesnt work, drink more IPA's.
  33. Good lord.
  34. Thats my buddies! I gave him ONE Celebration ale, and it was over! I truly got this guy hooked! :D
  35. IrishHockey

    IrishHockey Savant (295) Indiana Oct 12, 2012 Beer Trader

    Thank God I don't have to worry about hoarding... I'm an alcoholic!
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  36. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Advocate (520) Pennsylvania Jan 15, 2011 Subscriber

    There's nothing wrong with having some excess, especially if they tend to be loaded more toward the season items. If it's something you like and you're afraid you'll want it again before it comes back around, get more than you usually would. It's what I've been doing for four months now and my closet is loaded, yeah, but I'll know I'll be able to get rid of it through drinking it and/or selling it and then aging a solid bit of it. Or just have a party. We're having a Christmas party for work next Friday and I plan on brining easily $120 worth of bombers that are lining my shelves. I'll definitely go through all of it and as long as I drink half of what they contain it'll be worth it to me for tasting purposes and then getting my friends and coworkers to have a good time.
  37. LiquidCourage

    LiquidCourage Savant (435) Rhode Island Nov 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    I do the same thing. I try to buy a decent amount, so I can have the beer year round (until it comes out again). My issue though is that one beer will come out and then the next big thing comes out a few weeks later. My goal this year is to identify my favorite 2-3 beers and just buy those in bulk. The rest I'll limit to 1-2 four packs.
  38. nc41

    nc41 Champion (855) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008 Beer Trader

    It's an easy trap to fall into. When you start hoarding beers that don't age well you know you have a problem, if you have a stash of Hopslam it's too late. I'm collecting Porters and Stouts to drink when I want, I try and grab harder to get stuff, some I drink some I trade.
  39. bigedct

    bigedct Savant (415) Connecticut Jun 23, 2011

    My name is Ed and I have a problem. Not enough space to store all the beer I buy. 400+ bottles and growing!
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