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Your New Year's (Beer's) resolutions for 2013

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by keithmurray, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Mine is that after spending the last couple of years trying to chase down rare and limited releases and more often than not being underwhelmed, I am going to spend most of 2013 re-visiting and enjoying some of the classics that I haven't drank in quite some time. I will still venture out and try some new beers, but it won't be as much of a priority tracking them down as in years past. What's your new beer's resolution?

    HANGOVER Aficionado (185) Nov 23, 2012

    Reduce the amount of beer I collect for the cellar and put a serious dent in my collection.
  3. Drink more awesome beer than I did this year!
  4. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Advocate (650) Illinois Feb 27, 2009 Beer Trader

    Exact same thing I was going to post when I read the title. :)
    FEUO likes this.
  5. mcaulifww

    mcaulifww Initiate (0) Virginia Aug 18, 2011

    Buy Way less beer. drink down my cellar. not to collect beer like pokemon cards
  6. I like some of these answers (drinking down cellars). Leaves more on the shelves for me to pick up. I hope. :p

    Mine is to keep expanding my horizons and try more beer. However, I also have a plan to buy more cases of the session beers I really like and quit wasting my $ on watery/BMC stuff.
  7. Ravenacht

    Ravenacht Advocate (630) Florida Aug 10, 2012 Beer Trader

    #1 Be present at Hunaphu,s release.
    #2 Start doing some bottle trades.
    #3 Add a few more quality bottles to my cellar and attend some bottle shares/tastings.
    badb_rad and robinsmv like this.
  8. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poobah (1,270) Indiana Aug 11, 2012 Beer Trader

    F That - I want some KBS and a Parabola.
  9. Ndfan1323

    Ndfan1323 Savant (355) California Jan 26, 2012

    I will finally be making my move to San Diego within 2 months soooo...I am driving an RV across the country and plotting all my beer destinations till I get to my craft beer mecca.
  10. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Advocate (730) Colorado Dec 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    Drink more burp less.
    dcloeren likes this.
  11. Every year I do "Dry January." This is the only drinking (beer) resolution that I do. Helps me get back into shape after the holidays.
    Daktah and BillyCannon like this.
  12. 1) Drink more.
    2) Meet some local beer aficionados whether they are on BA or not
    3) Further expand my beer horizons
    robinsmv likes this.
  13. herrburgess

    herrburgess Poobah (1,035) South Carolina Nov 4, 2009 Beer Trader

    To parlay the knowledge I acquire during my Christmas trip to Duesseldorf and Koeln into a perfect homebrewed Alt and Koelsch.
    strictly4DK and steorn like this.
  14. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (975) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    Buy less beer, I don't need to jump on every new release that comes along.
  15. TheCaptain99

    TheCaptain99 Aficionado (165) North Carolina Dec 4, 2010 Beer Trader

    Collect less in the cellar and drink more sour and wild ales. The sours are expensive but if I stop putting so many big stouts in the cellar it should even out.
  16. hctap00

    hctap00 Aficionado (205) Maryland Nov 2, 2012

    Continue my efforts to learn/appreciate sours. Not going well so far.
    BillyCannon likes this.
  17. Goosey

    Goosey Aficionado (240) Missouri Jan 18, 2012

    Stop going out with my buddies when I have like 200 beers sitting my cellars. I do need to drink my cellar, but the problem is that I stop buying beers around late Feb, and I have about 1 month to drink my brews before it starts warming up, and I can't drink barley wines and stouts when it is warm outside. Ah, the troubles of a first world citizen.
  18. Cascade77

    Cascade77 Savant (250) Vermont May 14, 2009

    OP pretty much nailed my resolution. A lot of the (often high priced) one-offs are just too hit or miss. I'd like to see breweries move towards lineups with several consistently brewed tasty beers rather than mixing up a new variation every other batch, calling it something different and charging crazy prices that they know the beer geeks will pay (myself included sometimes). I intend to do my small part to encourage this change by sticking to mostly well established beers that I KNOW are good.
  19. ChanChan

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

    Drink less burp more!!
  20. ripps1

    ripps1 Advocate (545) New Jersey Aug 28, 2012

    Start beer trading. I keep hearing I need to try Zombie Dust...
  21. MLeicht

    MLeicht Aficionado (205) New Jersey Jul 9, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    My Resolution is to buy less beer and brew more beer. Along with get my cellar under control and drink it down
  22. Treebs

    Treebs Advocate (640) Illinois Apr 18, 2011

    Drink more from the cellar, attend more beer events and take down every beer on the Beers of Fame list.
  23. HeyJim

    HeyJim Savant (395) Pennsylvania Sep 22, 2012

    - Try more Pennsylvania brews. (Visit Troegs)
    - Get over my fear of trading and land a few brews I've wanted to try for a while.
    - Stop buying entire cases (kinda hard not to in PA though).
    pschul4, kirbmeist and kingmaker like this.
  24. Spend less $ on accumulating (cellaring) bottles, and more $ on special beer events, parties, tap takeovers, official beer weeks, traveling to a few US cities to explore the local beer scene, etc etc.

    I find that's where I get most of the enjoyment out of the hobby anyway.
  25. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Advocate (515) Pennsylvania Jul 31, 2010 Beer Trader

    Start cellaring beers, something I've never had the patience to do before. I already got it stated when I came across the Ommegang XV 15th Anniversary Ale about a month ago. I'll be keeping my eye out for more beers to cellar.
  26. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (880) Michigan Mar 20, 2012

    Pliny. KBS. Heady.

    And maybe Westy 12.
    kirbmeist likes this.
  27. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Advocate (730) Colorado Dec 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    Once you go Zombie, you'll never go back.
  28. Not to let my cellar get over 50 bottles again. It got out of hand this year and thankfully over past 2 months, I've gotten it back to manageable.
  29. T-RO

    T-RO Savant (410) New Hampshire Nov 9, 2012 Beer Trader

    Figure out how to fund this hobby without a certain wine drinker in the family catching on.
    LilBilly666 likes this.
  30. rundocrun

    rundocrun Savant (290) Iowa Oct 1, 2010

    I'm with a lot of people on this thread: Actually start drinking what's in my cellar! Also, brew at least 4 more batches of homebrew (maybe a seasonal for each season?). As well as finding a "summer beer" and sticking to it. I'm tired of constantly having "beer ADD" and I think I'd benefit from knowing I have a cold 6-pack (or 12-pack/case) of a solid, refreshing craft brew on hand to cool off during the Iowa summer.
  31. This was something that I meant to do this year, but never got around to. I'd like to take February off from drinking (shortest month) to help get in better shape. Hoping to hold myself to this in 2013.
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  32. gpawned

    gpawned Advocate (525) Illinois Jun 5, 2012 Beer Trader

    That is exactly what I was going to say...plus do more home brewing.
    whiskeytown, Rocket80 and rundocrun like this.
  33. SammyJaxxxx

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

    I'm seeing several people have the same resolution as I do: "Buy less beer." I just don't have time to drink all the beer that I acquire.
    That bein said, I have had that same resolution for mnths now and I haven't come close to keeping it.
    When I leave the ofice this afternoon my first stop is to check and see what came in this week.
    rundocrun likes this.
  34. MagillaGriller

    MagillaGriller Savant (315) Aug 20, 2012

    Contingent on the Mayan calendar...
  35. Overall I want to spend less. Instead of buying anything I remotely want to try, I'm going to focus on lambics and new beers from breweries I trust.
  36. You see just about every other post is "stop cellaring/drink more from my cellar"?

    I foresee your 2014 beer resolution to be, "stop cellaring/drink more from the cellar."
  37. Drink beers.
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  38. redmagik99

    redmagik99 Savant (360) California May 15, 2007 Beer Trader

    Not spend any money on Port/Lost Abbey
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  39. Drink Black Tuesday from between a stripper's fake tits.

    Oh wait, 2013? Drink White Chocolate from between a stripper's fake tits.
  40. stop buying beers I can't afford just because of their stellar BA rating.
    pschul4, denver10, bsp77 and 8 others like this.