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

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

  1. fredmugs

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

  2. legend8706

    legend8706 Savant (335) Virginia Oct 31, 2012

    Attend more Beer Releases and attend at least one Beer Festival! Oh, and start some homebrewing as well!
    Torieos likes this.
  3. fmccormi

    fmccormi Champion (890) Florida Oct 24, 2010 Beer Trader

    Brew saisons.

    Visit more farmhouse breweries (Ommegang and Hill Farmstead, been there and plan to go back. Oxbow and Haw River, never been and want to make it out there).

    Make the most of wet hop season.

    Just drink the good stuff I buy until waiting for "the right moment" (looking at you, Arthur & Anna).

    Use my (small) growler more.

    Brew more saisons.
    RochesterAaron and JxExM like this.
  4. drabmuh

    drabmuh Champion (835) Maryland Feb 7, 2004

    Break 3500 reviews
    Huhzubendah and FosterJM like this.
  5. scootsmal

    scootsmal Savant (270) New York Aug 15, 2012

    Get into homebrewing, this year was getting into craft beer generally.
    JxExM likes this.
  6. hoptualBrew

    hoptualBrew Advocate (630) Florida May 29, 2011 Beer Trader

    (1) Take 3+ homebrew competition ribbons
    (2) Become proficient at cask conditioning my homebrew
    (3) Help develop & brew experimental batches at the brewery I volunteer at
    (4) Acquire Certified Cicerone Certificate
    (5) Start working on a business plan for my future brewpub (5-10 years from now)
  7. seeswo

    seeswo Advocate (535) Ohio Jan 10, 2010 Beer Trader

    Spend more time making my regular trading partners happy and less time trying to sift through the now totally ridiculous composition of traders in the ISO:FT forum.
    Mister_Joshy and benjaminahudson like this.
  8. Find a job in the beer industry.
    Certified Cicerone (maybe).
    Cross-country beer events.
    Slay more whales.
    Stay \m/etal.
  9. Winston_Smith

    Winston_Smith Initiate (0) Kentucky Oct 25, 2012

    I'm going to try to drink less. This is in direct conflict with my other goal of starting to home brew. First world problems for the win...
    SaintBenedict, Rutager and luwak like this.
  10. cmmcdonn

    cmmcdonn Savant (410) Virginia Jun 21, 2009

    Another 500 ticks
  11. udubdawg

    udubdawg Advocate (550) Kansas Dec 11, 2006

    advance a first round NHC entry to the finals.
  12. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Advocate (575) Michigan Dec 16, 2011 Beer Trader

    Get a pot and a wort chiller and finally start to homebrew.
    JxExM likes this.
  13. Finish trying the all the beers in regular lineups from some of the craft beer mainstays.

    I've never had Alaskan Oatmeal Stout, Full Sail Pale Ale, there's a few from Great Divide, and a couple of North Coast beers, etc... Finding fresh examples of these beers has been the limiting factor, but I'll try to pay more attention to finding them fresh so I can give them a try.
    beerepiphany likes this.
  14. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    Start homebrewing. I have the equipment but i just keep putting it for whatever reason
    davey101, JxExM and jhartley like this.
  15. thecraftculture

    thecraftculture Aficionado (170) Florida Nov 28, 2012 Beer Trader

    Every beer festival I can attend, starting with Hunahpu in March and launch a merchandising line for Craft Beer lovers.
    jhartley likes this.
  16. jmw

    jmw Savant (450) North Carolina Feb 4, 2009

  17. jhartley

    jhartley Poobah (1,330) Florida Aug 22, 2010 Beer Trader

    1. Start homebrewing - I have a pretty big kit that I won from a Smithwick's contest on facebbok, just can't find the time
    2. Attend some brewfests.
    3. Visit more breweries
    JxExM and thecraftculture like this.
  18. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,070) New York Mar 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Get and share a bottle of Alpine Great with my best friend Paul. I drank the only one I ever had by myself, and have been unable to get another for 2 years now to make it up to him.
  19. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Champion (845) Maryland Oct 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    Drink only WALZBRO.

    But for srs, attend a beer festival, drive up to VT to get some Heady Topper, get more mates to share beer with, and shoot for 1000 reviews by the end of 2013.

    Oh yeah, and start beer trading.
    JxExM and beerepiphany like this.
  20. I would love to get into home-brewing this coming year!
    JxExM likes this.
  21. zekeman17

    zekeman17 Champion (985) Pennsylvania Feb 14, 2010 Beer Trader

    Probably the same as last year...
    drink less
    drink better
    support local breweries/brewpubs
    SaintBenedict likes this.
  22. 100/100 beers of fame. i'm around 64 at last count.
    fredmugs, BlackBelt5112203 and JxExM like this.
  23. Itoclown

    Itoclown Savant (320) Michigan Jun 19, 2008 Beer Trader

    Visit every brewery in Mi east and south of Grand Rapids. Take another west coast beer trip (in planning). Start home brewing again. Get a girlfriend. She can like or not like beer. Just need one.
  24. Probably just try and land a couple solid brews from overseas moreso than here in the U.S. Would like to get trading partners in 3 different countries. Would be awesome.
  25. djaeon

    djaeon Champion (755) California Oct 2, 2006

    I would like to do this. Not necessarily in 2013, but it's something I want to do. Unfortunately, I don't work in the industry, or have anyone who does to vouch for me, so I think it'll be a bit challenging.
  26. Beer trade more! Message me for stuff from the Midwest (Central IL). Dont forget DESTIHL is going into bottling in 2013 and I live close :)
  27. Find a craft beer that I like so much, I will only drink that for the entire year. No experimentation.
    creepinjeeper likes this.
  28. Tnudish

    Tnudish Savant (315) Wisconsin Feb 16, 2012

    I will preface this by saying that I am getting married next year, so I already know I wont be doing as much as I would like. My goals for next year:

    -Review every Cantillon and Drie Fonteinen I havent reviewed yet while in Belgium, Sweden, and Finland on my honeymoon
    -Rent out space in a wine cellar and convert my current mixed cellar to nothing but lambic
    -Get my fiance into craft beer more

    Edit: also, low five yeahnatenelson more
    luwak likes this.
  29. Drink more of my cellar down to something more manageable. Work out more to compensate my extra craft beer drinking!! Home brew more!
    luwak likes this.
  30. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (975) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    Attend more release parties/festivals.
  31. dmeadows

    dmeadows Savant (320) New York Aug 6, 2002

    To consume more rapidly than I acquire.
    nickapalooza86 likes this.
  32. No beer left behind.
    CruisaC and alix like this.
  33. Shmeal

    Shmeal Advocate (575) Oregon Nov 9, 2009 Beer Trader

    rein in my spending.
  34. Spend less
    Trade less
    Drink less
    Appreciate more
  35. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (890) California Nov 16, 2009 Beer Trader

    Only 1000 behind you. Guess 2014 will be me drunk a lot saying I have to catch drabmuh!

    luwak likes this.
  36. Zhiguli

    Zhiguli Savant (355) California Jul 12, 2012

    stop spending so much on beer and have good value 4/6 packs at home all the time instead. also fuck wf pricing
  37. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poobah (1,255) Arizona Jun 18, 2002

    emptying the "cellared" beer storage area for good.
  38. Duffman929

    Duffman929 Savant (415) Illinois Nov 27, 2010 Beer Trader

    Three words. Get. Moar. Whalez.
    dirtylou likes this.
  39. Well thank you kind sir. Great idea. Only can drink beer if I work out before hand!