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

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

  1. jkane101

    jkane101 Savant (495) New Jersey Sep 22, 2007

    Drink my entire cellar, other than the 2 Bruery 12 days of Christmas verticals I have. I've already started earlier this week and will need to average just under 1 beer a day to get it done.
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  2. Porkhustle

    Porkhustle Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012

    Beer goals? I suppose this is the junction where beer lovers and obsessive point-missers part
  3. huysmans

    huysmans Savant (395) New Jersey Dec 5, 2007

    DLD 2013, get my hands on some KBS, a trip to Hill Farmstead, a trip to Selinsgrove, a trip to Tired Hands, ravage Chicago's best (Revolution, Goose, Haymarket, Map Room, Hop Leaf, as well as track down more Pipeworks bombers), V8 Supercars+Salt Lick BBQ+whatever great beer Austin has to offer, and hit the Pacific Northwest for the first time with all I got. Basically beer and food roadtripping the entire country.
  4. Ericness

    Ericness Savant (255) Massachusetts Nov 21, 2012

    Two Goals:

    1. Focus more on drinking beers and styles I like as opposed to random experimentation (with the exception of beer fests).

    2. Start home brewing.
  5. SpeedwayJim

    SpeedwayJim Advocate (700) New York Jun 19, 2009

    Drink Hotd Dave.
    Trade for everything on my wants list and then stop trading.
  6. My top ten:

    1) Improve my homebrew skills
    2) Invest and begin using some brewing software (beersmith, promash, etc.)
    3) Start Kegging
    4) Brew a 10 gallon batch (or two)
    5) Brew a sour, a saison & a lager
    6) Join a homebrew club
    7) RDWHAHB
    8) Drink less/Work out more
    9) Trade Less, or at least no more than I am now
    10) Meet more BA's and attend more local tastings
  7. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (610) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Drink down my cellar. I currently buy more than I drink, and I need to switch that around.
  8. Stop buying more than I can drink, be more selective.
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  9. homebrew more, finish the keggerator/bar setup, take home some homebrew competition ribbons, become cicerone certified.
  10. Pecan

    Pecan Savant (445) Arizona Dec 20, 2012

    1. Meet more people in the local beer scene. Just moved to SD a few weeks ago, but haven't had the chance to go out thanks to a looming test date that I am constantly studying for.
    2. Attend a new release festival. DLD is a tradition at this point, so I picked up Bruery Reserve status yesterday and am thinking Black Tuesday Release. Also thinking about Hunahpu. Open to suggestions on this one!
    3. Pop my trading cherry. I've got a decent cellar going, but haven't traded a thing yet!
  11. get better at releases, drink more sours, and start putting together a consistent repertoire of homebrew recipes.
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  12. 1. Help my friend who has a bad pallet
    2. Drink More Growlers
    3. Hoard alot of beer
  13. newbrew

    newbrew Zealot (90) Missouri Jun 7, 2012

    Brew my first Belgian style triple :) I crossed of my smoked porter with vanilla bean and German chocolate, and my first DIPA, and I would also like to move from mini mash to all grain :)
  14. Reach 24 homebrew batches. (12 this year)
    Enter homebrew competition
    Cicerone certification

    ..................Annnnd, drop the 30 pounds i put on this year?
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  15. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue Advocate (635) Maine May 1, 2011

    To try more Belgian beer.
  16. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (360) Maine Jul 24, 2011

    I have something of a dichotomous relationship with beer...perhaps I'm schizophrenic? I really love great beer...but I have a powerful thirst...and a limited the amount of good beer I buy is limited by the beer money vs. life suck I end up getting wrecked on malt liquor on Fridays. I want to stop with the malt liquor, and drink more good beer, albeit less beer overall.
  17. HavasuDG

    HavasuDG Aficionado (180) Arizona Nov 12, 2012

    Learn how to appreciate the heavier styles that I'm still struggling to enjoy. Particularly Imperial Stouts and RISs. Changing my taste buds one beer at a time.
  18. Funny that a common theme is drinking down the cellar. I find that I basically enjoy searching out and buying the beer almost as much as drinking it.

    But I'm at the point where I would actually like to have a cellar with about 10 bottles in it instead of 100. That way, I still have good stuff to drink and will have to go on the hunt more often.
  19. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    Why not brew the limited release shit and pay 7 bucks for 6 packs of great single IPAs and pilsners?
  20. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    Holy sh*t, we're all complete alcoholics.
  21. kraddel

    kraddel Aficionado (160) Belgium Jul 20, 2012

    I should buy way less beer , but i can't B-)
  22. 1. Pleasure myself less frequently at work
    2. Pleasure myself more frequently in the car. At work.
    3. Drink even more IPA
  23. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,035) New York Mar 12, 2009

    Barrel a homebrew.
    Brew a wild ale.
    Stop chasing limiteds.
    Send crazy boxes that my regulars don't expect.
    Spend more money on locals, spend less on out of area brewers.
    Learn more. Enjoy more. Share more. Cellar less.
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  24. fx20736

    fx20736 Advocate (565) New York Mar 7, 2009

    perfect my seasonal beer drinking calendar.
    spend a little less on beer.
    create balance between my beer, Scotch and Martini drinking
  25. ma·lar·key


    Meaningless talk; nonsense.
  26. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Savant (460) Wyoming Feb 24, 2011

    Well, my goals are to trade.

    And one thing I am planning is a free Italian beer tasting for my friends here in town. I spoke to the owner of my wife's and I favorite restaurant and they were happy to know we would have them do us the honors of cooking yummy food to pair with yummy beer!
  27. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Advocate (560) Ohio Jul 4, 2008

    Finally get into home brewing, the kit has arrived, time to start up Frankenstein Brewing;)
  28. Azzy

    Azzy Savant (300) Texas Jul 16, 2012

    8th Wonder Is Hiring in Houston. Could put in a word for you, If i didn't have a full time job, Id definitely would of hopped on.

    For me, It is lose the beer belly. I gained too much damn weight drinking good ass beer regularly. Need to get back into shape.
    -Finish up business plan for the Craft beer and wine bar me and my partners will open in the next year and come up with a legit year.

    Some of the Goals others have I have accomplished in the past year:

    -Passed level 1 Cicerone, now aiming for level 2.
    -Level 1 Sommelier, aiming for level 2.
    -Found a good beer guy at a great beer shop in town already, calls me as soon as beer comes in and holds a few bottles of everything good for me.
    -known in the community, atleast in the Southwest forum lol
    -Trusted Trader
    -Work for a good company and applied for Silver Eagle Craft Beer Sales Manager, hopefully ill get an interview
  29. Smurf2055

    Smurf2055 Savant (495) Washington Nov 12, 2011

    Rate objectively on the style and quality instead of on hype. Do more blind tastings to see if the beers I "should" like better are actually my favorite.
  30. Ride in at least three major cycling/brewery affiliated rides. Its the best way to experience the beer and the bike.

    Discover more year-round and seasonal selections - so I am not so hung up on limited releases.
  31. Thecherryman

    Thecherryman Initiate (0) Arizona Dec 8, 2010

    Drink less
    Drink better
  32. Buy a house with a basement (not way to find in Southern California) and start a proper cellar for beer AND wine. Also I would like to start trading more.
  33. patto1ro

    patto1ro Advocate (510) Netherlands Apr 26, 2004

    Drink beer and enjoy it.
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  34. +1 to this. Blind tastings are eye-opening. Well thats an antiphrasis isn't it....
  35. rangerred

    rangerred Savant (465) Tennessee Dec 20, 2006

    Reach 1,000 reviews
    Homebrew more and do more experimental batches
    Quit buying more beer than I drink
  36. RichD

    RichD Champion (780) Rhode Island Mar 18, 2012

    Visit Hill Farmstead and leave with at least 3 growlers and 2 bottles.

    Also I want to start reviewing more beers and try all 100 on the beers of fame list.
  37. MADPolo

    MADPolo Initiate (0) Alabama Dec 19, 2012

    1.) Meet more beer folks in the local area
    2.) Set up my freezer for cellaring
    3.) Venture out of my comfort zone (Porter/Stout) and try more variety
    4.) Enjoy the hell out of all of the above!
  38. ShameAndFailure

    ShameAndFailure Savant (305) Texas Mar 26, 2009

    Log into less
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  39. Increase my homebrewing!!
  40. Start reviewing beers with more detail than just a 1 - 5 rating
    Remember that beer has calories, especially the big stouts I like
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