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

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

  1. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Champion (940) Michigan Aug 29, 2012 Verified

    Visit at least 3 breweries that I haven't visited before.
    BrewStew58 and Ford like this.
  2. Ford

    Ford Advocate (570) Texas Sep 8, 2012 Verified

    I'm going to try to stop worrying about and chasing limited releases in Houston that people who don't even really like craft beer go after.....

    Visit Freetail in San Antonio.... Real Ale in Blanco.... and Deep Ellum in Dallas.... hit up the locals in Houston.. Karbach, Buffalo Bayou, No Label, Saint Arnold, 8th Wonder and Southern Star.
  3. icepigs

    icepigs Aspirant (45) Texas Dec 30, 2010

    To get my brewery up and running. RabbitHoleBrewing.com
    dsal89 likes this.
  4. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Savant (310) Ohio Apr 11, 2010 Verified

    I don't have a cellar. But the same problem, buy beer quicker than I can drink it.
  5. Drink more beers , (less rare/hard to find , more local )
    enjoy spending less (no more $18 for a 6pack or a 650 ml bottle)
    have my first post (that get's a reply)
    MarcusHalberstram likes this.
  6. I am going to use that line.
  7. Good luck, friend. If it isn't Wild Blue.. my 'lady friend' stays away.
  8. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,355) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002 Verified

    Mine is simple. Drink more beer, have more fun.
  9. Finatic

    Finatic Savant (300) Florida Jan 16, 2011

    Get in a BIF.
    Try RARE.
    Expand my taste buds beyond IPA's, Stouts.
    Give back more to the BA Community.
    Go to Odells when I visit CO in April.
    denver10 likes this.
  10. Go to Belgium and visit Cantillon and the Struise shop and then I can die happy.
  11. imthaschmidt

    imthaschmidt Aficionado (135) Nov 9, 2012

    Get into the local scene more, go to more testings and events, get to know some local brewers, and start a little home brewing myself.
    dsal89 likes this.
  12. Eastside151

    Eastside151 Savant (485) Ohio Jun 29, 2012 Verified

    Continue to drink new beers (shooting for 200+ new beers this year)
    Visit a few breweries for tours
    Continue to educate myself so I may educate others on the benefits of craft beer.
  13. Jazzman27

    Jazzman27 Aficionado (210) Florida Nov 3, 2011 Verified

    Quality over quantity, and to get into homebrewing.
    dsal89 likes this.
  14. CTBeerPope

    CTBeerPope Savant (320) Connecticut Jan 30, 2012

    Holy f@$k. Ima just keep being me.
  15. Find a Cantillon of some variety somewhere. I'm sick of reading about how good it is without having tried it.

    Hopefully make a (ski)trip to Vermont to also try anything Hill Farmstead and Heady Topper for the same reason above.

    Most realistic resolution: I had 185 distinct beers in 2012(via Untappd started in March, wish I had kept up with "ticking" when I started drinking craft close to 10 years ago). I hope to double that by 2014. So far, I've had one new one in 2013 ;).
  16. ditka311

    ditka311 Aficionado (235) Illinois Aug 22, 2009 Verified

    Drink my own beer with my new homebrew kit. Oh, and in order to do so I need to make something drinkable first.
    dsal89 and Azzy like this.
  17. Dink at least 300 new beers this year and brew my first batch!
  18. patto1ro

    patto1ro Advocate (510) Netherlands Apr 26, 2004

    Drink more, but lower quality beer.
  19. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Savant (310) Dec 1, 2012

    Explore the world of sours, explore wine, find every taproom, bottle shop, brewery in WA and become completely immersed in the craft scene here.
  20. Avangion

    Avangion Aficionado (120) New York Dec 14, 2012

    100% on board with this resolution. The craft beer world has been inundated with so much crap. Bandwagon effect. Luckily, there are some stores around that at least curate their selection a bit.

    Resolution 2: drink more out of growlers (not directly, of course)
  21. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Advocate (570) Colorado Dec 9, 2011 Verified

    I need to take a few days off from imbibing. Sorry.
  22. gklover1

    gklover1 Savant (320) Colorado Oct 18, 2009 Verified

    DLD is happening, FOR SURE. I hope you can swing it.
  23. gklover1

    gklover1 Savant (320) Colorado Oct 18, 2009 Verified

    I am on a hiatus until DLD. Can have beer at home (which I never do), but skipping tastings and spending time at events (I can go to pick up a release, but just no hanging out). Of course I will miss the folks (although I will still be in touch), but these are my biggest downfalls for weight control.

    Shoot, it's only 4 mo!! No biggie. A quick jump start, and then maintain.

    Cheers all, and Happy New Year!
  24. maxpower298

    maxpower298 Disciple (70) Virginia Nov 11, 2009

    I'm going to join the buy less, and drink from the cellar club.
    SaintBenedict likes this.
  25. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Advocate (525) Indiana Jan 4, 2012 Verified

    Only stouts in January!
  26. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Savant (400) Michigan Apr 13, 2012

    Drink beers slowly and carefully; appreciate them. Continue to try new stuff with an open mind. Approach new stuff with less expectation and more of a sense of discovery. Don't hoard. And by all means, avoid stale IPA's!
    dsal89 likes this.
  27. Lipsntoes

    Lipsntoes Savant (390) Ohio Jul 15, 2012

    Resist buying bombers.
    semibaked likes this.
  28. Schwantz

    Schwantz Savant (390) Florida Dec 16, 2012

    Find a girlfriend my beer likes
    tacosandbeer and Rutager like this.
  29. stevegoz

    stevegoz Savant (335) Illinois May 5, 2008

    Drink less. Buy less. Enjoy more.
    SaintBenedict likes this.
  30. masshlx

    masshlx Savant (345) Massachusetts Sep 24, 2003

    Drink beers from my own state only (Massachusetts).
  31. Brew more. trade more. drink more new beers.
  32. Cross one goal off of the list. Happy new year ;)
  33. Reinbeck11

    Reinbeck11 Savant (465) Iowa Aug 15, 2012

    Beer Tripping

    New Glarus

    Eat less, Drink More.
    tacosandbeer likes this.
  34. ubenumber2

    ubenumber2 Champion (775) Arkansas Sep 1, 2012 Verified

    Work on making better home brews and try and convert more friends over to the good side of beer
  35. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Savant (385) Florida Mar 16, 2012 Verified

    find a way to get as much FBS as possible. and also try more founders and the other beers ive been wanting to try
  36. Stop buying beer so often, and start buying beer to cellar.

    Also, start homebrewing more than anything.
  37. Porkhustle

    Porkhustle Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012

    drink as much as I buy/shop once a week instead of 3-4
  38. acevenom

    acevenom Advocate (555) Louisiana Oct 7, 2011

    Drink more beer is my resolution.
  39. rfbenavi80

    rfbenavi80 Savant (370) Missouri Mar 15, 2010

    try to pay attention to solid year round line ups over chasing every. single. limited. release.
  40. djaeon

    djaeon Champion (755) California Oct 2, 2006

    Spend less money on fewer but higher quality beers. I already know this resolution is destined to fail!