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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by mmmbeerNY, Jun 1, 2015.
My wife sees it as a beer buying problem, I just think I'm awesome.
Yes; I may be, and according to my wallet, and I quote, " You have a damn problem".
What he said!
This is a great topic, as I've been struggling with this myself. I've realized I've let a few too many hops go too long. I've really really concentrated on tightening up on the IPA buying, making sure I buy what I can drink in a timely fashion. I work two jobs about sixty hours a week, one of which is a bar, my GF always wants to go out to drink and this hampers my enjoying at home. I couldn't just keep buying sixers with a shortish shelf life when I only get to one or two a week.
Being in MI and a Short's fan, I usually by a sixer or every specialty beer they put out, and they put out a sh@t ton. Not to mention all the other great MI breweries, and then so much good out of state stuff as well.
I've come to tone it down now, and a few things are helpful like giving trade extras, having friends over for a tasting (always always a good thing) or giving my not-quite-as-beer-insane brother a variety case for Xmas. Going with anything Belgian, BA, ageable helps as well, knowing I can sit on it for a while.
When the time is right, like a recent Ohio beercation I had, I let loose a bit and stock up. Otherwise, I'm glad I've managed to reel it in a bit. So yeah. Cheers!
I'm on vacation in San Diego and have spent over $400 on bottled beer so far and am not done yet. Also had to buy a new suitcase to haul it all home on the plane. It's great fun for sure.
Please accept this communication as my official offer to help you get your cellar under control!
I mentioned this recently actually. This is a hobby that makes me feel hip and a part of something cool. I don't like the feeling when I drink beer, maybe because I didn't have my first beer until about 2 years ago and I'm 27 now. I love going to bottle releases and standing in line socializing and then maxing my allotment. I have a pretty nice collection at this point seeing I rarely if ever drink.
I think with what you posted that if you rarely if ever drink, save yourself, go find a different site because we will suck you in, because this is a beer drinkers website and that's my opinion only, and sage advice from laketang.
To support you here is me currently
3 SA Lager
2 Anchor Christmas Ale
2 Lenie Helles Yeah
2 Celebration Ale
5 Orpheus Life Death
4 CC Tropicalia
2 yuengling Light
2 Brooklyn Lager
1 25 oz Brettomatic
1 Longfin Lager BP
3 Sculpin BP
3 SN Nooner
I have no free loading friends when they come by to visit they usually bring a sixer of whatever but the above i purchased the last 4 weeks. Will take me 3 weeks to consume if i dont add, but i will.
I definitely buy more than a drink/should. I try not to keep a huge cellar because i don't have the room so i end up sharing a lot with friends. I think sharing new beers with friends is almost as good as buying new beers.... almost
I got some Christmas money this year. I used it to buy some expensive beers. That shows how far I've fallen!