Full Beer fridge nothing to drink!

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BigGene, Feb 26, 2013.

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  1. diesel59

    diesel59 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2012 New York

    Happens all to often.............. but, I'm all over the place......... very hot and cold............ one moment its a $25 bottle from the bruery............... and shortly thereafter its a cold PBR:confused: ............... I know............. don' ask?
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  2. Ivegotmule

    Ivegotmule Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 North Carolina

    I keep Mad River Steelhead and Sculpin at all times as my "bud lights". Not so much because I don't want to drink my whales, but to prevent myself from doing it.
  3. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    this is when I grab a warm sucks bottle and speed chill the bad boy by burying it amongst the berry bags in the freezer. 30 min later I have a lovely chilled brew.
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  4. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Disciple (351) Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin
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    That's funny I always wished someone would send me CCB for all this Alpha King I can buy but where could I possibly find a person like this hmmm....I wonder.
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  5. Genuine

    Genuine Devotee (453) May 7, 2009 Connecticut

    I like to have a nice selection available at all times. I'll always have pale ale's and IPA's on hand when feeling something after work. Then I have Stouts, barley wines, old ales and strong ales available for when I feel like having those as a night cap or feeling something to warm the bones on a cold NE evening.
  6. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    There is no such thing!
    I try and drink my IPA's like they are hot fire, So i usually don't have any in my fridge either. Right now its pretty saison/sour centric!
  7. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    Must be a Seattle thing. :confused:
  8. tlacott1

    tlacott1 Initiate (0) Jun 16, 2012 Maryland

    Happens to me all the time. I try to always have a cold IPA sitting in there for me though since that is my go to style.
  9. jcreegan

    jcreegan Disciple (301) Aug 12, 2010 Florida
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    We can trade CCB regulars for FFF all day man. Just let me know.
  10. blckout20

    blckout20 Aspirant (248) May 24, 2012 Connecticut
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    Not a full fridge...but it is crowded with beers that were given to me by less beer-inclined friends. It's tough because I have a good number of beers in there that I've tried and just have very little interest in ever having again (e.g. Buffalo Bill's Blueberry Oatmeal Stout). I don't want to come off like a beer snob, I have no problem throwing back a few macros when I'm with friends but these sub-par "craft" beers seem to stick around forever.
  11. pitweasel

    pitweasel Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2007 New York

    Does the light really go off when the door closes? Or do you keep it open while you're drinking in there so it doesn't get too cold?
  12. RochefortChris

    RochefortChris Savant (966) Oct 2, 2012 North Carolina
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    I've done that plenty of times. The last time I had mostly Belgian strongs and darks including most of the St. Bernardus variety pack. I had downed a 64 oz. growler of Apt. 12 a few nights prior for my graduation party and the last thing I wanted for a while was anything Belgian, especially St. Bernadrus.
  13. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (4,455) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    Absolutely has happened to me as we'll. I just finish it the best I can and just switch over to something else whatever it may be (and sometimes just water because I'm so craving a fresh IPA and don't want to waste something else if I'm not in the mood for it.)
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  14. TheGoldsmith

    TheGoldsmith Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2013 Missouri

    I've got a tiny mini-fridge I can't afford to update, so I'm frequently challenged for space and therefor selection. More often than not I do buy a variety, as suggested, and then drink through everything that sounds good at that point, leaving stuff I'm either not in the mood for, or beers I'm saving (usually to pair with a certain meal). It all works out eventually, but it does lead to some nights where I just keep opening the fridge, and then closing it again without getting anything out.
  15. cubbyswans

    cubbyswans Aspirant (238) Jun 10, 2008 Missouri
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    Like Ken Griffey Jr? I'd say he was pretty grand. And also a Mariner.
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  16. Hermthegerm

    Hermthegerm Aspirant (264) Oct 13, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Time for a new girlfriend :relaxed:
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  17. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Meyvn (1,083) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey
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    This has happened to me quite a few times and recently, especially with all the higher abv beers I've bought this winter. I stare at five different types of RIS, six different brands of DIPAs, a few different barleywines, and I'm like, shit, why can't I pick one? I was so excited to buy each one of these at the time, and now I can't decide, plus I really just want a lower abv beer like a pale ale, but I don't have one. Such problems. This is literally the only place to be able to complain about this. Thank you.
  18. Hopsiam14

    Hopsiam14 Devotee (456) Jan 23, 2013 Minnesota
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  19. msween21

    msween21 Aspirant (231) Jan 2, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Totally get it. I try to keep a variety in my fridge, but then wind up only drinking Sucks. Pretty soon the fridge is full of stuff I'm not that in to.
  20. supermodified

    supermodified Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2012 Ohio

    I've annexed my girlfriend's fridge as well.
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  21. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (1,663) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    Ah Hell, this speaks to me, but from a different angle. I got plenty of great beers sitting around...KtG, Black Tuesday, King Henry, Darkness, Dark Lord, BCBS, Melange3, KBS, etc, etc...but I often find myself unporepared to come home from work and just be able to simply grab a nice 12 oz something-or-rather out of the fridge. I know, "cry me a river." But it is a little funny when I have my wife's go-to's ready to go in the fridge, but I don't have one for me...
  22. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

    That's the biggest fucking bottle of lemon juice I've ever seen. Should I even ask?
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  23. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Now I want a hotdog. Thanks a lot.
  24. Spaceloaf

    Spaceloaf Initiate (165) Nov 27, 2008 Oregon

    Like others, I have too many expensive/rare beers in my cellar that aren't really fit for casual drinking.

    That's where homebrew comes in. It's the perfect disposable beer when you get home from work and just want a drink (that is, it's cheap and better than BMC).
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  25. smokinyodas

    smokinyodas Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2012 Florida

    Make friends with other beer drinkers and trade up. :relaxed:
  26. smokinyodas

    smokinyodas Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2012 Florida

    This looks like my fridge. Lets see.. Hummus, Hotdogs and Sam Smith Nut Brown Ale. :wink:
  27. ifnkovhg

    ifnkovhg Aspirant (203) Aug 12, 2008 California

    "Damn it. I need a fiver to tip the valet but all I've got in my wallet is a bunch of hundreds."
  28. JTBruin8

    JTBruin8 Initiate (1) Feb 5, 2011 Georgia

    This happens quite a bit ... as the kids get older, my share of fridge space is shrinks ... I try to keep a wide range of styles, but occasionally what I'm really after is in the cabinet above the fridge mocking me.
  29. Sam21

    Sam21 Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2009 Connecticut

    I have a mini-fridge from college that I have in an alcove of our living room. It's stocked with many different styles of all different size bottles. My issues is actually making a decision. I sometimes spend time thinking about it before I open the fridge, while I am staring into the fridge, and even after I have made a decision. Too many options can be problematic at times!

    I actually use Evernote on my iPhone/ipad to write notes on a beer (due to convenience) and I have a note on there with my fridge's inventory. It makes things A LOT easier, but I still find myself spinning my wheels over what beer to drink...
  30. SomethingClever

    SomethingClever Poo-Bah (2,169) Feb 22, 2013 Ohio

    I have looked and decided against anything I have mostly I've been thinking of my lack of lighter beers coming for warmer whether I have some hopslam but it just doesn't taste good to me I would like to gt rid of it, but then again I can't imagine pounding back rochfort 10 in 80 degree weather, or old rasy
  31. SnowFlowMfg

    SnowFlowMfg Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2011 California

    This has been happening to me a lot lately. I decided to finally combat it by keeping a sixer of something easy drinking to keep my brain nourished while pondering my next brew.

    This time I picked up a sixer of red chair nwpa. Magic hat is my other go to or a SN. Oh, and I know it's blasphemy here but sometimes ddrinking a BMC is all that's needed to reset the palate.
  32. chiefojibwa

    chiefojibwa Initiate (0) May 19, 2009 Washington

    ah, this happens to me too. but what happens more often is this: i'll stand in front of the selection in the fridge, could be 20 different beers in there. i ask my wife, "what do you want?" she replies, "BEER."
  33. ao125

    ao125 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2010 Virginia

    That happened to me last night.
    Most of my cellar is all barrel aged and/or "big" and dark beers, and I really wanted an IPA.

    I ended up going to Total Wine (about 5min from me) and picking up a Hop Manna, a Crooked Tree, and a Scotty Karate to try later.

    My other problem is that sometimes I just want a 12oz beer and I have a lot of 22oz and 750ml bottles that I end up not drinking.
  34. Sam21

    Sam21 Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2009 Connecticut

    The size of the bottle can definitely be an inhibitor. I recently stopped buying so many bombers and 750s. I still buy them but put the emphasis on 12oz bottles, as a fridge full of bombers and 750s makes decisions tough, as I am taking alcohol content, time of night, etc. into account. Far too many variables haha. I keep some Sixpoint cans on hand at all times and love having at least one type of low alcohol pilsner or porter in the fridge.
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  35. misterid

    misterid Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2009 Wisconsin

    how long do those IPAs and Pales hold up in your keg? how long do they last?
  36. audioserf

    audioserf Aspirant (253) Sep 3, 2010 Connecticut

    I avoid this problem by only buying things I want to drink regularly. I'm not interested in shoving a super deluxe rare oaked unicorn-tear infused smoked porter in my fridge and just staring at it for two years.
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  37. supermodified

    supermodified Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2012 Ohio

    If I'm not drinking beer or coffee, my drink of choice is lemon juice and water.

    I go through a lot of lemon juice.
  38. BigGene

    BigGene Initiate (0) Oct 30, 2010 Florida

    Ok so I fat fingered the I and the N..... Marnier... you guys happy now!!!
  39. GoGators

    GoGators Crusader (724) Aug 5, 2010 New Jersey
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    My problem isn't as much "nothing to drink" as it is "what to drink". I'll often stare at the 100 or so beers in my fridge, sometimes passing on a heady, hoplsam or kbs and instead going with a flower power or ten fiddy, only cuz i can't replace those hard to find seasonals so easy.
  40. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,195) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    Right now my fridge is full of stuff I'm saving for special occasions (BA barleywines and big stouts mainly) ...and it's now taking up about 75% of my beer mini-fridge. I don't really keep a "cellar" since my supply usually fits in there, but I think I'm going to have to start stashing some of my stuff elsewhere.
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