How many different beers do you have?

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by Preluderl, Dec 21, 2012.

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  1. Preluderl

    Preluderl Devotee (447) Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Didn't start this to start a bragging contest or anything, just was thinking and became curious about how many different beers people have in their cellar/collection.

    I have 34 on my gots list, which seems like a ton to me but I'm sure there are guys who have five times that many if not more.

    So, whip em' out and see who has the biggest... Or something.
  2. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    I have a 12 pack of Brooklyn Lager and a bunch of homebrew. Did I win?
  3. Preluderl

    Preluderl Devotee (447) Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Nothing to win, not a contest, was just curious how much stuff people keep around.
  4. huysmans

    huysmans Disciple (351) Dec 5, 2007 New Jersey

    *checks spreadsheet*


    I oscillate back and forth between "that is a lot" and "that is nothing!"
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  5. Preluderl

    Preluderl Devotee (447) Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    I'm definitely running out of room at 34, and several of those are single 12 oz's. Can't imagine the type of cellaring space some people must have.
  6. DrLasers

    DrLasers Initiate (160) Apr 18, 2011 California

    1/6th barrel of a local on rotation every 2-3weeks. In the morning my wife gauges my beer consumption by the 1 glass in the sink instead of that tattle- tell recycle bin.
  7. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Minus homebrews and fridge beers, I have 42 different beers currently, although I have multiples of some.
  8. sir-knifes-alot

    sir-knifes-alot Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Colorado

    Over 100. Thats all I know. I went a bit crazy there for a little bit but I've started to slow down now.

    Need to drink more and buy less...
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  9. sommersb

    sommersb Initiate (0) May 25, 2010 Tennessee

    Currently at 44 bottles, not including some homebrew. With those, probably at 50.
  10. Brewsky29

    Brewsky29 Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Only 23 I sure as hell didn't win the prize.
  11. huysmans

    huysmans Disciple (351) Dec 5, 2007 New Jersey

    I live in a 100+ year old house, and the basement is a labyrinthine dungeon. It's most excellent and spacious for cellaring. There is one "room" where the oil tank used to be, that is totally dark, very cold, and about the size of 4 large fridges. Blessing and a curse!
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  12. whendeathsleeps

    whendeathsleeps Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2011 Indiana

    I have currently:
    4 pk Backwoods Bastard
    4 pk BCBS
    4 pk FBS
    4 pk Narwhal
    6 pk Celebration
    4 Sam Adams Winter Lager
    2 Sam Adams Boston Lager
    4 Alpha King's
    2 Cans Oskar Blue's Old Chub
    1 Flying Dog Imperial Gonzo '10
    3 Robert the Bruce
    1 bomber Merry Mischief
    1 bomber Calumet Queen
    1 bomber New Belgium Chocolate Coffee Imperial Stout
    1 Great Crescent IPA
    2 Great Crescent Powerhouse Dubbel
    2 Goose Island Christmas Ale
    3 Ovila Dubbel
    3 Schlafly Tasmanian IPA
    1 bomber Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti
  13. Johnnyramirez

    Johnnyramirez Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2012 California

    I currently have:
    4 pack Green Flash Hop Head Red
    4 pack SN Narwhal
    1 Chimay Blue
    1 Double Bastard
    2 Abyss 2012
    1 Founders Porter
    1 Founders Breakfast Stout
    1 Bells Kalamazoo Stout
    1 Bells Two Hearted
    1 New Holland The Poet
    3 Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout (2011)

    Need to go beer shopping real soon
  14. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,719) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    Close to 120-130.

  15. whendeathsleeps

    whendeathsleeps Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2011 Indiana

    and I forgot 3 Bell's Expedition Stouts, 2 Bell's Third Coast Ale and a bomber of DFH Bitches Brew.
  16. GhettoFabulous

    GhettoFabulous Initiate (191) May 29, 2010 California

    Don't panic, the answer is 42.
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  17. jring626

    jring626 Initiate (177) Mar 31, 2007 Texas
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    I've got 239 unique beers in the cellar (different labels and/or different vintages), there are of course multiples of some of that count as well...

  18. jbeezification

    jbeezification Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    Too many.
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  19. dtx00

    dtx00 Devotee (420) Oct 21, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    Guess I will up the ante. I have over 400 bottles in my cellar, but some of those are multiples. Also have roughly 2 cases that need to be inventoried and put down there.
  20. JustXBeer

    JustXBeer Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2012 California
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    Not enough...
  21. RandyKemka

    RandyKemka Disciple (321) Dec 13, 2011 New York

    I havent counted, but I have well over a hundred bomber bottles and numerous cases (BCBS, Backwoods Bastard, Brooklyn Choc.). I find myself having a hard time drinking the hard to find beers (unless I get multiple of them). You know you have a lot when your wife is pressuring you to drink more of your beer.
  22. Preluderl

    Preluderl Devotee (447) Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Well, I was starting to think I had a problem. I feel better now.
  23. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (620) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    About 75 bombers/750s plus various smaller bottles.

    Wine is about 250 right now including half bottles and mags
  24. BeerSingh

    BeerSingh Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2009 India

    Far too many as a husband. .. far too less as a BA
  25. RutgersBeerGuy

    RutgersBeerGuy Aspirant (249) Jan 16, 2007 New Jersey
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    Not too many. I tend to lean towards hoppier fare, and drink stuff in pretty short order.

    I do have 4 packs of Breakfast Stout and BCBS to share with some friends over the holidays.
  26. bird22

    bird22 Disciple (358) Jan 2, 2011 California
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    Right around 150 or so at the moment. I drink from it pretty regularly though...on the flip side, I also add to it pretty regularly.
  27. Duff27

    Duff27 Poo-Bah (1,779) Feb 10, 2010 Illinois
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    Thanks for the chance!
  28. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poo-Bah (3,135) Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
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    Probably around 50 different, 75 total.
  29. beergod1

    beergod1 Champion (880) May 2, 2009 Ohio
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    well over a hundred....i need friends to help me drink all these...i keep trading and buying...they wont go away!?
  30. Skunkdrool

    Skunkdrool Devotee (444) Jul 31, 2010 California
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    107 not including homebrew.
    84 bottles homebrew.
    191 bottles total.

    Annnd, special deliveries coming next week from north CA and south CA; and Bruery allocations

    Tis the season I guess....
  31. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Crusader (742) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia
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    Enough for the weekend

  32. 2GOOFY

    2GOOFY Crusader (797) Aug 19, 2012 California
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    65 but I just started getting interested in beer in August.
  33. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (847) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    I would guess at least 80 but probably more
  34. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    Different beers... about 120 or so. That doesn't include verticals and multi's of the same beer.
  35. HeyJim

    HeyJim Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Pennsylvania

    like, 7? like, 12 if you count stuff I can't drink because it's for a trade?

    I now see why no one on this board gets drunk. No one drinks their beer, they just lock it in a basement. Fun....
  36. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (479) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    Too much for one person considering my drinking is limited.

    6 pack of Westy
    6 pack of Eye of the Hawk
    2 6 packs of Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
    1 4 pack of Fegley's Rude Elf's Reserve
    4 bottles of Gritty McDuff
    3 750s of Sierra Nevada Anniversary Jack & Ken's Ale
    3 bottles of Eku 28
    2 cans of Snapperhead IPA
    2 bottles of Sam Adams Whitewater IPA
    2 bottles of Olde Expensive Ale
    2 bottles of Stone The Perfect Crime
    1 bottle of Dogfish Head 120min (2011)
    1 bottle of Dogfish Head Raison D'Extre (2006)
    1 750 of Leffe Blonde
    1 bottle of Aect Sclenkerla dopplebock
    1 can of Cold Spring Moonlight Ale
    1 bottle of Mama Mia Pizza Beer
    1 bottle of Before After
    1 bottle of Scots Alba Pine Ale
    1 bottle of Marston's Old Empire IPA
    1 bottle of Sam Adams Merry Mischief Gingerbread Stout
  37. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (479) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    Au contraire mon frere.. I get drunk. :slight_smile:
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  38. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,188) Mar 18, 2010 California

    7 in the cellar and about 5 in the fridge.
  39. glitchedmind

    glitchedmind Initiate (0) May 8, 2012 California

    Around 200 bottles, and about 150 different beers in varying sizes. I'd say 90% are 22oz or larger.
    It got out of hand quickly. I quit drinking for four months, but continued trading and buying.
  40. freewheelinbob

    freewheelinbob Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2010 Minnesota

    Probably around 250 bottles of definitely less that 100 different beers.
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