I think I might be a beer hoarder

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Brewsky29, Dec 14, 2012.

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  1. Brewsky29

    Brewsky29 Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2011 Pennsylvania

    when I find that I just keep buying more and more beer faster than I can drink it. I am not complaining or nothing just wanted to know that I'm not alone. I have filled the beer fridge and now starting to take over the main fridge. Thought this could be interesting topic not sure if this has come up before, probably has but oh well.
  2. buffs9

    buffs9 Aspirant (291) Apr 28, 2008 Colorado
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    You're not alone, slow down now or you'll end up like me. Way too much beer around and I told myself last night I'd try to go to New Years w/out buying more. Hit the liquor store on the way home and they had DDBA, Collage and a few other things on sale. There went another $75.
  3. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,800) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    Just buy another fridge.

    You are not a hoarder,just an average BA.
  4. bozodogbreath

    bozodogbreath Disciple (389) Oct 19, 2006 Indiana
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    I am not a hoarder, but I was recently contacted by a TV network that wants to do a show based on my beer buying habits. JK
  5. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (849) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    I first realized I had a problem a couple of months ago.
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  6. kevanb

    kevanb Poo-Bah (1,734) Apr 4, 2011 Illinois
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    I think we can all agree that "collector" is much friendlier word :wink:
  7. Brewsky29

    Brewsky29 Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2011 Pennsylvania

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  8. dbfp210

    dbfp210 Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I had a shelf in the fridge. Now I have sixers lining the walls. Uhoh.
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  9. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Meyvn (1,247) May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    you're not alone, there's a lot of people on BA who are hoarders.

    Stop being a hoarder and start being a beer drinker. Don't worry, they will brew more.
  10. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (518) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    I have a feeling I'm getting there. I mean, I don't have a vast collection building up, but I buy beer and tell myself I'm gunna drink all of it soon, and then it sits there and I buy more.
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  11. stealth

    stealth Zealot (507) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota
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    A friend submitted my beer buying/storing habits to the Hoarders tv show. You are not alone.
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  12. robbrandes

    robbrandes Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2010 Oregon
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    i dug out a cellaring area under our house, figured it'd tide me over for several years. 9 months later it was stuffed to the gills. i prefer to think of it as 'staging' for eventual drinking...
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  13. st9647v3

    st9647v3 Crusader (798) Dec 28, 2011 New Jersey
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    I like this thread...

    Without geting into details, I admit to being a hoarder.

    Viva Beer!!!
  14. luisc123

    luisc123 Initiate (173) Oct 20, 2011 California

    I just to drink everything I bought within two days. That has changed and now I guess I hoard a little. Better to be a hoarder than a drunk
  15. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,115) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Just keep buying fridges. You are now a fridge hoarder. Now you are just buying beer to stock the fridges. Beer hoarding solved!
  16. Brewsky29

    Brewsky29 Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2011 Pennsylvania

    and I cant finish the floaters in there not that they are bad but there are other beers I drink first. Come on now I have a Dreamweaver from last summer 11. That is probably awful but I cant throw it. Maybe I should drink more and type less, and cleanup the drifters.
  17. Brewsky29

    Brewsky29 Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2011 Pennsylvania

    ok that Dreamweaver is bad I lied!
  18. ejeffer11

    ejeffer11 Aspirant (257) Feb 15, 2008 New York
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    new years resolution - drink down your stash - i made an effort to do this over the past year and have been somewhat successful. the fact that you are an active member of this site means you will not stop buying, but maybe you can make an effort to visit the beer store less frequently (easier said then done I know).
  19. Vonerichs

    Vonerichs Poo-Bah (1,638) Sep 1, 2008 Colorado
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    Things could be worse. You could be an alcoholic.
  20. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (9,607) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    I probably have $3000 sitting in my walk in closet right now, in wine cases. I am trying to deplete it at 2 beers per day(usually 1 12, 1 22/750) but it keeps growing.
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  21. NickMunford

    NickMunford Savant (978) Oct 2, 2006 Wyoming

    You're not a real hoarder until you're sleeping on beer cases because there's no room anywhere else, lol:wink:
  22. Weavagra

    Weavagra Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    I'm too new to all of this to be a hoarder. I can barely wait to get home and try something new that I bought. I kind of hope that doesn't change.
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  23. johnyb

    johnyb Defender (694) Aug 11, 2012 Florida
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    It's really bad if you think/your're certain that you're prepared for the zombie apocalypse. If so, don't stop at your local bottle tommorow as you probably have enough.
  24. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (957) Mar 17, 2009 Washington
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    Sounds like hoarding. Are there dead cats under your beer?
  25. Dtapeski

    Dtapeski Initiate (36) Oct 26, 2012 Colorado

    I dig 4 packs for just this reason. I have a ton of 6pk floaters and I can't stop hitting the store to try new beers (or new to me) and seasonal releases. Another issue is trying to keep up on the IPA's, since they're not going to age well. My wife got me in an IPA mailing club, but I keep forgetting they're on their way and keep buying.
    On the flip side, I've got a great selection in the basement fridge.
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  26. cyrushire

    cyrushire Crusader (732) May 25, 2012 Florida
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    I hoard but only because I love stouts and like to try them several times as they develop.
  27. chefhatt

    chefhatt Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I think i'm a hoarder, i have about 8 cs of beer in my house, and i would say 90% of them all are all different. i have a fridge full, my veggies tray are full in my other fridge, i have some in the garage, some in a drysink. My problem is the seasonal, the store where i go to, just gets a ton of seasonals in and i buy mix sixes and bombers and till i know it it is all over the place. But on the other hand i like to call my self a "collector" it sounds better.
  28. krl2112

    krl2112 Crusader (732) Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
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    Ask my wife and she will say I hoard. I just say it looks like a lot because our basement isn't finished yet so I don't have a proper cellar. However my suggestion would be to have more BA friends over for tastings. I am having one this month and next month too. I mean that's the whole point to collect/cellar isn't it, to enjoy these fabulous brews with great friends?
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  29. Cheeto314

    Cheeto314 Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2012 Colorado

    I had a few boxes, it was cute. Then I had a few more boxes, was less cute. Then we bought a fridge just to house bombers. That was cute. Then we bought rack for aging beers and lesser weight ones and that was cute. Then we still had boxes, fridges (not to mention the upstairs one), then built a second rack...all in the last 12 months. As soon as my next few shipments come in...I'm looking at close to 350 beers in the cellar with an average abv of close to 12. On top of that I go, "hey, wife, there's this Westveteren 12 brick available..." and she goes, "ok, when and where do I need to be?" She'd a keeper :slight_smile: (but yeah, I'm doing some serious hoarding here...)
  30. lsummers

    lsummers Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2010 California

    I do the same, buy beer I think is interesting and store it. I have recently started to think about how much the bomber cost me before I just randomly drink it. Turns out it costs a lot at times! I'm trying to cut back the spending as well, and if I do spend on beers I need I make sure I can age it. My plan is to start hosting some beer tasting parties for my hardcore friends.
  31. ilikebeer03

    ilikebeer03 Champion (812) Oct 17, 2012 Texas

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  32. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 New York

    Hoarding =/= overzealous overbuying, IMO. I buy more than I can drink, but I generally don't hold onto things just because they look pretty.
  33. supermodified

    supermodified Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2012 Ohio

    I blame it on my dog. He's always hitting me up for beers. Right now he's scamming my Anchor Christmas ale.

    At least he's not telling me to kill anymore.
  34. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012

    I definitely have a problem. I spend a grip on a haul, feel bad about it, and tell myself that's it for a month. The next day i'm buying something else...

    I'm in the process of putting myself thru hoarders rehab by drinking as much as i can on a daily basis, and becoming an alcoholic. :wink:
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  35. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    You know you're a hoarder if: your girlfriend/significant other is telling you "gawd, you need to drink more!"

    I go through a week where I don't drink anything, yet I'm still finding stuff around. I have a mini fridge that's got my valuables (beers over $15 apiece and vintage cellarables at 55F), 2 shelves full of bombers that are "to be drunk 'soon'", and half the top shelf of the fridge with "to be drunk... 'sooner'". LOL. I really need to get a full size fridge for everything, but that's not in the cards till we get a house.

    Problem is: in Austin, if you don't buy a lot of limited/seasonal beers on the day of or next day after release: they're gone. Right now we're pretty full-up, but after the Christmas season, I keep telling myself that it'll all be gone. Hoarder's denial.
  36. Localdrinklax

    Localdrinklax Devotee (462) Jul 23, 2010 Wisconsin
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    I keep every bottle/ can of beer I drink. Also every bottle cap, I am always spending money on beer, it never ends. You are not alone.
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  37. imperialbeerdude

    imperialbeerdude Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2012 Colorado

    To me beer hoarding is holding onto something like a 2007 Dark lord and waiting 10 years to drink it. Stuff like that is stupid to me.
  38. Lare453

    Lare453 Meyvn (1,322) Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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    I am done buying beer for a while. I at like 500 to 600 beers, while it may not be a lot for some, the room I had for my cellar is overflowing and it's starting to concern me. Also, 75 are ipas that need to be drank soon...
  39. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,530) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    You are stockpiling.
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  40. CurtFromHershey

    CurtFromHershey Devotee (476) Oct 4, 2012 Minnesota
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    Threads like these make me hate my wife-imposed beer budget a little less.
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