I think I might be a beer hoarder

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

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  1. DrDemento456

    DrDemento456 Poo-Bah (3,487) May 15, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Ok that is a definition of hording keeping beer that has obviously gone bad. Look like you need to *gulp* do more drain pours (I hate that word since I can 95% of the time finish even the worst of beer)
  2. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    It's only beer hoarding when you invite someone into your cellar and they say the selection/quantity is at least as good as their favorite bottle shop.

    Until then, have at it & stop worrying.
  3. dmeadows

    dmeadows Initiate (0) Aug 6, 2002 New York

    Dibs on episode #1.
  4. sbrotschul

    sbrotschul Initiate (0) Oct 8, 2011 New Jersey

    I've heard that the first step is admitting you have a problem ... I'm not sure what the second step is.
  5. deadonhisfeet

    deadonhisfeet Poo-Bah (1,606) Apr 23, 2011 Kentucky

    You just described nearly every one of my Tuesdays for the past 18 months. :grinning:
  6. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    A bigger fridge won't help... Promise. lol
  7. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Yeah... I just don't like leaving beer sitting around on shelves at 70 degrees in my apartment. It worries me.
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  8. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,439) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    Hoarding is when you buy beer but then, for whatever reason, can't bring yourself to drink it. I've definitely been buying more beer than I can keep up with over the past couple of years, which is why I have a surplus on the order of 300+ bottles. But I am drinking it; pretty much every night I have at least one beer and sometimes more. Not that that's necessarily such a healthy thing either.

    As long as you're buying beer to drink, share, or trade before it goes bad (and you can pay all your bills), then I don't see a problem. If you're buying bottles to stroke lovingly and call "my precious" then you might want to take a step back.
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  9. Gannon81

    Gannon81 Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2012 Oregon

    Better than being on the show 'Hoarders'.
  10. PeterJ

    PeterJ Initiate (69) Dec 5, 2012 California

    I lost this argument last night. I am a collector/hoarder I guess.

    You know its bad when you've run out of room in your cellar
  11. GR_Rick

    GR_Rick Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2012 Michigan

    I'm more than happy to BM you my address and be your official "fair enough" beer disposal ground :slight_smile: If that doesn't work for you, set up some trades with folks in other regions - I'm sure you could find someone who'd be glad to trade you for a few new beers they haven't tried.
  12. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Hoarder and proud. :-)
  13. LiquidCourage

    LiquidCourage Initiate (158) Nov 1, 2012 Rhode Island
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    This is the post of the year! Well done.
  14. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    Don't worry man, you're not playing with dolls... you're maneuvering action figures into strategic positions. HUGE difference... don't let anyone tell you different!
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  15. highdesertdrinker

    highdesertdrinker Disciple (382) Nov 5, 2012 Arizona
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    I live an hour from a Total Wine and a good bottle shop so I gotta hoard a little since I only make it over there once a month. My stockpile goes up and my stockpile goes down and then it dissapears if my lush of a brother in law shows up but that's what it's there for.
  16. RandyV

    RandyV Initiate (126) Aug 8, 2010 Arizona

    I'm thinking of starting a service to help those afflicted with this condition. I will help them through the process of lightening their load of beer. The focus will be on the highest quality stuff, since that seems to take up more space than the lower tier inventory. This is a public service, but my satisfaction will be in the relief I provide to those suffering from this malady. Let me know...I can help.
  17. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Hoarding, alcoholism...it's all relative.
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  18. Genuine

    Genuine Devotee (456) May 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Sounds just like me. I just bought 2 logs of SN celebration, a 4 pack of founders breakfast stout, st old man winter ale, anchor christmas ale and racer 5 ipa. And I want to pick up more, come tomorrow.
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  19. TheJollyHop

    TheJollyHop Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2009 California

    Just get a class "A" alcohol beverage license and start the reselling.

    Problem solved!
  20. Buck86

    Buck86 Initiate (129) Aug 8, 2011 California
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    Possibly relevant...

    also because I a too have begun the hoard and I imagine most of the people's appearance here to mirror those in the link. I am up to 107, but I keep them tightly organized on a Google spreadsheet ... for science. I suppose we need a post your stash thread to ogle what people have sitting in the dark.
  21. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (530) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    Its kind of fun to shop for beer, browsing and what not.
  22. Bakker

    Bakker Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2010 Illinois
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    I hear ya. I have 15 special occasions planned out already! Still waiting for the first one to happen...
  23. Bakker

    Bakker Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2010 Illinois
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    You said zombie apocalypse. Those are 2 FFF beers
  24. jawzman

    jawzman Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2010 Minnesota

    You should stop. One must edit. You realize that is unsustainable, right? Unless you are loaded with an understanding partner, and have a huge house, with a wing dedicated to your beer problem.
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  25. jawzman

    jawzman Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2010 Minnesota

    *arms open*
  26. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,210) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    Sounds a little light. I would go back tomorrow and double up.
  27. buzze40

    buzze40 Aspirant (236) Mar 9, 2010 Illinois
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    Oh yeah, like we havent heard THAT line before.....
  28. buzze40

    buzze40 Aspirant (236) Mar 9, 2010 Illinois
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    OK, back to our original poster.... yes others feel this way but... if you are taking in terms of having more than one refrigerator full all I can say is .... ROOKIE!

    To see if you are a true beer hoarder then check below....

    YOU MIGHT BE A BEER HOARDER IF>>>> (you knew someone what going to take it here sooner or later...)

    ...you start parking your car in the driveway because you got boxes of beer scattered all over the garage, ("Im still sorting the ones on the floor! I cant put them away yet dammit!")

    ...you build custom wood shelves along the whole OTHER side of the basement,

    ... you are debating changing the way to organize your stash -- Alphabetically, regionally or by style -- having tried all of them at least once.

    ... you build a shed in the back yard "for the lawnmower, hoses and stuff" wihile all the time thinking how much more space it will free up in the temperature controlled basement.

    ... the beers you keep out of storage "to try next" would take you a 2 months to drink if you drank every day...

    ...besides the beers you are going "to try next" you keep another bunch of rare beers out of storage "in case we have a special occasion" that would take you at least 3 weeks to drink if you drank every day.... (you can never be too prepared for special occasions....)

    ... you have filled your refrigerator and buy a second one. And they are commercial walk-in refrigerators.

    ... you keep an inventory of your beer on a spreadsheet and the file is greater than 1MB

    ... you buy a crew cab pickup truck solely for their advantage at beer release parties and so you dont have to make more than one trip when your favorite beer comes out.

    FINALLY ... you may be a hoarder if, having bought your crewcab pickup,, your family vacations are planned, criss-crossing states to hit breweries, beer stores and release parties and everyone in the family is ordered to "pack light, we're going to need the room on the way home"

    ... THEN you're a hoarder. WELCOME TO THE CLUB!!!!!
  29. borderican

    borderican Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 California
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    closet hoarder, lol
  30. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Devotee (452) Feb 24, 2011 New Jersey

  31. brewsader

    brewsader Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2012 New York
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    just keep telling yourself that a lot of beers are made to be enjoyed fresh. if that doesnt work, drink more IPA's.
  32. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,598) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Good lord.
  33. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Devotee (452) Feb 24, 2011 New Jersey

    Thats my buddies! I gave him ONE Celebration ale, and it was over! I truly got this guy hooked! :grinning:
  34. IrishHockey

    IrishHockey Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2012 Indiana
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    Thank God I don't have to worry about hoarding... I'm an alcoholic!
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  35. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2011 Pennsylvania

    There's nothing wrong with having some excess, especially if they tend to be loaded more toward the season items. If it's something you like and you're afraid you'll want it again before it comes back around, get more than you usually would. It's what I've been doing for four months now and my closet is loaded, yeah, but I'll know I'll be able to get rid of it through drinking it and/or selling it and then aging a solid bit of it. Or just have a party. We're having a Christmas party for work next Friday and I plan on brining easily $120 worth of bombers that are lining my shelves. I'll definitely go through all of it and as long as I drink half of what they contain it'll be worth it to me for tasting purposes and then getting my friends and coworkers to have a good time.
  36. LiquidCourage

    LiquidCourage Initiate (158) Nov 1, 2012 Rhode Island
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    I do the same thing. I try to buy a decent amount, so I can have the beer year round (until it comes out again). My issue though is that one beer will come out and then the next big thing comes out a few weeks later. My goal this year is to identify my favorite 2-3 beers and just buy those in bulk. The rest I'll limit to 1-2 four packs.
  37. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,538) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    It's an easy trap to fall into. When you start hoarding beers that don't age well you know you have a problem, if you have a stash of Hopslam it's too late. I'm collecting Porters and Stouts to drink when I want, I try and grab harder to get stuff, some I drink some I trade.
  38. bigedct

    bigedct Initiate (0) Jun 23, 2011 Connecticut

    My name is Ed and I have a problem. Not enough space to store all the beer I buy. 400+ bottles and growing!
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  39. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,538) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    LOL, that's funny. BHA= Beer Hoarders Anonymous.
  40. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2012 Michigan

    Oh, I'm a little bit hoard-y I guess. Our fridge has a beer shelf sure, and it's usually full (and sometimes overfull), and but it really doesn't exceed three dozen at any one time; and since I'm not into aging beers, I'm only a meso-hoarder as it were. It's really about daily rotations to maximize variety and inventory control around here (freshness based on the species of brew); gotta maximize enjoyment of that one, two, or three that I have every day.
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