Milestone beer reviews

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  1. PittBeerGirl

    PittBeerGirl Poo-Bah (1,557) Feb 27, 2007 Ohio

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  2. PittBeerGirl

    PittBeerGirl Poo-Bah (1,557) Feb 27, 2007 Ohio

    I did Isabelle Proximus for #500 and collaborative evil for #666. Others I didn't really bother to do anything special.
     
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  3. utopiajane

    utopiajane Poo-Bah (2,378) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    Congratulations! I started out with big plans for every milestone. 100's 500, 616 etc . . . that soon became only an idea as I passed 500 drinking beer and tasting it just did not feel so special any more. Now I mark the occasion each Sunday!
     
  4. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,192) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Hafta admit I do not have any milestone beers, Hopefully I will notice it when I hit 1000 BA reviews.
     
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  5. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (3,097) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Probably notice the same way I did.

    "Oh, look at that I'm already over 1000, now which beer was that?"

    (Counting backwards to find out.)
     
  6. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (3,097) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Congratulations on the milestone!

    Having milestone beers can be fun, but these days I save my special beers for a bad day that needs something special to brighten it up or make it special.
     
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  7. Bouleboubier

    Bouleboubier Poo-Bah (1,742) Dec 22, 2006 Pennsylvania

    I always do a dirt adjunct lager every 100th review. Breaks things up a bit. 1000 was Miller Lite, a liquid which holds a special significance in my personal history. I think most recent for 1100 was Foster's.
     
  8. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Meyvn (1,463) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    I tend to save the beers I'm looking forward to, or that I may not get again for New Beer Sunday. It just feels down right proper to spend an hour every Sunday reviewing one new beer. There may be more throughout the week, but that's my milestone beer, and a cornerstone of my week.

    Otherwise, I don't have any milestone beers. If I got it, I'll drink it. I'm more likely to pull a bottle out of the cellar for a life milestone than I am for a beer review, although even that happens rarely. In fact, the only two occasions I can think of where I've done that are for my birthday, and for graduating college. I may pull some sours out when my brother graduates college. We'll see. I don't like to force or over think these things.
     
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  9. colts9016

    colts9016 Poo-Bah (1,613) Jul 2, 2007 Idaho
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    I have a Black Tuesday for my 1000 review. Dunno what my 1500, or 2000 be yet. Congrats on your milestone
     
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  10. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,087) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    My 3000th beer was Jimmy IPA from Snake River. That just happened to be a beer from Wyoming. :slight_smile:
     
  11. imbibehour

    imbibehour Poo-Bah (6,157) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
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    I am coming up on 4000 soon, and I am debating about doing anything. Most of the time I just let it pass like all the rest.. but we'll see.

    There is one beer on a bottle list at a bar that I have been dying to slay. This might be the ultimate candidate.

    You'll know here first that's for sure! :stuck_out_tongue:
     
  12. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,087) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    You already passed 4k. Congrats!
    Oops, you're talking reviews. My bad.
     
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  13. Wasatch

    Wasatch Poo-Bah (4,980) Jun 8, 2005 Colorado
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    Congrats!
    I say at least a Bomber or 750ml.

    Cheers!
     
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  14. mschrei

    mschrei Meyvn (1,301) Jul 4, 2014 Illinois
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    I saved posting a review or two so this year's Three Floyds Franchise Vanilla Militia could be my 900th rated. I have 32 ratings to get to 1,000 and 21 reviews to get to 500, and I have plenty of beers in my collection that would be special enough for both milestones. I figure if you're going to make time to write about this hobby, might as well celebrate the milestones, right?
     
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  15. rypkr

    rypkr Defender (681) Nov 19, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    I'm coming up on my 1000th and not sure what to go with. I don't have anything currently more special or prized than I've had the chance to consume already in the last few months so I'm not so sure I'll be able to make it climatic.
     
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  16. JackRWatkins

    JackRWatkins Zealot (585) Nov 3, 2014 Alabama
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    I don't know that I have had any particular plans, though I've certainly thought about how I can make an upcoming 300 special, but I have had milestones in terms of beers that either A. reminded me why I got into all of this in the first place and B. made me feel I had kind of 'made it' not to say that those beers were white whales or anything, just pivotal points of reference. In the A. category the first thing that springs to mind is St. Bernardus Abt. 12 Oak Aged and in the B. category I would have to say Arthur, not that it's really hard to get or anything, but having it on site and bringing it home, I just felt accomplished.
     
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  17. Wiffler27

    Wiffler27 Savant (947) Aug 16, 2009 New Jersey
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    i've never saved a beer for a particular milestone here

    i enjoy each beer i first crack, regardless of my opinion of the beer.

    if i don't like it, it's one less to try in the future.

    if i like, it's one more to add to the rotation
     
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  18. imbibehour

    imbibehour Poo-Bah (6,157) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
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    Yup... heh heh... real reviews not ticks... :wink:

    Although sometimes ya gotta tick... and get that itch. :grimacing:
     
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  19. dcotom

    dcotom Meyvn (1,281) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    I should've saved that Haywards 5000 for my 5,000th beer. That way, I'd never have had to suffer through it during my lifetime.

    Edit: I pissed away my chance at OE 800, but I still have a shot at Camo 900. And I think HyVee still has a can of Mikkeller 1000 IBU in the cooler.that should still be there when / if I get to 1,000.
     
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  20. Brolo75

    Brolo75 Poo-Bah (1,620) Aug 10, 2013 California
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    Nothing I can recall but I should be thinking about beer review 1000, I've got 141 beers left before I hit it.
     
  21. utopiajane

    utopiajane Poo-Bah (2,378) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    smaka! 4000! you gonna catch up to Bitterbill!
     
  22. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,087) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    It's the other way around. :wink:
     
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  23. MikeWard

    MikeWard Meyvn (1,065) Sep 14, 2011 Pennsylvania

    only milestone i can recall was that by a complete fluke, the 666th beer i rated/reviewed on BA was Appalachian Brewing Company's 666.
     
  24. bbtkd

    bbtkd Meyvn (1,350) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Thinking my number #1000 will be a bottle of Utopias
     
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  25. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,087) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Only part of the bottle. :wink:
     
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  26. PorterPro125

    PorterPro125 Champion (846) Jan 19, 2013 New Brunswick (Canada)
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    I've never really thought about it before but now that you mention it, I think i'll save a bottle of The Bruery's Terreux Saison Rue for my 350th. I guess it's extra special because it's the most i've ever spent on a single bottle of beer (29.99 CAD).
     
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  27. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Poo-Bah (1,955) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    The only milestone beer I even remember is my 1,000th review: Boulevard Imperial Stout X: Aztec Chocolate. It was an amazing beer. Right now I'm in no mans land of reviews, it will be years before I reach 1,500 so I don't care anymore. I rarely review more than one new beer a week.
     
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  28. bbtkd

    bbtkd Meyvn (1,350) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Well, yeah, that is the equivalent alcohol content of 14 "normal" 4.2% ABV 12oz beers. Still, I won't review a beer unless I have at least 8 ounces.
     
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  29. imbibehour

    imbibehour Poo-Bah (6,157) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
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    I think there are a few others who are quite up there that I will never get near, but hey its not a competition. :wink:

    I think what's still mind blowing to me, even now, is that there is still SO MUCH beer out there I haven't tried... it boggles my mind and more of it here in the US still keeps on coming.

    What a great world we live in... :yum:
     
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