My cellar has created an issue in my personal life, let's here some stories

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by gueuzedreg, Apr 3, 2013.

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  1. gueuzedreg

    gueuzedreg Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2013 Colorado

    Nothing is better than sitting down on a Sunday morning with a KBS poured fresh (yes, it is a breakfast stout legally) and looking through your beer cellar. But does this create a rift with your significant other, pet, grandma, etc? I have come to the point where my cellarhq is on my computer 24/7... oops. Any good stories out there?
  2. gcamparone

    gcamparone Poo-Bah (1,724) Dec 6, 2011 Rhode Island

    The anxiety associated with thinking about cracking open one of them beauties.
  3. stupac2

    stupac2 Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 California

    I sold my grandma to pay for my cellar.
  4. gueuzedreg

    gueuzedreg Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2013 Colorado

    Like when your cellar has one bottle across the board, and if you pop any of them, well there is separation anxiety!
  5. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    I live in a 950sq. ft. house, I've taken over an entire closet over and have 60% of the refrigerator filled with beer....needless to say the wife is not amused by my beer "hobby".
  6. TimoP

    TimoP Disciple (362) Oct 19, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Had to close the sweatshop in my basement, in order to fit more beer. Sad day all around.
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  7. ravot

    ravot Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Illinois

    i don't even live with my GF and she knows when i buy beer. i have a decent amount of space...fuck me. on a side note, the very same GF is picking up a 4 pack of KBS for me. apparently a shop near her job has it and was holding a pack for her. she just told me today. here i am fighting for a bottle. she's not too happy on the price. one of her favorite beers? KBS of course. she'll hang me if i drink it alone. damn if you do, damn if you don't.
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  8. deadonhisfeet

    deadonhisfeet Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2011 Kentucky

    It's not a problem. It's a basement for crying out loud. What the hell else am I going to do down there, play basketball? Open up a shooting range? Buy a dog named `Precious' and mutter ``it rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again''? :grinning:
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  9. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2013 California

    Creating a rift? You know it! The problem is she wants to drink it all!

    Stop trying to drink my beer, womans!
  10. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    My old lady is as bad as I am. She comes home all the time later than usual with hauls all the time. Were both sick
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  11. gueuzedreg

    gueuzedreg Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2013 Colorado

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  12. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    I had a girlfriend that didn't like how much time/money/effort was spent on beer, but she was the one that told me to drink something other than 40oz of OE800 and Buttwiper all the time. She would also buy me things like Rare and King Henry. Truly a sad, sad day when that ended. :slight_frown:
  13. Onizilla

    Onizilla Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2009 New York

    My fiancé hates all beer forever so I felt completely safe in putting the majority of my cellar at her basement since it over ran at my house really. Then we took a trip to VT, She had her first taste of Cantillon and loved it. Now I have to not only try and track down bottles for our wedding (ISO!111:wink:) but make sure she doesn't raid my sours in my stash when I'm not around!
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  14. zekeman17

    zekeman17 Crusader (723) Feb 14, 2010 Pennsylvania

    As long as I keep providing for my wife's wine habit, she pretty much leaves my alone about my beer hobby.
    An occasional eye-roll when I carry in beer from a shopping trip, or cart a load out to pack up for a BIF.
    And I had to limit the number of beer related stops on vacations to keep the peace.
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  15. ravot

    ravot Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Illinois

    truly is a sad day when rare and king henry come to end :slight_frown:
  16. hooliganlife

    hooliganlife Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2007 Missouri

    My wife was telling coworkers I had hundreds of dollars in beer in our basement. I said "you are too cute, try thousands"

    She laughed, bless her soul
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  17. leedorham

    leedorham Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    Are you obsessed? Judging by the 24/7 comment, you are. If so, it is perfectly normal for your SO to be annoyed. Obsessed people annoy their partners, and that seems like a pretty justified annoyance imho.
  18. dckepley

    dckepley Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2006 Iowa

    I'm having a baby in July and several people have told me that my beer buying habits are going to be changing. As hard as that is to digest, my cellar may be coming in handy. Unfortunately, my woman doesn't fall head-over-heels for imperial stouts and barleywines like I do.
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  19. LambicKing

    LambicKing Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Germany

    The closet under the stairs, a full size fridge and all-grain kit in the garage (with spillover to boxes on the floor in colder months), a mini-fridge, three shelves in the kitchen fridge all filled with beer. Not to mention homebrew conditioning in the second bathroom and every single trip out of town is somehow related to beer. Yep, despite occasional jabs, my wife is a saint.
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  20. Ravenacht

    Ravenacht Aspirant (210) Aug 10, 2012 Florida

    I put boxes of beer on the high shelves in the closets and I tend to hog most of our fridge with beer also(wifey gives me the stank eye about that sometimes :wink: ) but if I leave cold LH Milk Stout and NG Raspberry Tart at the front of the beer shelves for her she usually stays quite happy.
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  21. Rutager

    Rutager Initiate (0) Oct 18, 2010 Canada (BC)

    I know of a guy who's girlfriend broke up with him recently because of his obsession with beer. He's going through a rough time right now. If anyone could help a fellow BA with his lonely beer fund, I'm sure he'd appreciate it...
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  22. DaftCaskBC

    DaftCaskBC Initiate (0) May 7, 2011 Canada (BC)

    At least its not wine or scotch...
  23. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    I would think thats the part that would cause a problem for most us
  24. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    Luckily in 2 ways my parents have a full basement
    1- I store some of my excess there , wish I could store it all
    2- I dont live there so no worries about cracking any open
  25. will1256

    will1256 Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2010 Minnesota

    I've been trying to convince my wife that it's promiscuous beer that is the problem and that's why my cellar keeps multiplying. There is some hot Rye-on-Rye action going on down there...
  26. papaholmz

    papaholmz Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 South Carolina

    My problem is my inflow of beer is much much higher than my outflow (consumption). I got into craft beer about 6 months ago with a trip to Belgium. I brought enough stuff back with me that I needed a cellar almost immediately. Since then I have acquired more beer per week than I consume; I've had to start storing it in other places as my cellar (chest freezer converted with a dual stage temp control and a heating element) is full. This led to my beer being stored in the china cabinet and on the newly empty shelf on the book case that my wife had just emptied for another purpose. I wouldn't say it's caused any problems yet because my wife is pretty laid back, but I can see the writing on the wall so I told her that after this weeks purchases of KBS, I was done buying/trading beer for a while until I had consumed enough that everything left would fit in the cellar.
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  27. gueuzedreg

    gueuzedreg Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2013 Colorado

    This is the number one rule of cellaring. Buy more than you can drink. You are doing nothing wrong my friend. And if your wife is cool; all the better. I have told my wife that I had finally completed my cellar; then I found another brewery that I had to have everything of. OCD
  28. hooliganlife

    hooliganlife Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2007 Missouri

    what i usually buy large quantities of are gueuze and lambic. i also buy a LOT of ipa's. since the ipa's fade fast, i drink them first. but i continue buying more, so the gueuze and lambic just build up. now i have too many
  29. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 New York

    Rye-on-Rye action doesn't lead to procreation ldo.
  30. will1256

    will1256 Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2010 Minnesota

    Touche. But Big John and Lolita are right next to each other, and that's bound to lead to trouble.
  31. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (2,888) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    Waaaait a minute...based on your avatar picture I thought you were a girl... by the way... i am guessing that your wife is carey byron of the mythbusters? Its gotta be one way or the other!!!?
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