New Year's Beer Resolutions for 2017

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by DLang713, Dec 28, 2016.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. stephens101

    stephens101 Pooh-Bah (2,704) May 5, 2006 Oklahoma

    There seems to be a theme of slow down and savor going on. I like that. Seems this whole craft thing went from zero to sixty in nothing flat, and it was easy to get caught up in.

    Eat more veggies and ride more miles too.
    DLang713, Reef, storm72 and 1 other person like this.

    GOBLIN Pooh-Bah (2,490) Mar 3, 2013 Ohio
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    I'm gonna make an honest attempt to drink more locally. I recently have been rather impressed with some Ohio offerings. Not to say that I haven't been impressed in the past, But 4 years and almost 1000 beers into this it might be getting through my thick skull already . . . hey, there is some really good beer right next door.
    DLang713 and storm72 like this.
  3. oldbean

    oldbean Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2005 Massachusetts

    Quality over quantity.

    (So far I've been doing pretty well on the first half...)
    DLang713, rgordon and StoutElk_92 like this.
  4. NotHereForGold

    NotHereForGold Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2015 Wisconsin

    Saying no to that "one more and I'm done" beer.
    Getting more howlers filled and less growlers.
    Using a smaller serving glass to pour 6oz pours instead of 12 or 16oz, it tricks me into drinking slower and enjoying it more.

    So far all three of these are working wonders. All to limit drinking to save $ to buy a house, or just a new grill, depending on how much I can save.
    DLang713 and DerelictPI like this.
  5. DerelictPI

    DerelictPI Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2010 New York

    Drink less.

    Stop buying sours and wilds because I just don't like them, no matter how many I try.

    Keep supporting local.

    Revisit some easily obtainable beers.

    Drink down my cellar.
    VABA, NotHereForGold and DLang713 like this.
  6. BalancingBrooms

    BalancingBrooms Pooh-Bah (2,678) Aug 22, 2013 California
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    Drink down my cellar, and drink more local beer
    DLang713 likes this.
  7. Number1Framer

    Number1Framer Pundit (884) Mar 13, 2016 Wisconsin

    Echoing a sentiment I see alot on this thread, I need to spend less. We want to do a big 3 week "national parks + breweries" roadtrip from CO to the west coast then up into Canada and back across to the Great Lakes in summer of 2018, so my outrageous beer spending needs to be curbed for this to happen (but not until after the Central Waters party...) I honestly think I have more of a shopping problem than a drinking problem, but a problem nonetheless that needs to change.
  8. CtBeerMe

    CtBeerMe Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2015 Connecticut

    This^ I live 80 minutes from tree house and trillium and 25 from tilted barn and proclamation. Only visited each of these breweries once. In 2017 I'd like to drink less beer and drink better beer
  9. bbtkd

    bbtkd Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,304) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    1. Drink down my cellar, as I tend to buy way more than I drink. Could drink more I guess, but seems more responsible to buy less.
    2. That said, I'd buy cases of KBS, Prairie Pirate BOMB, BCBS, BA Fidy, and CBS if I could.
    3. Visit one or more of my favorite breweries; Oskar Blues, Central Waters, Goose Island, Founders, Prairie.
    DLang713, cjgiant and jvgoor3786 like this.
  10. tigg924

    tigg924 Grand Pooh-Bah (4,890) Apr 30, 2008 Massachusetts

    For me:

    1. Drink less
    2. When buying cans/bottles...revisit more old favorites from breweries I like instead of driving all over to grab the latest hyped release. I have a list of about ten or so breweries that I want to focus on in 2017 once I clear down my cellar.
    3. Enjoy local beer when I do travel..Should mean plenty of great Alaskan beers this summer.
    DLang713 and cjgiant like this.
  11. MikeP64

    MikeP64 Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2015 South Carolina

    No beer Tuesdays and Thursdays and get back to homebrewing and no more mixpaks just to try one beer out of it.
    DLang713 likes this.
  12. CJNAPS

    CJNAPS Initiate (0) Nov 3, 2013 California

    No more cellaring for me.

    Try some home brewing of my own.
    storm72 and DLang713 like this.
  13. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa

    Cut back on cellering, drink out more, drink local, home brew.
  14. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Grand Pooh-Bah (3,142) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    I'm going to brew more and buy less.
    CJNAPS, storm72, jmdrpi and 2 others like this.
  15. cavedave

    cavedave Grand Pooh-Bah (4,083) Mar 12, 2009 New York
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    I cut waaaay back on beer consumption for 6 weeks leading up to my 1st beer resolution, to stop drinking beer for the month of January. Day ten and I gotta say I am getting kinda "thirsty", but not nearly as "thirsty" as I thought I would be at this point.

    My other resolution is to drink even more locally produced goodness, maybe even stop buying out of area beer all together. With Hudson Valley Brewery and Equilibrium set to open to the public, and all the other amazing breweries we have here in the Hudson Valley and New York in general now, in 2017 I think drinking local is gonna equal drinking best.
    SFACRKnight and DLang713 like this.
  16. tepie

    tepie Crusader (454) Aug 26, 2015 Ohio

    Is more day drinking an acceptable beer resolution? I enjoy visiting venues during daylight hours while it's quiet, easy to get a seat and don't have to fight a crowd. I plan to keep this up. When I buy for house day drinking, I'm going to stick to my shopping list, and keep it as local as possible.

    I've recently been successful walking out of a shop empty handed as well, I plan to keep this up. Unless I see something I really want, I'm done grabbing whatever just because I went out browsing. Feels weird in the smaller shops when you get to talking to the people that work their, but I've gotten over it.
    DLang713 likes this.
  17. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,923) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
    Pooh-Bah Society

    Drink most (if not all) of the remaining Imperial Stouts in my cellar.

    Over the last about 8 years I have been cellaring a modest amount of Imperial Stouts, Barleywines, and Strong Dark Belgians. But every Imperial Stout I've drank that's more than about 3 years old has gone downhill. Most I have preferred fresh.
    DLang713 likes this.
  18. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Grand Pooh-Bah (3,142) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    Its funny, all the beer being produced locally (read:in state) is equal to or better than whats being shipped in here too.
  19. Feel_the_Darkness

    Feel_the_Darkness Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2012 Virginia

    Get back in shape whilst not diminishing my beer intake at all.
    DerelictPI and NCGreg like this.
  20. argock

    argock Pooh-Bah (2,662) Dec 30, 2006 Virginia
    Pooh-Bah Society

    Homebrew 20 (or more) batches in 2017 and continue to share as much as possible with friends and family.

    Drink more local beer at the source.

    Invite friends out more or drink beer in with them.
    aquabears and storm72 like this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.