About a year ago, I decided to start ticking/rating beers. The purpose was to gain a strong knowledge of different styles and to get a sense of what the best breweries are. I had been into craft beer for a few years but never at this level. I accomplished what I set out to do, ticking 312 beers and enjoying most of them. I recommend this to all newbies but it's very easy to get burned out on it. I currently feel that way. The one big con to doing this is that I'll always choose a new beer over a favorite just so I can add to my list. It also costs a lot more to do mix a sixes all the time. Going forward, I'm still going to tick but I'm going to go back to 4, 6 and 12 packs with the occasional bomber. Just thought I'd share my experience. For the record, Founders and Stone are my two top breweries though I drank more Sam Adams than anything due to the large variety of brews they offer. My top 5 beers are Heavy Seas Loose Cannon, Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA, Gulden Draak Dark Triple, Stone Ruination 10th Anniversary, and Sierra Nevada Celebration. Worst beer is Bud Light (big surprise, right?) Cheers.