Planning what you are going to drink, far in advance of an event...

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  1. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Poo-Bah (1,514) Dec 11, 2006 California
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    Do any of you do this? In turn, do you then find yourself looking forward to whatever it is that you will be doing even more?

    In about three weeks, I will be at my yearly fantasy baseball draft and I have already planned on what I will be drinking that day: Victoria Prima Pils and Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen. I chose those two because they are lighter and low in alcohol (so I don't get tossed too early and end up doing something stupid like drafting A-Rod for $30). After the draft will definitely be a Pliny and maybe a Youngs Chocolate Stout - just for the hell of it.

    So, fellow BAers, do any of you blueprint a basic drinking event like myself?
  2. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    All the time. I'm at work right now drooling because I'm thinking of a ten fidy. Just a few hours away, but I do it for long term. This year when I go to GABF, I'm gonna land, go to my friends house and drop my things off. Immediately get into the car and drive to Boulder and sit my fat ass down at Avery and order a mephistopeles. Preferably a 2006 if there are any left.
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  3. atomic

    atomic Disciple (332) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois
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    Never that far in advance unless I'm saving something special for an occasion, like the BCBS Coffee I busted open on New Years.

    But a couple days out, I might have a rough idea of what I'll be drinking if there's something coming up.
  4. SteelCity75

    SteelCity75 Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2013 Connecticut

    Maybe a little, for certain occasions. For example, I bought my girlfriend a bottle of Rogue Double Chocolate Stout early for Valentine's Day, so I bought a few stouts to also drink that night to go with it. And I've been planning on trying Guinness Foreign Extra Stout for St. Patty's day for a while. Ohh, and I bought myself a couple Budweisers to drink while watching the Daytona 500. =P
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  5. Willbfun

    Willbfun Initiate (0) Sep 28, 2012 New York

    Sure for Easter Sunday I hope to have a bottle of The Bruery's Saison de Lente in the afternoon & Het ankers Easter Ale later on in the night. The next day is April fools Day so I'll be try out Weyerbacher's Blithering Idiot.

    Even Sooner on St. Patrick's Day I hope to give a pint of blood in the city then come home to jersey?! and have a Serpents Stout and a World Wide Stout. I'll most likely be giving platelets so I wont lose the quantity of blood just contents of it.
    I also think about having a 6er of Thomas Jefferson Tavern Ale 8%abv on the 4th of July which is the date on which he and John Adams both died. I had a lose one of em and loved it.

    [​IMG] Het Anker Easter Ale.
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  6. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Poo-Bah (1,514) Dec 11, 2006 California
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    I like your style, Willb.
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  7. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,547) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    My Biggest Loser contest ends March 27th. Got some Plead the 5th waiting for me.
  8. ColdOne

    ColdOne Aspirant (226) Jan 19, 2013 New York
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    Going to my own MLB fantasy draft in 2 weeks, and I've been scouting out bottle shops on Long Island so I can pick up tasties for the day. So, kinda, yeah.
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  9. Fujii13

    Fujii13 Aspirant (206) Apr 27, 2011 New York
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    I especially do this for Beer Fests. A lot of times you won't be able to drink everything there, and it's a good idea to have a plan for what you're interested in, and what may run out sooner than later.
  10. xxbillay

    xxbillay Initiate (0) May 31, 2012 New Jersey

    When I'm sitting I'm class and the professor is droning on and on, I just think about what's waiting for me in the fridge and what I'm going to choose.
  11. CircusBoy

    CircusBoy Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2008 Ohio

    A few years ago I was coming off a championship season in fantasy football so I was a bit overly confident and started the draft of with some Arrogant Bastard, followed by a bunch of other big beers to have a good time. Needless to say I came in last that season.
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  12. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Aspirant (257) Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    I like to plan out a whole week in advance, even if there is no special "event" upcoming. It typically guides me toward limiting my beer consumption to one or two per night. Weekends are for leftovers and re-stocking, of course
  13. JuliusCaesar

    JuliusCaesar Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2013 New Hampshire

    I'll do this as well and if I'm unfamiliar with a brewery the I'll take notes on my phone so that I know what style each beer is. I think this could also go in the "You know you're a beer geek when..." thread.
  14. FEUO

    FEUO Disciple (327) Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    I plan on drinking something from Kuhnhenn on St.Patty's day, at Kuhnhenn.
    Thats about as far as I think ahead.
  15. sjverla

    sjverla Devotee (490) Dec 1, 2008 Massachusetts

    When I go out to dinner with my wife I usually know what I'll be drinking before we walk out the door. Always subject to change though, depending on whatever else catches my eye.
  16. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,163) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Avery is doing a tap take over in my town and I am already planning on drinking my weight in tweak.
  17. Pecan

    Pecan Devotee (421) Dec 20, 2012 Arizona
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    I'm already planning what my group will be drinking in the DLD line bottle share. Also already have bottles ready for the night pre-FW invitational.
  18. Run4Hops

    Run4Hops Initiate (0) Apr 26, 2010 Connecticut

    I'm running the Vermont City Marathon May 26 in Burlington VT with a group of friends. Post race we are headed to the Farmhouse Tap & Grill where we will rehydrate with some Heady Topper and whatever Hill Farmstead they have on tap that day. We did it last year and it really helped ease our sore muscles...
  19. Titans77

    Titans77 Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2011 Maryland

    I have lost 61 pounds so far, down from 289 lbs to 228 lbs and will crack open a FW Parabola when I go from "obese" to just "overweight". That happens at just around 199 lbs. I also have 2 GI BCBS that I will be saving for my birthday in April.

    But most of the time, I just buy beer and drink it. Im not much into cellaring because I don't have much income when I go to school.
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  20. Genuine

    Genuine Devotee (456) May 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Hell, I have lists of seasonal brews that I usually stock up on and enjoy throughout the year. Family cookouts, get togethers, football, holidays, I always plan out what I'll have.
  21. DaKur

    DaKur Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2012 Rhode Island

    Only if I have something special to drink.
  22. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,566) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Yes, I plan ticks when festival/event lists get posted ahead of time.
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