Stories of loved ones taking care of you.

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  1. Beeaann

    Beeaann Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2011 Illinois

    Just heard 3f has the teku glass in again. Im going to work so my gf is going to pick em up for me right now. <3. Should have ITNOS rear admiral and 2 glasses when i get home.

    Any1 else have good stories of loved one hooking you up?
  2. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    My girl has these in her cellar for us...Bourbon Vanilla Dark Lord...BA Behemoth...Murda'd Out Stout...yeah...she's a keeper. [/humblebrag]
  3. cubbyswans

    cubbyswans Aspirant (238) Jun 10, 2008 Missouri
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    I once almost died from a virus. My girlfriend at the time took me to the emergency room. 3 days in the hospital. We broke up a few years later.
  4. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    My sister lived in Tampa. Last year she went to Hunahpu Day for me, even though she doesnt know the first damn thing about beer. Also got me some bottles of BA Church on a Hill. She's a keeper.
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  5. RStang13

    RStang13 Initiate (105) Jun 22, 2011 New Jersey
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    "her cellar" "for us"
    so you dont drink them without her :wink:
  6. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    R is currently a long distance thing...I have a ton of stuff in my cellar that I won't touch without her.
  7. RStang13

    RStang13 Initiate (105) Jun 22, 2011 New Jersey
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    well. that's definitely one way to make long distance relationships work, RANSOM!
  8. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Defender (637) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    When the wife went to the supermarket and saw something she thought I liked, I got a call. But I drove her crazy asking her to look for the bottled on or best by date so she has stopped looking and calling. My loss I guess - but the supermarket always has the oldest beer so I wanted to be careful.
    But now she will gladly go get growlers filled for me since there's no date to look for.
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  9. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    Hm. My girlfriend hates beer which means I get to have more for myself. That's a pretty good service, I'd say.
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  10. abkayak

    abkayak Disciple (391) Jan 8, 2013 New York
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    How’s this for a wife??? she took my son to the specialists at a D.C. and Philly hospital 2 day trip... after which she diverted to a bottle shop out of route and got me my first ever NN, Hopslam, and 2 btls of Consecration & Supplication.........women is a natural born care giver... Damn me and my son are lucky.
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  11. mudbug

    mudbug Defender (612) Mar 27, 2009 Oregon

    My Nephew and His wife always bring a case of Pliny and Blind Pig when they come up for a visit from Napa. They love Rogue XS Stout, so I always buy a few cases for them to take home.
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  12. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California

    Best thing I got from a family member was probably my home brew setup from my dad.

    My wife is also great at hooking me up. Not only is my stocking full of beer at Xmas, but she brings beer home for me from grocery shopping all the time.

    Add in my cousin-in-law who ships me beer from Chicago, and I've got a pretty cool family.
  13. Kerrie

    Kerrie Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2012 Michigan

    My bf always drives so I get to drink more whenever we're out :grinning: Also, while I normally buy my own stuff, he always pays for dinner so whenever we're at a brewery or having beer with dinner, it's free for me <3
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  14. Steeeve

    Steeeve Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2010 Pennsylvania

    My girlfriend just started working at Iron Hill, so I expect in the coming months to be the beneficiary of many discounted growlers and burgers. I think employees have early access to bottle releases too. The perks they get make me a little jealous. If I ever need a night and weekend job that will be the first place I apply.
  15. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Meyvn (1,248) Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    My parents have stopped at Bruisin Ales in Asheville, NC twice for me on their way back to IL from Myrtle Beach, and have brought beers back from their place in AZ as well.
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  16. Andygirl

    Andygirl Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    My parents are going to Hunahpu Day for me.
  17. jglowe77

    jglowe77 Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2011 Massachusetts

    My girlfriend came with me to Vermont this past weekend. She waited in the car for an hour and a half while I was in line at Hill Farmstead and didn't complain at all. Also, we went to Three Penny Taproom and the Alchemist. Needless to say, she's a keeper. :grinning:
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  18. jglowe77

    jglowe77 Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2011 Massachusetts

    That's super legit!
  19. TrappistJohnMD

    TrappistJohnMD Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2011 Mississippi

    My wife is on a business trip and just spent 45 minutes on her phone with me reading all the Bottled On dates for every IPA at a Whole Foods in Louisiana. Hope she drives safely....:wink:
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  20. Sam_Frank

    Sam_Frank Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2012 California

    my girlfriend drove my drunk ass around to every brewery in San Diego

    that's love
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  21. CircusBoy

    CircusBoy Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2008 Ohio

    My wife who doesn't really like beer set up a big tasting for my 30th b-day a couple weeks ago. Turned out to be pretty awesome.
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  22. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    my fam won't do anything to encourage my beer habit. At best, if I call them a few hours before I get home, they might pop a brew into the fridge. That being said, I have a beer-centric friendship where we definitely scratch each others' backs.
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  23. gcamparone

    gcamparone Poo-Bah (1,512) Dec 6, 2011 Rhode Island
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    I almost accidentally took a sip of a BMC which I thought was a SNPA. She jumped in front of me and smacked the beverage out of my hand. We've been dating ever since.
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  24. luisc123

    luisc123 Initiate (173) Oct 20, 2011 California

    My gf had her brother, who has never shipped beer before but is way into craft, package and ship me a big box of Russian River goodies from up north for my birthday. It was awesome.
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  25. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine

  26. MammaGoose

    MammaGoose Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Wyoming

    My boyfriend brews me whatever beer I want. We homebrew once or twice a week usually, and I always get a say on what we make. We're getting a recipe ready for a Belgian-style Imperial IPA. Fortunately, he's as into craft beer as I am.
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  27. jglowe77

    jglowe77 Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2011 Massachusetts

    Thanks for the laugh!:grinning:
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  28. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Zealot (596) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    I have received The Beer Journal by Chris Wright, Tasting Beer by Randy Mosher, purchased my Duvel tulip that came w/2 bottles of said nectar...and always seems to surprise me @ the holidays or certain times w/mixers from World Market or other places that's MY WIFE taking care of her beer nut.
  29. Hermthegerm

    Hermthegerm Aspirant (264) Oct 13, 2012 Pennsylvania

    My dad, who no longer drinks, got up way earlier than usual and stood in line for me at total wine with his wife to get me 2 bricks of Westy Xii.
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  30. Roger85

    Roger85 Devotee (416) Aug 24, 2012 Illinois
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    My wife went to a Binnys in downtown Chicago (about a 90 minute drive) on Black Friday to stand in line and try to win me a Rare to surprise me with on Christmas. She didn't win me anything, but thats a pretty damn awesome thing to do anyway.
  31. 7clutch

    7clutch Aspirant (215) Sep 14, 2012 Florida
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    My wife is my permanent designated driver for beer events and although she doesn't love beer as much as I do she definitely sacrifices extra by not drinking anything.

    And my sister-in-law is currently in line at Upland Brewery in the freezing cold for their lambic release. She makes up for the other in-laws.
  32. adkieffer

    adkieffer Disciple (330) Nov 23, 2010 Washington

    My wife travels constantly to denver but is not into beer. She always hits up the local bottle shops and even knows some of the beer guys now. In September she drove up to Avery just to get me a few bottles of Rumpkin. While there chatted up a guy who sold her a bottle of CS Oculus from his trunk, first of their beers i ever had, now i am a Reserve Club memeber. Needless to say she usually ends up with atleast $100 worth of beer in her suitcase for the trip home. True Love!
  33. atomic

    atomic Disciple (332) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois
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    Gf found BCBS Coffee for me a couple months ago. We split it on New Years. She also surprises me with new glassware on a frequent basis... All of my favorite glasses are from her.

    She also was the one to find hopslam and zombie dust when I had given up hope.
  34. BILF

    BILF Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2010 Israel

    My mother in law put a bottle of Fuller's ESB on the table at dinner last night. She looked me in the eye and asked me why I wasn't drinking the beer. "Are you sick?" were her words.
  35. bilboTbaggins

    bilboTbaggins Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2013 Wisconsin

    My go to guy, owner of my favorite liquor store, went to Central Waters anniversary party and brought me back some fifteen. He held them aside for me, and didn't even charge me more than he paid. thats more than a salesman, hes a good friend.
  36. polishkaz

    polishkaz Disciple (338) May 30, 2011 Connecticut
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    Sitting in growler line at the BOT release last year at Hill Farmstead for 2+ hours, being a DD for my friend and I for The Festival, getting tickets to the Great Taste of the Midwest, bringing back Surly, shipping her brothers end of a trade back because he took forever, and building me shelves in the basement for my cellared beers. That's why I proposed.
  37. MADhombrewer

    MADhombrewer Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2008 Oregon

    My wife surprised me with two SN/Dogfish IPA glasses the other night out of nowhere.
  38. rocdoc1

    rocdoc1 Aspirant (272) Jan 13, 2006 New Mexico

    My daughter always brings me excellent beer whenever she's traveling. My son isn't into beer as much but he'll surprise me with some unique stuff from time to time.
  39. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,171) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    My wife stopped asking how much I spent on beer.
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  40. CowsandBeer

    CowsandBeer Devotee (486) Sep 24, 2012 Nebraska
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    My girlfriend can't be bothered to pick up beer for me. :slight_frown: I didn't even try to ask her to get me some Hopslam when I was out of town.
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