What beer are you going to hunker down with?

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  1. indypete

    indypete Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2011 Indiana

    I traveled to Wisconsin for work and picked up a few cases of New Glarus and have a well-stocked cellar with 120 8-18% abv beers. I should be good for a couple of weeks :wink:.

    Stay well, everyone!
  2. cbcrunch

    cbcrunch Poo-Bah (1,948) Jan 21, 2012 Wyoming

    We have 100+ beers in the beer fridge. Enough food and firewood for months and plenty of ways to prevent them being taken from us. :beers: :smirk::beers:
  3. Genuine

    Genuine Devotee (442) May 7, 2009 Connecticut

    I'm a homebrewer so I just brewed up 10 gallons of Resilience IPA (Seemed fitting) and 5 gallons of an Irish Blonde ale. Once those are done fermenting, I'll be brewing up an NEIPA and a lager. Might as well keep all 5 of my kegs full!
  4. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,853) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Yesterday was my last day at the office before moving to working from home, so I stopped by the store to stock up a bit. I was hoping to get a mixed pack for varieties sake, plus bang for the buck, but that didn't work out. The Guinness 200 years one was sold out, Jack's Abby was too old, and not much else to choose from.

    So I did get some JA Post Shift Pilsner and took the last sixer of Hofbrau Winter Lager off their hands. Seems like a good addition to the smoked beers, wilds and stouts I also have on hand.
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  5. mogulskier

    mogulskier Initiate (119) Feb 3, 2019 California

    Stopped by a bottle shop last week, a place I rarely visit, but was in the area so decided to stop by. Frankly, shocked to see 2 cases of unopened 2019 BCBS and 8 bottles of 2019 Cafe de Olla. In a weak moment, snagged 4 bottles of BCBS and 2 of Cafe. Since we are under a shelter in place order, and with BCBS tasting so darn good, I figured a great beer to enjoy. Also, the Cafe de Olla may just surprise me with a little bit of aging. Initially, I thought it was just OK.
  6. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (5,036) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Well, not a "hunkering down" so much, just a trip to Total Wine... lol
    Like the coronavirus, I cross all borders, as somewhat randomly (I did want some Guinness for St. Patrick's Day), I have beers from England, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, and Japan (1 Asahi left in the fridge) - oh, and America, too :flushed: (BA Narwhal still in fridge); got a sake from Japan, rum from Jamaica, vodka from France, caviar from Russia, and maraschino cherries from Italy... Listening to music from Norway, over in WBAYDN... :wink:

  7. JSullivan

    JSullivan Initiate (52) Aug 18, 2010 Massachusetts

    I'll be hunkering down with a mix of homebrewed stuff and store bought. Consisting of approximately:
    150 Bottles of homemade mead (11 different varieties)
    200 Bottles on strong beer (Barleywines, quad, sours)
    25 Bottles of Applewine
    1 corny keg each of:
    North German Pils
    1850 Truman Imperial Stout (from Let's Brew! by @patto1ro, which is awesome btw )

    Have the obligatory Guinness and Murphy's for today, as well as some wine, BCBS, Courage RIS, and Scotch/Brennivin/Schnapps/Absinthe if things really drag out.
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  8. Highbrow

    Highbrow Devotee (443) Jan 7, 2011 California

    sorry. didn't mean to rain on your parade. your location said CA so i assumed you're in the Bay Area too, and in the same procession as me. word on the curb was they were already discussing that yesterday evening. not having heard more i guess maybe they're sticking with the 7th. <shrug>
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  9. AWA

    AWA Disciple (320) Jul 22, 2014 California

    I'm in Santa Cruz. Schools are now closed until the 13th at least. Pretty sure that's a moving target though.
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  10. lastmango

    lastmango Crusader (718) Dec 11, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Bought a case of Wienstephaner Original. Also have some SN barrel aged Narwhal, Troegs Troegenator, and Boulevard Whiskey Imperial Stout. And if I get tired of beer, I have a selection of bourbon, Irish whiskey and 2 kinds of gin for my G&Ts. But, a silver lining is one of our local brewers will make curb delivers. :slight_smile: They are closing the PA liquor stores tonight. Lines out the door yesterday. As for the toilet paper, our plans are to eat more cheese and go to the bathroom less because our damn town has not had any tp in 3 weeks!!! :slight_frown:
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  11. lastmango

    lastmango Crusader (718) Dec 11, 2014 Pennsylvania

    I'm envious of your Paulaner!
  12. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,806) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Came here to say this. Got a coconut b bomb and a couple rusty nails as well.
  13. Scrapss

    Scrapss Meyvn (1,002) Nov 15, 2008 Pennsylvania

    F#$& this shit...they shut it down at 9 and shelves were stocked. Bar was empty at home....

    And a bbl of Prima Pils as above. I have trade bait for TP now! :stuck_out_tongue:
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  14. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,626) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    I work as a direct support provider in a residential care facility, so hunkering down and working from home is not an option. Our folks are under a modified quarantine right now, i.e. no outside activities or appointments unless absolutely necessary, and our staff are having to make some adjustments. I think the most prudent option for me right now is to remain alert and be ready to step in when needed.

    That said, I have a metric crap ton of bourbon on hand in case things really go south.
  15. Barettes

    Barettes Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2019 Washington

    I'll focus on what's in the cellar, mainly stouts, lambics, wild ales, quads and such. I was beginning to think 3 cases worth of beer in the cellar was ridiculous, but in this moment I'm glad to have it on hand.
  16. IPAExpert69

    IPAExpert69 Initiate (0) Aug 2, 2017 Pennsylvania

    Honestly I just keep buying cheap bulk items at the beer store (all the state liquor stores are closed), Yuengling has been my savior through this pandemic. I refuse to drive 30 miles for a liquor store in Delaware haha, plus I'm supposed to stay put and not go out in public.
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  17. lightman1

    lightman1 Initiate (79) Oct 19, 2013 Arkansas

    I stay pretty well stocked up but I just made a recent run for my daily drinking stuff. I can easily go for a few months on what I have.
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  18. Beerbadger55

    Beerbadger55 Initiate (102) Aug 29, 2017 Wisconsin

    I laid in an assortment over the past few weeks in preparation to get through this, VooDoo Ranger Juicy Haze, Founders Centennial, Central Waters Stout, Spotted Cow and of course a couple 30 packs of Busch Light! Everything shutting down in the Madison area except essential services, grocery and gas stations. I’m unemployed at the moment, wife works at the department of health. Needless to say her stress level is turned up to eleven right now.......stay well BA’s!
  19. Singlefinpin

    Singlefinpin Savant (913) Jul 17, 2018 North Carolina

    I have to have food periodically, preferring to eat fresh vegetables and fish, so, hopefully, I can restock with local Craft beer once a week or so, unless the beer fridge looks like the TP aisle, empty.
    Hopefully this initial Dooms Day mentality will quiet down, and we'll be able to get through this with beer and TP, two luxuries we shouldn't have to run out of.
  20. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,416) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Kid got back from the store this afternoon and handed me a case of But Light. Bud Light? "But Dad", says he, "It was on sale".
  21. scream

    scream Meyvn (1,340) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    Condolences !
  22. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,416) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    It get's worse, he used my debit card.
  23. scream

    scream Meyvn (1,340) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    LMAO ! Sorrry !
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  24. KevSal

    KevSal Meyvn (1,072) Oct 17, 2010 California

    we’ve been down for a while, working on making a major dent to the stash!
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  25. mogulskier

    mogulskier Initiate (119) Feb 3, 2019 California

    Passed on Rusty Nail, there is more than enough stock of that. However, Coconut B-Bomb was fully stocked last week at my local go-to bottle shop,but all of a sudden is running low. So, had little choice but to grab another bottle. Coconut does have a tendency not to age well, so I can see the logic here. I now have 3 bottles, and will open 1 tomorrow night. When I first tried it fresh, it was simply incredible. I loved the coconut flavor and do not want to age for too long.
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  26. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,806) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Cheap beer isn't good and good beer isn't cheap. I'm starting to question how good of a father You Are by not teaching him:stuck_out_tongue:
  27. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,416) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    My elocution falls on indifferent ears.
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  28. Belial

    Belial Initiate (34) Aug 9, 2005 Illinois

    i picked up two cases of old style today just to play it safe. ive been on hold for an hour trying to cancel a flight and i think i may need an extra case after this.
  29. deleted_user_1007501

    deleted_user_1007501 Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2015

    ANYWHO, I stocked up a bit with a Flying Dog IPA Variety 12pk, Old Chub, Gaffel Kolsch, and Masthead Midwest Red.

    Of course my whiskey/bourbon selection is still in good shape: Laphroaig 10, Four Roses Single Barrel, Lagavulin 16, High West Double Rye, and Old Grandad Bonded. That’s enough for me!
  30. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Devotee (497) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Running low as we speak. Surprisingly, I think I'm going to get a 15 pack of Blue Moon cans as well as a couple 4 packs of Ithaca's Everyday Haze. With a newborn, I want something lower ABV with a decent flavor.
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  31. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (6,777) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    3 items 30 pack of Hamms,couple 4PK of Psuedo Sue and a 750ml of Buffalo Trace to start.
  32. traction

    traction Devotee (466) Dec 4, 2010 Georgia


    I don't plan on going out for a couple weeks in this was my last pick up. Also grabbed a few bottles of various liquor. I didn't need any more beer I just wanted to point some money in the local stores pockets. I have a bunch of different alcohol lying around but what I have the most of is a case of Westbrook Lassi What You think About This.

    I hope this doesn't get as bad as I think it will. Much love everyone.
  33. craigbelly

    craigbelly Meyvn (1,321) Dec 31, 2015 Iowa
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    all of them.....
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  34. Grounder

    Grounder Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2019 Illinois

    Local, obviously. So, Krankshaft and Very Very Far.
  35. oldmankoch

    oldmankoch Disciple (376) Jan 1, 2014 Tennessee

    I scored a 12 pack of Yee-Haw Dunkel on sale for $8.99 the other day. I additionally still have several beers from Hill Farmstead and Tree House from a trip earlier this month before everything went nuts. I'm headed out to the liquor store tomorrow in hopes to find some Belgians and IPAs from Bearded Iris and Southern Grist.
  36. lastmango

    lastmango Crusader (718) Dec 11, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Is it possible that he was hoping you would not drink it, leaving it for him? :slight_smile:
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  37. lackenhauser

    lackenhauser Poo-Bah (2,547) Dec 10, 2002 Maryland
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    Model glue and whippets. Some leftover Percocets. Bud cans.
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  38. SMH_NWI

    SMH_NWI Devotee (458) Jan 8, 2015 Texas

    Some breweries in Houston, at least the ones I care about, are doing delivery - place your order over the phone and they’ll be at your door with the beers
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  39. puck1225

    puck1225 Poo-Bah (3,168) Dec 22, 2013 Texas
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    Fortunately, took a nice trip which permitted buying of a really good beer supply just before t all hit the fan. I am in good shape with a very nice variety of excellent beers! Plan to get growlers to go this weekend from the locals. God is good!
  40. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    This past weekend stayed old school local but not intentionally; Great Lakes Chillwave DIPA & Conway's Irish Ale.
    Thinking tomorrow about getting even more local due to the shutdown & grabbing a growler from west side's Bascule Brewing & Public House.
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