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Your New Year's (Beer's) resolutions for 2013

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by keithmurray, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. keithmurray

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    Mine is that after spending the last couple of years trying to chase down rare and limited releases and more often than not being underwhelmed, I am going to spend most of 2013 re-visiting and enjoying some of the classics that I haven't drank in quite some time. I will still venture out and try some new beers, but it won't be as much of a priority tracking them down as in years past. What's your new beer's resolution?
     
  2. HANGOVER

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    Reduce the amount of beer I collect for the cellar and put a serious dent in my collection.
     
  3. Jnorton00

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    Drink more awesome beer than I did this year!
     
  4. kawilliams81

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    Exact same thing I was going to post when I read the title. :)
     
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  5. mcaulifww

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    Buy Way less beer. drink down my cellar. not to collect beer like pokemon cards
     
  6. FEUO

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    I like some of these answers (drinking down cellars). Leaves more on the shelves for me to pick up. I hope. :p

    Mine is to keep expanding my horizons and try more beer. However, I also have a plan to buy more cases of the session beers I really like and quit wasting my $ on watery/BMC stuff.
     
  7. Ravenacht

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    #1 Be present at Hunaphu,s release.
    #2 Start doing some bottle trades.
    #3 Add a few more quality bottles to my cellar and attend some bottle shares/tastings.
     
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    F That - I want some KBS and a Parabola.
     
  9. Ndfan1323

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    I will finally be making my move to San Diego within 2 months soooo...I am driving an RV across the country and plotting all my beer destinations till I get to my craft beer mecca.
     
  10. otispdriftwood

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    Drink more burp less.
     
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  11. Luv2Brew422

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    Every year I do "Dry January." This is the only drinking (beer) resolution that I do. Helps me get back into shape after the holidays.
     
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  12. cruzmissile72

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    1) Drink more.
    2) Meet some local beer aficionados whether they are on BA or not
    3) Further expand my beer horizons
     
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    To parlay the knowledge I acquire during my Christmas trip to Duesseldorf and Koeln into a perfect homebrewed Alt and Koelsch.
     
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    Buy less beer, I don't need to jump on every new release that comes along.
     
  15. TheCaptain99

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    Collect less in the cellar and drink more sour and wild ales. The sours are expensive but if I stop putting so many big stouts in the cellar it should even out.
     
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    Continue my efforts to learn/appreciate sours. Not going well so far.
     
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  17. Goosey

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    Stop going out with my buddies when I have like 200 beers sitting my cellars. I do need to drink my cellar, but the problem is that I stop buying beers around late Feb, and I have about 1 month to drink my brews before it starts warming up, and I can't drink barley wines and stouts when it is warm outside. Ah, the troubles of a first world citizen.
     
  18. Cascade77

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    OP pretty much nailed my resolution. A lot of the (often high priced) one-offs are just too hit or miss. I'd like to see breweries move towards lineups with several consistently brewed tasty beers rather than mixing up a new variation every other batch, calling it something different and charging crazy prices that they know the beer geeks will pay (myself included sometimes). I intend to do my small part to encourage this change by sticking to mostly well established beers that I KNOW are good.
     
  19. ChanChan

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    Drink less burp more!!
     
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    Start beer trading. I keep hearing I need to try Zombie Dust...
     
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    My Resolution is to buy less beer and brew more beer. Along with get my cellar under control and drink it down
     
  22. Treebs

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    Drink more from the cellar, attend more beer events and take down every beer on the Beers of Fame list.
     
  23. HeyJim

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    - Try more Pennsylvania brews. (Visit Troegs)
    - Get over my fear of trading and land a few brews I've wanted to try for a while.
    - Stop buying entire cases (kinda hard not to in PA though).
     
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    Spend less $ on accumulating (cellaring) bottles, and more $ on special beer events, parties, tap takeovers, official beer weeks, traveling to a few US cities to explore the local beer scene, etc etc.

    I find that's where I get most of the enjoyment out of the hobby anyway.
     
  25. cjoc83

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    Start cellaring beers, something I've never had the patience to do before. I already got it stated when I came across the Ommegang XV 15th Anniversary Ale about a month ago. I'll be keeping my eye out for more beers to cellar.
     
  26. tectactoe

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    Pliny. KBS. Heady.


    And maybe Westy 12.
     
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  27. otispdriftwood

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    Once you go Zombie, you'll never go back.
     
  28. CommanderOfAwesome

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    Not to let my cellar get over 50 bottles again. It got out of hand this year and thankfully over past 2 months, I've gotten it back to manageable.
     
  29. T-RO

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    Figure out how to fund this hobby without a certain wine drinker in the family catching on.
     
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    I'm with a lot of people on this thread: Actually start drinking what's in my cellar! Also, brew at least 4 more batches of homebrew (maybe a seasonal for each season?). As well as finding a "summer beer" and sticking to it. I'm tired of constantly having "beer ADD" and I think I'd benefit from knowing I have a cold 6-pack (or 12-pack/case) of a solid, refreshing craft brew on hand to cool off during the Iowa summer.
     
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    This was something that I meant to do this year, but never got around to. I'd like to take February off from drinking (shortest month) to help get in better shape. Hoping to hold myself to this in 2013.
     
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  32. gpawned

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    That is exactly what I was going to say...plus do more home brewing.
     
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    I'm seeing several people have the same resolution as I do: "Buy less beer." I just don't have time to drink all the beer that I acquire.
    That bein said, I have had that same resolution for mnths now and I haven't come close to keeping it.
    When I leave the ofice this afternoon my first stop is to check and see what came in this week.
     
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    Contingent on the Mayan calendar...
     
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    Overall I want to spend less. Instead of buying anything I remotely want to try, I'm going to focus on lambics and new beers from breweries I trust.
     
  36. tjensen3618

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    You see just about every other post is "stop cellaring/drink more from my cellar"?

    I foresee your 2014 beer resolution to be, "stop cellaring/drink more from the cellar."
     
  37. PABSTMASTER

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    Drink beers.
     
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  38. redmagik99

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    Not spend any money on Port/Lost Abbey
     
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    Drink Black Tuesday from between a stripper's fake tits.

    Oh wait, 2013? Drink White Chocolate from between a stripper's fake tits.
     
  40. tabascosigned

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    stop buying beers I can't afford just because of their stellar BA rating.
     
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