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

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

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  1. keithmurray

    keithmurray Oct 7, 2009 New York

    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

    HANGOVER Nov 23, 2012

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

    Jnorton00 Apr 13, 2007 Massachusetts

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

    kawilliams81 Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

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

    mcaulifww Aug 18, 2011 Virginia

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

    FEUO Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    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

    Ravenacht Aug 10, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    #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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  8. fredmugs

    fredmugs Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    F That - I want some KBS and a Parabola.
     
  9. Ndfan1323

    Ndfan1323 Jan 26, 2012 California

    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

    otispdriftwood Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Drink more burp less.
     
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  11. Luv2Brew422

    Luv2Brew422 Jan 7, 2012 California

    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

    cruzmissile72 Jul 26, 2012 Connecticut

    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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  13. herrburgess

    herrburgess Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    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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  14. Hanzo

    Hanzo Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Buy less beer, I don't need to jump on every new release that comes along.
     
  15. TheCaptain99

    TheCaptain99 Dec 4, 2010 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    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.
     
  16. hctap00

    hctap00 Nov 2, 2012 Maryland

    Continue my efforts to learn/appreciate sours. Not going well so far.
     
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  17. Goosey

    Goosey Jan 18, 2012 Missouri

    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

    Cascade77 May 14, 2009 Vermont

    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

    ChanChan Dec 12, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    Drink less burp more!!
     
  20. ripps1

    ripps1 Aug 28, 2012 New Jersey

    Start beer trading. I keep hearing I need to try Zombie Dust...
     
  21. MLeicht

    MLeicht Jul 9, 2012 New Jersey
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    My Resolution is to buy less beer and brew more beer. Along with get my cellar under control and drink it down
     
  22. Treebs

    Treebs Apr 18, 2011 Illinois

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

    HeyJim Sep 22, 2012 Pennsylvania

    - 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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  24. Rocket80

    Rocket80 Nov 18, 2011 California

    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

    cjoc83 Jul 31, 2010 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    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

    tectactoe Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    Pliny. KBS. Heady.


    And maybe Westy 12.
     
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  27. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
    Beer Trader

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

    CommanderOfAwesome Aug 30, 2012 California

    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

    T-RO Nov 9, 2012 New Hampshire
    Beer Trader

    Figure out how to fund this hobby without a certain wine drinker in the family catching on.
     
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  30. rundocrun

    rundocrun Oct 1, 2010 Iowa

    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.
     
  31. DrinKing

    DrinKing Jun 16, 2010 Massachusetts

    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

    gpawned Jun 5, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    That is exactly what I was going to say...plus do more home brewing.
     
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  33. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    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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  34. MagillaGriller

    MagillaGriller Aug 20, 2012

    Contingent on the Mayan calendar...
     
  35. skycracksopen

    skycracksopen Jul 12, 2012 Colorado

    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

    tjensen3618 Mar 23, 2008 California

    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

    PABSTMASTER Feb 23, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Drink beers.
     
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  38. redmagik99

    redmagik99 May 15, 2007 California
    Beer Trader

    Not spend any money on Port/Lost Abbey
     
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  39. Beerandraiderfan

    Beerandraiderfan Apr 14, 2009 Nevada

    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

    tabascosigned Oct 4, 2012 Virginia

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