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

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

  1. TWStandley

    TWStandley Jan 15, 2008 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Visit more local breweries.

    Really focus on fine-tuning my own brewing abilities and perfect my single tier HERMS system.

    Chip away at my cellar.

    Introduce more of my friends and family to craft beer - help them identify styles that they like.

    Convince my soon-to-be wife to try more styles.
     
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  2. FosterJM

    FosterJM Nov 16, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    Why not Grey Monday?

    Cheers!
     
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  3. jmw

    jmw Feb 4, 2009 North Carolina

    Move out of WV
     
  4. Beerandraiderfan

    Beerandraiderfan Apr 14, 2009 Nevada

    Because Grey Monday in a bottle is much harder to obtain than a set of fake tits to drink it between. . .

    But I will need a resolution for 2014 . . .
     
  5. Preluderl

    Preluderl Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    West Virginia will always be home, but moving away was the best thing I ever did.
     
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  6. 7ate9

    7ate9 Apr 26, 2007 Virginia

    Drink more home brew.
    Fight the urge to buy every single special release.
     
  7. BigCheese

    BigCheese Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    Improve my home brewing skills/equipment and improve efficiency. (only done 3 All grain batches so far).
    Visit More Local Breweries.
    Make a trip beer trip through Vermont (shouldnt be too difficult coming from Boston).
    Purchase more beer I love and less beer I haven't tried.
     
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  8. FosterJM

    FosterJM Nov 16, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    I thought as an RS member you get a free one?

    Cheers!
     
  9. jmw

    jmw Feb 4, 2009 North Carolina

    a free set of fake tits? I'm in!
     
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  10. Brunite

    Brunite Sep 21, 2009 Illinois

    To start more Goose Island threads.:p
     
  11. djaeon

    djaeon Oct 2, 2006 California

    Cut back on drinking a little (3-4 per night down to 2 per night), and trying to get out to more beer related events.
     
  12. xnicknj

    xnicknj May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    i can lie and say i want to drink local and trim down my cellar but in reality im going to buy more beer and trade for more things i probably dont need.
     
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  13. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Jul 31, 2010 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Haha it just might be. But honestly I'm so impatient; just to make sure I didn't drink my Ommegang XV I made a $50 bet with my girl that I could make it past January 11th (she obviously doesn't have much faith in my cellaring abilities). I figure I'll age the XV for maybe 6 months. I don't foresee my cellar ever having more than a dozen or so bottles in it at one time.
     
  14. dsal89

    dsal89 Jul 6, 2008 Indiana

    Stop trying to get every single release. It is tiring sometimes...though really rewarding as well.
     
  15. Beerandraiderfan

    Beerandraiderfan Apr 14, 2009 Nevada

    Do we? They didn't give me a bottle when I went and picked up 2 weeks ago. . . maybe its at a later date.
     
  16. djaeon

    djaeon Oct 2, 2006 California

    Not "free" with membership, but I believe RS members get the option to buy it. (according to the benefits list on their site)
     
  17. Gatch

    Gatch Nov 29, 2006 Massachusetts

    To actually start homebrewing! (and therefore spend less on beer in the long term, hopefully?)

    Totally with you guys on these sentiments.
     
  18. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    Same as last year - tick more beers. I think I set a goal of 1,000 new ticks for 2012 and right now I am sitting at 1,896 for the year. I will definitely be well over 2,000 new ticks in 2012 before 2013 hits.
     
  19. HeyJim

    HeyJim Sep 22, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Jesus christ....
     
  20. djaeon

    djaeon Oct 2, 2006 California

    Wow, that's about 5.5 different beers per day for 2012
     
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  21. Gatch

    Gatch Nov 29, 2006 Massachusetts

    Have you been continuously buzzed for the entire year?
     
  22. smakawhat

    smakawhat Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
    Subscriber

    The same as last years..

    drink more beer...
     
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  23. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    No, but I have my moments for sure.
     
  24. JuniperJesus

    JuniperJesus Feb 26, 2011 Illinois

    Buy less Three Floyds. Zombie Dust is their only real value anyway; the rest of their lineup is over-priced, over-hyped, and I'm over it.
     
  25. luisc123

    luisc123 Oct 20, 2011 California

    Have more beer tastings with friends so I can stop hoarding all this beer. It just sits there...
     
  26. shizzyraw

    shizzyraw Mar 26, 2008 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Set a beer budget that wouldn't have to hide from my wife. Oh, and sticking to it as well. Let some releases slip through my fingers. Stretch goal would be start home brewing.
     
  27. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    Damn yes, some honesty in this thread! I was sitting here thinking...hmmm....what should I post...? Then I saw what you had to say and I was like "you know what?...Fuck it! That dude is totally right!!!"

    At least you and I know that we'll have a damn good year next year.
     
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  28. bld81

    bld81 Mar 9, 2009 Missouri
    Beer Trader

    Tell my wife I'll drink less beer (and tell myself to drink just a little bit more)
     
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  29. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    I am in LA too...
     
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  30. luisc123

    luisc123 Oct 20, 2011 California

    Meet ya in the middle.
     
  31. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    I don't wanna make fun of your home state but I've been through WV. Lets just say it left a memorable impression on me. Besides the constant threat of getting crushed by boulders, people driving way too fast on mountain roads, the amount of confederate flags I saw (don't they know WV was a union state?), never really getting to enjoy the scenery because ever 50 feet there's a giant Coal mine and how bad I hear the beer disto is. It was actually really a beautiful place.
     
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  32. mweso2000

    mweso2000 Apr 10, 2010 Georgia
    Beer Trader

    To try 50 new beers. This year I have had 130
     
  33. beerepiphany

    beerepiphany Oct 19, 2010 Illinois

    1) Gain an appreciation or at least a better understanding/tolerance for Scottish/Scotch/Wee Heavys
    2) Try Westy 12
    3) Attend Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition fest
    4) Drink more English/UK and German beer
     
  34. RochefortChris

    RochefortChris Oct 2, 2012 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Become BJCP certified at judging (even if it's just the lowest level) and start home brewing.
     
  35. mudbug

    mudbug Mar 27, 2009 Oregon

    Spend a week in Portland eating and drinking, visit Sierra Nevada, take a homebrewing class.
     
  36. Roger85

    Roger85 Aug 24, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Start homebrewing, start trading, and make it to at least one release party (thinking Darkness Day) with a few good bottles to share. I'd like to say buy less, but that's just not realistic. I'm just getting into this thing!
     
  37. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Make some local beer friends because I am getting tired of talking my non-beer friends' ears off all the time and not getting much response.
     
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  38. robwestcott

    robwestcott Nov 3, 2008 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    more homebrew. first partial mash batch. always have someone else driving home and/or calling a cab.

    cheers !
     
  39. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Drink less.
     
  40. mateuszekxxpl

    mateuszekxxpl Oct 5, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Get my hands on a BCBVS!
     
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