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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by keithmurray, Nov 30, 2012.
Get my hands on a BA CCB brew. They've been eluding me even though Im in Fl
To have a plan for almost every 6 pack or $15+ bomber I buy. If it's Zombie Dust to drink some now and the rest soon. Expedition to lug it to the cellar for a year, but no more hauling home $150 worth of DIPA and setting it on the kitchen floor while I figure out what goes in the fridge and what goes downstairs.
What is your New Year's (Beer's) resolution for 2013?...
to only drink beer on days of the week that end with the letter "y"
To all those who said start homebrewing, do it! I'd say after reading many beginner homebrew books, I'd recommend John Palmer's How to Brew more than any other (although most have their individual merits and are entertaining and/or useful reads).
As for me...
1) Do my first all grain homebrew batch, thanks to some soon-to-come presents from girlfriend and family
2) Similar to OP. Spend less time/money pursuing special/anniversary/limited releases and allow part of myself to go back to enjoying the simple goodness of an inexpensive (relative to expensive limited releases), easily available greats. Which for me in central Illinois will probably be standard lineups from Founders, Great Lakes, Bell's, and a few other nationally distributed favorites (and of course, homebrews).
Save as much money as possible for one month in order to blow as much money as possible in three days during my voyage to Cali to pop my Pliny the Younger cherry.
Pretty typical of what's been said so far. I've already been in the mindset recently that I'm tired of trying to snag every new release and shelling out big bucks for rare beers that are often only marginally better than many year round beers that cost way less. I had a lot of good things happen for me this year and my goals are really shifting towards family oriented things, the biggest being home ownership. I will definitely be tightening the reigns on finances. So, in short...
a lot of Sierra Nevada for me
Pretty much cut back on what I spend and how much I consume. I tried a lot of different beers since I made it a hobby a few months ago, and I'm starting realize I don't need to try everything that comes my way or would be fine getting a single of something. I only need a couple of my standbys to be satisfied, because I'm finding it harder and harder to be impressed by new beers.
Now that I've spent the better part of this year just trying bunches of stuff, I'm planning on ensuring more quality than quantity by going after stuff that's highly reputable even it's a little costlier to get since it's not local. So I'm hoping to go more online and spending the extra $$$ to get Deschutes and Russian River and Firestone Walker product than just trying stuff that looks average but I can conveniently get.
Start reviewing beers (just did my first review like 10 minutes ago, west coast IPA)
Start trading beers
Taste more sours, lambics and geuzues. Ive just had St Louis Fond Tradition and a few Russian Rivers.
Drink at least one walezbro. Period.
Eat healthy and drink wealthy!
Limit to 1 beer a night, try to space out evenings that I do drink, don't pop a top after 8pm or so, and I'm only going to trade if one my regulars asks me for something.
There is plenty available here without breaking the bank shipping all over the country.
Write better reviews, brew better beers, get back to the roots of beer, understand each style for what it's textbook standards are, understand glassware better so that tasting is maximized, welcome new breweries into my life as I feel I've been slightly tunnel-visioned with some of my favorites these last couple years (here's to you Great Divide, Lagunitas, Anderson Valley)...
Brew more beer. I have my first batch in secondary and the ingredients for my second batch on standby. I'm bottling current batch a week from tomorrow and boiling the next batch the following day.
Reserve 6 trips to the Abbey to purchase Westy 12 and more. Westvleteren is a 5 hour drive from my house
If anyone in southern CT has this problem of "too many beers in the cellar" by all means, let me help you.
1) I'd like to check in 200 unique beers to Untappd
2) Drink the beer after I buy it. I have to many beers that I've unintentionally cellared and just keep getting pushed back in my drinking que.
3) Start brewing again. Once I'm able to quit one of my three jobs, that will much easier.
Sell more beer, collect more beer, cellar more Lambics, and meet more standup BAs!
Maybe we can knock out all 3 on the same day
Same as last year's resolution, I don't need every new beer that comes out. Just because it's a new seasonal or entirely new I don't need to try it.
Sounds great! I forgot to add to the resolution I will attend the Rare DOS release at Pegs and grab few growlers, that would make for a great bottle share.
Working 2-11 plus that is still in this year
Buy less beer.
Steal more beer.
Make my first all grain batch of homebrew.
1) Continue consuming my cellar
2) Buy less American craft and purchase more imports
3) Homebrew more
Pour a Storm King Imperial Stout over a Hop Devil, and a Prima Pils over a Hop Wallop.
This past year mine was to become a Certified Cicerone and I did it in October, so I am pleased with that. My goal next year is to make a real difference in the organizational knowledge and expertise of the company I am in. I would like to help train as many teammates as possible to pass the Certified Beer Server test and hopefully spark some passions and desires for others to earn the Certified Cicerone.
Oh, I also want to drink as much Hopslam as possible in February.
What about you? What are your hopes and dreams for 2013 on your continued journey through the world of beer?
Drink beer. Not too much. Mostly IPAs.
Cut down on drinking, but when I do, only 90+ rated beers. Hit the weights more.
Hope to drink some great beers with great people.
Gain 50+ pounds
Find a beer my girlfriend likes.
The number of days/week that I drink beer < or = The number of days/week I work out.
Hoping to venture into all-grain brewing.
Make a trip to a new brewery/event: HF, DLD, founders, dark horse....something new...
Get my cellar under control, as I buy more than I drink and I'm sitting on way too much now. Have a bunch of stuff I just don't want anymore (so more LIFs from me too)
Find a girlfriend.
1. Visit more events.
2. Stop trading so much
3. Reach 2500 reviews.
4. Visit more So.Cal breweries on the weekends.