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

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

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  1. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Champion (856) Jul 15, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Get my hands on a BA CCB brew. They've been eluding me even though Im in Fl
  2. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (518) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

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  3. Thirstygoat

    Thirstygoat Defender (629) Nov 22, 2012 Illinois
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    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.
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  4. JoeyBeerBelly

    JoeyBeerBelly Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2006 New York

    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"
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  5. Optifron

    Optifron Initiate (92) Aug 17, 2012 Minnesota

    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).
  6. VelvetExtract

    VelvetExtract Poo-Bah (3,247) Jan 10, 2010 Massachusetts

    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.
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  7. Prh27

    Prh27 Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2012 Virginia

    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
  8. theHoff77

    theHoff77 Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 Minnesota

    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.
  9. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2011 Pennsylvania

    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.
  10. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    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.
  11. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Poo-Bah (2,758) Oct 15, 2011 Maryland
    Beer Trader

    Drink at least one walezbro. Period.
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  12. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Aspirant (271) Jul 12, 2012 Utah
    Beer Trader

    Eat healthy and drink wealthy!
  13. mikecharley

    mikecharley Devotee (406) Nov 6, 2008 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

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  14. Scotchboy

    Scotchboy Meyvn (1,262) Dec 7, 2010 Idaho
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    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.
  15. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Zealot (527) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania

    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)...
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  16. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Aspirant (286) Feb 28, 2012 Mississippi
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    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.
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  17. Ooji

    Ooji Initiate (0) Dec 23, 2010 Germany

    Reserve 6 trips to the Abbey to purchase Westy 12 and more. Westvleteren is a 5 hour drive from my house:slight_smile:
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  18. cruzmissile72

    cruzmissile72 Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2012 Connecticut

    If anyone in southern CT has this problem of "too many beers in the cellar" by all means, let me help you. :slight_smile:
  19. jeremy13586

    jeremy13586 Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2007 Pennsylvania

    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.
  20. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,662) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Sell more beer, collect more beer, cellar more Lambics, and meet more standup BAs!
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  21. robinsmv

    robinsmv Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2010 Florida

    Maybe we can knock out all 3 on the same day
  22. strohme2

    strohme2 Crusader (772) Nov 3, 2007 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    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.
  23. Ravenacht

    Ravenacht Aspirant (203) Aug 10, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    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. :grinning:
  24. robinsmv

    robinsmv Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2010 Florida

    Working 2-11 :slight_frown: plus that is still in this year
  25. bleakies

    bleakies Disciple (389) Apr 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    Buy less beer.

    Steal more beer.
  26. Greenplastic615

    Greenplastic615 Devotee (417) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Make my first all grain batch of homebrew.
  27. EJLinneman

    EJLinneman Aspirant (226) Mar 2, 2009 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    1) Continue consuming my cellar
    2) Buy less American craft and purchase more imports
    3) Homebrew more
  28. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Aspirant (257) Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    Pour a Storm King Imperial Stout over a Hop Devil, and a Prima Pils over a Hop Wallop.
  29. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Disciple (335) Sep 14, 2011 Missouri

    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?
  30. emannths

    emannths Aspirant (203) Sep 21, 2007 Massachusetts

    Drink beer. Not too much. Mostly IPAs.
    davey101, alix, Torieos and 3 others like this.
  31. Beertsipper

    Beertsipper Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2008 New York

    Cut down on drinking, but when I do, only 90+ rated beers. Hit the weights more.
    cfh64, YogiBeer, gshak and 2 others like this.
  32. paulys55

    paulys55 Zealot (587) Aug 2, 2010 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Hope to drink some great beers with great people.
  33. seeswo

    seeswo Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2010 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Gain 50+ pounds
  34. BillieWest

    BillieWest Initiate (0) Oct 13, 2012

    Find a beer my girlfriend likes.
  35. atoulouk

    atoulouk Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2011 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    The number of days/week that I drink beer < or = The number of days/week I work out.
  36. GardenWaters

    GardenWaters Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Illinois

    Hoping to venture into all-grain brewing.
  37. daniloknezic

    daniloknezic Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2009 Illinois

    Make a trip to a new brewery/event: HF, DLD, founders, dark horse....something new...
    gklover1, Naterobsnyk4, Pecan and 3 others like this.
  38. buffs9

    buffs9 Aspirant (291) Apr 28, 2008 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    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)
    cfh64, gshak, jkane101 and 6 others like this.
  39. ggfunk

    ggfunk Initiate (64) Mar 29, 2010 Oregon

    Find a girlfriend.
  40. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,719) Nov 16, 2009 California
    Beer Trader


    1. Visit more events.
    2. Stop trading so much
    3. Reach 2500 reviews.
    4. Visit more So.Cal breweries on the weekends.

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