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

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

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  1. CoverMePorkins

    CoverMePorkins Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2012 Delaware
    Beer Trader

    Attending the Brussels Beer Fest, going to the Delirium Cafe and remembering how I got back to the hotel. I completed the first two but failed on the third in 2012. I have an understanding wife.
  2. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Meyvn (1,247) May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I wanna get back out to CO for the GABF again.
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  3. Spaceloaf

    Spaceloaf Initiate (165) Nov 27, 2008 Oregon

    - Brew a Sour/Lambic and leave it for the whole year in secondary
    - Hit Germany, Italy, and Belgium as part of my Europe trip
    - Make it down to Corvallis for a Block 15 release
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  4. luwak

    luwak Aspirant (269) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    give away more beer
    Resuin likes this.
  5. Thedaver4220

    Thedaver4220 Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2011 Illinois

    Go to siebel and get a job in a brewery
    dsal89 likes this.
  6. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,121) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

  7. mellowmark

    mellowmark Aspirant (263) Mar 31, 2010 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    To find a beer my brother likes. I have thrown everything I can think of at him with no luck. He will love beer if it's the last thing I do!
    fmccormi likes this.
  8. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    I want to try flights from the following breweries. Thats my goal, go to brewries when im out, and just order a flight.

    Jackie O's (already done it once, and was blown away. so good, but I want more)
    Weasel Boy (Zanesville, OH)
    The Brew Kettle
    Natty Greene's (Raleigh, NC)
    Buckeye Brewing Co.
    Olde Mecklenburg (Charlotte, NC)

    I do want to try more of the Asheville breweries (Pisgah, Wedge, Green Man, and Asheville Brewing). Ive been in the state for a year, its time to branch out and try some of the harder to find stuff.
  9. Lethal04

    Lethal04 Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2009 Missouri

    My goal is to try as many new beers as I can. I started keeping track of all the beers I have tried on Untappd and want to try a lot more styles and different breweries to find out what really I like. Probably tried about 50 new beers so far in 2012 and want to double that in 2013.
  10. Dannywhitewash

    Dannywhitewash Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2010 Ohio

    Finally go to GABF!!!!
    also... Trade more. I can't get enough of Pliny and Heady Topper.
  11. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,188) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Tick another ~2000 beers like I did this year.
  12. IHyphySF

    IHyphySF Aspirant (240) Nov 21, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    buy less "new" beers and stick to more classic ones i know i already enjoy and maybe this will keep the cellar less stocked of random one offs.
  13. Resuin

    Resuin Meyvn (1,284) Jun 18, 2012 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Find a girlfriend my beer likes.
  14. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Take and pass the Cicerone exam in February...
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  15. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Aspirant (217) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Stop thinking about the money I spend on beer
    robmoak likes this.
  16. sportscrazed2

    sportscrazed2 Initiate (193) Mar 29, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    maybe make it up to revolution and half acre.
    dsal89 likes this.
  17. maximep

    maximep Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2009 New York

    brew kickass beer that dissuades me from buying shelf beers and six packs (<--- when pigs fly)
  18. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Aspirant (217) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Learn to apprciate Stouts / Porters. Not easy for a hop head.
  19. HoshuaJobbs

    HoshuaJobbs Initiate (167) May 12, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    Finally break into trading. Starters?
  20. fmccormi

    fmccormi Meyvn (1,287) Oct 24, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    Well, do you like coffee and chocolate?
  21. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Aspirant (217) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    I like coffee.
  22. flayedandskinned

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

    Review a lot of beers, start trading and start trying more sours.
  23. Squatchito

    Squatchito Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2007 Virginia

    Actually review more beers
    Start Cicerone path
    Brew more
    Work up the courage to start trading

    Those are fairly attainable methinks.
  24. 916tmcmanus916

    916tmcmanus916 Initiate (0) Aug 31, 2009 California

    I seem to be on the opposite end here. I actually need to drink less and cellar more. I swear I get anything close to "rare" or hard to get, I want to taste it immediately.
  25. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I didn't start slipping until just a few weeks ago, but get back to only drinking beer on days I worked out (or did something else to justify the calories like a long work shift or what have you) so I can stay in shape. Mostly it's to start going for quality over quantity though. I spent the better part of this year just trying as many beers and brewers as I could to expand my knowledge of the industry/hobby. Now it's time for me to spread the money around less and put it more toward going after the really reputable stuff. Not chasing rares mind you, that just seems silly to me, but going out of my way to get stuff product like Deschutes, Russian River, Schlafly, Cigar City and so on that I cannot get here shipped/sent to me and indulge in their highly regarded products. By January 1st I'll probably have spent the past year trying 320 or so new beers; I'll gladly cut that number in half to start getting hands on more highly touted/recommended product...
  26. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Also, because I like to write, I may start blogging about craft beer or playing up a connection I have in one of the Pittsburgh papers' offices and see if they have an interest on the subject and industry. There's gotta be some culture section space to be filled up somewhere.
  27. ChanChan

    ChanChan Devotee (469) Dec 12, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    To drink more beer but at the same time to drink less beer!!
  28. grandmeaulnes

    grandmeaulnes Initiate (0) Oct 18, 2010 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Drink 4x Fou Founes per month.
  29. Gregfalone

    Gregfalone Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    Start trading, and try some of the beers I keep reading about here but cannot buy locally ( bcbs/ kbs/ Hf beers/ founders/ FFF/ heady topper/ and the list goes on and on and on).
  30. wordemupg

    wordemupg Poo-Bah (3,747) Feb 11, 2009 Alberta (Canada)
    Beer Trader

    I want to be the first to tic the Canadian top 100, I'm at 91 and don't think its humanly possible. That being said I'm a beer drinking monster and how hard can it be to drink 9 beers in one year?
  31. Huhzubendah

    Huhzubendah Poo-Bah (4,765) Oct 29, 2007 District of Columbia
    Beer Trader

    -Continue reviewing (maybe reach 2500 reviews this next year) and learning about beers.
    -Knock some things off my wants list.
    -visit Hill Farmstead again
    -start brewing
    -continue hosting / attending great tastings with my friends
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  32. lemongelo

    lemongelo Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2008 North Carolina

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  33. GeoffreyM

    GeoffreyM Devotee (475) Feb 23, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    -Visit Hill Farmstead again.
    -Drink everything on tap at Blackback Pub.
    -Monthly trips to Tired Hands.
    -Pick up some home brewing equipment and start brewing.

    and goal number one: Go to Tree House Brewing Co.
  34. beerboy9960

    beerboy9960 Aspirant (220) Jan 28, 2011 Oklahoma
    Beer Trader

    Finally successfully trade for anything from Hill Farmstead!!!
  35. SaintBenedict

    SaintBenedict Initiate (168) Nov 10, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I've observed that I have the habit of buying any and all new beers that cross my path. While my wallet seems to have faired pretty well thus far, I am sad to say that my midsection has not. Moving forward, I'd like to earnestly try to resist the urge to stock my fridge with each beer I come across, but rather focus on styles I like along with those beers that are highly recommended. With any luck I'll trim down my cellar, consumption, and hopefully my gut.
  36. Arbitrator

    Arbitrator Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2008 California

    - Trade less
    - Drink local (corollary to above)
    - Spend less (consequence of above two)
    - Either get a kegerator or stop talking about it
    - Try not to get banned from any more new bars / stores
    - Spend 3-4 quality beer days in San Diego
    - Go a full year without going on BA timeout
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  37. jeevo

    jeevo Aspirant (293) Nov 1, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    - to start drinking at work
  38. sullenbee

    sullenbee Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 Michigan

    1. Get more equipment and venture into all-grain brewing
    2. Buy less beer and home brew more.
    3. Get a job related to the beer industry. (This is a maybe. Ideally, any job will do considering I'm currently unemployed.)
    4. Tour across the country next summer on my bicycle, camp each night/or couch surf and end each night with a beer. This will take care of a few problems: My waistline, my desire to travel cheaply, and my quest to visit as many different breweries as possible. I did a month long car road trip this past summer and finally got to visit the west coast. Next time around I don't want to spend $700 on gas that I could be spending on beer.
    5. Stop worrying about releases/festivals. If I can afford it, go for it. If not, enjoy the beers I love year round and stop fretting over missing out on things.
  39. tommykb127

    tommykb127 Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2010 Georgia

    cicerone certification.
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  40. fx20736

    fx20736 Meyvn (1,010) Mar 7, 2009 New York

    Learn how to limit my beer spending to $ 50.00/ week. (Tax and deposit included.)
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