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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. Porkhustle

    Porkhustle Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012

    Beer goals? I suppose this is the junction where beer lovers and obsessive point-missers part
  2. huysmans

    huysmans Disciple (351) Dec 5, 2007 New Jersey

    DLD 2013, get my hands on some KBS, a trip to Hill Farmstead, a trip to Selinsgrove, a trip to Tired Hands, ravage Chicago's best (Revolution, Goose, Haymarket, Map Room, Hop Leaf, as well as track down more Pipeworks bombers), V8 Supercars+Salt Lick BBQ+whatever great beer Austin has to offer, and hit the Pacific Northwest for the first time with all I got. Basically beer and food roadtripping the entire country.
  3. Ericness

    Ericness Initiate (184) Nov 21, 2012 Massachusetts

    Two Goals:

    1. Focus more on drinking beers and styles I like as opposed to random experimentation (with the exception of beer fests).

    2. Start home brewing.
  4. SpeedwayJim

    SpeedwayJim Poo-Bah (2,282) Jun 19, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    Drink Hotd Dave.
    Trade for everything on my wants list and then stop trading.
  5. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2009 Maryland

    My top ten:

    1) Improve my homebrew skills
    2) Invest and begin using some brewing software (beersmith, promash, etc.)
    3) Start Kegging
    4) Brew a 10 gallon batch (or two)
    5) Brew a sour, a saison & a lager
    6) Join a homebrew club
    7) RDWHAHB
    8) Drink less/Work out more
    9) Trade Less, or at least no more than I am now
    10) Meet more BA's and attend more local tastings
  6. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Drink down my cellar. I currently buy more than I drink, and I need to switch that around.
  7. Preluderl

    Preluderl Devotee (455) Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Stop buying more than I can drink, be more selective.
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  8. darkerpower

    darkerpower Initiate (142) Oct 15, 2008 Connecticut

    homebrew more, finish the keggerator/bar setup, take home some homebrew competition ribbons, become cicerone certified.
  9. Pecan

    Pecan Devotee (421) Dec 20, 2012 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    1. Meet more people in the local beer scene. Just moved to SD a few weeks ago, but haven't had the chance to go out thanks to a looming test date that I am constantly studying for.
    2. Attend a new release festival. DLD is a tradition at this point, so I picked up Bruery Reserve status yesterday and am thinking Black Tuesday Release. Also thinking about Hunahpu. Open to suggestions on this one!
    3. Pop my trading cherry. I've got a decent cellar going, but haven't traded a thing yet!
  10. brewsader

    brewsader Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2012 New York
    Beer Trader

    get better at releases, drink more sours, and start putting together a consistent repertoire of homebrew recipes.
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    LIQUORBARREL Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2009 Minnesota

    1. Help my friend who has a bad pallet
    2. Drink More Growlers
    3. Hoard alot of beer
  12. newbrew

    newbrew Initiate (0) Jun 7, 2012 Missouri

    Brew my first Belgian style triple :slight_smile: I crossed of my smoked porter with vanilla bean and German chocolate, and my first DIPA, and I would also like to move from mini mash to all grain :slight_smile:
  13. Skunkdrool

    Skunkdrool Devotee (446) Jul 31, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    Reach 24 homebrew batches. (12 this year)
    Enter homebrew competition
    Cicerone certification

    ..................Annnnd, drop the 30 pounds i put on this year?
    Azzy and newbrew like this.
  14. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue Disciple (342) May 1, 2011 Maine

    To try more Belgian beer.
  15. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    I have something of a dichotomous relationship with beer...perhaps I'm schizophrenic? I really love great beer...but I have a powerful thirst...and a limited budget...so the amount of good beer I buy is limited by the beer money vs. life suck ratio...so I end up getting wrecked on malt liquor on Fridays. I want to stop with the malt liquor, and drink more good beer, albeit less beer overall.
  16. HavasuDG

    HavasuDG Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2012 Arizona

    Learn how to appreciate the heavier styles that I'm still struggling to enjoy. Particularly Imperial Stouts and RISs. Changing my taste buds one beer at a time.
  17. EastHarris

    EastHarris Initiate (130) Jan 9, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Funny that a common theme is drinking down the cellar. I find that I basically enjoy searching out and buying the beer almost as much as drinking it.

    But I'm at the point where I would actually like to have a cellar with about 10 bottles in it instead of 100. That way, I still have good stuff to drink and will have to go on the hunt more often.
  18. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

    Why not brew the limited release shit and pay 7 bucks for 6 packs of great single IPAs and pilsners?
  19. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

    Holy sh*t, we're all complete alcoholics.
  20. kraddel

    kraddel Initiate (0) Jul 20, 2012 Belgium

    I should buy way less beer , but i can't B-)
  21. PaulB

    PaulB Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2002 Massachusetts

    1. Pleasure myself less frequently at work
    2. Pleasure myself more frequently in the car. At work.
    3. Drink even more IPA
  22. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,228) Mar 12, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    Barrel a homebrew.
    Brew a wild ale.
    Stop chasing limiteds.
    Send crazy boxes that my regulars don't expect.
    Spend more money on locals, spend less on out of area brewers.
    Learn more. Enjoy more. Share more. Cellar less.
    dcloeren likes this.
  23. fx20736

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

    perfect my seasonal beer drinking calendar.
    spend a little less on beer.
    create balance between my beer, Scotch and Martini drinking
  24. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Defender (608) Aug 10, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader



    Meaningless talk; nonsense.
  25. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Devotee (445) Feb 24, 2011 New Jersey

    Well, my goals are to trade.

    And one thing I am planning is a free Italian beer tasting for my friends here in town. I spoke to the owner of my wife's and I favorite restaurant and they were happy to know we would have them do us the honors of cooking yummy food to pair with yummy beer!
  26. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Zealot (596) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    Finally get into home brewing, the kit has arrived, time to start up Frankenstein Brewing:wink:
  27. Azzy

    Azzy Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    8th Wonder Is Hiring in Houston. Could put in a word for you, If i didn't have a full time job, Id definitely would of hopped on.

    For me, It is lose the beer belly. I gained too much damn weight drinking good ass beer regularly. Need to get back into shape.
    -Finish up business plan for the Craft beer and wine bar me and my partners will open in the next year and come up with a legit year.

    Some of the Goals others have I have accomplished in the past year:

    -Passed level 1 Cicerone, now aiming for level 2.
    -Level 1 Sommelier, aiming for level 2.
    -Found a good beer guy at a great beer shop in town already, calls me as soon as beer comes in and holds a few bottles of everything good for me.
    -known in the community, atleast in the Southwest forum lol
    -Trusted Trader
    -Work for a good company and applied for Silver Eagle Craft Beer Sales Manager, hopefully ill get an interview
  28. Smurf2055

    Smurf2055 Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2011 Washington

    Rate objectively on the style and quality instead of on hype. Do more blind tastings to see if the beers I "should" like better are actually my favorite.
  29. TubaManJack

    TubaManJack Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2008 District of Columbia

    Ride in at least three major cycling/brewery affiliated rides. Its the best way to experience the beer and the bike.

    Discover more year-round and seasonal selections - so I am not so hung up on limited releases.
  30. Thecherryman

    Thecherryman Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2010 Arizona

    Drink less
    Drink better
  31. Gregfalone

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

    Buy a house with a basement (not way to find in Southern California) and start a proper cellar for beer AND wine. Also I would like to start trading more.
  32. patto1ro

    patto1ro Defender (624) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    Drink beer and enjoy it.
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  33. TWStandley

    TWStandley Crusader (728) Jan 15, 2008 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    +1 to this. Blind tastings are eye-opening. Well thats an antiphrasis isn't it....
  34. rangerred

    rangerred Poo-Bah (1,611) Dec 20, 2006 Tennessee

    Reach 1,000 reviews
    Homebrew more and do more experimental batches
    Quit buying more beer than I drink
  35. RichD

    RichD Champion (806) Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

    Visit Hill Farmstead and leave with at least 3 growlers and 2 bottles.

    Also I want to start reviewing more beers and try all 100 on the beers of fame list.
  36. MADPolo

    MADPolo Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 Alabama

    1.) Meet more beer folks in the local area
    2.) Set up my freezer for cellaring
    3.) Venture out of my comfort zone (Porter/Stout) and try more variety
    4.) Enjoy the hell out of all of the above!
  37. ShameAndFailure

    ShameAndFailure Initiate (0) Mar 26, 2009 Texas

    Log into Beeradvocate.com less
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  38. hydroplaner

    hydroplaner Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2012 Kentucky

    Increase my homebrewing!!
  39. jroberge1981

    jroberge1981 Initiate (167) Apr 4, 2009 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Start reviewing beers with more detail than just a 1 - 5 rating
    Remember that beer has calories, especially the big stouts I like
    Azzy, CwrwAmByth and Ford like this.
  40. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Meyvn (1,469) Aug 29, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Visit at least 3 breweries that I haven't visited before.
    BrewStew58 and Ford like this.
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