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

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

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  1. Ford

    Ford Defender (693) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I'm going to try to stop worrying about and chasing limited releases in Houston that people who don't even really like craft beer go after.....

    Visit Freetail in San Antonio.... Real Ale in Blanco.... and Deep Ellum in Dallas.... hit up the locals in Houston.. Karbach, Buffalo Bayou, No Label, Saint Arnold, 8th Wonder and Southern Star.
  2. icepigs

    icepigs Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2010 Texas

    To get my brewery up and running.
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  3. Dan_Bowman

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

    I don't have a cellar. But the same problem, buy beer quicker than I can drink it.
  4. LampertLand

    LampertLand Poo-Bah (1,627) Nov 2, 2011 British Columbia (Canada)

    Drink more beers , (less rare/hard to find , more local )
    enjoy spending less (no more $18 for a 6pack or a 650 ml bottle)
    have my first post (that get's a reply)
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  5. Dannywhitewash

    Dannywhitewash Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2010 Ohio

    I am going to use that line.
  6. Dannywhitewash

    Dannywhitewash Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2010 Ohio

    Good luck, friend. If it isn't Wild Blue.. my 'lady friend' stays away.
  7. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,118) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Supporter Beer Trader

    Mine is simple. Drink more beer, have more fun.
  8. Finatic

    Finatic Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2011 Florida

    Get in a BIF.
    Try RARE.
    Expand my taste buds beyond IPA's, Stouts.
    Give back more to the BA Community.
    Go to Odells when I visit CO in April.
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  9. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,721) Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Go to Belgium and visit Cantillon and the Struise shop and then I can die happy.
  10. imthaschmidt

    imthaschmidt Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2012

    Get into the local scene more, go to more testings and events, get to know some local brewers, and start a little home brewing myself.
    dsal89 likes this.
  11. Eastside151

    Eastside151 Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2012 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Continue to drink new beers (shooting for 200+ new beers this year)
    Visit a few breweries for tours
    Continue to educate myself so I may educate others on the benefits of craft beer.
  12. Jazzman27

    Jazzman27 Initiate (150) Nov 3, 2011 Florida

    Quality over quantity, and to get into homebrewing.
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  13. CTBeerPope

    CTBeerPope Aspirant (239) Jan 30, 2012 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Holy f@$k. Ima just keep being me.
  14. MikeEhrmantraut

    MikeEhrmantraut Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2012 Tennessee

    Find a Cantillon of some variety somewhere. I'm sick of reading about how good it is without having tried it.

    Hopefully make a (ski)trip to Vermont to also try anything Hill Farmstead and Heady Topper for the same reason above.

    Most realistic resolution: I had 185 distinct beers in 2012(via Untappd started in March, wish I had kept up with "ticking" when I started drinking craft close to 10 years ago). I hope to double that by 2014. So far, I've had one new one in 2013 :wink:.
  15. ditka311

    ditka311 Initiate (56) Aug 22, 2009 Illinois

    Drink my own beer with my new homebrew kit. Oh, and in order to do so I need to make something drinkable first.
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  16. vickersspitfire

    vickersspitfire Savant (910) Dec 11, 2006 Texas

    Dink at least 300 new beers this year and brew my first batch!
  17. patto1ro

    patto1ro Defender (622) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    Drink more, but lower quality beer.
  18. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012

    Explore the world of sours, explore wine, find every taproom, bottle shop, brewery in WA and become completely immersed in the craft scene here.
  19. Avangion

    Avangion Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2012 New York

    100% on board with this resolution. The craft beer world has been inundated with so much crap. Bandwagon effect. Luckily, there are some stores around that at least curate their selection a bit.

    Resolution 2: drink more out of growlers (not directly, of course)
  20. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Crusader (736) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I need to take a few days off from imbibing. Sorry.
  21. gklover1

    gklover1 Initiate (101) Oct 18, 2009 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    DLD is happening, FOR SURE. I hope you can swing it.
  22. gklover1

    gklover1 Initiate (101) Oct 18, 2009 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    I am on a hiatus until DLD. Can have beer at home (which I never do), but skipping tastings and spending time at events (I can go to pick up a release, but just no hanging out). Of course I will miss the folks (although I will still be in touch), but these are my biggest downfalls for weight control.

    Shoot, it's only 4 mo!! No biggie. A quick jump start, and then maintain.

    Cheers all, and Happy New Year!
  23. maxpower298

    maxpower298 Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2009 Virginia

    I'm going to join the buy less, and drink from the cellar club.
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  24. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Only stouts in January!
  25. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2012 Michigan

    Drink beers slowly and carefully; appreciate them. Continue to try new stuff with an open mind. Approach new stuff with less expectation and more of a sense of discovery. Don't hoard. And by all means, avoid stale IPA's!
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  26. Lipsntoes

    Lipsntoes Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2012 Ohio

    Resist buying bombers.
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  27. Schwantz

    Schwantz Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2012 Florida

    Find a girlfriend my beer likes
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  28. stevegoz

    stevegoz Aspirant (248) May 5, 2008 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Drink less. Buy less. Enjoy more.
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  29. masshlx

    masshlx Initiate (0) Sep 24, 2003 Massachusetts

    Drink beers from my own state only (Massachusetts).
  30. Wolfpack2005

    Wolfpack2005 Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2010 North Carolina

    Brew more. trade more. drink more new beers.
  31. TheJollyHop

    TheJollyHop Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2009 California

    Cross one goal off of the list. Happy new year :wink:
  32. Reinbeck11

    Reinbeck11 Aspirant (273) Aug 15, 2012 Iowa

    Beer Tripping

    New Glarus

    Eat less, Drink More.
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  33. ubenumber2

    ubenumber2 Devotee (468) Sep 1, 2012 Arkansas
    Beer Trader

    Work on making better home brews and try and convert more friends over to the good side of beer
  34. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    find a way to get as much FBS as possible. and also try more founders and the other beers ive been wanting to try
  35. GodlessWatermelon

    GodlessWatermelon Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2012 Maryland

    Stop buying beer so often, and start buying beer to cellar.

    Also, start homebrewing more than anything.
  36. Porkhustle

    Porkhustle Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012

    drink as much as I buy/shop once a week instead of 3-4
  37. acevenom

    acevenom Initiate (0) Oct 7, 2011 Louisiana

    Drink more beer is my resolution.
  38. rfbenavi80

    rfbenavi80 Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2010 Missouri

    try to pay attention to solid year round line ups over chasing every. single. limited. release.
  39. NickMunford

    NickMunford Savant (978) Oct 2, 2006 Wyoming

    Spend less money on fewer but higher quality beers. I already know this resolution is destined to fail!
  40. teamwiggum

    teamwiggum Champion (824) Nov 30, 2008 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Trying some of the heavyweights of the IPA/DIPA division that aren't readily available in the Great Lakes area (Pliny, Heady, Alpine beers, etc).
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