2023 Beer Goals and aspirations

100 beer ratings is the goal. Anything beyond that is gravy.

Get to 40 US states rated- going on a road trip this summer, and Arkansas is on the list.

Visit as many breweries as possible in the Austin, TX area as I can because I’m moving outta here next year in January.

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Some modest goals for 2023:

  1. Drink less than in 2022

  2. Take a couple of months off again this year

  3. Pick up four or five new countries - stuck on 134 since 2021

  4. Visit a new ex-Soviet country (a failed goal from 2021) and try some of the (not macro) beers on-site

  5. Get 10 new region ticks - currently on 322

Nothing big really, the first two are entirely doable, number three and four depend on whether the borders are open, number five could be done locally but would involve a lot of hunting around and perhaps some travelling to the north, east, or south of the country (if I’m looking for domestic regions).

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  1. Hit 100 countries and 260 regions rated.
  2. Hit the top 50 list for Virginia, Massachusetts, and maybe one or two more depending on travel.
  3. Get place rates in four or more new states (at 24 once backlog entered).
  4. Reach 100 rates in Indiana, Oregon, Michigan, Rhode Island, North Dakota and another one or two depending on travel plans.
  5. Get to double digits in five more styles (currently missing 21).
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No real goals as I have done most of the stuff I really wanted to do as far as beer goals go.

That being said…

Would like to finish the us states, but not sure how i will manage it, haven’t made any progress in the last couple of years. But then again I haven’t made a real effort.

Will try to drink all of the Portuguese craft available in Lisbon while I’m here. 100+ ticks should be easy. 200 or 300 looks like the proper challenge :smiley:

My first trip to US is being planned. This have been one of my long standing goals (visiting US). That being said, not sure if I will visit more than NY, so this probably will not help with the state hunt.

General aim is to avoid bad beers (anything with lactose can go and #@€% itself), but I know this will be difficult because I still want to tick. Tickers gotta tick after all…

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In NYC, Rhode Island is trivial and Louisiana should be pretty easy. Other two you are missing would be pretty much impossible.

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Funnily enough, you could probably get a few Mexican state ticks in New York by just picking up swill like Tecate.

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A few vague goals for 2023:

  1. Get to 5000 ticks - started the year at 4085
  2. Achieve 305 region ticks - currently 297
  3. Climb onto a few more English county Top 50 lists - on 7 currently
  4. As above with Wales - 0 regions so far, & Scotland - 4 regions currently
  5. Get to 1000 place rates, on 920 currently
  6. Keep trying to get all styles to 15 rates, 20 styles left. Probably impossible tbf…!
  7. Rate beers from 2000 breweries, I’m just north of 1700 currently
  8. Maintain any places on lists I’ve achieved
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I don’t have too many goals, but I think 2,500 NJ ticks would be cool, and 11,000 overall seems reasonable.

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