My cellar is growing too large, and I think I finally realized the guilty party: IPAs. Every time I go to a beer store and buy a bunch of ticks, I end up drinking the IPAs right away, especially as more and more hazies keep popping up, and throwing the rest of the stuff in the cellar. Now I have this issue where I only ever drink the IPAs as I don’t want the taste to die out and my cellar just keeps growing with everything else, ie stouts, Belgians, other random stuff. Anyone else have this issue?
Yup 100% have this problem. The secondary problem is bottle size, which also compounds the IPA problem. IPAs in NY are almost always in pounders, so on a Wednesday, when I drink a beer it is much more likely to be 16 ounces of IPA than 750ml of stout or sour saison.
Ya I end up just saving those for tasters or parties
Stop buying IPAs.
Solution: Once or twice a week drink a bottle from the cellar. Hard work, but everyone should do it.
Counterpoint. Stop buying 750s of stouts and saisons that you’re not gonna drink.
Yup. Just drink IPA’s
I’ve quite buying IPAs for the most part and doing exactly this. I started making a spreadsheet and putting in the month and year I purchased it and try to not let it get past a certain time frame so I don’t have decade old stuff laying around. Of my 250+ bottles, at least half of them are a 1+ or older.
Same problem here. Drinking all new IPAs first, then trying to get through all the summer fruited berliner weisses… my beer cellar is full of strong stuff dating from 1 to 4 years old…
I guess I’ll have to make some friends to help me…I was always afraid this moment would come…
Did you notice a sudden increase in friendly people?