2001: A Beer Odyssey

OK.  So, I know I geek out every time I hit another number mark in my collection.  But, this time is extra special.  I hit the 2,000 bottles and cans benchmark.  For the first time, I can legitimately say I have “thousands of bottles and cans”.  This is a huge step up from saying “more than…” or “nearly…”.  “Thousands” just seems to roll off the tongue so much easier.  And, I’m hoping, is more impressive.

So, what tipped my over the 2,000 mark?  It was Mastiff Oatmeal Stout from Railhouse Brewery in North Carolina.  I’m on vacation with my extended family in Emerald Isle, North Carolina and (of course) had to stock up on North Carolina beers.  I wish there was more of a story to tell here, but that’s about it.  Here is where the current numbers stand for the whole collection:

Beers Added 2002
Repeats (e.g., Orange Blossom Pilsner in a bottle and in a can) 70
Size Difference (e.g., Heineken in a 22 oz bottle and in a 12 oz bottle) 19
Still to drink (I purchased the beer, but have not yet consumed it) 112
Cans 461
Bottles 1541
Unique Beers (Not a repeat or a size difference) 1913
Breweries 654
Classic Cans (cans from a 1970’s collection that once belonged to my brother) 44

Author: UsedHair

I am a labeorphilist (one who collects beer bottles) looking to discuss the adventures often involved in obtaining the bottles and the challenges that accompany the hobby.

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