Monday, January 31, 2011

One Month... Resolution Check-In

Alright, one month down... 7 "resolution" or goals if you will, and let's revisit and see how I'm doing.

1.  Visit more breweries: Two down, four to go.  I've stopped by Tin Roof Brewery twice and also visited Andrew over at Parish Brewing.  That post will be coming shortly.  Very much on pace for this one.

2.  Get published somewhere other than my own blog: Nothing on this front really.  I've been featured in a few twitter daily publications, but that's just a reprint of a blog post, so while it's pretty awesome to get my posts out there more, it doesn't really satisfy my goals here.  Oh well, plenty of time.

3.  Keep home-brewing:  Check.  I transferred Dustin and I's third beer to secondary fermentation and a 4th will be brewed shortly.  We also have a mead and cider fermenting.  Doing well with this one so far.

4.  Enter a home-brew contest: Nothing on this one yet, but we're still working on some recipes.  This will happen.

5.  Drink a beer stronger than I ever have before: Nope, not yet.  There really aren't TOO many out there stronger than 14%, so I'm going to have to really search for one of them.  Haven't seen any in Louisiana or my travels yet.

6.  Continue to get in better shape as I drink more beer: I guess I've been minimally productive on this one, running some and losing a few pounds.  I was traveling 3 weekends in January, so hopefully this will be better the next few months.

7.  Drink 365 new beers in 2011:  Well, this is day 31, and I've drank 31 new beers.  I have another 40 or so stockpiled, plus I'll keep looking for beers around town.  Right on pace.

So... I think I'm doing pretty well... I hope everyone else is keeping up with their resolutions and goals for 2011!


  1. Good stuff... looks like a pretty good pace you are on. We'll work on that publication deal. Its bound to happen... or you could just write a guest post on Bite and Booze. Would that count?

  2. Hmmm, I think that would be kinda cheating, really. Still far better than nothing, but not quite what I would be going for.

    If you need a few guest posts in the next few weeks though... I can help you out.

  3. This looks to be a pretty good list...

    but it wasn't updated for the new king...

    let me know how those taste!

  4. I heard today of an 18% beer available in Baton Rouge... the Brewdog Toyko Oak Aged Imperial Stout at 18.2% abv... I'm going to have to get one.

  5. Where can I find the Brewdog Toyko in BR?

  6. I've been told that Martin Wine Cellar (Perkins between Essen and Kenilworth) has it. I wouldn't be surprised if Calandro's out on Perkins/Seigen has it too, they usually get the best selection.