Friday, April 1, 2011

2011 New Year's Resolutions At The 1/4 Mark.

Alright, time to revisit these New Year's Resolutions and see how I'm doing!
1) Visit more breweries: I had to go back and check my wording on this one and see if I said "visit" or "tour" and it turns out I never used the word "tour" so I can say this one is at 3.  My goal was 6 and I've so far hit up Tin Roof, Parish, and then Freetail Brewery in San Antonion.  The post on Freetail will be coming shortly.  So, 50% done with 75% of the year to go... on a great pace!

2)  Get published somewhere other than my own blog: Nothing new to report here... damn.

3)  Keep home-brewing: Unfortunately this has slowed down a bit too... we have beer #3, a pecan-chip imperial stout in secondary and a noble pilsener fermenting, but with my co-brewer Dustin getting married in March, there hasn't been a whole lot of time for brewing.  We'll get it going again shortly.

4)  Enter a home-brew contest:  Nothing new here either, although there has been talk about helping Visit Baton Rouge and Bite And Booze HOST a home-brew contest.  Wouldn't be quite the same as entering one myself.

5)  Drink a beer stronger than 14% abv.  Double-Check.  I knocked this one out last month actually with the 18.2% abv Tokio* Imperial Stout.  Then, just for good measure I tried an 18% abv Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA while I was in San Antonio.  No review yet, but it was tasty!

6)  Continue to get in better shape as I drink all this beer:  Well... so far I've just held steady, but that needs to change.  This is the resolution I need to bear down on the most.  I'm about to start a Couch To 10K running plan, I did the Couch To 5K plan last Summer/Fall and it worked wonders so it's time to amp it up.

7)  Drink 365 new beers in 2011: I'm at 95... and 31 + 28 + 31 = 90, so that puts me 5 ahead of pace for 3 months in.  Rock on!

Cheers everyone, and I hope you are all doing well on your resolutions thus far!

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