The way beer ( hoarding) changes people

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  1. thebrewracho

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    Do you know of someone who used to be really cool, but all of sudden they became Griddy and maybe became a d i c k ? I think hoarding beer acts like a magnifying glass, the same way money and power influences a human being.

    I've met some really cool people , whom I used to share beers with and now they are not the same. Also, there's certain amount of beer you really need to trade and share. When I see photos of people stacking cases of beer or train of bottles...honestly that's the moment when it's not fun anymore. Beer is supposed to be shares and not be a dickswinging show.

    Any stories?
     
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  2. sacrelicio

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    I know a guy, eventually realized he's a homie. Not sure if because beer or personality.
     
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  4. thebandit1

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    Wait, I don't hoard beers (unless you count Founders Imperial Stout) and I've always been a dickbag.


    Unless? Yeah, I understand.
     
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    My buddy Joe and I had been friends from 10 years old; we did everything together, including drinking our first beers, Crazy Horse 40s. After college, we started drinking better beer, found out about trading and, eventually, began dabbling in cellaring. At first it was just occasionally buying an extra beer or two at the store or a case at a new release, but where I would eventually drink, trade or give mine away, he just kept saving and collecting, saving and collecting. He became irritable and standoffish. He hired migrant workers to attend releases with him and spent his savings on a conversion van to stockpile cases of Heady Topper. I tried to tell him he was changing, but he wouldnt listen. Soon his appearance began to change, his teeth started falling out, his hair began to thin and he developed sores all over. He lost his job, his family and, sadly, me as his friend.

    The last I heard he was living in an abandoned mine shaft in West Virginia, all alone; just him and his complete run of Stone Vertical Epic ales...
     
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  10. Os

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    meh... I think some people change. Sure. I think most people are who they are and you just didn't notice at first until you were on the outside looking in...

    I also think that some people are bitter though... why would anyone posting pics of their beers bother you? What if they share those beers?
     
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    Lotta hobbies folks end up being consumed by the collecting thing and their friends who don't share it get shunned or leave
     
  12. FTowne

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    This is one of the stupidest things I've ever read on this site, and I've read a lot of stupid shit.
     
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  13. thebrewracho

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    Apparently I'm not the only one who has also witnessed these scenarios . Respect your opinion, but shit happens
     
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    i used to not be on a website with a bunch of dickheads.

    but now i love my dickheads.
     
  15. ant880

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    If you think this isnt an issue, then you just arent paying attention. Take a look at this chart I found on BA, detailing the amount of people who have lost loved ones to beer hording. Time to wake up people!

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    I'm right here man. I miss you. I'm sorry.

    I donated all my beer to help with different LIFs. I can see kids my kids again. My wife is still a little hesitant to talk to me but she's warming up.

    Heh. I also got my teeth fixed.


    You wanna grab a coffee and chat?
     
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    But now we all are....
     
  19. drbenzo

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    I lost a friend to hoarding... Then I realized one day it was me all along... :(
     
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    My favorite part of this is that it appears that the jump first happened it what would appear to be 1994. I was first skeptical of this chart due to its incendiary nature, but now I believe it. Dave tickers gotta tick Dave.