The Session #76 - Compulsion
The Session is a monthly event for the beer blogging community which was started by Stan Hieronymus at Appellation Beer. On the first Friday of each month, all participating bloggers write about a predetermined topic. Each month a different blog is chosen to host The Session, choose the topic, and post a roundup of all the responses received. For more info on The Session, check out the Brookston Beer Bulletin’s nice archive page.
This month’s session is hosted by Glen who writes Beer Is Your Friend and is all about the deadly art of Compulsion when it comes to buying beer.
Glen mentions in his post the fact that he overbuys beer. He has a shitload of beer at home that he’s not drinking but still buys more. What’s the fucking point? Seriously. Please tell me what the point is because I really don’t understand. Beer is a beverage made for drinking. I buy beer because I want to drink it. What if –god forbid – you die tomorrow? It’ll be a waste really because some family member who doesn’t quite understand the obsession and how rare a beer is will probably just crack it open and neck it from the bottle.
People who stockpile and cellar beers to me don’t seem to enjoy drinking beer. They’re kleptomaniacs. They’re just like the wine wankers we all mocked when we were younger. Don’t lie. We all did it.
And I guess that’s my point. I’m compelled to buy beer because I want to drink it not because I want to forget about it and boast about having a 1998 bottle of blah blah fucking blah that I’ll probably die before I get to open it.