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The Session #76 announcement: Compulsion

What’s this?
It’s called The Sessions. It’s also called Beer Blogging Friday. In my head it’s also called ‘‘an excuse for me to crap on and think I’m being entertaining’’. What happens is beer bloggers from all around the world write a blog on the same day about the same subject.

Now, you don’t need to be psychic and somehow know what that subject is to take part. That subject is chosen by whoever is hosting that month’s Session. They also write their own blog entry, then read all the responses and post a round-up in which they say nice things about everybody.

What do you want from me?
I want you to write me a blog post on the subject of compulsion as it relates to beer. The idea for this Session topic partially arose from the Beer Audit session Adam at Pints and Pubs hosted a few months ago. In my effort and those of a few other bloggers, idea of buying more beer than we need was touched on. Writing about buying heaps of beer got me thinking about just what it is that compels me to keep buying beer.

Like most beer fans, I tend to buy way more beer than I can drink. I can have a fridge full, plus a few boxes of bottles, plus homebrew and still I’ll walk into a shop and buy some more. Or order some more online. Or do both in the space of a few days.

Why do we do stuff like this? Obviously we’re not just buying stuff to drink because, if we were, wouldn’t we just wait until we were running low and then stock up? What so many of us do is stock up, even though we’re already stocked up. Perhaps we’re expecting the zombie apocalypse to happen soon and don’t want to go through that sober.

Is buying heaps of beer something you worry about? Do you look at your Aladdin’s Cave of beer and feel even a smidge of guilt about how much it all cost you? Or do you just rub your hands together, cackle with glee and say ‘‘it’s mine! All mine!’’.

What lengths do you go to to hide this compulsion? For instance, do you try and sneak beer into the house so your other half doesn’t see it? (Not saying that I’ve done this. Oh, okay, I have done this).

It’s a compulsion that can extend to homebrewing too. Do you keep making new batches of homebrew, even though you already have plenty of your own brews to drink?

If you’re on holidays and you drive by a brewery, are you compelled to stop in? Or do you go so far as arrange your holidays to ensure that you happen to drive by a brewery or two? On the offbeat side of compulsion, I know I can be compelled to try a beer I just know will be crap. Like Destroyer, that beer the band KISS put out. Absolute crap. And I knew that before I bought it. But I still bought a six-pack of it.

So there are a few ideas for a blog post on beer compulsion. So get writing.

When do you want it?
Now! Ha, just kidding. I slay me. On Friday, June 7, is when I want it. All you need to do is publish your posts on that day and then include a link to your post in the comments below.

53 comments on “The Session #76 announcement: Compulsion

  1. vonschlapper
    May 9, 2013

    Right. I guess I’d better work on my first ever Session post.

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  5. Bryan
    May 31, 2013

    Thanks for hosting!

    Here’s my thoughts on beer and compulsion:

    • Bryan
      May 31, 2013

      … and I just realized I’m a week early.

      • beerisyourfriend
        May 31, 2013

        No worries..did the same thing with a Tweet earlier this week.

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    • beerisyourfriend
      June 7, 2013

      Did you mean to post a link to your Session blog entry? Because you’ve posted a link to my Session announcement instead.

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  8. vonschlapper
    June 7, 2013

    Be gentle, it’s my first time.

  9. 250 Beers
    June 7, 2013

    Well done for hosting Glen. Here’s my attempt at losing my virginity on The Session

  10. Derrick
    June 7, 2013

    My post is up:

    Thanks so much for hosting!



  11. ozbeerbaron
    June 7, 2013

    Thanks for hosting buddy, here’s my contribution:

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  13. The Beer Nut
    June 7, 2013
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  15. james
    June 7, 2013

    Hey Glen, thanks for hosting! Great to meet you all too briefly (and somewhat drunkenly) during GBW. Hope we’ll have a chance to catch up properly another time!

    Not sure if I followed your line of thought, but here my contribution :


  16. Nate
    June 7, 2013

    Yo, cheers for hosting… he’s my short and sweet post:

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  19. soakedjenn
    June 7, 2013

    Great topic Glen – so very timely too!

  20. I’m actually keeping up with these each month haha. Here’s mine.

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  22. gmw3550
    June 7, 2013

    And another newbie joins in:

  23. Stan Hieronymus
    June 7, 2013

    Thanks for hosting. Some good stuff already posted, much better than my suspect effort, but here you go:

  24. Stan Hieronymus
    June 7, 2013

    Thanks for hosting. Joe Ely basically filling in for me this month . . .

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  26. Thanks for hosting. Here’s my contribution:

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  28. Chris
    June 8, 2013

    Thank you for hosting! Here’s my post:

  29. eslem.exeEslem Torres
    June 8, 2013

    here is my post! Thanks a lot for hosting this month session

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  31. Sean Inman
    June 8, 2013

    Thanks so much for hosting……

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  33. dgharrison
    June 8, 2013

    My contribution, about what compels me to blog about beer:

    Thanks for hosting!

  34. Mr. David J
    June 8, 2013
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  36. Jon Jefferson
    June 8, 2013
  37. Alan
    June 8, 2013

    Thanks for hosting and looking forward to the roundup.

  38. John
    June 8, 2013

    here’s my post for this month’s session

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  40. jjparker084
    June 8, 2013
  41. Jon Abernathy
    June 8, 2013

    Hi Glen, thanks for hosting this month! My contribution is here:

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