Let's be honest. The stash is an extension of one's own day dreams and we know that such dreams can vary. Sure, there are the questions of reasonable budget and reasonable storage but there is the need to have balance. At this point in the winter, for example, I am a little light on hop bomb IPAs and Belgian browns. I am doing fine for lambics but need a few more imperial stouts. I even have an Infinium for what it's worth. I am not talking cases. At one time or another it sits between 120 to 200 bottles or so of various shapes sizes and homelands. Bigger than back in '05. By '06 it was evolving nicely. Not too much but enough to that there are enough sorts that I can have something surprising.
This is as much a question of what goes into the stash as what is removed when - and as I have a stateside shopping session coming up it is timely. Nothing epic but I need to find something I can pull out in August or next December (if not 2015) and have my further future me thank my nearer future me. So, what should I add? Any ideas? What are you stockpiling?