Blog #1: The Reason for having a Collection

Updated: Jan 15, 2020

After about 10 years of collecting and accumulating more then 2000 unique "koozies", Im starting to run out of places to put them!

As I look at my collection in the basement room, I am contemplating as to where the newest editions can be displayed. The walls are filled with shelves that are lined with Beer Sleeves. There are no open spaces left.

I have a box with about 100 that I picked up on our Australian Tour that is sitting in the center of the room. Where can these go? Maybe a large spinning display case in the center of the room is the key? I don't know.

I guess that this begs the question: Why do I keep going? What motivates me to continually be searching for new pieces for the collection? The answer is quite simple. It's all about the hunt!

It's a reason to stop and check out a garage sale in the middle of nowhere. Take a sideroad to visit a small town just to check out an old antique store. Strike up a conversation with a stranger at a festival. Each one of the "koozies" in my collection has a unique story and brings back vivid memories of some great times.

If I can offer a piece of advice; Start a collection. It doesn't have to be big or expensive or glamorous. Maybe a small rock that you find on an epic hiking trip, or a vial of sand from a beach that you want to remember. Just find something that can give you an excuse to try something new. Explore a place you haven't been. The world is filled with so many marvelous treasures and amazing people. For me, and maybe you too, sometimes you just need an excuse to get out there and experience it!

Thanks for stopping by guys. I'm planning on writing a weekly blog about my journey and struggles with Brewski Blazers. Just a little background view of something that I am very passionate about and am trying to turn from a dream into a reality.