I'm sitting at the bar at the Crescent Moon Ale House in Omaha, waiting for Paris to arrive from Boston. The beer in front of me, Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop Ale, has just been entered in my notebook as Beer #7000. That is, I've managed to write 7000 tasting notes since I started keeping records in January 1992, or about 1.17 beers per day for 16 years.
There are a number of duplicates on the list, so those 7000 notes represent just 5752 different beers. So I guess I'll have to celebrate again when that number reaches 6000.