It’s important to remember that you’re not in this alone. Bottled water and gut-lining food are your wingmen, they’ve got your back, just so long as you remember to keep them with you at all times and use them whenever you can.
Divide the task into more manageable chunks and attack group by group. First you must take on the rarities, those beers that may never cross your path again, they are the prime targets and must be taken down as early as possible. Next up is the difficult to find beers, they aren’t quite rarities, but who knows when you’ll next get the chance to drink them? Typically international in origin they can often be found hiding in bottles, identify and move in for the kill.
At this point you can start to relax, the pressure is off, the difficult work is done. Move on to anything pale, hoppy and lower in strength. Slow and steady wins the race, this is a marathon not a sprint, take your time and stoically work through the task one beer after another.
Now it’s time to sort the men from the boys. You’ve had a good time, you’ve had some great beer, but quitting isn’t an option. Your last hurdle is the dark and strong beer. Throw everything you’ve got at it, join forces with those around you and take them on as a tag team if you must. Do whatever it takes, you’ve got a whole year to regret it if you don’t!