It also has its down sides though, and one of them for me is a growing collection of beers which are either far too strong, too hoppy, too boozy or just too damn special for cracking open willy nilly.
I'll often get home from work and quite fancy a beer before realising I've not put anything in the fridge, and that my beer cupboard (it's more of a beer wardrobe now...) is full of hop bomb Imperial IPAs and big boozy Barley Wines, and give up on the idea altogether.
You'd think that having more beer in the house would mean you drink more beer, but in my experience it has the opposite effect. You get more choosy, and drink less.
That's why fridge beers are so important. Beers that will chill down well, can be kept in the fridge and neglected until needed, but still taste great. Not too strong, not too bitter, not too rich. Just tasty, drinkable and satisfying.
My favourites at the moment are Oakham Citra, Harviestoun Schiehallion and Punk IPA.
What are yours? Do you have them? Am I alone in this?