What I took to doing years ago is to brew a quicker maturing "quaffer" beer to enjoy while time works it's magic on a heftier brew. It'm a good excuse to brew more often (not that I really need an excuse).
This is a great practice. Generally every 4th or 5th batch I brew is a "cellar" batch. Instead of making a starter I generally brew a lower gravity brew. This gives me something ready to drink fairly soon, and then I get a "bonus brewday" a little bit later for the big beer.
You've gotta keep a queue of cellar beers going - its the only I can stay patient and allow them to finish!
+1, I only recently managed to start building up a 'cellar' of my brews. (actually just the most central interior closet in my house which, at least according to the cat, who sleeps right next to the door when it's hot, is slightly cooler than the rest of the house.