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BA stereotypes

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by draheim, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. Reads like a James Lee Burke novel.
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  2. Yazoo in Nashville is good.
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  3. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,120) Washington Sep 18, 2010 Beer Trader

    I don't even know who James Lee Burke is. But based on the name, he's either from the South, or a serial killer, or both.
  4. I'm from the Midwest and I lean toward Midwest beers. I feel we got the coasts beat.... Just saying. Also I'm young and I look for the big bold intense flavors more than any thing else. I guess I'm spoiled do to 3 Floyd's, two brothers, bells, pipeworks etc. being so close to me!
  5. Well, I'm brand new here (although I've been lurking for months and months), and I guess I fit the stereotype of the typical BA in terms of looks pretty well. Probably a little younger than most on here, though (I turned 22 a little over a week ago).

    I'm from the South, so, yeah, I'm pretty happy whenever I can get my hands on anything really good (although a lot of breweries are popping up in the Nashville area; I believe two opened just last year, and I know there's one opening next month). I like pretty much every style, although I find that I'm drinking a lot of IPAs in this weather. I'm really partial to Belgian stuff in general (particularly Trappist/abbey stuff and saisons). Sours are really nice, based on what little I've had, but they can get so expensive that I don't really buy them often, and as a result I haven't had nearly as many as I'd like to try. Although I'm going to a sour fest on Sunday.
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  6. Midwestern's are homers.
    We love what came from where we live, no matter if we can get it or if 30+ states can.

    They'll support all breweries until proven guilty.
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  7. yamar68

    yamar68 Champion (910) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    All the shitty death metal at Midwest beer festivals is the only thing keeping me from going full homer.
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  8. The Germantown section of Philadelphia and Columbus are the two best I've ever experienced and the Columbus Germantown is ten-fold the quality of Philadelphia's, so I agree with both of your statements. Outside of PA and OH, I can't really rationalize why there would be any interest in German beer on the East Coast, however, in it's niche, it thrives and that niche is Philly and Columbus.
  9. Author who bases the stories of his character Dave Robicheaux in Bayou Teche, New Iberia Parish, and New Orleans. Dave and his buddy Clete, often drink a lot of beer, but as it chases down spirits, I don't think it is craft beer.
  10. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,120) Washington Sep 18, 2010 Beer Trader

    Yeah, I was having a little fun. Assumed he was an author. But that "Lee" does find its way into a lot of Southern names, and always seems to bring a certain musical cadence with it.
  11. paulys55

    paulys55 Advocate (735) Pennsylvania Aug 2, 2010 Beer Trader

    I like beer...what group do I belong to?
  12. jncastillo87

    jncastillo87 Savant (250) Texas Jan 27, 2013

    annoying big frame glasses from the 80's that look like shit on everyone but they still wear them
  13. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (770) Illinois Apr 8, 2010 Beer Trader

    I live in the midwest and am a homer for beers that are readily available to me, which are mostly midwestern beers, since I don't trade.
  14. This east coast BA doesn't quite identify with that.

    I do like malty stuff, but I definitely favor hoppy, bright beers. In fact, I think the east coast/west coast division of hoppy beers is now nothing more than folklore at this point. There are now many wonderfully hoppy, so called "west-coast style" IPAs made on the east coast that equal or surpass many west coast IPAs I've had.

    Regarding German styles, I'm biased. I was born in Germany and still have family there, so of course I love German styles.
  15. dauss

    dauss Advocate (680) Colorado Aug 9, 2003 Beer Trader

    BA's are knowledgeable about beer....
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  16. oh i know. thats why i said "more than 5 years" looking forward to some of these guys crazier offerings
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  17. Boto

    Boto Advocate (605) Connecticut Apr 26, 2003

    I guess I don't fit in. Live in the NE, and am old. I prefer Barleywines, Belgians and other higher ABV beers. I also shaved my beard off about a year ago.
  18. steveh

    steveh Champion (970) Illinois Oct 8, 2003

    How dare you guys be so literary. Wait... is that a stereotype? ;)
  19. Definitely a Cali stereotype, but homer also (SN) love the BAs, the IIPAs, and the Sours... Oh yeah, almost forgot... beard, tattoos, and it sure is a shame that ISIS broke up!
  20. Kinsman

    Kinsman Advocate (660) California Aug 26, 2009

    Mid 20's here. I don't have any tattoos or piercings, I don't own a hoodie and I'm not overweight. If it wasn't for the beard, I guess I'd have to stop drinking craft beer all together.

    Edit to add: most metal sounds like ear rape to me
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  21. Just scrolled really fast through all this stuff and it seems that people are talking about the Simpsons. Since we're on the topic, I want to say that "Germans have a word for everything."

    But seriously, I would stereotype a BA as someone who uses technology a lot to access other people's opinions in order to form their own, just like Pinterest or Reddit.
  22. I don't even know what's going on with this thread. I clicked it, scrolled down and read "Fat Neckbeards" or something like that. Whenever I see a guy with a gnarly fat-ass neckbeard, I wonder to myself... where are all the lame ass posers with the overgrown chest-beards rising up and overflowing their in-n-out vs five guys spectacle Planters peanut guy necklace wearing virgin vegans at a time like this? Probably off enjoying some Pliny the Younger and not even logged in to teh internets. Watching. Just not posting. Too busy... being TOTALLY AWESOME!!1 Either way, I think I gotta shave my neck-chest-beard now.
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  23. I think I speak for all West coasters when I say we only drink schwartzbiers.
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  24. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,400) Washington Sep 24, 2007 Beer Trader

    40+ years in Upstate NY, 12+years in PNW. Haven't shaved since January of '79, but the trim levels vary. No tats or piercings. Carry some extra beer with me. Like all styles, but love Belgians and Old Ales. Get a little bored with hoppy beers, and a lot of breweries around here over-hop a lot of their brews, but that's changing to an extent. I'm glad that the 3 breweries within a 15 minute walk of my place brew a nice variety of ales, and one of them brews some truly world class lagers. I drink 'em all!
  25. BAstoutsNsours

    BAstoutsNsours Initiate (0) Florida Sep 21, 2012

    I have plenty of tattoos, I'm overweight, I listen to metal, and only shave when I am required to. I guess I don't fit in at all :(

  26. I actually really agree with weather. As someone who was born and raised on the east coast, then moved to SoCal 5 years ago I definitely find myself craving hoppier stuff more than I did back east. I've definitely blamed the weather partly
  27. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,120) Washington Sep 18, 2010 Beer Trader

    This one piqued my curiosity. What event caused beertunes to stop shaving? Emerson, Lake & Palmer disbanding? The premier of The Dukes of Hazzard? The beginning of Sid Vicious's murder trial? The U.S. and China opening diplomatic relations? The Today Show getting a new theme song? Wait a minute... I think I know. The Hillside Strangler was arrested in... Bellingham. The plot thickens.
  28. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,400) Washington Sep 24, 2007 Beer Trader

    Sadly, the truth is much more mundane. I was dating a girl, and she preferred me shaven. She dumped me. I'm lazy, so stopped shaving. At 5 minutes a day, I figure I've slept over another month, just by not shaving. I'm very lazy.
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  29. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,120) Washington Sep 18, 2010 Beer Trader

    I like that better.
  30. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poobah (1,090) California Jan 31, 2005 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Heavy f*cking metal!!! And a bit of NPR at times.:D
  31. Biffster

    Biffster Savant (375) Michigan Mar 29, 2004

    Midwesterner here. We are totally homers. No doubt. You know why? We have it going on.

    We have spent a long time being called "flyover country" by the coasts, and we know we are producing beer that meets or beats anything on the coasts now. I live in a state that is in the top rank in terms of number of breweries and quality of our beer.

    We are a proud, defiant people.

    And fuck you, my beard makes me look dignified.
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  32. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,400) Washington Sep 24, 2007 Beer Trader

    Just ran the numbers real quick. Over 41 more days of sleeping. Yeah sleep!
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  33. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,120) Washington Sep 18, 2010 Beer Trader

    Top rank, huh? 114 breweries for 9.9 million? Sorry bro. Washington has 174 breweries for 6.9 million. Colorado has 160 breweries for 5.1 million. Oregon has 146 breweries for 3.9 million. Sorry, but you still have some work to do.
    P.S. I was born and raised in "flyover country"... it's a great place to be from.
  34. StuartCarter

    StuartCarter Savant (495) Alabama Apr 25, 2006

    And Good People, Back40, Cigar City, Sweetwater, Terrapin, Wild Heaven, Thomas Creek, Schlafly, etc etc....

    So there's another stereotype - "there's no craft beer in the South", despite there being a thriving craft beer scene that is growing explosively.
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  35. T100Mark

    T100Mark Savant (255) California Apr 25, 2012 Subscriber

    Darn right I'm a homer! California is home to some great Ambers, IPAs, and Porters. Also, cask conditioned ales are readily available in the greater Los Angeles/San Diego area.
  36. sgwagner

    sgwagner Aficionado (120) Wisconsin Feb 22, 2012

    I'd have to agree, we are loyal to our own. I will say that German imports are pretty popular in these parts as well.
  37. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,400) Washington Sep 24, 2007 Beer Trader

  38. I think I want to have a beer with you sometime.
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  39. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,400) Washington Sep 24, 2007 Beer Trader

    Sure! If I wake up in time.;)
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  40. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,120) Washington Sep 18, 2010 Beer Trader