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Baby Boomer Beer Advocates

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by lordofthewiens, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. lordofthewiens

    lordofthewiens Poobah (1,210) Maine Sep 17, 2005 Subscriber Beer Trader

    A letter from a baby boomer in the most recent BA magazine got me thinking. How many BAs are boomers (born between 1946 and 1964)?
  2. uturn

    uturn Advocate (590) Florida Sep 19, 2003 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I'm a BA boomer

  3. '53 was a good year for me.
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  4. LeRose

    LeRose Advocate (725) Massachusetts Nov 24, 2011 Subscriber

    1958. Best year ever.

    Could this be a poll? Know we can make them, might be easier to keep track if lots of people respond?
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  5. mudbug

    mudbug Advocate (595) Oregon Mar 27, 2009

    Boomers invented the internet
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    RBCORCORAN Savant (450) Massachusetts May 18, 2009 Beer Trader

    56 boomer
  7. cid71

    cid71 Aficionado (195) New Jersey Mar 2, 2009

    1962. I'm just a kid
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  8. JrGtr

    JrGtr Savant (460) Massachusetts Apr 13, 2006 Subscriber

    I'm not, but my dad is. I wouldn't necessarily call him BA, besides not being on the site, but I have turned him to good beer. We did a tour at Harpoon a couple years ago, at one point the guide asked what the thee worst things for beer are (looking for air, light and heat) he pipes up, "Bud, Miller and Coors."
  9. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    I was born in 1990.....sorry for posting in this thread.
  10. taxman

    taxman Savant (285) Illinois Feb 22, 2012

    1962 and proud of it!
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  11. Whoa, I have beer older than you in my cellar, and older than me for that matter. My parents are both Baby Boomers and I was born in 1988, for those who are curious.
  12. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    I hope those beers are lambics.
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  13. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Champion (950) Missouri Nov 8, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Boomer from 1962. Cheers!
  14. match1112

    match1112 Champion (750) Illinois Mar 2, 2011

    So which one of you was the bus boy at the Last Supper? :D
  15. jamesgaither

    jamesgaither Savant (350) Kansas Jun 7, 2009 Beer Trader

  16. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Champion (950) Missouri Nov 8, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I've been to a lot of suppers.:D
  17. pest

    pest Savant (465) Ohio Sep 2, 2007 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Wait, did you just whoa someone that is only 2 years younger than you?
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  18. antilite

    antilite Savant (255) Florida Jan 1, 2012

    I was born before the Boomers, and they can all get the hell off my lawn.
  19. Tut

    Tut Savant (495) New York Sep 23, 2004


    We need our own section of BA so we can post without having some kid who had his first beer five years ago replying, calling us "dude", and disputing our beer knowledge/experience :)
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  20. I'm an early boomer from 1948. You're never to old to drink good beer!

    Sometime in the past couple years, there was a thread here on BA that was a poll of BA's by age group. I don't know what the boomer percentage was, but my 60+ age group was something like 5% or 6%, maybe even less.
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  21. Docrock

    Docrock Advocate (625) Illinois Jan 21, 2012 Beer Trader

    For many years the Baby boom generation was grouped as 1946-1960. Then it was continually refined to include now up to 1964. I was not originally in, but now am. I have always thought of the generation as from the end of WW2 to the assassination of JFK. I make that group by a week.
  22. kingofhop

    kingofhop Advocate (565) Oklahoma May 9, 2010

    '53 here. I like the idea of our own section. Maybe we could get Depends and Polident to sponsor us.
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  23. Tut

    Tut Savant (495) New York Sep 23, 2004

    And I've turned quite a few kids in their twenties, whose only experience with beer was overconsumption of cheap, BMC crap, into craft drinkers.
  24. LeRose

    LeRose Advocate (725) Massachusetts Nov 24, 2011 Subscriber

    Im with ya...but i also vote for extra large fonts! Even though I'm a lot younger bein 1958 vintage (runnin for cover)
    Tut likes this.
  25. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    1986 here. :)
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  26. yamar68

    yamar68 Champion (910) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    I was born in 1906.

    Let this be a testament to the nurturing qualities of American craft beer.
  27. beefmental

    beefmental Savant (270) Iowa May 26, 2005 Beer Trader

    1963 here. Along with the other good ideas suggested I'd like to see more beer discounts by showing your AARP card.
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  28. Nope, the cat walked across the keyboard.
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  29. wildyeast

    wildyeast Aficionado (115) Maryland Mar 24, 2006

    1946 here. Not so old in beer years.
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  30. youngleo

    youngleo Aficionado (240) Michigan May 31, 2007

    1953 for me also
  31. youbrewidrink

    youbrewidrink Advocate (720) Vermont Apr 9, 2009 Beer Trader

    1958 and still no walker. Although it would be cool to have a walker with a cup holder.
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  32. Brunite

    Brunite Savant (430) Illinois Sep 21, 2009

    Gen Xérs invented Al Gore!
  33. njhopspop

    njhopspop Savant (345) New Jersey Oct 17, 2010

    just missed the cutoff here. I guess that 1967 makes me an early GenX-er
  34. steveh

    steveh Champion (970) Illinois Oct 8, 2003

    Hey -- that's the best idea I've heard in a long time! :)

    1960 and can still touch my toes without straining. ;)
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  35. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,420) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002 Beer Trader

    1951 here and I have yet to find a beer born the same year.
  36. njhopspop

    njhopspop Savant (345) New Jersey Oct 17, 2010

    I do however have 2 baby boomer bottles of Seagrams VO still sealed from 1963. :)
  37. I'm younger than you - but not by much.
  38. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Advocate (510) Missouri Sep 14, 2011

    Bravo to all you boomers on figuring out computers. ;)

    I'm an Xer myself.
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  39. steveh

    steveh Champion (970) Illinois Oct 8, 2003

    Bill Gates: 1955
    Steve Jobs: 1955
    Paul Allen: 1953
    Steve Wozniak: 1950
    Larry Ellison: 1944

    Wasn't for boomers, you Xers would still be on the playgrounds instead of hunched over a smart phone! :D
  40. Brunite

    Brunite Savant (430) Illinois Sep 21, 2009

    Lol! Good point.

    Sadly; however, other than the first two, Xérs likely have no idea who you are talking about!
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