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You know you're a beer geek...

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by cincysig, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. cincysig

    cincysig Savant (425) Connecticut Sep 15, 2010 Beer Trader

    if you've scouted out the best beer stores in the area and you're on a first name basis with at least one employee

    if you ask your local shop person if there is anything special in the back and they come back with something

    if you buy specific beers for the express purpose of trading it to someone else in another region of the country where it's not available

    if you hold back (at least) one bottle of an annual batch release to compare it to the next year's batch (like 2012 vs 2013)

    if you will travel a great distance for the annual release of a specific beer or to attend a big beer festival

    ...what else, brothers and sisters???
  2. If you buy special cleaning solution to clean your glasses rather than just use dish detergent like normal people would. :)
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  3. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Advocate (635) California Nov 10, 2006 Beer Trader

    when you've converted the 4th bedroom of your home into a 500 bottle temp controlled cellar and tasting bar
  4. CircusBoy

    CircusBoy Savant (340) Ohio Mar 10, 2008

    When you've seen this thread 20 times.
    ZEB89, BBAVUSO21, joedodger and 86 others like this.
  5. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Advocate (745) Oklahoma Oct 22, 2010

    ...when your friends hesitate and ask questions about the beer you pour for them.
  6. jglowe77

    jglowe77 Initiate (0) Massachusetts Jan 24, 2011

    This one easily takes the cake.
  7. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (975) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    If someone really does this I would love to see pics.
  8. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Savant (320) Ohio Apr 11, 2010 Beer Trader

    The first two examples apply to myself. Sadly
  9. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Advocate (530) Texas Nov 21, 2008

    When people at parties are well aware that you are unwilling to engage in small-talk but will gladly discuss beer for hours.
  10. cincysig

    cincysig Savant (425) Connecticut Sep 15, 2010 Beer Trader

    I'm a n00b. Thanks for suffering me.
  11. joeebbs

    joeebbs Savant (360) Pennsylvania Apr 29, 2009

    When you don't agree with other beer snobs.
  12. CircusBoy

    CircusBoy Savant (340) Ohio Mar 10, 2008

    Just messing with you.
    Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker likes this.
  13. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Advocate (635) California Nov 10, 2006 Beer Trader

  14. taxman

    taxman Savant (285) Illinois Feb 22, 2012

    When you say that your fed up with chasing these limited release beers and 30 seconds later when another one is announced, you're out hunting.
  15. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Savant (380) Arizona Jul 29, 2012

    When you get a warm and fuzzy feeling inside if you find that special something on the shelf and gladly shell out way too much money for it. Typically something most of the population wouldn't even recognize.
  16. When you're out and the restaurant only has five beers...you can guess which ones. So you order a bottle of wine and no matter how good it is, with every sip you take you wish you had that beer that would go perfectly with your dinner......Why did we go there?!
  17. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poobah (1,045) New Jersey Feb 23, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Is that Beer Geek or Beer Hoarder?
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  18. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poobah (1,045) New Jersey Feb 23, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    That is pretty awesome
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  19. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (975) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

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  20. jglowe77

    jglowe77 Initiate (0) Massachusetts Jan 24, 2011

    Can we see more pics? This is too cool.
  21. xnicknj

    xnicknj Advocate (740) Pennsylvania May 25, 2009

    when your fiancee calls you while you're out of town asking if there's any beers she can open and you pause before almost saying 'no,' despite the fact that you have about 15 cases in the cellar.
  22. RockAZ

    RockAZ Savant (470) Arizona Jan 6, 2009 Beer Trader

    Once you are married, you can say "NO"! I have, but learned to always always make sure there is a case of something she likes if the keg runs out while I am not there.
    JimmyW, njhopspop, darky and 2 others like this.
  23. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Advocate (635) California Nov 10, 2006 Beer Trader

  24. When your employees start asking "have you ever had/heard of" but then stop themselves mid sentence because they know the answer is undoubtably yes

    When your wife (who for all intensive purposes isn't a beer drinker) gets excited about local rare beers being released because she knows you will trade them for one of the few beers she likes.

    You don't remember what happened in a tv show but you can remember what beer each character was drinking
  25. I think you just gave me a great idea to do with our unborn daughters room once her and our 2 year old son move out... Is it too early to start the countdown??? ha-ha.
    mverity, kneary13, SadMachine and 5 others like this.
  26. Kinsman

    Kinsman Advocate (660) California Aug 26, 2009

    As much as I hate the term beer geek (the term makes me think overweight white dudes circle-jerking about how much they hate BMC and how shitty their 2-week old Pliny was), I'll share one of my own experiences...

    Pouring a glass of orange juice and holding the glass at an angle then slowy raising it to vertical to get a nice head. Didn't realize what I was doing until I had finished pouring.
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  27. Philly82785

    Philly82785 Savant (275) Minnesota Dec 17, 2008

    When all of your friends ask you advice on what to get or what something tastes like
  28. Lerxst

    Lerxst Savant (445) Florida Jun 17, 2005

    When you go to a restaurant and ask the server what's on tap and after they rattle off 20 BMC taps with nothing of quality say, "just bring me a water."
  29. TychoNDC

    TychoNDC Advocate (500) Colorado Jan 7, 2013 Beer Trader

    When you are travelling to a big city for a conference, meeting, bachelor party, etc. and your first thought is to make a list of breweries to visit and find the best bottle shops near your hotel.
    mverity, YogiBeer, rynosf23 and 20 others like this.
  30. When you get legitimately excited about a novelty "IPA Glass..." no, not in that way...
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  31. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Savant (375) Illinois Feb 14, 2013 Beer Trader

    This is amazing! My eyes are getting hard-ons!
  32. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Advocate (635) California Nov 10, 2006 Beer Trader

    never too early. Let me know if you need help with design, specs, dos & don't, etc... If I'm not too old by then:eek:
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  33. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    When you have staple beers you buy in bulk so you can gift them to people who ask you about craft beer.
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  34. MatthewPlus

    MatthewPlus Savant (450) Florida Jan 2, 2013 Beer Trader

    When you host a 6-person tasting in Tampa and one guy brings a supplication that is still half-full (half-empty?) when everyone leaves.
    luwak likes this.
  35. vonnegut21

    vonnegut21 Advocate (610) New York Apr 27, 2012 Beer Trader

    When you've driven 8+ hours in a day for a beer releases multiple times to multiple different breweries.
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  36. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Advocate (635) California Nov 10, 2006 Beer Trader

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  37. Rosty

    Rosty Savant (250) California Nov 29, 2006 Beer Trader

    When you look at this pic and say I've had all of those.
  38. Kerrie

    Kerrie Advocate (565) Michigan Aug 24, 2012

    When your boyfriend always asks you which type of glass he should use for certain types of beer.

    Also, I converted him to glasses. He drank a brew that he normally leaves in the bottle from a glass last night and admitted it was better.
    luwak likes this.
  39. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (660) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    When you start referring to anything in your house (shelving/fridge/storage space) as the "cellar" and live in a house/apartment with no basement.

    You know the names of all the beer distributors in your area (and possibly when they make their weekly deliveries to your favorite bottle shop) and have memorized what breweries they carry.

    Your bottle shop manager/owner is on your Christmas giving list.

    You have more cabinets filled with beer glassware than plates/bowls/china/etc...

    You stare at a grocery store beer section with 200+ selections of 6-packs when shopping for food and say "meh, they've got nothing I like. Let's stop by the beer store!". Your girlfriend/wife can't believe or comprehend this.

    Build a walk-in fridge in your home using instructions you found on the internet exclusively for beer.