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

  1. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Member

    Location:
    California

    So tempted to set up a trade just to get your address.
  2. CTJman

    CTJman Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    When you're in china and travel hours from Beijing to Shanghai searching for the 6 breweries they have in the middle of run down dark allies. Yah I've been doing that this month
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  3. PeterJ

    PeterJ Member

    Location:
    California
    When you think "what the hell am I going to do with only one Armand 4 Seasons box?"

    When you get nervous because you're down to only one case of a favorite beer.

    When you see a beer collection for sale and immediately check for a flight to the city it's in.
  4. itsiilegal

    itsiilegal Member

    Location:
    California
    i.e. Mikkeller Cat Poop Coffee Beer.
  5. Lutter

    Lutter Member

    Location:
    Texas
    My girlfriend asked me about the Firestone Walker XVI I just got in a trade and her eyes started rolling back into her head when I pulled out the info sheet from inside the box and started listing off the barrel-aged beers in the blend. lol.
  6. beerman4

    beerman4 Member

    Location:
    California
    When it takes you one day to move all the beer you own to a place that you are moving into.
    When all your shirts and sweaters are beer related.
    When your fridge is full of beer, and you have nothing but beer glassware in the cabinet.
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  7. beercanman

    beercanman Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    When you have to run out for one thing and you hit all the bottle shops in your area as well.
    SoggyCoasters and GottaTickemAll like this.
  8. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Member

    Location:
    Oklahoma
    ...when you look to your cellar to find that perfect birthday gift for someone.
  9. T-RO

    T-RO Member

    Location:
    New Hampshire
    when your wife opens the door to the water pump closet in the basement and says "I found your stash"

    when a second decent beer store opens within 5 miles of your fave and you end up spending double each week because both owners are great folks.

    When you're on the phone with your bosses boss and put him on hold when a co-worker comes in with a beer question.
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  10. BradStokley

    BradStokley Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    when you start talking about beer in front of your friends and they all roll their eyes, again.

    or when no one you know has ever heard of any of the beers in your basement.
    DelMontiac and adkieffer like this.
  11. slim2043

    slim2043 Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    When you start drinking IPAs only at breweries and out of growlers from breweries because the 1-2 week old cans and bottles just don't do it for you anymore... You need fresh hops!

    When your nights are spent formulating recipes and your weekends are spent crafting them into delicious beer

    When your smartphone doubles as a bottle opener
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  12. mcrago

    mcrago Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    When you create a spreadsheet to track the beers you own... (I do this)o_O
    fredmugs, JxExM, Roger85 and 4 others like this.
  13. slim2043

    slim2043 Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    We all do
    LeRose, JxExM, leezy and 1 other person like this.
  14. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    When you spend time in the beer aisle, beer store whathaveya like you used to spend time in the nearly extinct record stores of old...or being labeled the "beer whisperer" by the waiter @ a recent gathering of friends @ a birthday dinner. Despite HIS label, this guy was no slouch @ describing the beers on hand to the uninitiated in our dinner party.
    Danmullens1 likes this.
  15. Soloveitchik

    Soloveitchik Member

    Location:
    New York
    when you almost start arguing with the BMC distributer stocking the shelves b/c he really wants you to try their 'new and improved' brew.
    darky likes this.
  16. MarioM

    MarioM Member

    Location:
    California
    When you walk into a shop and an employee brings out something special from the back without having to ask if there's something new.
    RStang13, yeti123 and DelMontiac like this.
  17. GottaTickemAll

    GottaTickemAll Member

    Location:
    California
    When every part of your house has boxes upon boxes of unopened beer, beer corks, beer labels, beer coasters, empty beer bottles, and packing materials for beer trades.

    When you spend more money on beer than anything else, even though you already have a shit ton of beer.

    When you say you need to cut back on beer purchases, but make a 1000 exceptions and watch your collection grow exponentially.

    When you need to move your 30+ boxes into a professional beer cellar so that you don't end up on an episode of Hoarders (and so that the beer is kept at the proper temperature, of course).

    When you spend shit tons of time reading and posting on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Untappd, and Beeradvocate almost exclusively about beer.

    When you watch yourself get fatter and fatter and fatter because of all the beer you drink, and all the food that you eat to wash down said beer.

    When most conversations with your significant other mention beer at least once per conversation.
    HoustonZ33, DaveONan and DelMontiac like this.
  18. bierman2000

    bierman2000 Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    How about you have Named Glassware for each style oh wait Belgium already does that :)
    In my case your bar is so full of Breweriana that you can't fit your Glass on it and use another table.
  19. mcomben

    mcomben Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    ^This
    My dad's birthday was on Wednesday and we're getting together this weekend for dinner. He's the type that buys whatever he needs when he needs it so its hard to buy gifts for him. Opened up the cellar, pulled out a black note and bcbs. He's yet to have either, but loves barrel aged stouts so I'm really excited to share these with him.
  20. mcomben

    mcomben Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Additionally, when you are heading over to another BA's house you make sure to bring a few bottles with. Not necessarily special brews or to drink together that night, but because you wanted to make sure he has the opportunity to try it or the you're worried you wont be able to tackle it before the hops fade.

    I guess it's kind of like a BA version of handshake or hug.
  21. ALitteral

    ALitteral Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Perfect!
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  22. GottaTickemAll

    GottaTickemAll Member

    Location:
    California
    When you can correctly spell Hunahpu's

    When you wait 6+ hours in line to buy beer
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  23. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Member

    Location:
    Florida
    I'm not gay.... but, will you marry me? o_O
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  24. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Special cleaning solution exists for beer glasses?! Where can I get some? And here I've been using dish detergent this whole time. lol And also, what are the benefits of using special cleaning solution as opposed to normal dish detergent?
  25. fox227

    fox227 Member

    Location:
    California
    Can I be your friend?
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  26. adkieffer

    adkieffer Member

    Location:
    Washington
    T
    Hot damn! Great idea for one of my dad's extra rooms

    Thank you for also giving me a picture i can show to my wife so she can see i don't have a beer problem yet!
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  27. raynmoon

    raynmoon Member

    Location:
    California
    ...when you post on this thread.
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  28. MostlyNorwegian

    MostlyNorwegian Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    When there are beer books and catalogs in the bathroom.
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  29. EyePeeAyBryan

    EyePeeAyBryan Member

    Location:
    Arizona
    When you have more breweries/bars than actual human friends on facebook and twitter.
  30. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Member

    Location:
    Oklahoma
    ...when your legs go numb while reading Beer Advocate magazine on the crapper.
  31. DrGonzoDDS

    DrGonzoDDS Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    you're a dick. That is coming from a place of pure jealously. also, can I move in?
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  32. dennho

    dennho Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Keep it up buddy, 14 months for me. It gets better!
    JohnQ and DelMontiac like this.
  33. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Member

    Location:
    Kentucky
    I've never actually cried out of sheer happiness, thank you.
    Siggy125 likes this.
  34. LOCAL

    LOCAL Member

    Location:
    New Hampshire
    when the beer store hires you.
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  35. cbros

    cbros Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    When you break the stem on your favorite snifter and instead of throwing it away you simply have it rest in one of your numerous pint glasses.
  36. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Member

    Location:
    Korea (South)
    When you start brewing your own.
    dachshunddude86 likes this.
  37. loafinaround

    loafinaround Member

    Location:
    New York
    shit, I thought everyone did this. prevents me from wasting $20/bottle!
    darky and Kerrie like this.
  38. JrGtr

    JrGtr Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    When you convert a bedroom into the temp controlled cellar and tasting bar.... and you live in a one-bedroom apartment.
    luwak, bifrost17, RStang13 and 3 others like this.
  39. Swik

    Swik Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    When you plan your vacation around what breweries you want to visit in that particular area
    luwak likes this.
  40. vidguy17

    vidguy17 Member

    Location:
    Iowa
    When you won't order a beer until after making a dinner selection because you want a good pairing
    jrman1386 likes this.

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