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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by cincysig, Feb 22, 2013.
So tempted to set up a trade just to get your address.
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
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.
i.e. Mikkeller Cat Poop Coffee Beer.
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.
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.
When you have to run out for one thing and you hit all the bottle shops in your area as well.
...when you look to your cellar to find that perfect birthday gift for someone.
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.
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.
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
When you create a spreadsheet to track the beers you own... (I do this)
We all do
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When you can correctly spell Hunahpu's
When you wait 6+ hours in line to buy beer
I'm not gay.... but, will you marry me?
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?
Can I be your friend?
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!
...when you post on this thread.
When there are beer books and catalogs in the bathroom.
When you have more breweries/bars than actual human friends on facebook and twitter.
...when your legs go numb while reading Beer Advocate magazine on the crapper.
you're a dick. That is coming from a place of pure jealously. also, can I move in?
Keep it up buddy, 14 months for me. It gets better!
I've never actually cried out of sheer happiness, thank you.
when the beer store hires you.
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.
When you start brewing your own.
shit, I thought everyone did this. prevents me from wasting $20/bottle!
When you convert a bedroom into the temp controlled cellar and tasting bar.... and you live in a one-bedroom apartment.
When you plan your vacation around what breweries you want to visit in that particular area
When you won't order a beer until after making a dinner selection because you want a good pairing
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