Dismiss Notice
Get 12 monthly issues of BeerAdvocate magazine and save $5 when you select "auto-renew."

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join our email list →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.

You know you're a beer geek...

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

  1. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Advocate (505) Florida Jun 13, 2012

    When you point out to your server that "Bass" is not an import... unless Baldwinsville, NY (outside Syracuse) has seceded from the Union. ;)
    DelMontiac likes this.
  2. When your friend mentions he's traveling to another state and your first thought is "who distributes there?"
    mike312, jgluck, RStang13 and 4 others like this.
  3. jrnyc

    jrnyc Champion (850) New York Mar 21, 2010 Beer Trader

    When you carry your iPad to the store to look up reviews on BA.
  4. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Savant (400) Michigan Apr 13, 2012

    When, after finishing your favorite of whatever,
    you bury your nose in the empty glass and enjoy one last whiff.
  5. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (415) New York Jul 16, 2011 Verified

    oh another one:
    when a shop owner writes notes about your opinions on various stouts in his inventory.
    SoggyCoasters, jrman1386 and luwak like this.
  6. luwak

    luwak Savant (395) Arizona Mar 2, 2010 Beer Trader

    When the bartender at a local craft centric bar refers a new patron 's question to you for a beer they just got if they dont know enough about it...
  7. buler87

    buler87 Zealot (80) Illinois Oct 27, 2012

    I think we should all be honest and admit that this thread is now about Siggy125's cellar and tasting room.
  8. readyski

    readyski Savant (350) California Jun 4, 2005 Beer Trader

    Why stop now?
  9. jrman1386

    jrman1386 Savant (290) Illinois Oct 22, 2011 Beer Trader

    When you've said to yourself "its only 9%"
  10. When your wife asks what you are going to order for dinner on the way to the restaurant because she's hungry and knows you'll spend more time looking at the tap list.
    FishAndBeer and BJasny like this.
  11. readyski

    readyski Savant (350) California Jun 4, 2005 Beer Trader

  12. readyski

    readyski Savant (350) California Jun 4, 2005 Beer Trader

    Yes that is the key - hoarder or not
  13. SteelersX

    SteelersX Advocate (545) New York Jan 30, 2011 Beer Trader

    When you go to a Brooklyn tap takeover with 36 taps and cant find anything to drink.
    mike312 likes this.
  14. brikelly

    brikelly Savant (470) Massachusetts Apr 11, 2010 Beer Trader

    When you are completely and utterly addicted to beer, yet you're not an alcoholic.
  15. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Advocate (505) Florida Jun 13, 2012

    Wait a minute... beer drinkers can be alcoholics? :eek:
  16. itsthepleats

    itsthepleats Savant (355) Ohio Mar 19, 2012

    When you start a Twitter account for the sole purpose of monitoring beer releases.
    luwak, da_bulls and leezy like this.
  17. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Advocate (505) Florida Jun 13, 2012

    I may have to re-tweet this. o_O
    itsthepleats likes this.
  18. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Advocate (745) Oklahoma Oct 22, 2010

    Oh yeah!
  19. danieelol

    danieelol Advocate (585) Australia Jun 15, 2010

    When your espresso has notes of Imperial Stout
    bifrost17, buler87, jrman1386 and 2 others like this.
  20. And you can name which imperial stout
    jrman1386 likes this.
  21. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Advocate (505) Florida Jun 13, 2012

    When you no longer have to look up the BA ratings because you have them memorized.
  22. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Advocate (695) Minnesota Jan 11, 2011 Verified

    When you have programmed the addresses of breweries in at least five states into your car's GPS.
  23. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Advocate (695) Minnesota Jan 11, 2011 Verified

    When you see this and worry that those beers are seeing too much light.
  24. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Advocate (505) Florida Jun 13, 2012

    When given the choice of viewing this or porn... you continue to choose this.
    MikeWard, Siggy125 and VonZipper like this.
  25. VonZipper

    VonZipper Advocate (525) New York Feb 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    you know you're a beer geek when you go to the local distributor and a guy with a case of Keystone puts it down and gives you a wedgie, then shoves you into a locker... and the store doesn't even have lockers.
    Mitchell57, buler87 and GrizzWranglin like this.
  26. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Advocate (505) Florida Jun 13, 2012

    Atomic wedgie?
    VonZipper likes this.
  27. When you instruct a couple of old ladies at a work event how to describe beers they're serving to the attendees of said event. They had no clue, neither did the attendees, so I was just doing my due diligence...right? They thanked me for my "expertise."
  28. Every one of your Christmas presents from your wife, mother, brother and sisters is a kick ass craft beer, a gift certificate to a brewpub, or a gift certificate to a homebrew supply store.
    dachshunddude86 likes this.
  29. So true, do this all the time haha
    Bitter_Echo and VonZipper like this.
  30. Your recycling bin is full of nothing but brown glass. And not a single one is a twist off.
    MikeWard, leezy and VonZipper like this.
  31. When your teenage kids look at the craft beer menu in restaurants and make suggestions of your favorites that are available there.
    Hopsiam14 likes this.
  32. When every glass in your cupboard has a beer logo on it.
    beercanman and Hopsiam14 like this.
  33. Hopsiam14

    Hopsiam14 Advocate (540) Minnesota Jan 23, 2013 Beer Trader

    To which I would also add... When you start refusing certain restaurant selections because you know they only serve crap beer. And you can't help but think "don't waste my time" when they mention it as a food option.
  34. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Advocate (600) California Nov 10, 2006 Beer Trader

    This photo is with the pull down window shade in the 'up' position.
    jgluck, Hermthegerm and DaveAnderson like this.
  35. SenorHops

    SenorHops Savant (475) Rhode Island Aug 10, 2010

    ....when you never question the Beer Advocate "Status Quo"!
  36. SenorHops

    SenorHops Savant (475) Rhode Island Aug 10, 2010

    That would just make you a feminine snob.
  37. Whoa, bro! How come you haven't invited me over yet? I am like a few miles away from you.:) Seriously though, this room is beautiful! Nice work.
    Siggy125 likes this.
  38. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (660) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    When everytime you look at this picture all you can think to yourself "man, those Stone 7th Anniversary bottles are WAY past their prime!"
  39. When you always show up at beer festivals with a bag full of more beer

    When you have bottleshares before and after a beer festival

    When you're dishwasher is full of tasting glasses

    When ignore 99% of the beer at a beer festival just to tick the 1% you had not had before
    wchris21 and Siggy125 like this.
  40. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Advocate (505) Florida Jun 13, 2012

    You're doing it wrong. ;)
    dachshunddude86 likes this.