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You know you're old on BA when...

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by papat444, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. ...you remember when the site hit the million mark for ratings. Know it's approaching 3mil :eek:
    Good stuff and keep on enjoying beer!
  2. steveh

    steveh Champion (775) Illinois Oct 8, 2003

    ...no one else remembers there was a time when good beer was difficult to come by.
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  3. You go to a bottle release and most of the people in line offer you help with your walker.
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  4. klaybie

    klaybie Savant (275) Illinois Nov 15, 2009

    You've been on BA since before you were legally able to drink.
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  5. When Hop Devil was the #1 rated IPA on the site...
    Doomcifer, SebD, DmanGTR and 30 others like this.
  6. When Storm King was considered the best Imperial Stout on the planet.
    Doomcifer, BigMike, SebD and 45 others like this.
  7. Ravenacht

    Ravenacht Advocate (510) Florida Aug 10, 2012

    You actually needed a can opener to drink your beeer.

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  8. You ask yourself how many times you've seen threads on:

    "best lawnmower beer"
    "does (insert beer name) taste different this year?"
    "best (city, region, state) for beer"
    "your top five beers"
    "my beer (froze/got hot)---is it ruined?"
    "if you could only drink one beer"
    "top canned beers"
    "your go-to inexpensive beer"
    sharpski, mlhyatt, Ravenacht and 38 others like this.
  9. JuniperJesus

    JuniperJesus Savant (440) Illinois Feb 26, 2011

    When your children are trolling on beeradvocate -- and they're slamming your favorite beers.
  10. steveh

    steveh Champion (775) Illinois Oct 8, 2003

    You've been on BA since you were twice as old as legal? :eek:
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    And---"What are you drinking now?"
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  12. You admit in a reply to a thread that you recall drinking a certain beer in the 60s or 70s. I'm getting old, my friends. :(
  13. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poobah (1,235) Arizona Jun 18, 2002

    You've been ranting on BA longer than most BA's have been legally able to drink, and have been into craft beer since they were in diapers. Lot of Millennials on here nowadays.
  14. LeRose

    LeRose Advocate (605) Massachusetts Nov 24, 2011

    Yeah, but at least that thread is fun. Nice informal kind of hang out thread IMHO.
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  15. billandsuz

    billandsuz Savant (425) New York Sep 1, 2004

    there were a few dozen interesting breweries to discuss and not a few hundred.
    there were a few hundred interesting beers to discuss and not a few thousand.

    my sorry old brain can't stay on top of craft beer. it's hopeless.

    also DAMN KIDS. stay away from my beer!
  16. dvelcich

    dvelcich Savant (350) Illinois Feb 6, 2008

    You were a member before yeahnatenelson gave his first high five.
  17. harsley

    harsley Savant (480) Massachusetts Jun 16, 2005

    You remember when Jonny Leiberman ruled these boards....
  18. smakawhat

    smakawhat Poobah (1,180) Maryland Mar 18, 2008

    You had no concept of twitter ...
  19. you knew that SESSION ale WAS defined AT 4%... no EXCEPTION
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  20. GuzzLah

    GuzzLah Savant (445) Illinois Mar 2, 2013

    When the term Zombie and the cool artwork doesn't increase your rating for Zombie Dust.
  21. Bay01

    Bay01 Savant (445) Illinois Nov 19, 2008

    Pics or it didn't happen
  22. When you finally decide to check out one of the Boston area bars that everyone raves about. you walk in and the hipster bartender calls you pops and then gets pissed when you ask him to submit to a DNA test.
  23. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Advocate (515) California Nov 10, 2006

    when you have Anchor Christmas beers on your Gots that are older than some BAs and you finally decide to remove them from your list. I'm not exaggerating...
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  24. Vav

    Vav Savant (495) Illinois Jul 27, 2008

    You know all the acronyms.
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  25. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (835) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    ...even though you know what Shogo looks like IRL, you still imagine him having a big yellow epic smiley head.
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  26. You actually remember sipping from your Dad's Hamms or Strohs at a BBQ....
  27. frazbri

    frazbri Advocate (660) Ohio Oct 29, 2003

    ... you actually brought Hamms or Strohs to a BBQ because that was actually the best beer on the shelf.
  28. ...you bitch about the newest members more than you actually discuss beer, because all they do is jerk off to the same ten shitty, overrated, over-hyped, limited releases that should have been discarded upon their first release and never talked about again, but since these hipsters don't know any better the beat goes on.
  29. Gotta ask, where'd you go?
  30. proc

    proc Savant (465) Michigan Dec 11, 2001

    I joined this place when dirt was young. Yep, I am an old BA.
  31. ThirstyHerf

    ThirstyHerf Savant (315) Oklahoma Jun 17, 2010

    You remember trying to read through a thread in the old, pain in the ass forums..
  32. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (835) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    I liked the old forums just fine. The threaded view made for better arguments.
  33. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poobah (1,235) Arizona Jun 18, 2002

    you laugh at half of the ones suggested so far because they aren't from very long ago at all.
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  34. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Savant (480) Pennsylvania Jul 31, 2010

    Is this really true? I've been a member since early 2010, but I didn't pay attention to what beers were top of their respective style back then (plus I'm sure this was way before 2010). Not saying Hop Devil is bad, in fact I certainly enjoy a few from time to time, but it's definitely not an "elite" IPA.
  35. valdieu2

    valdieu2 Savant (345) Maine Feb 23, 2012

    Shit, I was there when they invented dirt. Everyone said it wouldn't last.
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  36. It probably would be if you couldn't get it all the time.
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  37. You signed up in 2010 and had basically no forum experience before the conversion. You're old on BA if you remember the old style and want it back...
    Case and point.
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  38. SteelersX

    SteelersX Savant (465) New York Jan 30, 2011

    I'm glad thats not the case anymore.

    OP - when trading was enjoyable and civil.
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  39. when you remember the good beer scene before BA existed and you had to meet folks in person if you wanted to ask dumb questions about beer!!!
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  40. When you know they used to have a top 100 contributors list, and you were on it
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