Are You a Beer Geek?

Beer Smack by | Sep 2017 | Issue #128
Illustration by Lucie Rice.

First off, let’s not confuse geekery with snobbery. We wrote about the latter in 2012 (issue #61), and discussed how being a beer snob is bad for beer and its community. Our opinions on this subject haven’t changed, but now we’d like to help you figure out whether or not you’re a beer geek.

In our context, Merriam-Webster defines a geek as “an enthusiast or expert especially in a technological field or activity.” In other words, we basically have a passionate drinker who’s excited and inspired by everything about beer.

So are you a beer geek? If any of the following applies to you, the answer is probably “yes.”

  • Drinking beer in the shower doesn’t sound weird.
  • Traveling for work or pleasure always involves mapping out potential beer stops.
  • You’ve traveled far or waited for hours just to score some beer, because it was worth it.
  • You’ve traded for a beer with someone from across the country because you had to know how it tasted for yourself.
  • You’ve tried homebrewing because you find the process fascinating.
  • When asked what your favorite beer is you’ll always answer with “the next one,” because you haven’t tried every beer on the planet, yet.
  • While you appreciate having it, a lack of proper glassware won’t stop you from enjoying a beer.
  • Despite being presented with limited options, you’ll always find a beer to enjoy instead of complaining about the selection.
  • You may have a discerning palate, but you don’t look down on the opinions of other beer drinkers.
  • You haven’t forgotten that beer is meant to be fun.

Embrace your inner beer geek, friends. The world needs more of you.

Respect Beer. 

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