BA stereotypes

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by draheim, Apr 25, 2013.

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  1. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    Spending all your record store money on face tattoos and whalezbro? Or loonzbro?

    HOP_KING Initiate (170) Jan 30, 2013 Illinois

    I'm glad this thread has turned from the stereotypes of what regional beer drinkers drink to simply what the stereotypical BA looks like!
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  3. sjverla

    sjverla Devotee (490) Dec 1, 2008 Massachusetts

    5'6" ~125 pounds, bearded half the year. Tattooed. I'm in the Northeast, and I guess I do prefer an D/IPA with a solid malt backbone to the bracingly dry ones, though I dig those too. Love sours, they're just too expensive for regular consumption. Not in love with super-hoppy imperial/stouts, but they've got their place. I do enjoy browns and milds (under 4%, duh). So yeah, I guess if regional (and other) stereotypes where a Venn diagram, there'd be some overlapping circles for sure.
  4. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poo-Bah (2,482) Jun 18, 2002 Arizona

    Yep. Also forgot piercings. Aren't we supposed to use politically correct phrase "body art"?

    Aside from hoodies there's the bowling style shirt or whatever it is called - to hide the gut (and is probably argued to be an unfair label by the wearer).
  5. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poo-Bah (2,482) Jun 18, 2002 Arizona

    Anti-homer here too. I've lived east coast, Midwest, mountain west, and southwest. I just think in terms of best breweries I like, regardless of region.
  6. MatthewPlus

    MatthewPlus Disciple (327) Jan 2, 2013 Florida
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    im metal as fuck.
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  7. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poo-Bah (2,482) Jun 18, 2002 Arizona

    The South has craft beer now?
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    HOP_KING Initiate (170) Jan 30, 2013 Illinois

    This guy knows what's up. He is what BA stands for.
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  9. GuzzLah

    GuzzLah Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 Illinois

    Homerism makes no sense to me. Liking a beer more simply because it's made in your homer zone? I don't care where a beer is made.
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  10. listenatjoes

    listenatjoes Initiate (184) Oct 22, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Well, Philadelph - ... wait, let me try to open my mouth without saying something great about Philly's beer scene...
    <deep breath>
    Ok, you forgot the suspenders and flannel shirts. Or maybe that's the homebrewer forum...
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  11. joeebbs

    joeebbs Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2009 Pennsylvania

    No one actually drinks any beer. They just trade and trade and have a "cellar" full of hundreds of dollars of beer.
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  12. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    I am as East Coast as it gets and very few people prefer German style lagers in my neck of the woods.
  13. Absolut

    Absolut Zealot (564) Sep 19, 2011 California

    i hate stereotypes. this thread made me so mad, i had to open up a hop stoopid, and then wind down with a supplication.
  14. fx20736

    fx20736 Meyvn (1,026) Mar 7, 2009 New York

    Thanks for giving me another reason not to ever go West of Iowa again. I am 50, live in the Northeast and prefer malty beers with low abv.

    got me.

    I'm a homer now. I would rather drink a decent beer brewed in Upstate NY than a great one from California or Colorado.
  15. geocool

    geocool Initiate (175) Jun 21, 2006 Massachusetts

    BA's who live near where lots of good beer is made drink more local beer. BA's who live farther away drink less local beer. East Coast BA's tend to notice that the sun rises in the East. West Coast BA's often remark that it sets in the West. It's all very interesting.
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  16. 5thOhio

    5thOhio Zealot (523) May 13, 2007 South Carolina

    East of the Mississippi, BAs seem to prefer citrus-tasting IPAs; Western BAs appear to prefer piney/herbal hop styles. Just basing that on the products from breweries in those areas.
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  17. davemathews68

    davemathews68 Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2013 Ohio

    I am new on here and this has cleared up my confusion on the culture on BA. This thread should be on the first paged tagged "must read". ...I guess I will start my beard today!
  18. ipas-for-life

    ipas-for-life Disciple (347) Feb 28, 2012 Virginia
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    I guess I am an undercover BA. I don't have a beard, tatoo, piercings and don't listen to metal. I am in my mid thirties not sure if that falls under "old" but I don't drink session ales. I live on the east coast and don't drink many german styles.
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  19. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Zealot (570) Jul 6, 2005 Indiana

    Stereotypes are funny because they're true.

    I live in the Midwest, but I'll drink anything new I can get my hands on or zombie dust or dreadnaught or APW or PF.
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  20. Inchay

    Inchay Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2012 California

    Speaking of BA stereotypes:

  21. Hdredfern

    Hdredfern Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2012 Texas

    Not a homer. Haven't found that many Texas beers that I enjoy. I typically stick with west coast beers for the most part.
  22. Beerandraiderfan

    Beerandraiderfan Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2009 Nevada

    BA's often buck the stereotype of beer drinkers.

    Rather than be the strong, silent, easy going, blue collar type. . .

    We have a lot of overly sensitive, jealous, disgruntled, whiny, cause-heads . . .
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  23. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poo-Bah (2,482) Jun 18, 2002 Arizona

    I agree.

    Having some enthusiasm for one's team can be a rather innocent thing to do, sometimes it's admirable and cute. I'm thinking of all those faithful Cubs fans out there.

    But it gets neurotic when someone's appraisal of how good their home team is relative to the competition is delusional. So, I see a big difference between the longterm enthusiastic Cubs fan and the ones that honestly think their team is the best team in the league (every year, not just a handful of seasons when they made the WS). Unfortunately the latter is the sort of homerism that I often encounter when it comes to beer. It's not innocent, local enthusiasm.
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  24. DmouthCaliBrewz

    DmouthCaliBrewz Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2013 New Hampshire

    Yuuuuuup feels good to be a stereotype
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  25. Skunkdrool

    Skunkdrool Devotee (448) Jul 31, 2010 California
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    Well I'm a douche. Tattooed, bearded, live next to Firestone Walker, drink the shit out of their beer, drink mostly hoppy as hell anything, BA everything, and sours are regularly in the lineup. I'm also ten feet tall and made of gold.
  26. Jazzpha

    Jazzpha Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2013 District of Columbia

    But do you shoot fireballs from your eyes, and lightning from your arse?

    As for me, I'm mid-20s and usually stay away from beers that're too hop-forward. I'm more of a porter/stout guy, with occasional branching out into IPAs like DFH 60/90 minute and some hybrids like Wookey Jack. Still trying to screw up my courage to take the leap to Stone IPA territory.

    Guess that makes me a Total Rebel (tm).
  27. antilite

    antilite Initiate (159) Jan 1, 2012 Florida

    Who? Hunahpu, that's who.
  28. brewsader

    brewsader Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2012 New York
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    the northeast is starting to take a page out of the west coast's book with hoppy beers and funkier stuff.
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  29. ressling

    ressling Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2011 Georgia

    I think geography has little to do with what types of beer you drink, and everything to do with what types of beer you like and are actually able to get your hands on.

    I would love to try 1,000's of other types of beers from 1,000's of breweries, but I can't justify the expense of either shipping it or traveling to and from.
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  30. ColForbinBC

    ColForbinBC Poo-Bah (2,021) Sep 9, 2005 New Jersey
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    Couldn't let this go unnoticed
    Wow. Where to begin.....
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  31. Jazzpha

    Jazzpha Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2013 District of Columbia

    Very true. My wishlist of beers is just about as long as the list of beers I've tried and loved, and most of those on the wishlist just don't make it to where I am. I'm at least fortunate to have a store near me that carries niche stuff, but I'm routinely struck by West-Coast envy when it comes to easy availability of some really interesting-sounding beers.
  32. seplo

    seplo Aspirant (271) Sep 8, 2009 Connecticut
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    I could agree with some of what you're saying and I believe many BA's are biased towards their local breweries as well, some of what you say is a off but I get the general idea.
    Being from the Northeast I can see the generalization about certain groups but pretty much everyone I know loves the hoppier side not the maltier IPA/DIPA and pretty much the same way with Stouts or RIS's and Porters. I think I wouldve gone with beer knowledge as far as styles seeing most of the best IPA's and Sours come from the West Coast. Just like saying the Midwest likes the sweeter end of Stouts ie: Dark Lord and Darkness but that's just IMO
  33. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Zealot (528) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania

    THIS! Home-fucking-run!
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  34. quasimoto

    quasimoto Initiate (0) Sep 14, 2002 Ohio

    I thought this was going to be another "autumnaldave" rage.

    And I am a fan of good beer. Region/style be damned.
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  35. Sam_Frank

    Sam_Frank Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2012 California

    i think supporting your local stuff is natural. as for local local, sadly Los Angeles doesn't have a lot yet, but we're getting there. i still try to support our local breweries, even if we don't have anything upper echelon yet. but as for this great state of ours, there's definitely a lot to be proud of
  36. BAstoutsNsours

    BAstoutsNsours Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2012 Florida

    Not everything was invented by Jester King...
  37. BellportBeer

    BellportBeer Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2006 New York

    I was told that if I grew a beard, I would be a "real" craft beer guy. This coming from a guy who was maybe 12 when this beardless guy started selling craft beer in an area where there was none, and no "scene". I recently stopped selling a certain breweries beers because the brewmaster shaved, making him no longer a "craft beer guy". :-)
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  38. BeerLover99

    BeerLover99 Poo-Bah (1,607) Dec 13, 2008 Illinois

    Don't agree that Midwest/Great Lakes are homers, I'm from there. Find EVERYONE is a homer or proud
    of people, things, food, etc from their own region or city. Historian/Writer/Teacher here and just the way
    the world works. It's not a bad thing, just reality.

    Tattoos and beard seem common.
    I have had my trimmed beard since '06, guess I'm actually ahead of the Hollywood trend. :wink:
    Grew my dark brown with sprinkled rust out one year (2009) I think and my family said I looked
    like either an Orthodox Jew or Muslim terrorist. :grinning:

    No tats or piercings, ouch.
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  39. ColForbinBC

    ColForbinBC Poo-Bah (2,021) Sep 9, 2005 New Jersey
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    Can't tell if trolling or.....
  40. LeRose

    LeRose Meyvn (1,280) Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Confirmed by another east coast lifer...
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