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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by draheim, Apr 25, 2013.
Spending all your record store money on face tattoos and whalezbro? Or loonzbro?
I'm glad this thread has turned from the stereotypes of what regional beer drinkers drink to simply what the stereotypical BA looks like!
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.
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).
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.
im metal as fuck.
The South has craft beer now?
This guy knows what's up. He is what BA stands for.
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.
Well, Philadelph - ... wait, let me try to open my mouth without saying something great about Philly's beer scene...
Ok, you forgot the suspenders and flannel shirts. Or maybe that's the homebrewer forum...
No one actually drinks any beer. They just trade and trade and have a "cellar" full of hundreds of dollars of beer.
I am as East Coast as it gets and very few people prefer German style lagers in my neck of the woods.
i hate stereotypes. this thread made me so mad, i had to open up a hop stoopid, and then wind down with a supplication.
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.
I'm a homer now. I would rather drink a decent beer brewed in Upstate NY than a great one from California or Colorado.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Speaking of BA stereotypes:
Not a homer. Haven't found that many Texas beers that I enjoy. I typically stick with west coast beers for the most part.
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 . . .
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.
Yuuuuuup feels good to be a stereotype
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.
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).
Who? Hunahpu, that's who.
the northeast is starting to take a page out of the west coast's book with hoppy beers and funkier stuff.
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.
Couldn't let this go unnoticed
Wow. Where to begin.....
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.
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
I thought this was going to be another "autumnaldave" rage.
And I am a fan of good beer. Region/style be damned.
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
Not everything was invented by Jester King...
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".
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.
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.
No tats or piercings, ouch.
Can't tell if trolling or.....
Confirmed by another east coast lifer...