Baby Boomer Beer Advocates

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by lordofthewiens, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. lordofthewiens

    lordofthewiens Sep 17, 2005 Maine
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    A letter from a baby boomer in the most recent BA magazine got me thinking. How many BAs are boomers (born between 1946 and 1964)?
     
  2. uturn

    uturn Sep 19, 2003 Florida
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    I'm a BA boomer

    cheers
    mike
     
  3. studad

    studad Jun 9, 2010 California

    '53 was a good year for me.
     
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  4. LeRose

    LeRose Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts
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    1958. Best year ever.

    Could this be a poll? Know we can make them, might be easier to keep track if lots of people respond?
     
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  5. mudbug

    mudbug Mar 27, 2009 Oregon

    Boomers invented the internet
     
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  6. RBCORCORAN

    RBCORCORAN May 18, 2009 Massachusetts
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  7. cid71

    cid71 Mar 2, 2009 New Jersey

    1962. I'm just a kid
     
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  8. JrGtr

    JrGtr Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts
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    I'm not, but my dad is. I wouldn't necessarily call him BA, besides not being on the site, but I have turned him to good beer. We did a tour at Harpoon a couple years ago, at one point the guide asked what the thee worst things for beer are (looking for air, light and heat) he pipes up, "Bud, Miller and Coors."
     
  9. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    I was born in 1990.....sorry for posting in this thread.
     
  10. taxman

    taxman Feb 22, 2012 Illinois

    1962 and proud of it!
     
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  11. Doppelbockulus

    Doppelbockulus Jan 3, 2012 Florida

    Whoa, I have beer older than you in my cellar, and older than me for that matter. My parents are both Baby Boomers and I was born in 1988, for those who are curious.
     
  12. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    I hope those beers are lambics.
     
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  13. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Nov 8, 2012 Missouri
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    Boomer from 1962. Cheers!
     
  14. match1112

    match1112 Mar 2, 2011 Illinois

    So which one of you was the bus boy at the Last Supper? :D
     
  15. jamesgaither

    jamesgaither Jun 7, 2009 Kansas
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  16. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Nov 8, 2012 Missouri
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    I've been to a lot of suppers.:D
     
  17. pest

    pest Sep 2, 2007 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Wait, did you just whoa someone that is only 2 years younger than you?
     
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  18. antilite

    antilite Jan 1, 2012 Florida

    I was born before the Boomers, and they can all get the hell off my lawn.
     
  19. Tut

    Tut Sep 23, 2004 New York

    1950

    We need our own section of BA so we can post without having some kid who had his first beer five years ago replying, calling us "dude", and disputing our beer knowledge/experience :)
     
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  20. abcramer

    abcramer Feb 6, 2010 Pennsylvania

    I'm an early boomer from 1948. You're never to old to drink good beer!

    Sometime in the past couple years, there was a thread here on BA that was a poll of BA's by age group. I don't know what the boomer percentage was, but my 60+ age group was something like 5% or 6%, maybe even less.
     
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  21. Docrock

    Docrock Jan 21, 2012 Illinois
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    For many years the Baby boom generation was grouped as 1946-1960. Then it was continually refined to include now up to 1964. I was not originally in, but now am. I have always thought of the generation as from the end of WW2 to the assassination of JFK. I make that group by a week.
     
  22. kingofhop

    kingofhop May 9, 2010 Oklahoma

    '53 here. I like the idea of our own section. Maybe we could get Depends and Polident to sponsor us.
     
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  23. Tut

    Tut Sep 23, 2004 New York

    And I've turned quite a few kids in their twenties, whose only experience with beer was overconsumption of cheap, BMC crap, into craft drinkers.
     
  24. LeRose

    LeRose Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Im with ya...but i also vote for extra large fonts! Even though I'm a lot younger bein 1958 vintage (runnin for cover)
     
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  25. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer May 10, 2012 Illinois

    1986 here. :)
     
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  26. yamar68

    yamar68 Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    I was born in 1906.

    Let this be a testament to the nurturing qualities of American craft beer.
     
  27. beefmental

    beefmental May 26, 2005 Iowa
    Beer Trader

    1963 here. Along with the other good ideas suggested I'd like to see more beer discounts by showing your AARP card.
     
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  28. Doppelbockulus

    Doppelbockulus Jan 3, 2012 Florida

    Nope, the cat walked across the keyboard.
     
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  29. wildyeast

    wildyeast Mar 24, 2006 Maryland

    1946 here. Not so old in beer years.
     
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  30. youngleo

    youngleo May 31, 2007 Michigan

    1953 for me also
     
  31. youbrewidrink

    youbrewidrink Apr 9, 2009 Vermont
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    1958 and still no walker. Although it would be cool to have a walker with a cup holder.
     
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  32. Brunite

    Brunite Sep 21, 2009 Illinois

    Gen Xérs invented Al Gore!
     
  33. njhopspop

    njhopspop Oct 17, 2010 New Jersey

    just missed the cutoff here. I guess that 1967 makes me an early GenX-er
     
  34. steveh

    steveh Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    Hey -- that's the best idea I've heard in a long time! :)

    1960 and can still touch my toes without straining. ;)
     
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  35. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    1951 here and I have yet to find a beer born the same year.
     
  36. njhopspop

    njhopspop Oct 17, 2010 New Jersey

    I do however have 2 baby boomer bottles of Seagrams VO still sealed from 1963. :)
     
  37. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    I'm younger than you - but not by much.
     
  38. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Sep 14, 2011 Missouri

    Bravo to all you boomers on figuring out computers. ;)

    I'm an Xer myself.
     
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  39. steveh

    steveh Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    Bill Gates: 1955
    Steve Jobs: 1955
    Paul Allen: 1953
    Steve Wozniak: 1950
    Larry Ellison: 1944

    Wasn't for boomers, you Xers would still be on the playgrounds instead of hunched over a smart phone! :D
     
  40. Brunite

    Brunite Sep 21, 2009 Illinois

    Lol! Good point.

    Sadly; however, other than the first two, Xérs likely have no idea who you are talking about!
     
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