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When did you realized that you were a beer advocate?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Uniobrew31, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Uniobrew31

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    Mine was tonight. I looked in the sink and there were four distinct dirty beer glasses! Eh... I guess I am a beer nerd: stout glass-dirty, pilsner glass-dirty, hefe wiesen glass-dirty, chalice-dirty. There was a time when I would rather not do dishes than get the most out of a glass of beer!
     
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  2. evilc

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    When my UPS bill was $340 in 1 month.
     
  3. Andygirl

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    When I was in Louisville for a marathon and still walked to a "good" bar after the race.
     
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  4. Gregfalone

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    For me it was when I foun this site, and learned that a beer advocate was a thing.
     
  5. RBassSFHOPit2ME

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    My first PtE, 11 years ago. Then, realizing why the same IPA differed so much from bottle to bottle due to age. Hooked ever since...
     
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    I think when vacations began to be planned around where breweries were located...that was when I knew.
     
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    When I started to taste the "rare".
     
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    Hadn't even heard the term till I started using this site.
     
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    When USPS stole a trade shipment and I decided to send another shipment so my trading partner would get a box.
     
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    When I committed matricide because my mother served my barelywine out of a nonic pint.

    In all seriousness, when I realized I was checking the "What are you drinking now" page for that day when I would wake up for work in the morning. Jealous always
     
  11. Uniobrew31

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    Me neither!!! But it is a good term!
     
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    When I can't fit a goddamn gallon of milk in my fridge because it's too full of beer.
     
  13. loafinaround

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    when my husband forced me to calculate my beer bill for december... and I was as shocked as him....
     
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    When I jumped all over the old fridge someone was getting rid of. Its in my garage and is stocked!!!
     
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    the light bulb went on for me when i walked into Glen Ro package store (in ct ..they have a back room wit all the goodies) and said hey whats this..dogfish head 90 min...broke my cherry.......hooked
     
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    When I emerged from a puddle of toxic sludge in a sewer beneath the Chicago moon.
     
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    The first time I tried Bourbon County
     
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    $5 seemed like too much to go 1/4 on a 30 rack of adjunct.
     
  19. Ataraxia

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    False, I was always a beer advocate. Prior to that I drank only single malt scotch and other hard liquors.
     
  20. loafinaround

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    that's a serious score. I'm envious.
     
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    It would have to be my first meeting with the Duchesse ...and damnit I still love her..
     
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    You need a second fridge.
     
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    When I started bring beer to the guy at "my" liquor store because it was stuff ne couldn't get.
     
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    Man, I don't even want to know mine (probably not as bad for beer alone, but with liquor included... I'll remain ignorant for now until I'm on the streets!)

    I've been into beer for a while but today my bf actually asked me what type of glass I thought would be best for his brew. It was a compliment. He later added, "I love that I live with someone that I can get recommendations from if I'm trying to decide between a few different beers." We started getting into craft together but I buy (and have since tried) a lot more, while he generally sticks to liquor or the same few 6-packs.
     
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  25. Roger85

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    When the beer guy at my favorite bottle shop told me I was becoming one of his biggest buyers- and I was freaking excited about it. My wife was not so thrilled.
     
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    I don't know that I'd even call myself a "beer advocate"...but if I were to pick a defining moment, it would be quite recent actually. On Christmas Day last, the family finally figured it out: Gift cards to local bottle haunts. They blinked first!:D
     
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    I don't think I am a beer advocate. I just like good beers - sometimes to a fault. ;)
     
  28. Eriktheipaman

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    Idk if that makes you a BA but daymmmmm
     
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    This wasn't mine but a defining moment for sure. When I got a second job, on top of my full time job, at my favorite bottle shop with hopes of being able to snag more special goodies.
     
  30. hopsputin

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    when i signed up for the site ;)
     
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    It may have marked an obsession....
     
  32. Eriktheipaman

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    Lol better said. I do not pass judgement by any means because I feel you on beer being an obsession.
     
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    I hope my husband never makes me do this.
     
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    it was awful. Still in recovery. But I can't help it. It's winter and I love stouts!
     
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    WOW!!! I can't tell if that's awesome or just really messed up!
     
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    I realized I was a true beer advocate when I had a beer that I didn't like and felt I needed to tell this to everyone. Coincidentally, at the same time I also felt the urge to rave about the superiority of certain brews that are generally highly regarded because I feel it affirms my status as a beer connoisseur.
     
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    When I bought a BA t-shirt at the Extreme Beer Fest in 2010. What a great day!!!
     
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    To paraphrase David Lee Roth-
    I'm not like this because I'm on BA, I'm on BA because I'm like this.

    So, what was the turning point then? Probably some time in the mid 80s when I was scouring Manhattan's bodegas for the privilege of spending $20 for a sixer of Taddy Porter. And I thought it was money and effort well-spent. No turning back from there, and it continues to be a hell of a ride.
     
  39. Eriktheipaman

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    Fair enough lol. But the real point for me was the fact that limited beers come to town just about every week and I didn't have the time or money to get them all. When I worked there we got the same bottle limit as the public and made sure the usual customers got it before we all did. It did however insure a bottle was set aside for me so I didn't have to worry about heading there till I worked next. It also didn't make me feel bad about spending money on expensive beer since it was a second job and extra income.

    The job didn't last very long but it was a sweet deal while it lasted.
     
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    03/04/03, my join date
     
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