When did you realized that you were a beer advocate?

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

  1. Uniobrew31

    Uniobrew31 Jan 16, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    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

    evilc Jan 27, 2012 California

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

    Andygirl Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

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

    Gregfalone Sep 5, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

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

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Mar 1, 2009 California

    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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  6. JK4Stout

    JK4Stout May 10, 2010 Virginia

    I think when vacations began to be planned around where breweries were located...that was when I knew.
     
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  7. Photekut

    Photekut Mar 31, 2006 Tennessee

    When I started to taste the "rare".
     
  8. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    Hadn't even heard the term till I started using this site.
     
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  9. Drtfinelli

    Drtfinelli Jun 7, 2012 New Hampshire

    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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  10. semaj

    semaj Jan 18, 2013 Florida

    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

    Uniobrew31 Jan 16, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Me neither!!! But it is a good term!
     
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  12. tectactoe

    tectactoe Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    When I can't fit a goddamn gallon of milk in my fridge because it's too full of beer.
     
  13. loafinaround

    loafinaround Jul 16, 2011 New York

    when my husband forced me to calculate my beer bill for december... and I was as shocked as him....
     
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  14. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Aug 1, 2012 New York

    When I jumped all over the old fridge someone was getting rid of. Its in my garage and is stocked!!!
     
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  15. dipalova

    dipalova Feb 3, 2013 Connecticut

    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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  16. daysinthewake

    daysinthewake Nov 13, 2010 California

    When I emerged from a puddle of toxic sludge in a sewer beneath the Chicago moon.
     
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  17. dgugliuzza

    dgugliuzza Nov 11, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    The first time I tried Bourbon County
     
  18. Ispeakforthetrees

    Ispeakforthetrees Apr 2, 2012 Colorado

    $5 seemed like too much to go 1/4 on a 30 rack of adjunct.
     
  19. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Sep 20, 2012 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

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

    loafinaround Jul 16, 2011 New York

    that's a serious score. I'm envious.
     
  21. abcentfishing

    abcentfishing Oct 12, 2009 California

    It would have to be my first meeting with the Duchesse ...and damnit I still love her..
     
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  22. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    You need a second fridge.
     
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  23. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    When I started bring beer to the guy at "my" liquor store because it was stuff ne couldn't get.
     
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  24. Kerrie

    Kerrie Aug 24, 2012 Michigan

    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

    Roger85 Aug 24, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    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.
     
  26. NiceTaps

    NiceTaps Nov 21, 2011 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    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
     
  27. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    I don't think I am a beer advocate. I just like good beers - sometimes to a fault. ;)
     
  28. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Sep 4, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    Idk if that makes you a BA but daymmmmm
     
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  29. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Sep 4, 2010 California
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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

    hopsputin Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    when i signed up for the site ;)
     
  31. evilc

    evilc Jan 27, 2012 California

    It may have marked an obsession....
     
  32. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Sep 4, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    Lol better said. I do not pass judgement by any means because I feel you on beer being an obsession.
     
  33. Andygirl

    Andygirl Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    I hope my husband never makes me do this.
     
  34. loafinaround

    loafinaround Jul 16, 2011 New York

    it was awful. Still in recovery. But I can't help it. It's winter and I love stouts!
     
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  35. Uniobrew31

    Uniobrew31 Jan 16, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Wo
    WOW!!! I can't tell if that's awesome or just really messed up!
     
  36. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    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.
     
  37. 19etz55

    19etz55 Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    When I bought a BA t-shirt at the Extreme Beer Fest in 2010. What a great day!!!
     
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  38. TongoRad

    TongoRad Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    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

    Eriktheipaman Sep 4, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    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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  40. Tballz420

    Tballz420 Mar 4, 2003 Minnesota

    03/04/03, my join date
     
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