When did you realized that you were a beer advocate?

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  1. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,800) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    To paraphrase an old toast, "Here's to our wives and beer guysn may the two never meet."
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  2. afrokaze

    afrokaze Zealot (580) Jun 12, 2009 Arizona
    Industry Beer Trader

    Funny, someone just asked me this today at work. It was 2010, just as I was starting to really look for new beers and lurking on here; I went to the City Beers Store in SF after seeing it on here. This was before the expansion, and I spent a good 3 hours or so trying new things, talking to Craig and Beth (the owners) and drooling over all the walez I had no clue about. Also had my first sour (Dissident) which blew my mind. After that I pretty much knew that it was going to be a serious part of my life and got me thinking about homebrewing. Good thread!
  3. ColdOne

    ColdOne Aspirant (220) Jan 19, 2013 New York
    Beer Trader

    When my new bride and I hit our tenth craft brewery on our Vermont-to-Seattle honeymoon. And when we hit our eleventh, because hey--prime number!
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  4. looseteeth

    looseteeth Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2013 Illinois

    When I started saving full bottles instead of empties.
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  5. Kerrie

    Kerrie Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2012 Michigan

    You shouldn't have to help it! Here's hoping your husband comes around and appreciates it. While my bf isn't a BA, he at least thinks it's cool and doesn't complain (though he spends his money on rum, so we're about even).
  6. C2H5

    C2H5 Disciple (383) Jan 7, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    when I started spending 20 dollars on a single bottle of beer instead of a 24 pk
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  7. Deltoro

    Deltoro Devotee (490) Sep 15, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    My bank account told me so
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  8. deuce9259

    deuce9259 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2011 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Got a second fridge. But last week with all the ipa's in season, I had trouble fitting a bottle of water. Girlfriend was not happy.
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  9. biglobo8971

    biglobo8971 Devotee (480) May 6, 2010 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    when I realized that my Fedex bill was 300$ and I get a huge discount due to me working in shipping.
  10. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Aspirant (257) Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    When I killed a man 4 hiz walez
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  11. papaholmz

    papaholmz Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    When I finally got through on the "beer phone" at St. Sixtus abbey, got an appointment to buy Westies, and booked my flight to Belgium. And then realizing I didn't have anywhere to store the Westies when I got them back, I bought a chest freezer, aquarium heater, and dual stage temp control to build my beer fridge.
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  12. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Crusader (710) Apr 3, 2006 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    When I learned the names of the beer buyers at 6 different stores.
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  13. mecummins

    mecummins Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2012 Illinois

    When I realized that I actually owned a beer fridge. And it was 3x the size as my wine fridge.
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  14. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,572) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    When I decided that following what I spent five years in college studying wasn't going to be as fulfilling as being in the industry.
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  15. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,114) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    When as a volunteer at the finish line of the 2011 Chicago marathon, I pushed through the throng of volunteers bearing water to hand winner Moses Mosop a can of Daisy Cutter*

    *fictional recollection
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  16. corby112

    corby112 Poo-Bah (3,908) Nov 19, 2008 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    When I found out about this site during the ratebeer crash of November, 2008.
  17. Pando

    Pando Aspirant (208) Dec 5, 2011 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    When I got hooked on trading!
  18. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Aspirant (252) Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I would have to say when I found this site. I never really fully noticed the beers I was drinking until I started using this site. I knew I was drinking a good beer but the experience lacked. Started reading reviews of beers I have had after I found BA and truly found that it made my beer drinking experience more enjoyable. I am by no means a beer expert as I have really only got into it recently but I love the facts and things I have learned from using it. Enough so that I decided to join "officially" last week and share my beersperiences with the BA community. I can't wait to continue adding beers to my personal profile and enjoying this website!
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  19. mjn5036

    mjn5036 Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2008 New Hampshire
    Beer Trader

    When I opted to simply not drink at a gathering because all that was offered were adjunct lagers.
  20. Revenant

    Revenant Aspirant (280) Aug 8, 2012 Minnesota

    The very moment when I was able to grow a full beard.
  21. yeti123

    yeti123 Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2010 Connecticut

    When the beer guy at the local store started reserving bottles for me without having to ask
  22. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,572) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Insert bourbon here
  23. Spaghett

    Spaghett Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2011 California

    I drank a nice beer and I was like... Whoa...I could be an advocate of this.
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  24. RayOhioFelton

    RayOhioFelton Devotee (416) May 24, 2011 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    My first craft experience was 2008. I knew I was on my way May 2012 when I returned from a two week trip to Denver back to Cleveland w/ a car full including Pliny,Parabola, Uncle Jacob's Stout, and Dogfish Head 120 and my friend Matt who introduced me to "The Life" said I took it way past his expectations!
  25. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (5,018) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
    Supporter Subscriber Beer Trader

    Enron got away with it...so can you with creative accounting! :wink:
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  26. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,204) Mar 18, 2010 California

    When I started reviewing beers.
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  27. vickersspitfire

    vickersspitfire Savant (910) Dec 11, 2006 Texas

    ...when I created my account on BA.
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  28. BoneyardBrewer

    BoneyardBrewer Initiate (105) Apr 24, 2005 Michigan

    when I stopped drinking from cans and bottles and only drank from a glass :wink:
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  29. atomic

    atomic Disciple (328) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    When I saw a "make your own 6pk" wall and got a half chub.
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  30. arfenhouse

    arfenhouse Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2012 California

    When I used google to find liquor stores that carry pliny. Discovered my two favorite shops from that.
  31. AlaskanYoung

    AlaskanYoung Disciple (379) Dec 1, 2011 Arkansas

    After drinking ruination, all i wanted was craft beers
  32. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    It's difficult hiding an extra 0 :-(
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  33. FEUO

    FEUO Disciple (327) Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    When I stopped loving Chicago.
  34. jpizz

    jpizz Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 Michigan

    When 2 months ago in my beer fridge was just bud light,heineken and blue moon. now i have belgian and scotch ales, russian imperial stouts,brown ales,pale ales and my new favorite IPA and i love the hoppy beer where before i thought it was awful. as my wife said i am officially a beer geek and happy to be. cheers
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  35. gatornlb

    gatornlb Initiate (67) Feb 4, 2013 Florida
    Beer Trader

    I'm definitely still new to the BA community...but noticed when I started scouring breweries and bottle shops prior to all work trips :slight_smile:.
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  36. FEUO

    FEUO Disciple (327) Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    Oh, but it hasn't stopped the family trip to the windy city (and beer runs).:rolling_eyes:
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  37. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2012 Maryland

    When i ws on a first name basis with the owners fof my then local bottle shop, and we would have the 'have you tried this...have you tried that?" conversations for 15 minutes
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  38. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo Initiate (0) May 30, 2011 Alaska

    When I stopped getting BMC stuff when my friends came over to hang out, and went outa my way several times to put some stores, restaurants and breweries and their beer on the "beer map."
  39. seplo

    seplo Disciple (376) Sep 8, 2009 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    September 8, 2009....My first time on the site and my join date.....CHEERS
  40. seplo

    seplo Disciple (376) Sep 8, 2009 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

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