Who else has a supportive significant other/family?

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  1. jwheeler87

    jwheeler87 Aspirant (226) Oct 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    My girlfriend and I celebrated our one year anniversary together this past weekend. Technically today is our anniversary, but with both of us in the education profession we celebrated over the weekend. She had been so understanding and cool with my beer geekery/habit this past year. To the point of not speaking to one of her sisters who believed I was "changing her" since my girlfriend didn't drink beer before us getting together. Anyway, she got me these for our one year http://www.etsy.com/listing/92118203/toasting-pilsner-glasses-personalized with J+K for the initials and 10-29-11 for the date. She also got me some Founder's Breakfast Stout to go with them. Who else has a great girlfriend/wife or boyfriend/husband that supports our geekery/habits without intervention or concern.
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  2. RyanMM

    RyanMM Initiate (169) Mar 12, 2009 Michigan
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    My wife doesn't drink beer, has probably tried sips of over 200 of the ones I've had an gagged at nearly every one. But she still helps me out and does little things that are really nice. Coming with me to beer releases, suggesting to hit a brewery on the way home from a day trip, going to bars and restaurants that have good beer lists. She's great.
  3. Gritch

    Gritch Initiate (160) Dec 26, 2010 Indiana
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    My girl got me into craft beers. We just celebrated our 4 year anniversary this past weekend. Congratulations to you and your girlfriend. She sounds like a keeper.
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  4. dbfp210

    dbfp210 Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2012 Pennsylvania

    My girlfriend has slowly become a craft beer drinker. She only drank liquor when we started dating 2.5 years ago. Now she loves craft beer. It's awesome.
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  5. Horseballs

    Horseballs Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2012 Ohio

    She brews with me sometimes and I have to fight with her over the last bottle of DIPA, RIS or Sour... tonight it was ten fidy.
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  6. boilermakerbrew

    boilermakerbrew Meyvn (1,293) Aug 13, 2010 Indiana
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    I have the nearly the same situation as RyanMM does, except she's my girlfriend. She's been in the picture for over a year, which equates to roughly 100 new beers. She'll try any of them, but we've only managed to find a few she would drink. That being said, she has recently decided to try to like Blue Moon more. She sees some of her friends that like it and thought she should. I'll take it. It's the small steps that will eventually get you there.
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  7. HeyJim

    HeyJim Initiate (169) Sep 22, 2012 Pennsylvania

    This, so much, haha. The only time she didn't make an awful face was FBS.

    My wife brings me beer home all the time, since she works near the best craft shop around me. She's always up for going out to a place with me to try new beers as long as she can get a bite to eat or a cider/lambic.

    She told me she's got a beer surprise for me prepared for my birthday, but won't tell me what. Two more weeks of waiting.
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  8. FishPondManager

    FishPondManager Aspirant (246) Feb 28, 2012 Colorado
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    Couldn't live without my wife. I mean, someone's gotta take the boxes to FedEx when I don't set a pickup. I keep her happy with a constant supply of Belgian Red, Raspberry Tart, soon to be Serendipity, and Sanctification.
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  9. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
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    My GF likes to try everything with me, contribute to reviews, and even likes certain respectable beers that I don't. She also tolerates me ordering beers from CA, despite the exorbitant shipping rates. I think if I drank more she might have an issue with it, but I actually don't drink all that much.

    Congrats on your anniversary. Liz and I just had our third, split a bottle of ST Mokah to celebrate (one of our mutual favorites).
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  10. match1112

    match1112 Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2011 Illinois

    After 20 yrs together we've both learned a couple of things. I've learned that my lovely wife can never have too many pairs of shoes with matching purses, and she has learned that I spend way too much money on beer.
  11. TheMultiYeast

    TheMultiYeast Defender (646) Oct 11, 2011 Vermont

    she got me two four-packs of Heady Topper while spending a weekend in VT. Not bad.
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  12. AndyAvalanche

    AndyAvalanche Savant (994) Jun 16, 2008 Massachusetts

    Sounds pretty sweet. My wife has always been pretty supportive of me liking beer. Before we dated she didn't like beer, then she eventually tried different beers I would have and grew to like it. She got sick one day after a beer fest, so she's pretty careful about it now, but will still drink some styles and love them. She usually will try whatever I get if it's something new.

    She always gets me beer every Christmas, and every birthday I get a gift bag that says "Happy Beer Day." She just goes to my favorite bottle shop. They know her by name (heck some of the brewery reps do too) and says to the manager that it's my birthday, and he picks out some stuff and she puts it in the bag. She also played a big part in my first homebrew a couple months ago, she helped with the brewing process quite a bit. She's a keeper.
  13. callmeishmALE

    callmeishmALE Disciple (327) Dec 30, 2010 Colorado

    My wife is amazing. She goes to every beerfest and loves them. She can drink with the best of them (as long as there are no hops involved). She's incredibly supportive and also helps keep me in check from spending all of our money of beer, in a loving non bitchy way. I'm so lucky to have a constant drinking buddy who loves this culture and my passion. Congrats on your anniversary man, my wife and I have been together for almost 9 years and married for a year and a half. Cheers!
  14. VegasHopHead

    VegasHopHead Aspirant (238) Jun 21, 2012 Nevada
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    My Girlfriend tries everything that i try, but she rarely likes them. Her preference is mainly sours and framboise. That said, she is pretty damn supportive of the hobby, getting me tickets to the eclipse release party as well as coming with me to tastings and being my DD. She rocks.
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  15. Mojo

    Mojo Champion (845) Jul 21, 2012 Alabama

    My wife is a non beer drinker, but she made a special trip one afternoon to pick up some Breakfast Stout for me. She is now searching for Founder's Harvest for me. What a wife!!! Beautiful and red-headed too!!! (And she bought me the Chimay pack with glass for my birthday. This was my 9 year old son's suggestion.)
  16. stayclean

    stayclean Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Wisconsin

    Same here, wife got me into it when we were dating. Was more of a bottom-shelf whiskey guy, ha.
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  17. fdkayti

    fdkayti Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2010 Illinois

    My boyfriend and I met through a mutual love of craft. Our first date was an evening FoBAB session. We are currently in the process of moving in together and are having fun finding places for our collection/empty growlers/homebrew equipment, and are eagerly waiting to find out if the kegerator will fit in the dining area D: Few things do I enjoy more than splitting a bottle with him. The guy rules, we are a good pair.
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  18. bishopdc0

    bishopdc0 Defender (657) Jan 23, 2010 Maine
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    my wife is amazing. In college she purchased my true brew kit for Valentine a day. For our wedding it was a keg setup when we bought our house we walked in the basement and ah said this is where we should put the bar, which is where it lies. She is the best drinking buddy buying tickets for a fancy beer event for our anniversary and as a "super taster", she has been trained, I love her insight. I also love that her two favorite beers are double black and cantillion mamouche.
  19. ThickNStout

    ThickNStout Poo-Bah (2,104) Mar 8, 2011 Georgia
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    Among several other awesome things, my wife planned a trip to St Pete for Hunahpu's Day for my birthday this year. Best. Wife. Ever!
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  20. meanmutt

    meanmutt Meyvn (1,008) Feb 6, 2012 Ohio
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    My wife loves beer! She is not quite as into it as I am, but she always likes trying new beers and has a lot of the same favorites as me. As a matter of fact, we are planning a beer-centric 5th anniversary trip to California.
  21. flyingmick

    flyingmick Aspirant (260) Jul 3, 2012 Texas

    My fiance bought me my first home brew setup and tries every new beer I try in her presence...even though everything seems too bitter for her. She has her beers and I have mine, and I do feel like she gets it. She understands the hobby and lifestyle, even if she doesn't exactly love beer. If I can arrange to have Fruli on draft in my house, I'll probably be able to get away with anything.
  22. imperialbeerdude

    imperialbeerdude Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2012 Colorado

    My dog sits by me when I drink so, I'd say she's pretty supportive.
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  23. xnicknj

    xnicknj Initiate (0) May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    nice. my girlfriend has sought out rare beers for me, bought wall tackers from my favorite breweries, accompanied me to countless events and festivals all over the northeast, and most recently, told me i should tell someone on this board that "they should go fuck themselves" in response to a post. so yeah, she supports me. :sunglasses:
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  24. flyingmick

    flyingmick Aspirant (260) Jul 3, 2012 Texas

    That's a quality bitch.
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  25. PoopChute69

    PoopChute69 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Poland

    Threads like these keep me single.

    Thanks BA!
  26. callmeishmALE

    callmeishmALE Disciple (327) Dec 30, 2010 Colorado

    I think the moniker poopchute69 does that. :wink:
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  27. Jwren5

    Jwren5 Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2011 Illinois

    My husband is supportive of my hobby. He got me into drinking beer, but I got him into drinking craft beer. He generally does not complain about how much I spend on beer because it means there is delicious beer in the fridge for us to share, which is the best part for me. Much of our spare time has been spent together seeking out new beers or trying new brewpubs. It's pretty awesome!
  28. miamichael2

    miamichael2 Initiate (147) Dec 2, 2009 New York
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    My wife is incredibly supportive...she just accompanied me from Miami to Minnesota for the weekend for Darkness Day, spending the night outside (and in the car) at Surly, on top of driving me around the cities so I could have more beer.
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  29. fritts211

    fritts211 Aspirant (210) Feb 19, 2011 Tennessee
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    Have a great fiance who supports my craft beer obsession. She tries everything that I drink, and has developed a fondness for big stouts and sours. We are getting married in May, and are taking a trip through wine country in California for the honeymoon, and she has even plotted out how to get to Russian River, Napa Valley, and other west coast breweries to include in our booze-soaked honeymoon. :slight_smile:
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  30. Skoallrebel

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  31. gtermi

    gtermi Meyvn (1,214) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    My wife loves my addiction to home brewing and craft beer. She likes a good beer here and there and is willing to try anything. She loves to go to breweries and will stand there and wait for me while I spend an hour at the store looking at beer. She also gets me a Westy 12 for Christmas every year.. Can't ask for much more.
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  32. BrianTheBrewer30

    BrianTheBrewer30 Aspirant (211) Nov 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    My wife loves good craft beer. Ya she sometimes gets a little upset when I walk in the door with beer. Then she asks "Wait...are those Alpine growlers for us"? I usually say "Yes". She has a big smile.
  33. squirrely2005

    squirrely2005 Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2011 Texas

    It's a yes and no for me. She's cool with it sometimes but she just equates me drinking with being an alcoholic and trying to be a "party animal" like some of our other friends still are. Apparently I'm supposed to grow out of it. I turned 21 2 months ago. -_- Out of our friends I'm also the one who drinks craft beer too. I buy $15 4 packs, not $15 cases of 30.
    I work 40 hours a week and go to school full time. 12 hours/semester. I think a beer or two every night or every night at home is deserved but she sees it as me being an alcoholic. Drinking alone is seen as a bad thing. I'm not downing 3 40s of OE. Sigh.
    An alcoholic to me is my dad. He asked me to get him a 6 pack once(tall boy busch) but it was like 12am and he'd been drinking all day and when i said he probably shouldn't he looked at me and said "what am I gonna have for breakfast?" He was half kidding.
    Sorry about the rant. Just been curious about this for awhile but haven't gotten around to starting a thread.
    I'm glad most of y'all have it good.
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  34. nathanb47

    nathanb47 Aspirant (200) Dec 14, 2010 Massachusetts
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    My fiancé is pretty amazing when it comes to craft beer. She listens to me talk about all the stuff I read online, lets me have a whole beer drawer in the fridge, age some beers in our apartment closet and have a cool bar setup in the dining room. she also doesn't mind the wall tackers and other random beer stuff I have adorning our office at home. The best part is we took a trip to the Dogfish Head Brewery and took the tour and she said yes to me in front of the treehouse when I asked her to marry me there. One of the top 5 moments in my life! now we are planning the wedding and doesn't mind that I want beer cap cufflinks or other random beer things involved.
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  35. gdodd12

    gdodd12 Initiate (194) Oct 1, 2009 Georgia
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    I'm the sole income earner, so wife doesn't have any grounds to complain about beer hobby. Though she wouldn't anyway. She mainly sticks to ciders and pumkin beer type things. Though she has enjoyed every sour beer I have given he to taste, but I can't picture her finishing a full glass of one. We are going out this weekend with some family of hers coming into town. She suggested Brick Store for drinks to them because she knows how much I love that place and I never get there.
  36. a74gent

    a74gent Aspirant (284) Mar 16, 2010 Massachusetts
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    I'm getting ready to take my long distance relationship up a level and move to where my girl is. We were at the Michigan Summer Festival (yeah!) and she says to me "I think we should get a kegerator for the new house." Yep, thanks for the confirmation. Definitely a good decision to move in with her!
  37. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Crusader (753) Nov 11, 2011 Ohio
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    My gf and I have an awesome relationship. One of our shared passions has become the world of beer, from cheap sh!t our grandfathers drank right through some of the best crafts there are on the market today. When we first started dated and visited Chicago together for the first time, we were at 10Pin for Sunday Funday and we both enjoyed rounds of Old Style (insert joke here). Living in Cleveland, we have the opportunity to regularly visit Fat Heads, The Brew Kettle, GLBC, Market Garden, Tremont Tap House and other great places that have great rotating tap selections. As i do, she enjoys hopped-up IPAs, Imperial Stouts, and Porter, which I have loved forever. Over the course of 2012, I have become involved in trading here and she has supported my efforts to obtain awesome beers from across the US which aren't available here. Cheers
  38. sjverla

    sjverla Devotee (490) Dec 1, 2008 Massachusetts

    Mostly yes. Especially lately she's been encouraging me to get the seasonals and stuff that I enjoy (She told me I should get a case of Brown Shugga', so I did). However, I when I related to her that I was tempted to drop $30 for 3F Golden Blend, that got a terse "I'm glad you didn't." Some of you might be thinking it was a rookie mistake to share that with her, but it was planned - by demonstrating occasional self control, it buys me some latitude for when I do make that big purchase (I'd guess it's probably a 5:1 ratio of me lamenting walking away from something to actually pulling the trigger.) Also, I can't quite get her on board with taking a trip up to Waterbury, VT.

    However, she thoroughly enjoys beer, and going to places like Publick House, Cambridge Common, and the like. We've been to ACBF 3 times, and she told me I should go to Night of the Funk next year. She won't accompany me on that trip, but she's ok with me dropping however much NotF is (like $85?)...although she may have already had a couple when she agreed to that...
  39. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Disciple (335) Sep 14, 2011 Missouri

    The technical term is "Enabler". Jocks straps are supportive.

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  40. thebigredone

    thebigredone Champion (811) Dec 19, 2011 Wisconsin
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    My wife is great, and usually fully supportive. Even came on a whirlwind beer tour of southwest MI to hit Bells, Founders, Dark Horse, Arcadia, New Holland, Vivant, Hop Cat, and Three Floyds on the way back. However, supportive tends to turn to tolerant, which turns to less tolerant, after too many trades in a short period of time...
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