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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by cincysig, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. cincysig

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    if you've scouted out the best beer stores in the area and you're on a first name basis with at least one employee

    if you ask your local shop person if there is anything special in the back and they come back with something

    if you buy specific beers for the express purpose of trading it to someone else in another region of the country where it's not available

    if you hold back (at least) one bottle of an annual batch release to compare it to the next year's batch (like 2012 vs 2013)

    if you will travel a great distance for the annual release of a specific beer or to attend a big beer festival

    ...what else, brothers and sisters???
     
  2. DarkDragon999

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    If you buy special cleaning solution to clean your glasses rather than just use dish detergent like normal people would. :)
     
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    when you've converted the 4th bedroom of your home into a 500 bottle temp controlled cellar and tasting bar
     
  4. CircusBoy

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    When you've seen this thread 20 times.
     
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    ...when your friends hesitate and ask questions about the beer you pour for them.
     
  6. jglowe77

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    This one easily takes the cake.
     
  7. Hanzo

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    If someone really does this I would love to see pics.
     
  8. Dan_Bowman

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    The first two examples apply to myself. Sadly
     
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    When people at parties are well aware that you are unwilling to engage in small-talk but will gladly discuss beer for hours.
     
  10. cincysig

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    I'm a n00b. Thanks for suffering me.
     
  11. joeebbs

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    When you don't agree with other beer snobs.
     
  12. CircusBoy

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    Just messing with you.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    When you say that your fed up with chasing these limited release beers and 30 seconds later when another one is announced, you're out hunting.
     
  15. alucard6679

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    When you get a warm and fuzzy feeling inside if you find that special something on the shelf and gladly shell out way too much money for it. Typically something most of the population wouldn't even recognize.
     
  16. Rand_ale_Thor

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    When you're out and the restaurant only has five beers...you can guess which ones. So you order a bottle of wine and no matter how good it is, with every sip you take you wish you had that beer that would go perfectly with your dinner......Why did we go there?!
     
  17. SammyJaxxxx

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    Is that Beer Geek or Beer Hoarder?
     
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    That is pretty awesome
     
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    MOAR!
     
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    Can we see more pics? This is too cool.
     
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    when your fiancee calls you while you're out of town asking if there's any beers she can open and you pause before almost saying 'no,' despite the fact that you have about 15 cases in the cellar.
     
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    Once you are married, you can say "NO"! I have, but learned to always always make sure there is a case of something she likes if the keg runs out while I am not there.
     
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    When your employees start asking "have you ever had/heard of" but then stop themselves mid sentence because they know the answer is undoubtably yes

    When your wife (who for all intensive purposes isn't a beer drinker) gets excited about local rare beers being released because she knows you will trade them for one of the few beers she likes.

    You don't remember what happened in a tv show but you can remember what beer each character was drinking
     
  25. HopNuggets

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    I think you just gave me a great idea to do with our unborn daughters room once her and our 2 year old son move out... Is it too early to start the countdown??? ha-ha.
     
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    As much as I hate the term beer geek (the term makes me think overweight white dudes circle-jerking about how much they hate BMC and how shitty their 2-week old Pliny was), I'll share one of my own experiences...

    Pouring a glass of orange juice and holding the glass at an angle then slowy raising it to vertical to get a nice head. Didn't realize what I was doing until I had finished pouring.
     
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    When all of your friends ask you advice on what to get or what something tastes like
     
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    When you go to a restaurant and ask the server what's on tap and after they rattle off 20 BMC taps with nothing of quality say, "just bring me a water."
     
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    When you are travelling to a big city for a conference, meeting, bachelor party, etc. and your first thought is to make a list of breweries to visit and find the best bottle shops near your hotel.
     
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    When you get legitimately excited about a novelty "IPA Glass..." no, not in that way...
     
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    This is amazing! My eyes are getting hard-ons!
     
  32. Siggy125

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    never too early. Let me know if you need help with design, specs, dos & don't, etc... If I'm not too old by then:eek:
     
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    When you have staple beers you buy in bulk so you can gift them to people who ask you about craft beer.
     
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    When you host a 6-person tasting in Tampa and one guy brings a supplication that is still half-full (half-empty?) when everyone leaves.
     
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    When you've driven 8+ hours in a day for a beer releases multiple times to multiple different breweries.
     
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    When you look at this pic and say I've had all of those.
     
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    When your boyfriend always asks you which type of glass he should use for certain types of beer.

    Also, I converted him to glasses. He drank a brew that he normally leaves in the bottle from a glass last night and admitted it was better.
     
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    When you start referring to anything in your house (shelving/fridge/storage space) as the "cellar" and live in a house/apartment with no basement.

    You know the names of all the beer distributors in your area (and possibly when they make their weekly deliveries to your favorite bottle shop) and have memorized what breweries they carry.

    Your bottle shop manager/owner is on your Christmas giving list.

    You have more cabinets filled with beer glassware than plates/bowls/china/etc...

    You stare at a grocery store beer section with 200+ selections of 6-packs when shopping for food and say "meh, they've got nothing I like. Let's stop by the beer store!". Your girlfriend/wife can't believe or comprehend this.

    Build a walk-in fridge in your home using instructions you found on the internet exclusively for beer.
     
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