You know you're a beer geek...

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

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  1. RStang13

    RStang13 Initiate (105) Jun 22, 2011 New Jersey
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    When you quit smoking cigs with the only reason being you know your beer will taste THAT much better
  2. HopNuggets

    HopNuggets Disciple (308) Oct 8, 2009 Connecticut

    Walk out basement... so it's not really a "basement". I wish it was a completely underground basement. The wall we build the closet against is a wall that is underground and I insulated the walls and ceiling to the closet and it hold a few degrees cooler than the rest of the basement but still gets too warm in the summer for ideal cellaring but better than nothing I guess.
  3. jacob4999

    jacob4999 Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2008 Michigan

    When one of the main things you're looking for while house shopping is that the house has a basement and a big enough spare for a cellar/homebrew area.
  4. EvoJoe

    EvoJoe Aspirant (251) Jan 19, 2013 North Carolina
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    when you went from debt free to a maxed out credit card in 2 months
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  5. TheBeerDad

    TheBeerDad Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2012 Michigan
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    Do you need another child or maybe a first? I cook, I clean, and I'm even an accountant so I can do your taxes for free.
  6. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2012 Maryland

    I think some of you are just "alcoholics"
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  7. jglowe77

    jglowe77 Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2011 Massachusetts

    I'm genuinely sorry that anything makes that imagine appear in your head
  8. jglowe77

    jglowe77 Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2011 Massachusetts

    What's your address again?:slight_smile:
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  9. jmchinch

    jmchinch Initiate (0) Dec 22, 2012 Massachusetts
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    I'm guessing...Heaven?
  10. hamsterhero515

    hamsterhero515 Initiate (163) Jan 19, 2013 Michigan
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    ...when CBS is no longer a major television network.
  11. mjn5036

    mjn5036 Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2008 New Hampshire
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  12. dsal89

    dsal89 Disciple (331) Jul 6, 2008 Indiana
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    care for a roommate?
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  13. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,439) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    When you reflexively raise your glass to your nose to take a deep whiff, only to remember you're out for brunch and you're sniffing your orange juice.
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  14. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Defender (699) Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    ...when the liquor store owner gives you his wish list.
  15. wibeerman

    wibeerman Initiate (0) Aug 2, 2012 Wisconsin

    when you drink what you have in your fridge just to make room for more
  16. baconman91

    baconman91 Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2009 Ohio

    ...when you find yourself in a conversation about the different "spectrums" of IPA's.
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  17. ja1022

    ja1022 Initiate (164) Sep 27, 2009 Indiana

    I knew I had "issues" when I was at the bar in Greenbush shortly after they opened and I identified the bomber that Scott (owner/brewer) was sampling back in the production area with his crew as FW Double Jack. When I confirmed this with the bartender, he told me I was a beer geek. I was just pumped cuz I figured they were planning on brewing their first DIPA (at the time).
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  18. Sludgeman

    Sludgeman Poo-Bah (1,835) Aug 17, 2012 District of Columbia
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    When you criticize a newbie for asking an innocent question that has been asked before.
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  19. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (530) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    Its a constant battle haha
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  20. ja1022

    ja1022 Initiate (164) Sep 27, 2009 Indiana

    Honestly, if you're reading this thread, or on this site on a regular basis you are absolutely a beer geek.
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  21. Sam_Frank

    Sam_Frank Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2012 California

  22. Kinsman

    Kinsman Champion (873) Aug 26, 2009 California

    Well, it was a bit of an exaggeration. But you know the type... you see them at any festival and they're the first in line at all of the release day events. Not bad people, but definitely not my type.
  23. BJasny

    BJasny Disciple (378) Jul 10, 2011 Texas

    When you go to the beer store "just to see what they have" even though you already know, and walk out with 6 bottles total and about $30 poorer
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  24. MrDave

    MrDave Devotee (466) Jan 23, 2013 California
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    I'm not sure if I'm more impressed with the slick work you did in the construction or in the collection. Bravo, sir!
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  25. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,205) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    I wish it was only $30 poorer.
  26. closisinthehouse

    closisinthehouse Devotee (457) Jun 10, 2011 Florida
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    When you spend numerous minutes staring at the cellar trying to figure which beer to drink for the evening.
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  27. grandmachine

    grandmachine Initiate (89) Mar 11, 2010 California
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    When you have to lie to your significant other on how much beer you bought.
  28. BostonHops

    BostonHops Champion (848) Sep 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    when your wife suggests disneyworld for this year's family trip and you counter with waterbury, vermont.
  29. 5thOhio

    5thOhio Zealot (523) May 13, 2007 South Carolina

    When you choose a restaurant by the tap list, not the food.
  30. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    when you thank a fellow BA for sharing their secret shop w/ stock of your fav beer by searching a 30 mile radius for his fav beer.... and when a shop owner calls back 3 days later and says "oh, I found it in this super-obscure tiny shop 15 miles away, you reply "I already found it there too".
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  31. regularjohn

    regularjohn Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 New Jersey

    truth. what it comes down to with my friends usually is "hey im hungry lets get something to eat here, yeah but lets see what they have on tap first" if it sucks, on to the next spot :grinning:
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  32. GimmeAGuinness

    GimmeAGuinness Disciple (315) Sep 1, 2005 Massachusetts
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    When your craft beer store knows you so well that they call you to let know of a new arrival, and that they're setting some aside for you so you don't miss out :rolling_eyes:
  33. Pecan

    Pecan Devotee (421) Dec 20, 2012 Arizona
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    When you plan vacation destinations based on brewery visits. And you use more vacation on beer related days than anything else. Hellllllooooooo Dark Lord Day, Black Tuesday, Belgium, and Deutschland!
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  34. NickyDee21

    NickyDee21 Devotee (467) Dec 23, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    I do this shit every time
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  35. PeterJ

    PeterJ Initiate (69) Dec 5, 2012 California

    When one of the fields on your beer collection spreadsheet is "Location"
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  36. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    I have a full subterranian basement. no beer in it. why?! well, it's funky, and because of the heating system, it's the warmest f'ing place in the house! Definitely NOT beer friendly.
    I'm always envious of people when they use the term "cellar" on this site... knowing full well that theirs is likely a refrigerator or something else modest... because I don't even have that!
    My fam wouldn't put up w/ a second fridge, and the main fridge is barely large enough to hold our food. :angry:

    to the person above who mentioned the walk in refrigerator, thanks a bunch for planting THAT seed in my head... argh..... one day I'll have a cool storage spot... one day.
  37. Andygirl

    Andygirl Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    Or you don't even need a location field because you know what temp you cellar every beer you have at, so you go to that temp cellar :wink:
  38. Mercury4040

    Mercury4040 Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2012 California

    When you walk into your local liquor store and go straight back into the refrigerator (with permission) to grab some of the "special" stuff the owner doesn't display.
  39. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Meyvn (1,083) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey
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    When you go to a restaurant that you KNOW will have a great beer selection in the first place.
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  40. M_C_Hampton

    M_C_Hampton Savant (940) Oct 9, 2012 Georgia

    When you mark breweries on Google Earth just in case you happen to travel to that area
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