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

  1. RStang13

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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

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    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.
     
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    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

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    when you went from debt free to a maxed out credit card in 2 months
     
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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

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    I think some of you are just "alcoholics"
     
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    I'm genuinely sorry that anything makes that imagine appear in your head
     
  8. jglowe77

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

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    I'm guessing...Heaven?
     
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    ...when CBS is no longer a major television network.
     
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    pics?
    care for a roommate?
     
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  13. draheim

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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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    ...when the liquor store owner gives you his wish list.
     
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    when you drink what you have in your fridge just to make room for more
     
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    ...when you find yourself in a conversation about the different "spectrums" of IPA's.
     
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    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

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    When you criticize a newbie for asking an innocent question that has been asked before.
     
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    Its a constant battle haha
     
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  20. ja1022

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    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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    respect
     
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    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.
     
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    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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    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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    I wish it was only $30 poorer.
     
  26. closisinthehouse

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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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    When you have to lie to your significant other on how much beer you bought.
     
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    when your wife suggests disneyworld for this year's family trip and you counter with waterbury, vermont.
     
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    When you choose a restaurant by the tap list, not the food.
     
  30. loafinaround

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    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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    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 :D
     
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  32. GimmeAGuinness

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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 :rolleyes:
     
  33. Pecan

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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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    I do this shit every time
     
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    When one of the fields on your beer collection spreadsheet is "Location"
     
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    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. :mad:

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