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You know you're a beer geek...

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

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  1. jrnyc

    jrnyc Mar 21, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    When you carry your iPad to the store to look up reviews on BA.
     
  2. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Apr 13, 2012 Michigan

    When, after finishing your favorite of whatever,
    you bury your nose in the empty glass and enjoy one last whiff.
     
  3. loafinaround

    loafinaround Jul 16, 2011 New York

    oh another one:
    when a shop owner writes notes about your opinions on various stouts in his inventory.
     
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  4. luwak

    luwak Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    When the bartender at a local craft centric bar refers a new patron 's question to you for a beer they just got if they dont know enough about it...
     
  5. buler87

    buler87 Oct 27, 2012 Illinois

    I think we should all be honest and admit that this thread is now about Siggy125's cellar and tasting room.
     
  6. readyski

    readyski Jun 4, 2005 California
    Beer Trader

    Why stop now?
     
  7. jrman1386

    jrman1386 Oct 22, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    When you've said to yourself "its only 9%"
     
  8. misterranger

    misterranger Jan 21, 2007 California
    Beer Trader

    When your wife asks what you are going to order for dinner on the way to the restaurant because she's hungry and knows you'll spend more time looking at the tap list.
     
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  9. readyski

    readyski Jun 4, 2005 California
    Beer Trader

    This!
     
  10. readyski

    readyski Jun 4, 2005 California
    Beer Trader

    Yes that is the key - hoarder or not
     
  11. SteelersX

    SteelersX Jan 30, 2011 New York
    Beer Trader

    When you go to a Brooklyn tap takeover with 36 taps and cant find anything to drink.
     
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  12. brikelly

    brikelly Apr 11, 2010 Massachusetts
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    When you are completely and utterly addicted to beer, yet you're not an alcoholic.
     
  13. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    Wait a minute... beer drinkers can be alcoholics? :eek:
     
  14. itsthepleats

    itsthepleats Mar 19, 2012 Ohio

    When you start a Twitter account for the sole purpose of monitoring beer releases.
     
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  15. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    I may have to re-tweet this. o_O
     
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  16. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    Oh yeah!
     
  17. danieelol

    danieelol Jun 15, 2010 Australia

    When your espresso has notes of Imperial Stout
     
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  18. dachshunddude86

    dachshunddude86 Dec 21, 2012 Florida

    And you can name which imperial stout
     
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  19. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    When you no longer have to look up the BA ratings because you have them memorized.
     
  20. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Jan 11, 2011 Minnesota

    When you have programmed the addresses of breweries in at least five states into your car's GPS.
     
  21. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Jan 11, 2011 Minnesota

    When you see this and worry that those beers are seeing too much light.
     
  22. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    When given the choice of viewing this or porn... you continue to choose this.
     
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  23. VonZipper

    VonZipper Feb 9, 2011 New York
    Beer Trader

    you know you're a beer geek when you go to the local distributor and a guy with a case of Keystone puts it down and gives you a wedgie, then shoves you into a locker... and the store doesn't even have lockers.
     
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  24. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    Atomic wedgie?
     
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  25. GoodBeerFan2006

    GoodBeerFan2006 Jul 11, 2011 North Carolina

    When you instruct a couple of old ladies at a work event how to describe beers they're serving to the attendees of said event. They had no clue, neither did the attendees, so I was just doing my due diligence...right? They thanked me for my "expertise."
     
  26. jjchristiano

    jjchristiano Sep 24, 2009 New Jersey

    Every one of your Christmas presents from your wife, mother, brother and sisters is a kick ass craft beer, a gift certificate to a brewpub, or a gift certificate to a homebrew supply store.
     
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  27. Dools9

    Dools9 Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    So true, do this all the time haha
     
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  28. jjchristiano

    jjchristiano Sep 24, 2009 New Jersey

    Your recycling bin is full of nothing but brown glass. And not a single one is a twist off.
     
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  29. jjchristiano

    jjchristiano Sep 24, 2009 New Jersey

    When your teenage kids look at the craft beer menu in restaurants and make suggestions of your favorites that are available there.
     
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  30. jjchristiano

    jjchristiano Sep 24, 2009 New Jersey

    When every glass in your cupboard has a beer logo on it.
     
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  31. Hopsiam14

    Hopsiam14 Jan 23, 2013 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    To which I would also add... When you start refusing certain restaurant selections because you know they only serve crap beer. And you can't help but think "don't waste my time" when they mention it as a food option.
     
  32. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Nov 10, 2006 California
    Beer Trader

    This photo is with the pull down window shade in the 'up' position.
     
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  33. SenorHops

    SenorHops Aug 10, 2010 Rhode Island

    ....when you never question the Beer Advocate "Status Quo"!
     
  34. SenorHops

    SenorHops Aug 10, 2010 Rhode Island

    That would just make you a feminine snob.
     
  35. CelticAleMan

    CelticAleMan Dec 11, 2010 California

    Whoa, bro! How come you haven't invited me over yet? I am like a few miles away from you.:) Seriously though, this room is beautiful! Nice work.
     
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  36. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    When everytime you look at this picture all you can think to yourself "man, those Stone 7th Anniversary bottles are WAY past their prime!"
     
  37. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    You're doing it wrong. ;)
     
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  38. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    To each their own. I hand wash mine with the "beer sponge".... just an ordinary blue sponge, that LOML knows not to use on the dishes or pans. I use normal dish soap. My main reason for hand washing it to keep the nice emblems on the glasses intact. Something about bombarding them with 120 degree water and hard dishwasher detergent, for 2 hours gives me the heebie jeebies. o_O
     
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  39. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Nov 10, 2006 California
    Beer Trader

    True, but surprisingly, theyre still pretty drinkable.
     
  40. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Nov 10, 2006 California
    Beer Trader

    good call. I'm gonna be hosting a few bottle shares this Spring & Summer. Stay tuned.
     
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