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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. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    ...when your family vacation consists of 1 theme park visit, 1 cave tour, 2 brewery tours, and 7 liquor store stops.
  2. FlakyBiscuit

    FlakyBiscuit Sep 11, 2012 Pennsylvania

    When you have guests over and you ask them what "style" of beer they would like.
    ASUBeer, leezy, luwak and 5 others like this.
  3. BrewStew58

    BrewStew58 Mar 29, 2011 New York

    When every gift you receive is either beer or glassware
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  4. carteravebrew

    carteravebrew Jan 21, 2010 Colorado

    When you walk into the restroom at work and the citrus-grapefruity air fresheners that used to make you gag actually remind you of a nice IPA and you smile.

    Furthermore, when the next time you walk into said bathroom and someone is taking a shit, the combination of the funk and the air freshener make you smile again because it reminds you of the sour wild ale you had last night.

    Kinda fucked up, when you stop and think about it.
    LittleGus likes this.
  5. TheJollyHop

    TheJollyHop Sep 2, 2009 California

    Imho this isn't geeky. I would do the same thing for any other beverage. "A dram of scotch from which region? Bourbon or rye? Partial to Pinot noir, Cab, or Riesling? Sparking or flat water? Bah...belabored the point I did.
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  6. FlakyBiscuit

    FlakyBiscuit Sep 11, 2012 Pennsylvania

    IMHO, then you are geeky for all beverages..........which is cool with me:)
    luwak, RStang13, Moose90 and 3 others like this.
  7. char005

    char005 Feb 24, 2011 Pennsylvania

    when you drive seven hours instead of flying for one hour because you can bring more beer back in your car than a on a plane

    when you have taken a half day at work to make sure you have a bar seat for a 4:00 PM tapping
    jgluck, DelMontiac, docnose and 2 others like this.
  8. Rback

    Rback Feb 26, 2012 New York

    You are a beer geek when:
    When you look at the cover of the most recent BA magazine & all you see are kegs of beer
    luwak, FlakyBiscuit, jgluck and 5 others like this.
  9. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    When you get a traffic ticket while going out to the bottle shop to purchase beers for someone you are trading with and don't really give a damn (happened last night)
    DelMontiac and creepinjeeper like this.
  10. TitusD84

    TitusD84 Nov 27, 2011 Illinois

    When a buddy asks you to invite him to your next "beer thing". You tell him that you are excited about a new ipa single hopped with mosaic hops because its in the simcoe family and has been described as "citra on steroids" and instantly realize you lost him when he says yeah I am not that into it I just like to try new things.
  11. loafinaround

    loafinaround Jul 16, 2011 New York

    happened last month!:oops:
  12. fredmugs

    fredmugs Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    You just gave me something to do at work!
  13. mporter13

    mporter13 Jul 13, 2011 Oregon

    When you can describe the flavor profile of beers you haven't had yet.

    I read too many reviews...
  14. BetterBeerPlz

    BetterBeerPlz Sep 8, 2007 Arkansas

    When you find yourself studying the beer choices at an upcoming craft beer festival and become disappointed because you've tried most of them.
    leezy likes this.
  15. TotallyHosed

    TotallyHosed Jun 20, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    When you look at this picture and think, "brewers playing dress up."

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  16. mscott1975

    mscott1975 Feb 19, 2011 Pennsylvania

    When you know the Wegmans shelf schematic much better than the guy stocking the shelves. And he has to ask you 'do you know where this goes'?
  17. TheLostGringo

    TheLostGringo Dec 7, 2011 Connecticut

    Favorite post ever! :)
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  18. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    When you swirl water in a glass just as if you were swirling a beer. Then you realize that its water and you become dissapointed!:)
    Loganyoung, jgluck and burgundysmoke like this.
  19. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Feb 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    You're obviously not a member of Water Advocate. That 2007 Aquafina is drinking nice, by the way.
  20. Celtics76

    Celtics76 Sep 5, 2011 Rhode Island

    Sometimes I'll have a Budweiser just to refresh my memory how bad it tastes.
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  21. burgundysmoke

    burgundysmoke Sep 11, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    ive got a poland spring vertical going back to '94!
  22. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Feb 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    94 'twas a good year.
    burgundysmoke likes this.
  23. TheJollyHop

    TheJollyHop Sep 2, 2009 California

    Equal opportunity geek!
  24. schteve825

    schteve825 Jul 26, 2012 New Jersey

    There's kegs in that photo?
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  25. Hefewiseman

    Hefewiseman Sep 6, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader

    When you crack a Westy 12 at a get-together and have to explain its value thoroughly to every person who asks, "What the hell are you drinking?" ...
  26. LittleGus

    LittleGus Mar 13, 2008 Minnesota

    Is it possible to somehow like every comment without manually clicking like on all of them?
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  27. docnose

    docnose Feb 7, 2013 Alabama

    I made an excel spreadsheet that loads my "Wants" from this site and loads the online beer lists from my local bars and stores (that have them anyway) and then creates a list of which of my wants are available where...
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  28. darky

    darky Apr 16, 2010 South Dakota

  29. kneary13

    kneary13 Jan 30, 2010 Massachusetts

    this is beer, not world of war craft! better a beer geek than a beer snob. i think of a geek as a scrawny, nerdy type whose very technical and specific about the types of beer and the ingredients therein.
  30. docnose

    docnose Feb 7, 2013 Alabama

    The exciting free-time activities of an IT professional.
  31. MPLSbrewer

    MPLSbrewer Dec 7, 2010 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    when every time you see an empty box, you wonder how many bottles would fit in it and if its good for shipping
  32. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    Irondequoit guy here... been in Tampa since '98.

    Wegmans has a nice beer selection now?
  33. Skunkdrool

    Skunkdrool Jul 31, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    And you'll be sharing this file when?
  34. Spaghett

    Spaghett Oct 27, 2011 California

    When you pour anything into a glass like you would a beer. Not because you think it will be a nice pour...just force of habit.
    darky, MikeWard and kona650 like this.
  35. stpaulsipper07

    stpaulsipper07 Dec 7, 2011 Minnesota

    When you get a job at your favorite bottle shop just for for the discount.
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  36. Premo88

    Premo88 Jun 6, 2010 Texas

    That's hardcore.
  37. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    I feel like you would have no reason to live if your house caught on fire.
    Kerrie likes this.
  38. SteelCity75

    SteelCity75 Jan 14, 2013 Connecticut

    When your girlfriend is asleep next to you, but you turn on your laptop and get on here to look up suggestions for your next purchase. (Which is my situation currently)
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  39. kona650

    kona650 Jun 12, 2011 California

    I do that all the time!!!!
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  40. Stoutfan23DJ

    Stoutfan23DJ Jul 10, 2011 Illinois

    When you use paid vacation time off from work to take a road trip to just visit brewery's and specialty stores in multiple states

    When you buy a case of a certain seasonal brew to start a 3 to 5 year vertical down the road!

    When you have every kind of glassware for every style of beer that exists.

    When you start clearing space in your beer fridge for the variety of cheeses that you plan to stock and pair with your favorite beers.

    When a beer store owner asks you if you were looking for a job and eventually suggested that they could use somebody as knowledgeable as you to work at their store after your first visit and conversation with them.
    JrGtr, jonandhisflask and darky like this.
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