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

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  1. Houston_E89

    Houston_E89 Aspirant (263) Sep 10, 2012 Texas

    When you see anyone look confused in the beer section, You drop everything and make sure they make the right choice......everytime.

    When one of your favorite breweries is giving samples at the grocery store and the conversation leads to stuff that's not out for another 6 mos and, you know as much as they do about it - You score 2 free brewery tour passes.
    darky, RStang13 and DelMontiac like this.
  2. MikeWard

    MikeWard Meyvn (1,089) Sep 14, 2011 Pennsylvania

    By the way, there is a line outside your house, 50 people looking to move in. I'm #17.
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  3. MikeWard

    MikeWard Meyvn (1,089) Sep 14, 2011 Pennsylvania

    This is part of the reason my daughter went to Susquehanna U in Selinsgrove, PA (Selin's Grove brewpub :slight_smile:
  4. MikeWard

    MikeWard Meyvn (1,089) Sep 14, 2011 Pennsylvania

    When your wife says "are you on that Beer Advocate site again? You were on it yesterday", and she doesn't realize you were on it that morning, over lunchtime, and a hour before.

    When you exchange monthly beer lists with your mates in England, and everyone is happy about it.

    When you obsessively compile lists of the beers you want to pick up at your local bottle shop, that are a) available in your state b) styles you like c) available in 12oz bottles for the 20% discount on mix and match d) have an above average rating from BA e) seperate lists for each season, then take said lists to botle shop and walk out with a dozen bombers not on the list because they're too good to pass up.

    By the way, great thread, more laughs than any other thread I've seen
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  5. hopdog09

    hopdog09 Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2012 Michigan

    when you plan vacations around breweries/brewpubs..including a trip to Germany
  6. leezy

    leezy Initiate (65) Sep 13, 2009 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    No kidding, I kinda want the file/formula too, although not many stores around me post their beer list online except the random FB and Twitter posts about Surly/Lift Bridge new releases
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  7. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    youve had everything at a bar, and they 90% sell rotating drafts. Every time you walk in.
    Djpillowtalk and Kerrie like this.
  8. Envelopes

    Envelopes Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2012 Ohio

    You use proper glassware for your morning shower beer.
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  9. darky

    darky Aspirant (212) Apr 16, 2010 South Dakota

    When you have to bite your tongue while overhearing the uneducated sales staff at my local grocery's beer department fumbling to answer a customer's questions about different beer varieties for fear of A: sounding like an impolite know-it-all, and B: insulting the well-meaning sales person.
  10. darky

    darky Aspirant (212) Apr 16, 2010 South Dakota

    When you seriously reconsider drinking more than one or two varieties of beer in one evening because you don't want to have to clean the 3 or more appropriate glasses the beers will require.

  11. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (2,306) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    When the UPS truck get stuck in the snow by a raging snow storm just to deliver you a trade box... and you help dig the UPS truck out of the snow!(this just happened today in rural Illinios) I felt bad for the UPS guy, but it was kind of funny!

    Also, when you know your Fed Ex and UPS delivery guys on a first name basis!
    DHS1029, YogiBeer and docnose like this.
  12. mjn5036

    mjn5036 Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2008 New Hampshire
    Beer Trader

    When you make your significant other FaceTime you through an entire beer store because you can't be there and her butchery of Belgian beer names just isn't cutting it.
  13. Hoptimus-Prime

    Hoptimus-Prime Disciple (339) Dec 7, 2012 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    When you check BA more than you do Facebook.

    When you go to the beer store with your wife and she opts to go sit in the car after 15 minutes of you browsing (witch is good because you don't want her to know how much you're spending)

    When your wife is happy for you to pay for expensive
    Beer , just to speed up the process .
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  14. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    When you start transitioning beer terms to your everyday life as inferences or references to things completely unrelated to beer :wink:!
    nchophead and Hoptimus-Prime like this.
  15. bostonlogga

    bostonlogga Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2013 Washington

    When you're at the bottle shop buying a beer for the cellar and you check the bottle neck for any short pours and you pull from a couple back because its probly had the least exposure to light :/
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  16. schnarr84

    schnarr84 Zealot (569) Nov 27, 2011 Alberta (Canada)

    when you go to your favorite liquor store and the staff are mad you didnt bring your almost 2 year old because youre a regular and hes the cutest
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  17. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

  18. tweezer159

    tweezer159 Initiate (0) May 2, 2008 Alabama

    Pull from the back-I hadn't thought of that. Thanks!
  19. jds8411

    jds8411 Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2008 California

    When you haven't done any of these things and you enjoy what you enjoy and don't care what other people like. To each his own.
  20. Andygirl

    Andygirl Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    When your main fridge dies and you toss the food rather than take all those IPAs out of the beer fridge.
  21. Bang34

    Bang34 Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2003 California

    When you are sitting at the bar and another patron asks the bartender what beer they should try. The the bartender turns to you to tell them the answer.
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  22. hamsterhero515

    hamsterhero515 Initiate (163) Jan 19, 2013 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Will you adopt me? Or at least put me in your will?
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  23. hamsterhero515

    hamsterhero515 Initiate (163) Jan 19, 2013 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    By liking that last statement is that a yes?
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  24. MarshMan71

    MarshMan71 Disciple (377) Jul 17, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Or use them to Boil Brats in .... Yes This has happened twice.
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  25. NWer

    NWer Crusader (713) Mar 10, 2009 Washington
    Beer Trader

    When the first letter you type in the URL field auto-fills to a beer related website no matter what letter you type in
    ChuckHardslab, mudbug and Kerrie like this.
  26. Judgie

    Judgie Disciple (320) Nov 21, 2012 Indiana

    After moving the clock forward one hour, you are not pissed at losing 1 hour of sleep but losing 1 hour of beer tasting time.
  27. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Devotee (457) Nov 10, 2006 California
    Beer Trader

    Yeah. Come on down. I need help depleting inventory to make room for more stuff!
  28. hamsterhero515

    hamsterhero515 Initiate (163) Jan 19, 2013 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Wohoo a California dad!
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  29. GennyCreamAle

    GennyCreamAle Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2009 New York

    When you're guiding others on the functionality of this website.
  30. whiskey

    whiskey Aspirant (273) Feb 25, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    When your kids listen to the Arctic Monkees and you call them the Arctic Devils by accident...more than once.
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  31. Carb-Overlord

    Carb-Overlord Disciple (373) Apr 25, 2014 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    When you camp out overnight at a limited release and wake up in a strangers tent...
    T12oy, SFACRKnight, riemster and 2 others like this.
  32. Brolo75

    Brolo75 Poo-Bah (1,721) Aug 10, 2013 California
    Beer Trader

    First time I considered myself a beer geek is when someone offered me a beer in the bottle, I looked at it and thought, "I can't drink this straight from the bottle." It was a humbling experience, I don't always need a glass to drink my beer.
  33. imfatsowhat

    imfatsowhat Initiate (168) Aug 20, 2013 California

    When you're on this website about three times a day
    PaulD, Djpillowtalk, Roguer and 2 others like this.
  34. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,199) Mar 18, 2010 California

    No, all day.
  35. raulstotle12

    raulstotle12 Aspirant (218) Feb 19, 2014 California

    When you ask your best bud "hey, what should I get us today?" and his response is "Up to you. I trust your judgement"
  36. ChuckHardslab

    ChuckHardslab Disciple (384) Jan 25, 2012 Texas

    I can't claim that, but on the 3 computers I use regularly typing a single 'b' in the URL bar brings up this site.
  37. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Poo-Bah (1,604) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland
    Beer Trader

    When you have more Likes/Following of independent craft breweries on your facebook/Twitter feeds, than friends and family members.
  38. Brando87

    Brando87 Initiate (162) Oct 5, 2013 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    When you have 3 "trash cans" in your kitchen. One for normal garbage. Another filled with a solution of soapy water, Star San, Simple Green, and Windex to strip bottle labels. All in an effort to keep up with the constant need for bottles to fill with homebrew. And a third to fill with empty bottles to be stashed away in my basement with the 500+ "collector items".

    Not sure if this is geek status or just OCD hoarding. Thin line... I'm sure I've crossed it.
  39. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Poo-Bah (1,604) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland
    Beer Trader

    It's ok, I just had to throw away a lot of 750s from my collections. I know it's for the best, since I don't know how to cork and cage a homebrew yet.
  40. Men_of_the_Beer

    Men_of_the_Beer Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2013 Texas

    When you go to a serve-yourself fountain drink station and try to achive the perfect pour. I was admiring the head on my Mountain Dew a few days ago.
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