You know you're old on BA when...

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  1. papat444

    papat444 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2006 Quebec (Canada)
    Beer Trader remember when the site hit the million mark for ratings. Know it's approaching 3mil :grimacing:
    Good stuff and keep on enjoying beer!
  2. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (1,972) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois one else remembers there was a time when good beer was difficult to come by.
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  3. youbrewidrink

    youbrewidrink Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2009 Vermont
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    You go to a bottle release and most of the people in line offer you help with your walker.
    mlhyatt, mythaeus, Kyrojack and 12 others like this.
  4. klaybie

    klaybie Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2009 Illinois

    You've been on BA since before you were legally able to drink.
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  5. SwillBilly

    SwillBilly Zealot (536) Feb 4, 2004 Virginia

    When Hop Devil was the #1 rated IPA on the site...
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  6. Rochefort10nh

    Rochefort10nh Champion (864) Sep 30, 2005 New Hampshire
    Beer Trader

    When Storm King was considered the best Imperial Stout on the planet.
    Doomcifer, BigMike, SebD and 45 others like this.
  7. Ravenacht

    Ravenacht Aspirant (201) Aug 10, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    You actually needed a can opener to drink your beeer.

    Traquairlover, T-Bird, jj139 and 24 others like this.
  8. 5thOhio

    5thOhio Zealot (501) May 13, 2007 South Carolina

    You ask yourself how many times you've seen threads on:

    "best lawnmower beer"
    "does (insert beer name) taste different this year?"
    "best (city, region, state) for beer"
    "your top five beers"
    "my beer (froze/got hot)---is it ruined?"
    "if you could only drink one beer"
    "top canned beers"
    "your go-to inexpensive beer"
    sharpski, mlhyatt, Ravenacht and 38 others like this.
  9. JuniperJesus

    JuniperJesus Aspirant (270) Feb 26, 2011 Illinois

    When your children are trolling on beeradvocate -- and they're slamming your favorite beers.
  10. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (1,972) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    You've been on BA since you were twice as old as legal? :grimacing:
  11. Donbeerlvr

    Donbeerlvr Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2008 Pennsylvania

    And---"What are you drinking now?"
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  12. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 Poo-Bah (2,035) May 30, 2005 Michigan
    Supporter Subscriber

    You admit in a reply to a thread that you recall drinking a certain beer in the 60s or 70s. I'm getting old, my friends. :slight_frown:
  13. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poo-Bah (2,459) Jun 18, 2002 Arizona

    You've been ranting on BA longer than most BA's have been legally able to drink, and have been into craft beer since they were in diapers. Lot of Millennials on here nowadays.
  14. LeRose

    LeRose Meyvn (1,192) Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Yeah, but at least that thread is fun. Nice informal kind of hang out thread IMHO.
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  15. billandsuz

    billandsuz Disciple (315) Sep 1, 2004 New York

    there were a few dozen interesting breweries to discuss and not a few hundred.
    there were a few hundred interesting beers to discuss and not a few thousand.

    my sorry old brain can't stay on top of craft beer. it's hopeless.

    also DAMN KIDS. stay away from my beer!
  16. dvelcich

    dvelcich Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2008 Illinois

    You were a member before yeahnatenelson gave his first high five.
  17. harsley

    harsley Zealot (569) Jun 16, 2005 Massachusetts

    You remember when Jonny Leiberman ruled these boards....
  18. imbibehour

    imbibehour Poo-Bah (6,278) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
    Supporter Subscriber Beer Trader

    You had no concept of twitter ...
  19. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Meyvn (1,247) May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    you knew that SESSION ale WAS defined AT 4%... no EXCEPTION
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  20. GuzzLah

    GuzzLah Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 Illinois

    When the term Zombie and the cool artwork doesn't increase your rating for Zombie Dust.
  21. Bay01

    Bay01 Aspirant (278) Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

    Pics or it didn't happen

    RBCORCORAN Aspirant (239) May 18, 2009 Massachusetts
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    When you finally decide to check out one of the Boston area bars that everyone raves about. you walk in and the hipster bartender calls you pops and then gets pissed when you ask him to submit to a DNA test.
  23. Siggy125

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

    when you have Anchor Christmas beers on your Gots that are older than some BAs and you finally decide to remove them from your list. I'm not exaggerating...
    Stigs, Zimbo, 2beerdogs and 3 others like this.
  24. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (291) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    You know all the acronyms.
    larryi86, 2beerdogs, liamt07 and 9 others like this.
  25. leedorham

    leedorham Crusader (701) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    ...even though you know what Shogo looks like IRL, you still imagine him having a big yellow epic smiley head.
    Stigs, DmanGTR, paulys55 and 4 others like this.
  26. JimSmetana

    JimSmetana Initiate (0) May 11, 2012 Illinois

    You actually remember sipping from your Dad's Hamms or Strohs at a BBQ....
  27. frazbri

    frazbri Crusader (740) Oct 29, 2003 Ohio

    ... you actually brought Hamms or Strohs to a BBQ because that was actually the best beer on the shelf.
  28. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Zealot (524) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania bitch about the newest members more than you actually discuss beer, because all they do is jerk off to the same ten shitty, overrated, over-hyped, limited releases that should have been discarded upon their first release and never talked about again, but since these hipsters don't know any better the beat goes on.
  29. DavidS88

    DavidS88 Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2012 Massachusetts

    Gotta ask, where'd you go?
  30. proc

    proc Savant (972) Dec 11, 2001 Michigan

    I joined this place when dirt was young. Yep, I am an old BA.
  31. ThirstyHerf

    ThirstyHerf Initiate (0) Jun 17, 2010 Oklahoma

    You remember trying to read through a thread in the old, pain in the ass forums..
  32. leedorham

    leedorham Crusader (701) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    I liked the old forums just fine. The threaded view made for better arguments.
  33. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poo-Bah (2,459) Jun 18, 2002 Arizona

    you laugh at half of the ones suggested so far because they aren't from very long ago at all.
    Hrodebert, DmanGTR, far333 and 20 others like this.
  34. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Aspirant (282) Jul 31, 2010 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Is this really true? I've been a member since early 2010, but I didn't pay attention to what beers were top of their respective style back then (plus I'm sure this was way before 2010). Not saying Hop Devil is bad, in fact I certainly enjoy a few from time to time, but it's definitely not an "elite" IPA.
  35. valdieu2

    valdieu2 Aspirant (288) Feb 23, 2012 Maine

    Shit, I was there when they invented dirt. Everyone said it wouldn't last.
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  36. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Defender (637) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    It probably would be if you couldn't get it all the time.
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  37. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Zealot (524) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania

    You signed up in 2010 and had basically no forum experience before the conversion. You're old on BA if you remember the old style and want it back...
    Case and point.
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  38. SteelersX

    SteelersX Disciple (374) Jan 30, 2011 New York
    Beer Trader

    I'm glad thats not the case anymore.

    OP - when trading was enjoyable and civil.
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  39. Ruds

    Ruds Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    when you remember the good beer scene before BA existed and you had to meet folks in person if you wanted to ask dumb questions about beer!!!
    Bitterbill and RobertColianni like this.
  40. Tballz420

    Tballz420 Meyvn (1,187) Mar 4, 2003 Minnesota

    When you know they used to have a top 100 contributors list, and you were on it
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