Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by cincysig, Feb 22, 2013.
when you call 22 liquor stores in a 15 mile radius to find a beer only released once a year.
Harking back to the Seinfeld episode---when a friend, family, or acquaintance visits, starts chatting about beer, and your first thought is, "Are they sponge worthy?"
The door to my room of beer is always closed when guests arrive. IF and ONLY IF they pass muster do I consider retrieving a beer from the room. If they love what I open, I then consider allowing them entry.
When a shelf breaks in your cabinet...under the weight of bottles you're storing.
When you see this post and agree with it 100%
The first two examples apply to myself. Happily.
...when your family vacation consists of 1 theme park visit, 1 cave tour, 2 brewery tours, and 7 liquor store stops.
When you have guests over and you ask them what "style" of beer they would like.
When every gift you receive is either beer or glassware
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.
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.
IMHO, then you are geeky for all beverages..........which is cool with me
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
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
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)
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.
happened last month!
You just gave me something to do at work!
When you can describe the flavor profile of beers you haven't had yet.
I read too many reviews...
When you find yourself studying the beer choices at an upcoming craft beer festival and become disappointed because you've tried most of them.
When you look at this picture and think, "brewers playing dress up."
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'?
Favorite post ever!
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!
You're obviously not a member of Water Advocate. That 2007 Aquafina is drinking nice, by the way.
Sometimes I'll have a Budweiser just to refresh my memory how bad it tastes.
ive got a poland spring vertical going back to '94!
94 'twas a good year.
Equal opportunity geek!
There's kegs in that photo?
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?" ...
Is it possible to somehow like every comment without manually clicking like on all of them?
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...
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.
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when every time you see an empty box, you wonder how many bottles would fit in it and if its good for shipping
Irondequoit guy here... been in Tampa since '98.
Wegmans has a nice beer selection now?
And you'll be sharing this file when?
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.
When you get a job at your favorite bottle shop just for for the discount.
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