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Old 12-03-2012, 08:10 PM   #21
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Well hmmm...I like to get drunk on a good beer that has good flavor & aroma,good head,...lacing is a bonus. I'll drink whatever a fellow hands me that he/she has. "I took it,fearing that I might appear,rude,& he proceeded to sell me some 2nd class booze"-stranger in blue suade shoes. Thank you,very mush...
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:16 PM   #22
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A beer connoisseur means nothing to me, a cicerone on the other hand will make me pay a little attention.

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Old 12-04-2012, 12:04 AM   #23
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I don't know- I sort of like it.

I mean, if I say "I love beer!" I have people handing me Rolling Rock as a "great beer". If I say, "I love craft beer!", people think I want two Rolling Rocks.

But if I call my self a beer "connoisseur", maybe that would connote that I like good craft beer? Just a thought!
Nope. They'll think you want three Rolling Rocks.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:38 AM   #24
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I like to see myself as a beer enthusiast. I'm enthusiastic about having a great beer.


I get a lot of "so-and-so would really like your beer! They drink Killian's/Amber Bock/Corona/BL Lime!" and a small piece of me becomes very offended. not for long though.

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Old 12-04-2012, 12:41 AM   #25
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I call myself a beer fanatic.

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Old 12-04-2012, 12:51 AM   #26
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I refer to some people as beer common-sewers. They are the ones that soak up all your homebrew but really don't know the difference and would be just as happy getting buzzed on something else.

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Old 12-04-2012, 12:56 AM   #27
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It's also why I greatly prefer the term "craft" beer to "artisanal." What I do isn't art, and I'm not an artist. I'm a craftsman and this is my craft. It's hard work over a long period of time to gain expertise; to be able to generate an end product which is useful and has value to others exactly as I designed it.
Actually, "artisanal" is the French word for "craft". If this was referring to art, the term would be "artistique". Still, using a French word for any food related stuff sounds overly posh to me.
This being said, brewing beer has all the components needed to be defined as an art.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:59 AM   #28
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I consider beer art. I also consider beer a craft. perspective is a dangerous tool in the right/wrong hands. bwahahaha!

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Old 12-04-2012, 01:01 AM   #29
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I refer to myself as a "craft beer enthusiast".

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