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Old 12-04-2012, 01:19 AM   #31
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I prefer "beer geek" myself as well.

And I look at brewing the same way I look at cooking, brewing a spectacular beer that's truly your own requires blend of art and craft. The artistic comes in envisioning the final product you want, the craft in having the technical expertise and understanding of the underlying science to consistently execute it.

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Old 12-04-2012, 01:26 AM   #32
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Love all the responses -- thank you. I've been very curious what my fellow homebrewers encounter.

Like I said, I'm happy to share, and I'm happy it comes up in conversation - but I like the word "enthusiast."

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Old 12-04-2012, 01:36 AM   #33
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Yeah. "I like beer." This sums it up. And I've absolutely no qualms with admitting I appreciate even the big guys. A couple Rolling Rocks, some Coors Banquet, even a Bud Light or two has its place. What a silly, snobby hobby brewing would become if we all pretentiously judged others for not "understanding" us. Yeesh...
That's all I'm saying - just tell me you like beer.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:42 AM   #34
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and I'm happy it comes up in conversation - but I like the word "enthusiast."
But that's just nitpicking a word because you think it sounds better or more "appropriate". IMO the last thing we need is more "PC (politically correct) wording" to appease everyone. We're beer makers/drinkers, out of everyone I'd think we would be more chill about such things.


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Old 12-04-2012, 01:51 AM   #35
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But that's just nitpicking a word because you think it sounds better or more "appropriate". IMO the last thing we need is more "PC (politically correct) wording" to appease everyone. We're beer makers/drinkers, out of everyone I'd think we would be more chill about such things.


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Oh yeah, it's nitpicking. But this is just a conversation - I would never tell people what I think they should call themselves.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:14 AM   #36
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Personally, I hear a lot of jargon, but I appreciate it most when I get referenced as a Brewer. When people that don't brew talk to me about brewing, they hear my passion and knowledge about how it's made, styles, techniques, etc.

I drink, trade, and follow a lot of craft beer/breweries too, but nothing is more rewarding than having people complement your own beer and ask about it with genuine interest.

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Old 12-04-2012, 03:51 AM   #37
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My question is....Why does she call him a connoisseur? It could be because he orders many different beer styles when they're out, or it could be because he had Miller 64, Coor's, AND Bud light lime in his fridge.

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Old 12-04-2012, 06:42 AM   #38
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I refer to myself as a beer geek, and I brew beer at home.
I enjoy having people try my beer and have some opinion about it, whether they like it, hate it, or something else. People don't have to be into beer to be my friends, many aren't into beer. I save the beer for someone else. Beer is about being social, and people are entitled to their opinions about it, and to refer to themselves or someone they know however they want if you ask me. Some who refer to themselves as aficionados or connoisseurs have no clue about it, but that's fine by me. It just means they like talking about beer more than the average person.
-(I had to spell check to get the correct spelling for 'aficionados' and 'connoisseurs')

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Old 12-04-2012, 07:05 PM   #39
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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.
Quite right- glad somebody knows the distinction. I was referring to the more popular usage of the term which is, as you say, quite posh.

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Old 12-04-2012, 07:41 PM   #40
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Have you noticed most beer "connoisseurs" drink Heineken?

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