The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > General Chit Chat > Craft Beer people are the BEST People

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-16-2013, 05:12 AM   #1
Cyclman
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Cyclman's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Aurora, CO
Posts: 3,787
Liked 334 Times on 296 Posts
Likes Given: 114

Default Craft Beer people are the BEST People

I am sure this has been posted before, but this has been a bit of a magical week for me.

First, I got to go to the GABF Members Only session. Sooo many incredible beers, but the highlight was the people I met. I've previously met Sam Calagione from DFH, as well as Jim Koch. Both very friendly and wanting to talk about craft beer.

This time, I met Dan Carey from New Glarus (quiet, a little shy), John Pinkerton (poured me a full glass of beer for a good picture / chatted for 4-5 minutes), and Michael Dawson from Wyeast (super friendly, sorry if it makes me lame but I love BTV). I met one of the brewers of Maui Brewing, he asked me which brews I recommended!

Then, just tonight, I was in an awesome bottle shop called Stearms liquor. Incredible selection (both of my favorite beers, Allagash Currieux and Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad available). Got some great recommendations, including a Clown Shoes RIS, bought 5 bottles. One of the owners gave us a bottle of Pliny!

I am a Sales Manager by trade, and have to travel about the country to make my living. I have been to scores of brewpubs, breweries, and beer stores. While my record isn't 100%, the vast majority of Beer People I meet are friendly, passionate, and interested in discussing and sharing good Craft Beer. When I share that I am a homebrewer, the vast majority are highly interested in what I like to brew.

Have you had similar experiences? Why is it that Craft Beer is such a friendly, passionate, interested group of people? Why does it seem to be fairly jackass-proof? The more experiences with Craft Brewers I have, the more I feel that we have a unique, positive, supportable culture, that seems to run contrary to life in general, and I truly wonder why. It is a good thing, how do we replicate it elsewhere in life?

__________________

Give a man a beer, waste an hour. Teach a man to brew, and waste a lifetime! Bill Owen quote

Join the Beacon Point (Aurora, CO) Brewclub on Facebook- casual, fun brewing, drinking, socializing, visiting the great breweries / brewpubs in CO!

Cyclman is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-16-2013, 04:04 PM   #2
chawagi
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Spring Hill, FL
Posts: 155
Liked 38 Times on 27 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

Well......we do like to drink pretty heavily. This is probably the only hobby in the world where being freindly and outgoing is a self-serving benefit, and can feed your own vice at very little to no additional cost simply by acquiring info from other like-minded individuals.

In addition, I've never had a hangover on craft beer, and know very few people who have, so it seems we get all the benefits of the alcohol without any of the grouchiness associated with consuming only commercial products. I usually feel more energetic and outgoing after a night of consuming some HB.

__________________

Chad R.,
Founder
Old Dirty Socks Brewing (TM)
"If there's no sack to hop in, dirty-up a sock"

chawagi is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-16-2013, 04:07 PM   #3
Psycotte
Psychotic Brewing Co.
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Psycotte's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Yaphank, New York
Posts: 501
Liked 123 Times on 97 Posts
Likes Given: 263

Default

We like beer. We like people. We like to share beer WITH people. Good formula all around.

__________________
Psycotte is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-16-2013, 09:48 PM   #4
dfc
Audio Engineer/Instructor
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
dfc's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Chandler, AZ
Posts: 3,038
Liked 196 Times on 166 Posts
Likes Given: 121

Default

There's no way for this thread or comments within to not sound self serving. Because of that I'll just reply with:

Yeah, we rock.

__________________

Kegged: Beer
Bottled: Beer, Beer, Beer, Beer, Beer, Beer.
Primary: Beer
Secondary: Beer

How to brew extract (with pictures!)

How to brew extract (Video)

Simple bottling process

dfc is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-18-2013, 06:02 PM   #5
Camping57
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Rockford, IL
Posts: 101
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Out of the two Careys from New Glarus, Dan just loves to stay in New Glarus and brew (you are right, he is quiet) and Deb, his wife is always in the news with the president or getting big awards from the state. She is nice too, but she is the public person, Dan is beer guy who comes up with all those great beer ideas.

__________________
Camping57 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-18-2013, 06:41 PM   #6
wailingguitar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Florence, Alabama
Posts: 1,585
Liked 92 Times on 80 Posts
Likes Given: 416

Default

I wouldn't say it's "jackass proof", I have known a few people I would like to see soundly kicked by a 4 legged jackass... BUT, you are right that the vast majority of people in the industry are wonderfully warm, friendly, intelligent and fun folks. There is a real camaraderie, and it is down to this one simple fact; we all have a passion for beer.

__________________

"Why did you.... what was the point of... how drunk were you when you decided this was a good idea?" - DMartin

wailingguitar is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What do people do with their beer? Yettiman General Beer Discussion 25 01-08-2013 02:18 AM
why do so many people F with kit beer? spam Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 75 02-21-2012 03:29 AM
People that won't drink your beer... Brew_4iT General Beer Discussion 102 10-10-2011 04:14 PM
Craft Brewers are Great People. BigKahuna General Chit Chat 1 08-05-2008 08:02 PM
mr beer people tritanium General Beer Discussion 5 12-09-2004 09:39 PM