Am I a "Beer Snob"? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > General Chit Chat > Am I a "Beer Snob"?

View Poll Results: Am I a Beer Snob
Your a Beer Snob 22 50.00%
Your not a Beer Snob 22 50.00%
Voters: 44. You may not vote on this poll

Thread Tools
Old 10-21-2008, 08:58 PM   #1
Jan 2008
Fort Worth, Tx
Posts: 220
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

My Friends have called me a "Beer Snob". What do you guys think.

Situation: I go with a few friends (all who enjoy good beer) into a local liquor store. Looking at the beer selection there I decide to go with Anchor Steam, Rahr Ugly Pug, and a Bomber of Rouge Chocolate Stout. When we get to the front to check out one of my friends goes first and the guy behind the counter picks up his bottle of Arrogant Bastard tips it on its side and then spins it trying to find the barcode. When my turn comes the guy goes to pick up the bomber of Rouge before he gets it in his hand i ask him not to tilt it or spin it. He ask why. I explaine to him about bottle conditioned beer (brief version). He then asks me "so what you don't like the taste of yeast". I answer i do but only when drinking a hefe. The rest of the night my friends called me a beer snob.
"The easiest way to spot a wanker in a pub is to look around and find who's drinking a Corona with a slice of lime in the neck."
-Warwick Franks

Bottled - I drank it all...
Primary #1 - Apfelwein 5 gal
Primary #2 - Pomegranat Apfelwein 5 gal
Primary #3 -
Planning - Irish Red, Stout???, more Apfelwein

I am a little behind but 10 gallons to date

Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 09:00 PM   #2
Soulive's Avatar
Mar 2007
The Middle of NJ
Posts: 4,278
Liked 25 Times on 25 Posts

You're fine. What do I know though, your friends would probably think worse of me...

Green Lane Brewing

Primary = Evan!'s Special Bitter
On Deck = EdWort's Porter / American Amber

EdWort's Haus Pale Ale Count

Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 09:01 PM   #3
Half-fast Prattlarian
GilaMinumBeer's Avatar
Jan 2008
Posts: 60,089
Liked 8045 Times on 6501 Posts

Nope! Not until your post count has broke 1000.

Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 09:01 PM   #4
Senior Member
BigKahuna's Avatar
Feb 2008
Eastern Colorado
Posts: 5,970
Liked 52 Times on 45 Posts

I'm guessing your friends would not like to have a beer with me.....and ya ever met olllllo? That guy takes pictures of every freeken beer he drinks and then makes notes about it! ( SWMBO is pissed that I picked up a bit of that off of him)

I clicked snob...really...if you don't consider yourself a are more like an EAC in training.
Seriously. I'm here for BEER
It's Not The Size Of Your Rig That Counts....It's How Often You Use It.

Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 09:02 PM   #5
Dec 2006
Doylestown, PA
Posts: 3,725
Liked 12 Times on 12 Posts

You might be a beer snob....but it doesn't have anything to do with not wanting the yeast sediment re-introduced into the beer.

Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 09:02 PM   #6
bernerbrau's Avatar
Jun 2008
Nashville, TN
Posts: 8,511
Liked 27 Times on 26 Posts

Yes, you're a beer snob.

And NO, it's nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, you should be proud of it.

Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 09:06 PM   #7
Four Beasts Brewery
Brooklyn-Brewtality's Avatar
Aug 2008
Posts: 2,278
Liked 24 Times on 19 Posts

I am very much the same. And I do consider myself a beer snob.
Kegged: Berlinerweisse, Dubbel, Galaxy Wheat
Bottled: Golden Strong, Mild, IIPA, Rauch
Fermenting: Saison, Imperial Wheat Stout, Brett Saison, APA, Brett Roggenbier

Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 09:10 PM   #8
jpsloan's Avatar
Nov 2006
New Market, MD
Posts: 745
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts

I have the opposite problem. My friends don't think I'm discerning enough with beer.

I brought home a six pack of Bud Select a while back. They had to put SWMBO on oxygen for a solid hour.
"An Irishman is never drunk as long as he can hold on to a blade of grass, and keep from slipping off the face of the Earth."

Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 09:36 PM   #9
Chappell Brewery
HBHoss's Avatar
Jul 2008
Mariposa, CA
Posts: 8,220
Liked 125 Times on 123 Posts

I'm looking forward to the day someone calls me a beer snob.

Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 09:38 PM   #10
Boerderij_Kabouter's Avatar
Dec 2007
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Posts: 7,763
Liked 149 Times on 121 Posts

I think it is legit if you were going to be drinking those beers the same day. When you buy a nice beer you should be able to enjoy it in the way you see fit. If you weren't going to drink it for a week or so you are an EAC and should have given the guy a break

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"American" or "Imperial" Oatmeal Stout Recipe: Critiques please! cladinshadows Recipes/Ingredients 5 11-23-2015 11:14 PM
Bottling beer in 2 liter "Diet Coke" or "Diet Pepsi" bottles theguy Bottling/Kegging 5 06-24-2009 06:25 PM
Did HB make you a "Beer Snob" Ryanh1801 General Chit Chat 29 06-21-2007 04:32 AM
A Good "Lagering" Temp for my "HefeLagerAle"? Evan! General Techniques 0 10-26-2006 08:25 PM

Forum Jump