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I just did a top ten signs your a beer snob post on my blog and had alot of fun, so I was wondering what other people would come up with. Here are my ten to start out. :mug:


1 Your wife thought you were to pretentious and left you for a wine snob

2 You spend so much time sniffing the beer that it looks like your trying to drink through your nose

3 You believe that Europe is the only place good beer comes from

4 You actually enjoy drinking beer from Dogfish Head

5 You’ve never bought a six pack for less then $12

6 When the beer at a party costs less then a days wages you sit and pout, then spend the rest of the night lamenting that this kind of thing would never happen in Europe

7 Even official beer judges envy your ability to write a book on your opinion for every single beer you try

8 You don’t drink anything that isn’t thick enough to float a quarter on

9 You mortgaged your home so you can afford beer for the month

10 You go to a resteraunt and order wine because the only thing they have that comes close to your definition of beer is Blue Moon
 

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I thought I was a beer snob, but some of those are a bit out there for even me.

I do sniff beer a lot and it drives my wife nuts.
 

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Your parties only last two hours because your friends pass out after three beers.

You disown a family member/childhood friend because they're an ardent BMC drinker.
 

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There is a time and a place for every beer.

I don't want to decant a RIS when fishing in July. ;)
Wuss!!!!

A real man would take a whole keg out on the boat. :rockin:
 

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My friends (who are also brewers and won't touch BMC unless it is free) always snicker when I stick my nose down in my glass and take a couple of deep inhales... All part of the experience, IMO.
 

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How about that you actually spent money on a book called "Tasting Beer"?
 

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When you go to a restraunt and ask the server what "additional select regional beers" (which is listed on the menu to ask) and they ask well "what are you looking for." Then your wife sighs and glazes at you. After 2 minutes you then just say let me a get water.
 

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1. When you have the local beer store order you imports and locals they usually won't carry. AND, they call you when they get something new in.
2. You complain about the beer being served in the wrong glass(guilty).
3. Your posting in this thread. :D
 

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When you scoff about the fact that New Belgium brews are featured in the "Imports" section of the menu.
 

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You ask for the server to list the beer on tap and in bottles and then ask for a water/mixed drink.
Been there, Done that, My wife laughs every time.

My friends (who are also brewers and won't touch BMC unless it is free) always snicker ....
I won't touch it even if it is free. I'd rather spend $8 for a sixpack of beer that has taste.
 

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I like the idea but some of the items on the list are more bigotry than snobbery! You even contradict yourself by saying only good beer comes from Europe and then mention Dogfish Head. I guess there is a difference between snob and aficionado. A true beer aficionado can appreciate a pilsner from america and a stout from brazil, and shouldn't be concerned with how "inexpensive" a beer is or how geeky it is.
 

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A true beer aficionado can appreciate a pilsner from america and a stout from brazil, and shouldn't be concerned with how "inexpensive" a beer is or how geeky it is.
This is what I tell the folks in my homebrew club every time I show up with a case of Natty Lite. They just don't understand beer like you and I do.
 

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This is what I tell the folks in my homebrew club every time I show up with a case of Natty Lite. They just don't understand beer like you and I do.
Haha. Good for you that you are able to enjoy that. I'd like to think I can enjoy any beer that is made well, but I haven't had the opportunity to evaluate natty lite! PBR on the other hand, does not fit my palate very well.
 

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This is what I tell the folks in my homebrew club every time I show up with a case of Natty Lite. They just don't understand beer like you and I do.
That's because real brewers drink PBR. :rockin:
 
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When your friends claim that Guinness is "a meal in a glass," you can't help but respond with, "Actually, Guinness is quite light, despite the stout moniker. That's why it floats on top of a black and tan. The the creamy pour through a diffuser plate makes you perceive it as a much higher bodied brew than it really is."
 

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When your friends claim that Guinness is "a meal in a glass," you can't help but respond with, "Actually, Guinness is quite light, despite the stout moniker. That's why it floats on top of a black and tan. The the creamy pour through a diffuser plate makes you perceive it as a much higher bodied brew than it really is."
Haha I actually whipped this out last Friday, without as much technical acumen.
 
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I like the idea but some of the items on the list are more bigotry than snobbery! You even contradict yourself by saying only good beer comes from Europe and then mention Dogfish Head. I guess there is a difference between snob and aficionado. A true beer aficionado can appreciate a pilsner from america and a stout from brazil, and shouldn't be concerned with how "inexpensive" a beer is or how geeky it is.


ha ha, the list is more ment as a joke.... You know, humour.... :eek:

I know the list contradicts itself. Alot of it comes from inside jokes with my friends who drink beer. Dogfishhead only got ragged on because it had been hyped to us so much that we went out of our way and payed some decent money for a bottle of Red&White and I think their 120min IPA. While we liked the Red&White we thought it was nothing special. As for the 120..... Well by the end of that session I could tolerate it, but I had a good buzz going. It was too bitter for me before the buzz though.

The two beers from Dogfishhead just didn't match the price or the hype, so it kinda became a byline with us for someone who was into beer for the trend value and not the taste. Nothin against Dogfishhead, they make fine beers that I'm sure appeal to someone elses taste buds. Just explaining the reasoning.

Also the line between beer bigotry and beer snobbery is a blurry one, and I'm drinking low alcohol beer tonight, so it's not the beer bluring it :mug:
 

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I've got one! When your friends make silly comments about beer/yourbeer and you intentionally bite your tongue because you don't want to get into it and you remember the good old days of just drinking.

also,

When your friends know not to touch the "funky euro beers" in the back of your fridge.
 

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I just did a top ten signs your a beer snob post on my blog and had alot of fun, so I was wondering what other people would come up with. Here are my ten to start out. :mug:


1 Your wife thought you were to pretentious and left you for a wine snob

2 You spend so much time sniffing the beer that it looks like your trying to drink through your nose

3 You believe that Europe is the only place good beer comes from

4 You actually enjoy drinking beer from Dogfish Head

5 You’ve never bought a six pack for less then $12

6 When the beer at a party costs less then a days wages you sit and pout, then spend the rest of the night lamenting that this kind of thing would never happen in Europe

7 Even official beer judges envy your ability to write a book on your opinion for every single beer you try

8 You don’t drink anything that isn’t thick enough to float a quarter on

9 You mortgaged your home so you can afford beer for the month

10 You go to a resteraunt and order wine because the only thing they have that comes close to your definition of beer is Blue Moon
I'm guilty of #2, #8 & #10.
 

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- When you check the local beer bar's beer list daily to see if they have something new
- When your friends call you as they're standing in the beer aisle at the store and ask you what beer to buy for a formal party
- When you compare a high gravity import to a French wine
- When your wife considers your BYO mags as "porn"
 
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