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21 Signs You're A Beer Aficionado

"Snob" is such an ugly word.

1. You just don't get people who don't like beer.

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2. You get upset whenever people talk about cheap, mass-produced beers like they're great.

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You know what they are.

3. You regularly get into arguments with wine snobs who think they have a monopoly on culture.

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The beer revolution is here, my friends.

4. You don't get when otherwise fancy restaurants don't have a decent beer selection.

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"Thank you for joining us tonight. We have over one hundred wines for you to choose from."

"Do you have beer?"

"Uhh...we have one light beer."

5. You have a very, very deeply held opinion about Belgian beers.

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6. And pumpkin beers.

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Pretty much every type of beer, tbh.

7. You try in vain to convince friends not to go to popular bars because the beer selection is rubbish.

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8. Your relentless pursuit of premium beers means that sometimes you miss out on quantity.

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(But sometimes you envy people who are content with just picking up a case for the same price.)

9. Despite your good taste, you have to admit you have a soft spot for at least one cheap beer.

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It's okay to enjoy slumming it every once in a while.

10. You've gotten drunk off of two beers — granted, two 10% ABV beers, but still.

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11. You can taste distinct flavor profiles in your beer.

12. You've been paralyzed by indecision while trying to decide what beer to get.

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13. You've gone out of your way to track down a hard-to-find beer that you keep hearing about.

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14. On more than one occasion you've had to stop your philistine friends from grabbing rare and expensive beers from your fridge.

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You're saving those for a time that's not 2 a.m. on a Saturday.

15. You would never consider drinking a stout from a pilsner glass. You're not an animal.

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Your glassware cabinet is appropriately huge.

16. You lose a little bit of faith in humanity when everyone in a bar is drinking a cheap plebeian beer.

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But you do feel a great sense of kinship when you spot somebody else with good taste.

17. Your craft beer-filled bar tab is several times larger than your less-discerning friends' tabs.

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You pay the price for having good taste. Literally.

18. And you always have to pay more when you split a check because you got ~fancy~ beers.

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19. You've tried to brew your own beer — with mixed success.

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20. You read beer magazines and blogs because this is Very Serious Business.

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21. And, naturally, you're already thinking about what beer is going to pair best with dinner tonight.

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