Beer snobs are stupid…

Disclaimer: This idea has been brewing (get it?) for a while, so pardon my French.)

Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I just think the whole premise is a bit much. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some craft beer and would obviously prefer it over other beers, but if I hear something about a nail polish note again, I’m out. 

(I’ve actually heard that exact statement on a craft beer podcast, I almost flipped my fucking car over.)

Beer is great.We are all here for the love of beer, so why do we have to discriminate certain  types of this lovely beverage. I could be way off on this one, but can you call yourself a real beer lover when you only like one type? I love beer and that means all beer and I think every beer has some sort of purpose for something. Do I want to drink 10% ABV Dogfish Head “Beer for Breakfast” stouts all day during a Pats game? Nope. I’ll take the so called “crap beer” all day. That’s another another thing, this stupid #craftnotcrap hashtag, are you really above certain beers? You’re telling me if you grew up before this craft beer boom, you wouldn’t just drink it? Once again…

But I call bullshit. Speaking of, I’ve heard someone on another craft beer podcast, that there wasn’t any craft at a sporting event and that “they only had cheap beer” so he just didn’t drink anything…WHHHHAAATTT?!?!?! (Almost flipped my car again.) This is  a prime example of a beer snob that I just can’t jive with. I know many people that love and prefer craft beer but when push comes to shove, they would drink a Bud Light, and they were fine with it. You know why?? Because it’s beer and beer is magnificent. 
Moving on to the beer jargon portion of my bitching, where there is also varying degrees of douchebaggery. I’ll always take a whiff of a beer before drinking, to see what I’m getting into, and then just drink the fucking thing, that’s the jist of my process. I don’t want a thick head, which just equals less beer for me, and the “hard pour” the kids are doing nowadays (yes I said kids, I’m 34 so I’m allowed) just fucks it all up and makes no sense to me. I’m not looking for “mouthfeel” or whether I should use the #properglassware, or worrying about if the “note” is between two different kinds of cherries or a green fucking onion, I’m looking to see if the beer tastes good, thats it. I don’t agree with all of that but you do you boo boo and I’ll be over here like…

This isn’t about craft beer or crap beer, this is just about beer. This is one of the many reasons this isn’t a craft beer only blog, because that’s not fun to me and it’s been done to death. Plus, times can get tough and paying $12 for eighteen Rockdale Lights instead of a sixer of Ballast Point is always a-ok with me. Im not trying to demean anybody here and I’m sure I’ll piss off some people but I’m here to drink beer, have fun, and hopefully make you chuckle because some people just take it too damn seriously. 

P.S. In hindsight, this probably should’ve been my introductory post to you. If this is your first time reading this then now you know, welcome aboard. 

P.P.S. Just enjoy and drink all beer goddammit 



30 thoughts on “Beer snobs are stupid…

  1. I really enjoyed this post. I’m one of the douchebag snobs that will sit there for 15 minutes dissecting the beer when I do my reviews…. but that’s for reviews. I won’t talk about that with people in person at a bar or at a brewery because it’s super nerdy and way too much work. Beer is meant to relax you. I see both sides to what you’re saying in that sense and I feel like they both have some validity. Anyway, about those hard pours… I’m with you on that 1000 percent. I see people on Instagram just turning their beers upside down and letting it flow. WTF is that??? I think the only acception to that is if it’s on Nitro. Back to the “cheap” beer. I love the shit out of PBR. That’s my go to when I’m broke, that’s my go to when I’m marathoning sports on tv for the weekend, and thats my go to if I’ll be at a bar for more than an hour. I enjoyed this post and I like hearing what others have to say or think about beer. ๐Ÿป Cheers. -Tommy

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  2. I’d have to say I agree with this completely! I love my craft beers and trying out new brews, but sometimes nothing hits the spot like the champagne of beers – Miller High Life baby! And love the #allbeersmatter

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  3. I’d have to say I completely agree! I love craft beer and always looking for something new to try, but sometimes nothing can hit the spot quite like the champagne of beers – Miller High Life baby! And I love the #allbeersmatter

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  4. I think that the language you used for this post is hilarious!
    I do also enjoy all good beer and kind feel bad for the people that don’t. I call it IGNORANCE!!!

    Keep up the good work. Awesome writing!


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      1. Yeah you definitely scored some “different” points on this entry. I enjoyed reading it and I’m sorry you had to go through all that car flipping. #poorcar
        Keep up the good work ๐Ÿ˜‰

        *mic drop*

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      2. It’s fine ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s still a pretty cool hashtag and since I’m currently blogging about beer, I really want to use it.

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      3. Try
        I’m kinda new when it comes to blogging so I think I messed around with my domain yesterday. Have no idea how to change it back.

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  5. I have had this exact post in my head for years!

    I have always said that every Beer has it’s perfect setting…. Give me a good IPA for at home or at a party… But Camping on a hot 90-degree day with 80% humidity, and let me tell you, even a bud-light can taste like nectar of the gods…

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