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How To Be A Beer Snob

Last updated 3 years ago

Do you often find yourself sipping a high quality beer while explaining its mouthwatering characteristics? Admit it, you’re a beer snob. You can call yourself a beer connoisseur if that makes you feel better. Regardless of the label, your abundance of knowledge on the topic will both impress and annoy most of your peers. Don’t let this bother you, your coworkers and fantasy football league are just jealous.

If you want to compete with the best of the best, you better brush up on your beer vocabulary. The more adjectives you use to describe the taste, the better. Frothy, hoppy, hearty, indulgent, and dense are just a few. Maintaining your beer hipster status can be difficult, so don’t hesitate to get creative and even invent a word or two to describe the beer’s aroma. Your friends won’t know the difference because after all, you’re the expert.

There are many facets to consider when speaking intelligently about a brew. Before the beer overwhelms your senses, take a look at the label. Flaunt your knowledge about its country of origin along with any awards or honors it has received. You may also want to waft the aroma toward you in an effort to speak of the beer’s irresistible fragrance. These may seem like insignificant details, but your pals will be blown away by your knowledge.

Remember, there is a time and place for your snobbish ways. You may want to keep quiet around the office, but feel free to impress your coworkers at your next happy hour outing, or perhaps, the next craft beer event at WhirlyBall! Our extensive craft beer selection will give you all the material you need. Another great setting for your beer expertise is a fantasy football draft party. Why not enhance the competition with some professional insight about the brand, origin, and taste you are enjoying?

Perfecting the art of beer snobbery is quite the challenging task. First and foremost, always remember to praise the brew with descriptive adjectives. You can make any beer attractive if you throw in a few of these. Next, assess the label for hints. You’d be surprised how intelligent you can sound when you read the fine print. Before your first sip, call on all your senses and speak highly of the brew’s aroma. Keep these tips in mind and you’ll fit in with the hipster beer snobs in no time.


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