Beer snobs vs beer geeks.

The Beer snob vs craft beer geek.
It seems in the industry these two words are used interchangeably. As a craft beer enthusiast I’d like to make a distinction.

-A craft Beer Geek (aka craft beer enthusiast) is one who engages in or discusses craft beer obsessively or with great attention to technical detail.

-Whereas a Beer Snob is one who possesses superior beer knowledge and looks down upon those who drink lesser beers.

A craft beer geek celebrates beer, shares great beer with great friends. A beer snob hoards rare beer, keeping it for their own enjoyment. An enthusiast supports their favorite brands, even in some of their lesser praised creations because they enjoy what the brewery stands for. A Snob, seeks out only high rated beers because they’ve been duped in believing that possession of a great beer makes them cool, rather than thinking its cool to have a great beer.

They say a pictures is worth 1,000 words. But I’ll say this picture is worth 1,000 beers. So I’ll post it rather than rambling on.
~Cheers~

(Image from Beer Advocate sited from beerandwhiskeybros.com) evolution-of-the-beer-geek
(Image from Beer Advocate sited from beerandwhiskeybros.com)

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