August 21, 2009

Uh-oh, beer snobbery is not good

Okay, just read this article that the Beer Babe posted on her facebook page and felt the need to write immediately.

It's not good to be a beer snob! And after reading the article, I'd like to think I'm not one. (Please someone agree with me!) I'm really not writing reviews and learning about beer so that I can make someone else feel inadequate in their knowledge. No, I'm doing this so that I can entertain and inform so that you can feel good about going out and ordering something different. I might on occasion laugh at someone's choice of favorite beer (yikes, sounds very snobbish to me) but I'm laughing with the person not at them (um, okay).

The thing is, I'm not really a beer geek either (not nearly knowledgeable enough). I guess I'm an aspiring beer geek.

And when was the last time a snob said they aspired to be a geek?

Case closed.


  1. I just read both of your posts. You are an enthusiast. There is nothing wrong with that. Keep doing what you do. People read it, and you will make people think about trying better beers. I like what you do and you should absolutely keep trucking with it! If you would like take a look at some of the things I write. I write them with the intention to educate people. Give their palates a chance. Let me know what you think. I'm at

    Cheers and keep up the good work!


  2. I think you're a geek if even for the fact that you have a great passion and get excited about beer. That makes all the difference. :)
    -The Beer Babe

  3. Thanks guys! You made me feel better. I'm having fun learning and writing about beer and am excited about being a geek! If you'd talked to me in high school you would never think I'd say those words. :)

    Kevin - checking out your site now.