Beer Geek Website

When I give talks about Internet subcultures I like to say that I could devote the entire talk to on-line forums for retired Spanish-speaking transvestites. That’s how niched groups a global communication network makes possible.

Myself, I’m on a Swedish site for skeptics, a US site for science bloggers and two sites for boardgame geeks (in English and Swedish). And now Dear Reader Tsu Dho Nihm tells me that there’s a beer geek site with a huge reviews database: Beer Advocate. Awesome! Beer as culture, beer as baseball stats, beer as philately. Though an abstainer myself, I highly recommend this site to all passionate ale heads out there.


  1. #1 Comrade PhysioProf
    March 6, 2009

    Awesome! Thanks for finding this, holmes!

  2. #2 Dunc
    March 10, 2009

    I notice that the style descriptions are basically taken from the BJCP guidelines… They may be fair enough for American beers, but they’re a load of tosh for Scottish Ales – they don’t even get the names right. And a lot of the reviews (again, of Scottish Ales – where I have some expertise in the matter ;)) are based on cans or bottles… All the Scottish ales that I’m familiar with (i.e. most of them) present very differently in bottles as compared to draught, and may as well be completely different (and far inferior) beers when in cans.

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