Beer Etiquette Tips

By on August 19, 2008 @ 7 PM (2 Comments)

Fellow beer blogger David posted a great list of Beer Etiquette Tips over at Musings Over a Pint. These are tips for us craft beer drinkers to remember when we deal with the rest of the beer public. A few gems to comment on:

  • People are entitled to their own opinions about beer – This one is very true and so easy to forget. Don’t force a beer on someone – what’s good to you may not be good to the next guy.
  • Never order “a beer,” – order by style, by variety, or by specific name – I can honestly say I haven’t been guilty of this in a long time. Might be a good idea if you see a friend order a “beer” to offer up some friendly advice.
  • If you get a frosted mug or glass, politely ask your server if they have any non-frosted glassware – I’m bad about not making waves, but I’ve got to remember that I’m paying $5 or so for a beer here and I want to enjoy it correctly. I’m going to do better with this!
  • Be grateful for the variety of beer that is out there… you are living in the best beer time in history. – Amen. We really are in a great time. You don’t have to go back very far – within our generation – and you wouldn’t find a lot of variety in the beer selection, especially at restaurants. It’s a good time to be into beer.

Thanks David! For those who don’t keep up with him regularly, you’re missing out – check out his site at Musings Over a Pint.


2 Comments (Add Your Comments)

  1. Amen is right! I’m not even that old and I can remember the very limited selection available in restaurants and even local liquor stores. Its a good time to be into beer, and I think its only going to get better!

  2. Kimberly says:

    I have a question: my boyfriend has threatend to kick me to the curb if I were to drink his last beer. (He thinks Im goona do this outta spite but I say if I have a bad day I should by all rights get to crack open the frosty one…what do you think?

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