How to become
a beer snob!
in 5 easy steps.

By Kelsey Schwenk, 
up-and-coming beer snob extraordinaire
Step 1:!

Know your Beer.!
Beer
Beer =
Barley +
Barley +
Hops +
Barley +
Hops +
Yeast +
Barley +
Hops +
Yeast +
Water
Barley
Barley
Wheat
Barley
Wheat
Rice
Barley
Wheat
Rice
Corn
Color is determined
by the grain chosen.!
Step 2:!
Know different
types of beer.!
Ale vs.! Lager
Ale. n. (ˈāl)
1. A beer brewed with top-
fermenting yeast, brewed at
warmer temperatures
(60-75F).
White Beer             Hoegaarden

Blonde & Cream Ales Kölsch, Genesee

Wheat Beer             Blue Moon, Hefeweizen

Pale...
Lager. n. (ˈlä-gər)
1. A beer brewed with
bottom-fermenting yeast,
brewed at cooler
temperatures (45-54F).
Light Lager        Lite Beers

American Pilsner   Coors, Miller, Bud, etc.

Lager              Boston Lager, Corona

Bohem...
Step 3:!
Know who
makes your
beer.!
Big Brewery
Big Brewery
Cra Brewery
Big Brewery
Cra Brewery
Microbrewery
Big Brewery
Cra Brewery
Microbrewery
Brewpub
Over 2M.!
Cra Brewery
Microbrewery
Brewpub
Big Brewery
Over 15k.!
Microbrewery
Brewpub
Big Brewery
Cra Brewery
Under 15k.!
Brewpub
Big Brewery
Cra Brewery
Microbrewery
Enough for the restaurant.!
139 in the North East
31 in New York State
5   in NYC
5   in NYC (3 in Brooklyn)
NYC Breweries
Brooklyn Brewery
Six Point Ales
Kelso’s Brewery
Chelsea Brewing Company
Heartland Brewery (5)
NYC Breweries
Brooklyn Brewery*
Six Point Ales*
Kelso’s Brewery
Chelsea Brewing Company*
Heartland Brewery
Step 4:!
Know who
serves your
beer.!
“The best place
to drink beer is…!
“The best place
to drink beer is
with your friends.”
“The best place
to drink beer is
with your friends.”
      - Carl Collins, Beer Enthusiast
Where to Drink
Manhattan
                Brooklyn
Pony Bar
                 Barcade
Rattle n’ Hum
            Brouwerij la...
Step 5:!
Know who you
like.!
Show them some
love,
Show them some
love, and then
brag about it.!
Dogfish Head.!
Thanks!!
TheRowdyGrowler.tumblr.com
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How to become a beer snob in 5 easy steps

  1. 1. How to become a beer snob! in 5 easy steps. By Kelsey Schwenk, up-and-coming beer snob extraordinaire
  2. 2. Step 1:! Know your Beer.!
  3. 3. Beer
  4. 4. Beer =
  5. 5. Barley +
  6. 6. Barley + Hops +
  7. 7. Barley + Hops + Yeast +
  8. 8. Barley + Hops + Yeast + Water
  9. 9. Barley
  10. 10. Barley Wheat
  11. 11. Barley Wheat Rice
  12. 12. Barley Wheat Rice Corn
  13. 13. Color is determined by the grain chosen.!
  14. 14. Step 2:! Know different types of beer.!
  15. 15. Ale vs.! Lager
  16. 16. Ale. n. (ˈāl) 1. A beer brewed with top- fermenting yeast, brewed at warmer temperatures (60-75F).
  17. 17. White Beer Hoegaarden Blonde & Cream Ales Kölsch, Genesee Wheat Beer Blue Moon, Hefeweizen Pale Ale Sierra Nevada, Fat Tire IPA (India Pale Ale) Harpoon, Dogfish Head Amber Ale, Red Ale Killians, Smithwick’s Brown Ale Newcastle, Ithaca Nut Porter Samuel Smith, Anchor Stout Guinness
  18. 18. Lager. n. (ˈlä-gər) 1. A beer brewed with bottom-fermenting yeast, brewed at cooler temperatures (45-54F).
  19. 19. Light Lager Lite Beers American Pilsner Coors, Miller, Bud, etc. Lager Boston Lager, Corona Bohemian Pilsner Pilsner Urquell Oktoberfest October fest beers Bock Shiner Bock, Winters Dunkel Lager Sly Fox Schwarzbier Sam Adams Black
  20. 20. Step 3:! Know who makes your beer.!
  21. 21. Big Brewery
  22. 22. Big Brewery Cra Brewery
  23. 23. Big Brewery Cra Brewery Microbrewery
  24. 24. Big Brewery Cra Brewery Microbrewery Brewpub
  25. 25. Over 2M.! Cra Brewery Microbrewery Brewpub
  26. 26. Big Brewery Over 15k.! Microbrewery Brewpub
  27. 27. Big Brewery Cra Brewery Under 15k.! Brewpub
  28. 28. Big Brewery Cra Brewery Microbrewery Enough for the restaurant.!
  29. 29. 139 in the North East
  30. 30. 31 in New York State
  31. 31. 5 in NYC
  32. 32. 5 in NYC (3 in Brooklyn)
  33. 33. NYC Breweries Brooklyn Brewery Six Point Ales Kelso’s Brewery Chelsea Brewing Company Heartland Brewery (5)
  34. 34. NYC Breweries Brooklyn Brewery* Six Point Ales* Kelso’s Brewery Chelsea Brewing Company* Heartland Brewery
  35. 35. Step 4:! Know who serves your beer.!
  36. 36. “The best place to drink beer is…!
  37. 37. “The best place to drink beer is with your friends.”
  38. 38. “The best place to drink beer is with your friends.” - Carl Collins, Beer Enthusiast
  39. 39. Where to Drink Manhattan Brooklyn Pony Bar Barcade Rattle n’ Hum Brouwerij lane Stag’s Head Luckydog Stanton Public Spuyten Duyvil Blind Tiger Ale House Mug’s Ale House Valhalla The Brazen Head Hop Devil Grill Union Hall Amity Hall Bar Great Harry Bronx Ale House* Cherry Tree Bar *Actually in the Bronx
  40. 40. Step 5:! Know who you like.!
  41. 41. Show them some love,
  42. 42. Show them some love, and then brag about it.!
  43. 43. Dogfish Head.!
  44. 44. Thanks!! TheRowdyGrowler.tumblr.com

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