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I have gone through my stages of being a wine snob and a beer snob; I advise drinking what you like and not being a dick about it.
Thank you everyone who sent good thoughts last week.
Tonight the homebrew club has a special event; we got a "sensory training kit" to learn to recognize common off-flavors in beers. Knowing what that bad flavor is is the first step to avoiding it in the future. I'm not sure there will actually be anything to drink though :(
I'll be drinking a bunch of fizzy yellow beer with bad flavors added on purpose. What are you drinking?