Girl Meets Hops: Talk the Talk

Girl Meets Hops: Talk the Talk

By Marguerite Washut, BBBC Taproom/Events Coordinator

Ok, so let’s get down to the basics; beer slang. Like I said, if we’re going to talk the talk, we need to know what we’re actually talking about.

I’ve been at Bale Breaker for about six months now, and I recently caught myself talking in beer slang. I was very proud of myself for a good five minutes until someone emailed me about pricing for a “crowler” and I asked, “you mean a growler?!”

Nope. They meant a crowler. It’s a thing. BRB while I go stuff a slice of humble pie in my mouth.

We all know by now I’m a newbie to this industry. While I’ve picked up some terms, I’m still very much on the tourist level; not fluent but if you get me drunk enough, I can butcher my way through a conversation. Fake it ‘til you make it, right? 

But that’s only cute for so long and can only get me so far in this industry. Not only do I need to learn, I want to learn, and I’m sure if you’ve been kind enough to come back and read my second post, you’re in the same boat too. So, let me break down the basics so we’re both not in over our heads along this journey of learning all things beer.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg as far as “beer slang” goes but stay tuned and I promise we’ll dive deeper into each term as I continue on this journey of finding out what goes on behind the buzz.

Cheers!
Marguerite

Girl Meets Hops: A monthly column about an amateur's quest to find out what's behind the buzz.

 

Posted February 27, 2019

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