I have to say that I’ve grown incredibly disappointed in the craft beer geeks and all that we stand for. Beer geeks, at least the hundreds I’ve encountered, are welcoming. They are always interested in new experiences and excited to meet new people and share common interests, until recently.
I don’t judge anyone who drinks, but I am realizing there is judgment against those who choose not to drink. We’re seen as rigid, unfriendly and unsocial. I’ve seen it in the looks of my friends’ faces when I made the same pronouncement and I know it first-hand to be true because I too once judged those who didn’t drink.