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Title: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: fightdman on December 06, 2011, 08:10:55 PM
Is there some unwritten rule for pro brewers that they have to sport facial hair?  Just seems that most do.  I've stopped shaving just in case.
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: denny on December 06, 2011, 09:10:52 PM
Have you been to NHC before?  Seems like 90+% of the men have facial hair.  I think it has to do with brewing in general.
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: bo on December 06, 2011, 09:15:04 PM
I'm shaving tomorrow.
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: morticaixavier on December 06, 2011, 09:16:02 PM
We just havn't figured out a way to make a safety razor from a coleman extreme cooler yet ;D
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: a10t2 on December 06, 2011, 10:02:22 PM
The BA's secret handshake involves stroking one another's facial hair.
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: denny on December 06, 2011, 10:06:32 PM
The BA's secret handshake involves stroking one another's facial hair.

I don't even wanna think about that.....
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: bo on December 06, 2011, 10:25:12 PM
The BA's secret handshake involves stroking one another's facial hair.

Now I'm not even waiting until tomorrow to shave.
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: fightdman on December 06, 2011, 10:39:51 PM
Have you been to NHC before?  Seems like 90+% of the men have facial hair.  I think it has to do with brewing in general.

I see what you mean, although I would guess it's closer to 75%
(http://www.ahaconference.org/wp-content/gallery/2011-aha-conference-photos/hbc2011_028_lt.jpg)
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: majorvices on December 06, 2011, 10:55:46 PM
Pro brewers don't have enough time in day to shave and can't afford razors anyway.
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: bo on December 06, 2011, 10:59:47 PM
Pro brewers don't have enough time in day to shave and can't afford razors anyway.

That's because they're posting in the AHA forum all day.  ;D
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on December 06, 2011, 11:42:29 PM
Pro brewers don't have enough time in day to shave and can't afford razors anyway.
This is my case.
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: bluesman on December 07, 2011, 01:31:00 AM
Pro brewers don't have enough time in day to shave and can't afford razors anyway.
This is my case.

I belive that...brewing is a lot of work. It's a labor of love for sure.
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: tonyp on December 07, 2011, 01:48:50 AM
Pro brewers don't have enough time in day to shave and can't afford razors anyway.

you beat me to it! :D
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: boulderbrewer on December 07, 2011, 03:03:23 AM
I've always have had my catapillar, since it showed up. Why should I give it up now?
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: jeffy on December 07, 2011, 03:38:49 AM
Have you been to NHC before?  Seems like 90+% of the men have facial hair.  I think it has to do with brewing in general.

I see what you mean, although I would guess it's closer to 75%
(http://www.ahaconference.org/wp-content/gallery/2011-aha-conference-photos/hbc2011_028_lt.jpg)

Hey, I'm in that photo!  I'm the guy with the mustache!
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: jaybeerman on December 07, 2011, 05:42:09 AM
tattoos are the new norm
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: tschmidlin on December 07, 2011, 06:20:03 AM
Have you been to NHC before?  Seems like 90+% of the men have facial hair.  I think it has to do with brewing in general.

I see what you mean, although I would guess it's closer to 75%
(http://www.ahaconference.org/wp-content/gallery/2011-aha-conference-photos/hbc2011_028_lt.jpg)

Hey, I'm in that photo!  I'm the guy with the mustache!
I recognize a bunch of people in that picture, including the guy who is 7' tall (behind yellow shirt) and you Jeff, and Ken and Karin of course. :)
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: punatic on December 07, 2011, 07:12:04 AM
Have you been to NHC before?  Seems like 90+% of the men have facial hair.  I think it has to do with brewing in general.

I see what you mean, although I would guess it's closer to 75%
(http://www.ahaconference.org/wp-content/gallery/2011-aha-conference-photos/hbc2011_028_lt.jpg)

75% of the people in the photo have facial hair.  The others are guests and don't brew.   :D
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: phillamb168 on December 07, 2011, 11:39:52 AM
Hey now. I'm not pro yet, but I shave every (other) day, with one of these:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-J-A-HENCKELS-ZWILLINGSWERK-STRAIGHT-RAZOR-/180132290465 - it belonged to my grandfather
and one of these:
http://www.trumpers.com/product_detail.cfm?ProductID=111547263
and one of these:
http://www.tayloroldbondst.co.uk/acatalog/shaving-brushes.html

It's nice to have a bit of ritual to the morning, I think.
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: tygo on December 07, 2011, 12:41:36 PM
Given my general state of wakefulness (or lack thereof) every morning at 5:30 I would almost definitely slash my throat with one of those. 
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: phillamb168 on December 07, 2011, 12:54:42 PM
Given my general state of wakefulness (or lack thereof) every morning at 5:30 I would almost definitely slash my throat with one of those. 

Well, in Germany the tradition is for men to shave in the evenings after work, for their wives.
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: morticaixavier on December 07, 2011, 03:29:52 PM
Given my general state of wakefulness (or lack thereof) every morning at 5:30 I would almost definitely slash my throat with one of those. 

Well, in Germany the tradition is for men to shave in the evenings after work, for their wives.

Hey that's what I do! when I shave that is (once every couple weeks) at night before bed
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: punatic on December 07, 2011, 06:29:31 PM
When I used to ride my motorcycle to work I would shave in the evenings.  Wind on my freshly shaven face was more than my skin could stand.  I've had a moustache since I left the employ of the Walt Disney Company in 1976.
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: euge on December 07, 2011, 07:08:29 PM
Just shaved most of my beard off and left a Van Dyke. Guess it was a little scary, but the little kids seemed to like it. Maybe they thought I was grandpa or something with all that gray in it. :)
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: beersk on December 07, 2011, 10:21:52 PM
Because shaving sucks.
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: fightdman on January 20, 2012, 03:37:01 PM
Because shaving sucks.
I agree, that's why I stopped a little over a month ago.
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: majorvices on January 20, 2012, 03:54:12 PM
I hate shaving. I also hate hair cuts. I also hate having an itchy beard and long hair.
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: tygo on January 20, 2012, 05:16:56 PM
I hate shaving. I also hate hair cuts. I also hate having an itchy beard and long hair.

Sounds like the perfect solution would be just to get it all lasered off.  ;D
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: Gribble on January 20, 2012, 07:47:50 PM
The unwritten rule is that during an argument between two brewers, the brewer with the biggest beard wins.
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: Hokerer on January 20, 2012, 08:44:53 PM
The unwritten rule is that during an argument between two brewers, the brewer with the biggest beard wins.

I'm an old fart, so would what grows out of my ears and nose count ?  :)
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: another1 on January 24, 2012, 02:26:51 AM
My Wife put this video together from what she noticed at New Zealand's biggest Beer Festival, Beervana.

http://youtu.be/k2z7iS-jiJk

The phenomenon of facial hair and beer lovers, is worldwide
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: punatic on January 24, 2012, 05:28:15 AM
Was that you in the Teddy Beard Phil?
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: violaleebrews on January 26, 2012, 11:07:14 PM
it's hard to shave when yer drunk all the time!
Title: Re: Unwritten rule for Pro Brewers
Post by: gsandel on March 03, 2012, 06:08:29 PM
I used to sport a stache in the 80's, but looking at photos, it was a porn stache.  Naked faced since 1993.  Let's face it....like our hobby, it is not for everyone.

ps I am left handed, too.  I'd be willing to bet that a larger population of brewers are left handed than the general population as well.  This hobby attracts engineers and artists and individualists....people who are or choose to be a little (pun intended) "off-centered".  Sam, please don't sue me.  :)

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