It's safe to say everyone knows a wine snob. They're the one who lingers over a glass of pinot noir, sniffing it with a certain acumen, exhausting their vocabulary of fruit/food/herb adjectives. But now, we're seeing an entirely different breed of snob: the "beer snob."

      Eric Asimov of the New York Times has a piece up on the emerging culture of the ale elite. These beer sophistiques are filling up on lambic ales from Belgium and taking their tasting every bit as serious as the average wine buff. We'll see where this goes– maybe we're even due for a breakthrough arthouse buddy film on beer tasting…

Daniel Corbett