An unfairly pejorative term for a connoisseur of beer. Understands that not all beers are pale, tasteless lagers.
Beer Noob: "Give me a Bud"
Beer Snoob: "Give me a glass of Hoegaarden, don't forget the lemon"
ACTUAL Beer Snob: "What kind of mass-produced shit is that? I'll take a Rochefort 10, bottle conditioned for no less than 4 years, and make sure you bring it with the appropriate Trappist glassware. Many thanks"
Somebody who's pretentious enough to think that drinking Hoegaarden, Stella Artois, or Guinness, means they appreciate the fine craft of brewing. Often includes Americans who exclusively drink OTHER countries' mass-produced beers while neglecting to notice their own world-class microbreweries.
Beer Snoob: "Oh god... Nick only brought Coors for the party. Now I'm going to have to go out and pick up a six of Stella Light."