Are you a zythophobe or a zythophile? (A zythowhat now?!)
A zythophile is someone who likes beer and all things related to it. A zythophobe then, is a beer shunner; someone who gets Beer Fear.
Perhaps this is you; you don’t drink much beer. Perhaps you don’t even like it that much, but you’ve decided to give it a go – or that’s been decided for you – and here you are confronted with a glass of sudsy unfamiliarity. How do you talk intelligently about beer while not knowing the first thing about it?
Relax. You already know more than you think. You’ll pick up more details with practice but in the meantime, here are a few terms and pointers to help you fake it until you make it.