RateBeerians of the Year Awards 2017 - Nominations

With the new year nearly upon us, it’s time again to recognize our fellow Ratebeerians for their contributions over the past year.

Nominations will be open between 27 Dec and 3 Jan; voting will take place between 4 Jan and 10 Jan.

Rules will be made-up on the fly, and supervision of the process will be done by a crack team of borderline alcoholics.

NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO NOMINATE THE FOLKS YOU THINK ARE DESERVING! No complaining a week from now when the people you think are deserving aren’t on the ballot. This happens literally every year in the voting thread. “Why didn’t xxxx get nominated???” Because you didn’t nominate them.


Here are the Categories:

[1] RateBeerian of the Year
To the most outstanding member of the site exemplified by leadership, humility, organization skills, real world involvement, and general site expansion and improvement.

[2] Trader of the Year
To the most outstanding trader on ratebeer as shown by their generosity, enthusiasm, and love for the community.

[3] New Member of the Year
To the most outstanding new member on ratebeer as evidenced by join date between 1 Jan 2017 and 31 Dec 2017.

[4] Admin of the Year
To the ratebeer administrator that has shown unparalleled commitment to site expansion and improvement behind the scenes.

[5] Walt Powell Lifetime Achievement Award
To the ratebeer veteran who has distinguished themselves through long-term commitment to discovering the world of beer and the community within it.

[6] Thread of the Year / Post of the Year
To the most hysterical, instant classic, immortal thread/post generated this year for immense joy to others created between 1 Jan 2017 and 31 Dec 2017.

[7] Rating of the Year
To the most memorable, useful, funny, insightful, or poetically crafted beer/place review posted between 1 Jan 2017 and 31 Dec 2017.

[8] RateBeer Meme of the Year
To the best, most likely to go viral, original content theme or saying developed by RateBeerians birthed between 1 Jan 2017 and 31 Dec 2017.

[9] OTLer of the Year
To the most prolific, original, and funny Off-Topic Lite sub-forum contributor.

[10] OTMer of the Year
To the most articulate, truth-seeking, and intellectual Off-Topic Medium sub-forum contributor.

[11] AJax Memorial (Not Really Dead) Troll of the Year
To the most successful internet troll to invade and conquer RateBeer this year.

The following template can be used for easy nominations:


Past winners of the Walt Powell Lifetime Achievement Award are already in the official JoeT sanctioned RateBeer Hall of Fame, and are ineligible from re-winning. All the other categories can have repeat winners.

Past Winners of the Walt Powell Lifetime Achievement Award:
2011 - Papsoe
2012 - Travlr
2013 - Walt
2014 - ChrisO
2015 - fonefan
2016 - ompher

Past results threads can be found here:





[10] Fly

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  1. Adam Jackson
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  1. TheHOFF43
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  1. sethdude. Last seen: 12/26/2017
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[1] Gary
[2] MacBoost
[3] SilkTork
[4] Cloin
[5] Gary
[6] 2017 Ashes
[7] https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/boulevard-love-child-no-7/412233/108035/
[8] Reasonably OK in Person
[9] MacBoost
[10] Fuck Knows
[11] RichTheVillan

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Very useful, thanks on behalf of us who are not sure what comes after {7} :grin:

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Feel free to type it out instead of copying and pasting if you’d like.

  1. Ebone1988
  2. Clownoseuir (or however you spell his name :slight_smile: )

[7] https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/boulevard-love-child-no-7/412233/108035/


[1] LazyPyro, if only for the online bottleshop threads alone


[1] Theydon Bois
[2] Macboost
[3] @discobot
[4] TheHoff43
[5] Leighton
[6] The Big EU Online Bottleshop Directory

[7] https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/boulevard-love-child-no-7/412233/108035/
[8] CGarvies :heart:
[9] RichtheVillan
[10] Fly
[11] Sethdude

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Hi! To find out what I can do, say @discobot display help.

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[1] Theydon Boys

[2] Sarkynortherner


[4] Marko

[5] joet

[6] Pork Faggots thread (it was about the English food)





[11] Gary


[1] Buckeyeboy - now an admin, he did a fantastic job of co-organizing the Summer Gathering in Boise.