My wife finally found her gateway beer. Actually it was pear cider. Our local beer hut stopped carrying the only wine they had that was decent so she was forced to try something on tap - the cider. From there she has discovered wits and hefeweizens. Now *she* suggests going to brewpubs.
But she put a hurtin' on my pumpkin weizen.
Just have to make more
Even before her beer conversion, she was hip to the coolness of the beer crowd and liked hanging with them. There's a YouTube video out there with Sam Calagione talking with Ken Grossman where Sam says that he likes the brewing community because it is 98% a$$hole free. Maybe the clip is from Beer Wars? Anyway, I can't agree more.