Tonight, I took my brother out for birthday beers a month after the fact.
I tried to explain to him the delicious possibilities in malts and hops and yeasts and water. I had a little glass of Mikkeller Beer Geek Stout and Nate had a Franziskaner Hefeweizen. The Mikkeller was super chocolaty, and the Franziskaner was super banana-y, and both were delicious. When the food came I got an Epic Spiral Jetty IPA which paired well with the spicy salsa. Nate had a Lagunitas pilsner which was super crisp and refreshing.
Nate liked all the beers I suggested, so I win.