Where I come from, beer was for getting wasted. I forced myself to enjoy the cheap beer because thatís what was available. It wasnít until grad school that I discovered, and learned to really appreciate, beer for its taste and complexity. My last summer of school was spent not partying but going down to the local liquor store and getting a different microbrewed six pack every weekend. Iím still learning a lot but Iím very interested in what factors make a beer so unique.