I've been home brewing since March of 1999. I've worked as an assistant brewer for a small (1000 bbl) brew pub since June of 2001. I love beer in almost any form. I think it's important not to get stuck in any of the common "beer ruts." Be free to experience every style...appreciating it for what it's intended to be....everything from the lightest lager...to the darkest richest Russian Imperial Stout is ok in my book. There's a time and a place for every beer.