While I have been a beer drinker for about 10 years, I only became very serious about what I drank about 5 years ago. My progression as a beer drinker has mainly been from widely distributed import macrobrews toward American craft beers. I never really got into American macrobrews. But I have tried them all, which sort of encapsulates my philosophy: Try whatever you can, at least once, before you pass judgment. My favorite breweries right now are Dogfish Head, Allagash, Victory, and Great Divide. Brooklyn Brewery, Sweetwater (the home team), Terrapin, and Abita are old favorites, too. I tend to follow what is in season, always looking forward to fall/winter beers.