My old man's go-to beer was by and large MGD (also the first beer I drank, incidentally ). He may have had an amber or a sam adams, the occasional hefe (usually Blue Moon) and more or less didn't drink a wide variety of beer and stuck to cocktails, white russians to my recollection. My brother started into the homebrew before any of us and slowly but surely got the old man to come around. Now he is a complete hop and IPA FREAK and has abetter setup than either of us, never touching an MGD to my knowledge to this day unless it's really hot out and we're stranded in the desert (Lake Powell anyone?) but even then the three of us manage to bring a good amount of our personal brews to enjoy as well.
My eureka moment was when I was served one of my brothers Russian Imperials that was on draught and somewhere in the neighborhood of 14% in a nice brandy snifter. I had a head full of some other stuff (potent in the microgram range, *nudge nudge wink wink*) and the flavor absolutely penetrated my entire being as I savored every fantastic drop. GO figure.