When I give homebrews to either BMC people or non craft beer, I preface it by saying: "this may not be your thing. It's ok if you don't like it, if you don't like it, I will drink it and get you something else." My sister in law who dislikes beer very much but is a wine person, did backflips for my IPA.
... Some people aren't accustomed to fresh, hoppy beers. I try and keep a blonde or a hefe around for those folks (hell I even like those from time to time).. I give beer out to my beer loving friends, if they return my bottles I give them more beer. I explain to them that the bottles cost more than the beer that's in them.
I was once a BMC person, well yeungling lager mostly. I called any ipa I tasted "battery acid"... Until I started making my own, and had the beer fresh, and I was blown away.
I'm still learning to like darker beers, I accept other people's palettes as long as they are polite. Luckily I haven't dealt with any jerks, yet.
Bottled&Drinking: Founders All Day IPA Clone, Centennial blonde, Vienna Hefeweizen, Belgian wit, blizzard imperial IPA,
Conditioning: hard local cider
Primary: more local hard cider!
On Deck: English bitter, English IPA