I just found out this weekend that SWMBO's brother has started home brewing with a buddy of his. We're going to be visiting for Christmas and it'll be cool talking and drinking brew with another newbie. He said their cream ale should be ready by the time I arrive. SWMBO was like, "great another thing you and my brother have in common besides barbecue and video games". I told her "great minds think alike".
I'll have some of my SNPA clone with me and I'll even spread the gospel of Apfelwein and HBT.
"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer."