Once, we were a nation of light beer-swilling patriots. Now, we're all—barring the college and high school students who are still partial to Natural Ice because that's all they can afford—"into" craft beer. Possibly because we enjoy it, partially because we have no choice in the matter. A fun way to test this assertion is to take your father—who is a Heineken loyalist—to literally any nice restaurant in Brooklyn. Heineken, a once higher-end beer option imported from a faraway land, has been replaced with a selection of microbrews imported from just beyond the Gowanus Canal.
Face it: when it comes to the state of brews, you have to jump in head-first and figure out what you like pretty quickly, or, if you like my father, accept that you won't be able to order a Heineken and instead switch to hard liquor on the rocks. If you DO jump in head-first, you'll probably have a good time. You might even develop an attitude about it, which is why you would need these Pretentious Beer Glasses ($171 for full set), which includes 5 glasses that are supposed to do something different for your beer.