We all know one. They might even be lurking in your friend group: that individual who, in spite of other redeeming personality traits, claims to just hate beer. There are two ways to react to this pitiable individual. The first is to dismiss them entirely, to write them off as a lost cause. The second, and I think more productive, path is to ask them why they don’t like beer.
Too bitter? Pour them something besides IPAs. Too heavy? Maybe you can turn them onto a refreshing gose. With more than 6,500 American breweries in existence today, surely one makes a beer your friend will like. Here are a few that I’ve used to convert the staunchest of skeptics.