Find a local bottle shop and go in at a time when not crowded--that would not be Sat afternoon--but perhaps when it opens. Introduce yourself and tell him your story. Skip the grocery store and Total Wine. You will find a person that likes his or her job and will be excited to fill a basket for you. Go back and tell them what you did and didn't like. Gradually try new things as you explore styles. My two cents--avoid going straight to the DIPAs and hop bombs--you will miss the subtleties. I agree with starting with quality Pale Ales, Belgians and Pilsners--it is summer right now.