I've read lots of different views on the world of beer on Beer Advocate, but it's been some time since this general query has been posed. In your memory, what moment or event stands out as most beer affirming and/or enlightening? Mine was in the old Yugoslavia (present day Croatia), after attempting to hitchhike for hours, hot and worn out because all of the cars were full of tourists and could spare no room. My friend and I were tired, hungry, and very thirsty. Dark descended and the traffic was sparse. We started walking along a railroad line hoping to hop a train. Off in the distance we spotted a light and what looked like a small settlement. As we approached, we realized that we had stumbled upon an old inn or roadhouse, full of people, food and BEER. We entered, tired, dirty, with our packs, with everyone watching us closely. We sat in a high-backed booth and said beer to the nice old lady who came to our aid. She spoke some English, but mostly we used sign language. Within minutes we had huge mugs of delicious dark beer, a crazy good beef stew and dark bread and butter that I can still taste. Everyone was very happy for us and it cost almost nothing. We slept like babies along the tracks under the stars. How about you?