For pretty much 100% of guys over 40 (those raised in the US), I think its pretty safe to say that we all tasted/cut our beer drinking teeth on AAL's/Mexican/Canadian stuff well before migrating into craft beers. Simply because there really weren't any craft beers around to even be aware. Maybe there are a few outliers. Some of you 20 and 30 somethings....any of you get introduced to craft beers styles by family / friends first before every trying the yellow swill stuff? If so, just wondering what you thought about craft beers first and then what your thoughts of AALs after starting out with craft beers for a while. It seems so silly now, but when I first was introduced to Boston Lager and Boston Ale back in 1992 timeframe after 4-5 years of slugging down nearly every AAL you could find in a beer store, I thought both of those brews were very bitter and heavy compared to all of the AALs and a small handful of German lager imports I had tried before. Now obviously Boston Lager seems like a light, sweet beer to me.