I just got wondering how you all explain your craft-beer addiction/habit/hobby to macro-drinkers. Not that we owe anyone an explanation, but I've found myself trying to explain that I'm planning an out-of-state beer run, planning to attend a craft beer-fest, or why I'm taking time off work to chase a limited release or try to sign up for a $100 KBBS that I have to drive six hours for if I happen to "win". Many macro-drinkers that I know say they are also into beer, but their idea of fun is picking up a twelve or cube of their favorite, and rarely stray from that. They don't need to have a cellar because every store, including the 24-hour gas-station down the street, sells their favorite beer. They balk at paying even $1 for a can of beer and they don't need to check dates, because their beer is always guaranteed fresh and doesn't sit on the shelf long. Almost any description of craft sounds to them like a fools errand. We must choose from tens-of-thousands of beers of over a hundred styles, must spend from $1.50 to $100 per beer, should check dates, often need to trade or travel out of state to find what we want, must wait for beers to be "in season", and have to cellar beers to be assured of having favorites when we want. We must worry about infection, think about new releases, and often take off work to engage our hobby. I actually find it entertaining to see their reactions to my madness What are your experiences and thoughts on trying to explain the madness that is craft-beer?