I've been lucky enough to travel quite a bit and visit quite a few breweries. While it is not always the case, the mere mention that I have craft from back home has often brought about excitement from employees of establishments. They seem happy to have a chance to try something different or in some cases do research on other brewer's takes in the comfort of their own surroundings. I generally just hope to trade it for something of equal value, although often the gratitude has led to the recipients giving back way more than I could have ever hoped for. Has anyone else tried this? It seems that people are more excited in certain areas than others... people in Portland seemed to have a sort of beer hubris about that sort of thing, but it seemed to make their day for people in Colorado, Michigan, North Carolina, and even parts of California (other parts not some much). On a few occasions, I was even given a rare release off the shelves in some distant dark stockroom. The reverse beer haul I think is a good thing, and maybe in some small way I'm helping promote craft beer. And with online distribution sites, it can be done most effectively (for finding out what product lines they can't get).