I feel like for a lot of people, there are stages of progression. Well, there have been for me at least. In high school, it was Yuengling. In college, I started with Blue Moon. Just before I turned 21, I started drinking Sam Adams and Sierra Nevada, and when I was able to buy my own, that just opened the flood gates to all kinds of possibilities to try. I also have beers that have gotten me hooked on a certain style. At first, I wasn't a huge fan of IPAs. But, after my first (and second and third) pint of Bell's Two Hearted, I became addicted and it is now my favorite style. None of these beers are "special" to us beer snobs, but me trying them all resulted in my ultimate beer enlightenment.