(Also known as the "twist my arm" posting.)
I am not a big drinker, and certainly not a big beer drinker. I don't know much about beer at all from a technical standpoint, although I admit to making my own beer once from a Mister Beer kit that I bought on a late-night television infomercial.
Nowadays, if I'm going to drink a beer, say while sitting in a comfy chair outdoors while the kids play in the yard and the breeze is blowing, I'll make it a local one. Here is a list of craft breweries in NC.