"My parents were very strict and they made me wait for my first beer until I was 4..."
Brewmaster and Partner of The Post Brewing Company
"The first beer that I put in my mouth was a St. Pauli Girl..."
Co Founder of Alchemist Brewery
"My first beer was probably some sips off my father's Black Label..."
David Geary President of D.L. Geary Brewing Company
"Well of course I was 21 when I had my first beer. Let's get that straight..."
Bryan L. Panzica
Trade Quality Manager of Pilsner Urquell
"My first beer most likely was not stolen out of my dad's cooler, it was probably stolen out of my next door neighbor's cooler. Ya know, me hopping the fence, pulling a couple of Schlitts out of their cooler and then going and drinking with my friend in my backyard."
Sam Calagione Founder and President of Dogfish Head Brewery
"I remember going down with my buddy, Chris Smith, in the cellar, with my mom's chopping board, a quarter, a glass, stealing his Moosehead and playing quarters and feeling like I saw the Gods."
Brian Reed Trade Brewer for Tenth and Blake Beer Company
"I remember I gave it a little sip and then I didn't try beer again for like 10 years."
Allison Stevens Owner of The Thirsty Pig
"I was being a nuisance at a dinner party and they handed me a little sip of a Genesee Cream Ale before sending me off to bed..."
Ray Daniels Founder and Director of the Cicerone Certification Program
"I was probably a whiney little brat and dad was sick and tired of me and at the end of this long day, he was probably like, 'Here drink this!'"
Drew Kostic Federal Judicial Law Clerk of U.S. Court of International Trade
"I remember wanting to spit it out and wondering why anyone ever drank that stuff..."
Garrett Oliver Brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery
"I took a big swig of it and I was like PATOOEY! I handed it back to them, and I was like, 'Oh my god! You drink that?'"