Let's stop drinking like accountants
Let's say you go to the store and plunk down your hard-earned cash for a six-pack of beer you know absolutely nothing about. You've never heard of the brewery, even! Holy crap, to not know something in the age of Google. Let me speak from experience here: I rarely do this! But I should! Because what's the worst thing that could happen?
You go home, you pop open a gose on the back porch, and you hate it. Goses just aren't for youses. Don't worry, there's a guy here at Thrillist who agrees with you. What a horrible waste of money, right? No. That's a fantastic use of money.
Whether you drink something you love or something you hate, you learn something. Every beer is a learning experience. I don't think you can truly appreciate and understand a beer style until you've had the sublime and the horrible.