As people walked through the door and past the tasting table, many of them did a double take. Quite a few times I was asked by inquisitive-looking faces, "Are you sampling wine?" When I told them, "No, I'm actually pouring some quality imported Belgian beer," they were very surprised. Some of them said, "Oh, I don't normally like beer," but it wasn't hard for me to convince them to try one. They were usually pleasantly surprised by the first sample; which led to me pouring them some of the others.
One of my favorite things about doing what I do is changing a person's perception of what a beer can be. I was very happy after this last tasting due to that fact. It just goes to show that if you can present a beer to someone in a way that is different than what they're familiar with, there's a chance you can get them to enjoy brews they never knew existed.