I have always quite liked beer (especially of the "real" variety), but never really to the same extent as a good glass of wine. Best taken in a hot climate, or (to go back a good few decades in my case) after a hard day on an archaeological dig. That said, I recently got involved on Twitter with one of the local real breweries (Milton Brewery, who have a great line in classically named brews -- Pegasus, Nero, Justinian, Augustus and so on.
Anyway we got into a discussion about some possible ladies' names that could grace a classical brew . . . Medusa? Minerva? .... (any great ideas?). And this led to an invitation to see the inaugural brew of Minerva being made and to give a very amateur hand.
We (that's me and the son) went out to the brewery at Waterbeach; it's no longer in Milton -- but expanded to bigger premises! It was the first time I had set my foot in a brewery, piss up or not (and yes, plenty of excellent were samples were sampled).