I miss my mom tremendously for all the little things she did for me, and how supportive she was of the things I did. Almost every time we visited (or my parents visited us), she would bring articles she had clipped or magazines she had found with stories about beer or homebrewing. Even though my mom had a beer (maybe) once every 10 years, she was still supportive of my interests in beer, and was even willing to indulge me when I asked her to taste my homebrews.
So, as a favor to me, if you’re willing… next time you grab a pint, raise your glass to my mom. Thanks.