I had a Marine in my charge that introduced me to Fireball whiskey.
My dad is amping up his "operation", and just got his brew license. he got a mr beer kit 2 years ago, and this year, hes got his stainless steel kettles and all the proper equipment, making 250 gallons of beer at a time. growing his own hops, grinding his out oats and 2-row whatever all that stuff. makin some damn good beers ill tell you that much!
He does cool shit too, like hikes way up in the siskyou mountains to Tubb Springs and brings back like 100 gallons of spring water to brew "tubb springs pale ale", and bunch of other stuff too. I am a big fan of microbrews and the like, and he is comin up with some damn good ones!