Our local Hy-Vee has something that I think is kind of nice. Mix and Match beer. They have a generic beer carton that simply says mix and match beer on it. You fill it up with your selections of the beer they have out for mixing and matching. Great for trying different beers without having to get a six pack of something just to find out you don't like it.
I like several of Kansas City based Boulevard Brewing Company's beers, but recently tried some St. Louis' Shlayfly Beer and so far I have found that beer for beer I like it better.