I am curious about something. I don't know that I am personally all that evangelical about beer. When I have the beer I like and the people I like together it is as much about exploring or, rather, explaining my good beer obsession as it is about recruiting new members. Nope, the day I actually believe in that beer community thing is the day I find myself preparing pamphlets for a meeting: "maybe you might like to come to our rally? Here. Have some literature."
But I do give things away. I don't seem to be able to keep a copy of Hops and Glory, for example. I think that Pete's book justifies a lot for me and neatly converts what otherwise can be considered my wee problem into something interesting, even brainy. Other than books, I seem to push Beau's Lug Tread and Pretty Things Jack D'or on people new to good beer and dubbels on the next steppers. Notice the spicy yeast, I say. The bread crustiness in the malt.
Do you do this? Why and how? What is your favorite small gift or sharing beer? What makes it work for you?