Do you bring local craft beer with you when you visit friends and family out of state? I often do, it's a great way to break the ice. Consider asking the folks you visit to provide some beer local to their area too. Maybe even do a beer swap and bring some of their state home with you.
Check out this clip for the 'Simpsons'-'Family Guy' crossover episode. Take note of the clip (at 2:29) where Peter tries to share some beer local to his town with Homer with disastrous results. Don't worry, sharing local beer with those you visit with typically goes better than that!