At the calculated risk of steering the conversation toward something more palatable than puking or Peter's butt cheeks...
Mary, my local newspaper (The Tacoma News Tribune) had an article
this morning that made me think of you. Here
is an odd slide show related to their review of 9 Summer seasonal beers, primarily from the Northwest. I don't disagree violently with most of it. Personally, I like the Hale's and Deschutes a bit more than their panel did. YMMV.
Any of these would be fine alternatives to the McBeer at your parents' house.