Raison D'Etre

What's you raison d'etre? For day 42 of my project 365 I thought I'd post one of my reasons/justifications for existence, otherwise known as Raison D'Etre: One of the things that I really enjoy (in moderation of course) is good beer. You could say it's one of my reasons for existing :-) I've been a fan of great beer since 1986 or so, when I had my 1st true craft beer, a Sierra Nevada Porter, at a place called Old Chicago which is in Fort Collins, Colorado. I was attending Colorado State University at the time and after a year or two of drinking mostly cheap, watered down 3.2% beer (which used to be available/legal to 18-21 yr olds at that time) I turned a corner when I reached the age of 21 and never looked back. I've tried close to 1000 different beers over the years and I'm looking forward to sampling a bunch more! There's nothing quite like a tasty well-brewed craft beer to add some fun to life.

This particular beer in the photograph is brewed by Dogfish Head Brewing, out of Delaware. The motto is "Off-Centered beers for Off-Centered People". They brew some of the more innovative and unique beers out there. This beer is their "Raison D'Etre" and is a Belgian Style Ale brewed with beet sugar and green raisins. It is a rich, copper colored ale with a fruity/bready flavor and a nice lingering roasty malt aftertaste.

If you look closely at the background of the photo, I'm editing some photographs as I enjoy my beer. I think that good beer and good photography can go together just fine. Just be sure to enjoy the beer AFTER you've taken the photographs!