Monday, December 8, 2008

I'm Such a Dork

It's not too often in life you get to see yourself doing something stupid. But this picture made that very possible for me. I was going to use this picture for a Try This Beer post this week. But with the obvious flawed photography and my dumb reflection in the glass, that post flew out the window.

So here's the scene:
I just opened the Trappist Westvleteren that Jed gave me. It found its way from Belgium into Jed's possession. He aged it for years in his refrigerator; long before he even met me. Over the years we became friends. Jed gives me the beer saying "if anyone would enjoy it the most, it would be you." I store it and wait for the perfect night...So the night gets here, it's cold and has the smell of snow in the air. I take out my favorite tulip glass, pour this beautiful, hard to get, beer that I've never had before, into the glass...and I take it's picture?? What a dork! The thing is I don't just take one picture, I take at least 10. Different positions, different angles, close ups, vertical shots; and all the while I should just be enjoying this gift, not worrying about a blog post! But, there I am, after the first smell and sip writing down notes. Then about half way through the beer it hits me: "...enjoy it the most..." So that's what I did. I put down the pen and paper, I didn't worry about my reflection in the glass, I sat outside on that cold night and sipped and savored this wonderful treasure.


Jared said...

Cool tripod. What brand is it? :)

Glad you took time to enjoy that beer. One of my favorites. And let me know if you want any other Trappist beers...looks like I've still got a slew of them from my buddy that lived over there.

Lakeside Smoker said...

I would love to be around when they get opened. Which kinds do you have?

Jared Huizenga said...

I have Rochefort (6, 8, and 10), Westmalle (Dubbel and Tripel), Orval, Achel (Blond 8), and Koningshoeven (Dubbel, Tripel, Quad, and Bock). I drank the couple bottles of Westveleteren I had and I don't have Chimay because it's pretty plentiful at the liquor stores around here. I like the Rochefort 8 and 10 and the Westmalle Tripel the best, but you really can't go wrong with the Trappists. Let me know if you are itching to try something in particular. Always happy to share with a fellow lover of good beer.