So in that spirit, my choice of topic is this: simply, the Beer Moment.
What is it?
Well, what is it to you? What does that phrase evoke for you?
That's the most important thing here. Switch off and float downstream, what comes to mind? Don't analyse it - what are the feelings, the emotions?
My beer moment comes way before that first pint is drawn. Before the bottle or can is opened. It comes with a phone call, text or email checking to see if a friend wants to grab a beer. That is the one of the best moments available.
I travel from my house to my hometown way too often in my eyes (sometimes every other week). It is a short trip, around 2 hours. While we usually have a list of things that we want to do while home, one of the things we try to make time for is a drink with friends. Sometimes it is to grab a quick lunch, other times it is to get to the brewpub 30 minutes before last call (their last call is at midnight). But either way, it usually starts with that call, text or email.
That moment continues to expand. No matter what the subject of the conversation is (usually beer, baseball, work or our houses), the genuine feeling of camaraderie is what makes us have a pint poured over and over (thank goodness for Session beers).
So I guess that would have to be my moment.