Saturday, November 29, 2014

Pic(k) of the Week: By the light of a saison

By the light of a saison (02)

A photo of a beer —and the folk, who, by enjoying it, were honoring a slain veteran of the Iraq and Afghan campaigns— that was tapped and served on Veterans Day, 11 November 2014, at William Jeffrey's Tavern, in Arlington, Virginia, in honor of slain Marine Lance Corporal Daniel R. Bennett. Some of the proceeds from each pint sold were donated to organizations that benefit injured veterans and families of slain military personnel. Read more about the program, at Honor Brewing.

The beer was Honor Saison, from Honor Brewing (of Chantilly, Virginia).
Aromatic flowers, lemon, noble hops and a dominate [sp] yeasty nose. Delicate pilsner malt flavors, grassy hops, tart hibiscus, lemon, herbs, and farmhouse yeast. Crisp mouthfeel with elevated carbonation that produces champagne like bubbles. Easy drinking.
Alcohol by volume: 4.9%
International bittering units: 25

About the photo, itself

I took the photo without a flash. Using photo editing software, I altered the original to leave only the beer in color (and the candle behind it), but the beer appears slightly out-of focus. In a second shot, I focused on the beer; now, the man at the table is in blurry motion.

By the light of a saison ale

Here is the original photo, unmanipulated, taken without a flash.


  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of personal photos, often posted on Saturdays, and often, but not always, with a good fermentable as a subject. Camera: Olympus Pen E-PL1.
  • Commercial reproduction requires explicit permission, as per Creative Commons.

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