FAILURE TO CONTEMPLATE
This is a picture of a mouth chilling, rinsing tired senses with refreshment of bright straw-yellow nectar and anticipation of a moment of relaxation and reflection, a special moment of contemplation.
It is offered so that you may take a moment to call to mind that particular time and place and beer that gave you a similar sensation, but in reality not remembrance.
It is offered in order to remind you that every beer you drink is unique in the dictionary definition. That is to say, it is like no other beer will be. Should you have the inn-keeper draw you a preceding draft from the same keg and the same tap into the same glass placed in exactly the same place on the bar as the first serving it would taste different no matter the style or brewery. This is because your senses have already been exposed to that combination and they will lose interest in the obvious flavors and blend them with any new sensations. The fact that it is a second serving and the effects of that cannot be overlooked but will not be explored at this time.
Returning to that moment when the first beer of the day appears before you, may you turn off your mobile cell phone and call to mind the above picture and the words preceding this sentence.
May you take a moment, either in a quiet laid-back bar or a crowded pub, whether on a patio of in a cozy nook, whether with friends or flying solo, to look at the beverage in front of you and enjoy the looks of it, the reasons for anticipation, the color, condensation on the glass, and thick, rich head of white foam.
Do this and you will never be found guilty of failure to contemplate.