Beer Review: Dogfish Head Raison D’Etre


Beer: Raison D’Etre
Brewer: Dogfish Head
Source: 12 oz bottle
Rating: ** (6 of 10)
Comments:  This beer has a great punny name, but is a cute name enough to make a good beer?  It looks good colorwise, a deep reddish-brown although the head was thin and the carbonation was made up of some large bubbles instead of a gentle effervescence.   It has a fruity, caramel taste with an aftertaste a bit too bitter for my liking.  The thin head all but disappeared after a few sips. It also backs an alcholic wallop.   So, my judgement is that it’s a decent beer, but probably not one that’s going to give you a reason for being.

Best laugh I’ve had all day


Walking across the Weeks Footbridge on Tuesday night, I witnessed a man (or a woman with heavy overcoat & shoulder pads, it was dark) setting up a tripod on the edge of the frozen Charles River. This person then proceeded to film himself standing on the banks of the river while spinning a hula hoop. He actually had two hula hoops and switched back and forth between the two. The second one was “glow-in-the-dark” and gave a nice phosphorescent radiance to the snow.

It’s one of those moments that I wish I remembered to bring a camera with me everywhere or go. Better yet, it would be a good moment to overcome my shyness and ask this person what he was doing. I do hope he was trying to entertain passersby, because I’d rather laugh with him than at him. Maybe the video he made is on the internet already?