I started with the alias. So many people I know were on here, and had identified themselves, I thought why not. Being retired now, no worries about being called into the boss's office at the big corporation, even though I never used the company computer for the beer stuff.
Since I lived in Germany, I liked the saying "Hopfen und Malz, Gott erhalts". This can be translatted a few ways as the verb erhalts can several meanings. The one I like is "Hops and Malt, God provides".