I am excited to announce a new project that I will be doing in 2014 – the YEAR of BEER! EVERY DAY I will paint a beer painting of a different beer. Most beers will be commercial and I will purchase them at local stores and breweries in Anchorage. Some of them will be beers I brew myself. I intend to start making more frequent nano-batches, producing less than a gallon of each batch, thereby producing new unique beers every time.
The painting supports will be 8″x10″ cabinet-grade birch plywood coated with my unique red and gold priming base. I will paint every brew from life, capturing the beer and then consuming it once the painting is complete. I will give you my impressions along the way. Don’t think of me as an authoritarian on the complexity of the flavors of each brew. I am more of a beer aesthetician, commenting on beer culture and the appearance of the individual brews. I am considering at this point to only consume the beers I paint for the whole year, and none others. I don’t want to be too strict on this one, but also want to emphasize responsible drinking practices. I don’t want to sacrifice my health over an art project like the guy from Supersize Me. I would love to lead by example. It is possible to enjoy good brew for more than just how much alcohol content it has. So I will meditate over beer for a whole year! Cheers!