Today is the first day of AK Beer WEEK! Ten days of craft beer! “Brave the cold, revere the beer!” In honor of AK Beer Week, I will paint Alaska brews all week long!
I get very excited every January not only because I have my annual beer-themed art show at the Midnight Sun Brewing Co.’s Loft, but also because the second week of the month is dedicated to beer in the Last Frontier! According to the Beer Up Here app on my iPhone, Alaska has 22 craft breweries, all producing some of the most killer beer you will ever taste. The anchor event is the Great Alaska Beer and Barley Wine Festival at the Egan Center in downtown Anchorage. Check the AK Beer Week website to see all the events at akbeerweek.com! For today’s AK Beer Week event at Midnight Sun Brewing Co. I will shave my beard into an epic mustache that will hopefully win me some cool swag at the mustache competition following the tapping of the firkin keg of Pleasure Town IPA. Pleasure town is a single IPA soon to be available in six-packs of cans with a very risqué can design depicting a naked man with a mustache riding a moose.
Today’s painting is of Kenai River Brewing Company’s Peninsula Brewers Reserve, a.k.a. PBR. It is a dry blonde ale, yellow and fizzy, which is a nice change from super hopped IPAs or corn filled generic domestic brews. A local option for the classic American style beer most beer drinkers enjoy. This beer is perfect for a hipster wanting to show some class and represent AK beer love.
Be the first person to guess which beer will be pictured in tomorrow’s beer painting and win a 10% discount on any purchase from my Etsy store. Here is the hint: an English IPA from a brewery located on Alaska’s Playground that you wood not want to miss! One guess per person!
THE ORIGINAL PAINTING SOLD. You can purchase an art print at my Etsy Shop.