Year of Beer Paintings – Day 20

Happy MLK DAY!

Today’s Year of Beer is Hopothermia from Alaskan Brewing Co.  Hypothermia is always a concern when living in Alaska, that is why we consistently drink heavy winter warmers all winter long.  Alaskans do this to reduce the anxiety of knowing we are one step away from freezing to death.  That is why this American Double IPA measures 8.5% ABV and 70 IBUs.  It will definitely provide that warm glow you need to get through the month of January in the nation’s darkest, coldest state.

This is the poem that’s on the Hopothermia packaging. Can you tell of which poem by which northern poet this is a parody?  Hint, his initials are R. S., and the poem is about his friend Sam.

“There are strange brews made where glaciers cascade
By the brewers who know no bounds.
For they stuff in the hops ’til the temperature drops
And then call for a few more rounds.
In Alaska, it seems, every brewer dreams
of a bold Double IPA.
Hopothermia’s the beer, in the Last Frontier
That will keep the wild wolves at bay.”

You can purchase the original painting or a limited-edition print at my Etsy shop.

Year of Beer 01.20, Hopothermia Double IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8"x10".

Year of Beer 01.20, Hopothermia Double IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

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