The beer painting of the day is of Breakfast Stout by Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan (my late grandmother’s birth place)! Brewed with coffee, this is a nice, early-in-the-day beer. I try to stay away from caffeine after 4 PM, because I find it harder to sleep. I portrayed this one as part of a complete breakfast, since beer is made from cereal grains. I put a full American breakfast in the background with taters and bacon and eggs, even a slice of melon on the side! An unbalanced beer, balanced by a great breakfast. What could be finer? If you are relaxing at home, entertaining yourself by catching up on your R & R, this is a perfect Sunday afternoon brew! Roasted grains and coffee are the strongest flavors. There is a sour twinge that is typical in a dry stout, but in this beer, it is more pronounced by the coffee bitterness. I know that IBUs can be calculated from bitter grains, as well as hops, but dark beers don’t take on the floral characteristics as well as lighter brews do. Dry hopped, light colored IPAs will have more of a floral hop aroma, kind of like dark vs. light roast coffee. Thanks, Rich, for putting this one in the mailer for me! We don’t get Founders beer here in Alaska. One of the best parts about this project has been getting to try new beers that I normally would not have had. Cheers to Founders! I’m glad I found out about the Breakfast Stout! A fine heart warming dark ale!