The beer painting of the day is of Trois Pistoles, an Abbey style strong Belgian dark ale from Unibroue! This beer is a great one, and comes in a really fun bottle due to the caged cork. Nothing starts a party like popping a champagne cork. This beer tastes like liquid love. It’s dark, spicy, aromatic, and has a fruity quality that finishes with a flavor that reminds me of an aged wine.
When I was painting this one, I was taken with both the name and the logo. I love the winged horse that is flying over the church of the Quebec town Trois Pistoles (three coins), a 300 year old town. As the legend goes, a bishop was building a church out of local stones and had conjured a ”good devil,” a winged black horse to carry the stones to the building site. When the last stone was about to be placed, a monk removed the bridle, and the beast disappeared forever, leaving the church with one missing stone. If you go to the site today you can see the missing stone.
I love this brewery because it makes a great product, has fun labels, and the 22 oz bottles always sport champagne corks. To Quebec, and its fabulous brewery Unibroue!