Year of Beer Paintings – Day 102

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!

You can purchase this painting, or a limited-edition print at my Etsy Shop. 

View the complete Year of Beer Paintings gallery.

Beer painting of trois pistoles by unibroue quebec canada Year of Beer

Year of Beer 04.12. Trois Pistoles by Unibroue. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

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