Year of Beer Paintings – Day 142

The daily beer painting is of Monk’s Mistress Belgian-Style Special Dark Ale from Midnight Sun Brewing Company.  I depicted this beer under consumption in the brewery room.  I don’t think the MSBC brewers normally drink Monk’s Mistress during the workday, but if they did, it would look like this, but with a few more glasses.  I pulled this image of Monk’s Mistress sitting on a barrel from my huge amount of digital photos I took in 2011, when I had the whole brewery at my disposal for a photo shoot.  We were drinking all kinds of brews that probably should have been left in the bottle.  Even a giant bottle of Sloth was brought out.  It was one of the most memorable days as a beer painter.

This beer is noteworthy!  An 11.5% ale, aged in oak bourbon barrels, it has a fruity sweetness that ends with a little bit of hop bitterness.  A bit boozy, but it is complemented by the flavors produced by the oak.  I requested this beer for the firkin at my upcoming show at MSBC in June.  To kick off the art show on June 6, I will be hammering a tap through the wooden bung of the firkin.  I was talking with Davey, a brewer at MSBC, and we discussed putting blueberries in the MM firkin.  I hope he does, because that sounds Alaskan and delicious!  If you are in Anchorage, Alaska on June 6th, stop by MSBC at 5 PM!

Cheers to MSBC!  My favorite place to show my beer paintings!  Four years running, this will be my sixth show at MSBC!  Thanks for being the best hosts every time!

The original painting sold. You can purchase a limited-edition print at my Etsy shop.

View the complete Year of Beer Paintings gallery.

Beer painting of monk's mistress by midnight sun brewing year of beer paintings

Year of Beer 05.22. Monk’s Mistress Belgian-Style Special Dark Ale by Midnight Sun Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.


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