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!