Year of Beer Paintings – Day 183

It’s a great day to be writing about beer paintings, chilling on the beach at the mouth of the Kasilof River on the world-famous Kenai Peninsula, having just completed the morning session of dip-netting, a unique form of fishing.  Yes, Alaskans have completely taken all the sport out of fish harvesting, and we simply pull the fish out of the water with a large net.  On this beautiful morning, my wife and I yanked 13 fish out of the river (bringing our total to 17 fish for this trip), all pretty good-sized Sockeye Reds!

Speaking of sea creatures, let’s talk about this beer painting!  It’s of the Lake Erie Monster Imperial IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co. out of Ohio!  I believe this is the first beer from Ohio I have ever tasted.  Thanks Rich for sending it to me all the way via Pennsylvania!  Let me tell you, Great Lakes Brewing knows how to brew a great Imperial IPA.  I am not sure what the hop bill is, and it tastes a little different than, say, Stone Ruination IPA.  I am expecting some special hop from the Midwest to be the reason for that.  All I can say is that last night when I cracked this bad-boy open after several hours of standing in the river hoping for fish, it knocked my hat in the creek!  This may be one of the most delicious beers I have ever consumed!

Cheers to the Monster!  I gotta paint a beer for tomorrow, and then I am crawling back to the river, hopefully after an hour-long nap, since we finished dip-netting yesterday at 10:30 PM and started this morning at 4:00 AM!  If the Monster gets me it’s because I wouldn’t relinquish the beer or the fish!

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 Lake Erie Monster IPA by Great Lakes Brewing Year of Beer

Year of Beer 07.02. Lake Erie Monster IPA by Great Lakes Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

1 thought on “Year of Beer Paintings – Day 183

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