Year of Beer Paintings – Day 186

The beer painting of the day is of Kalamazoo Stout by Bell’s Brewery pictured in Kalamazoo!  I tasted this one on the lawn of my parent’s front yard as I smoked 20 lbs of the finest Kasilof Sockeye Red Salmon you can find.  The smoked salmon takes about five to eight hours to finish.  So I painted on the lawn and intermittently refreshed the wood chips in the smokers.  I sampled some of the smaller pieces of smoked fish as I was sipping on this one.  Nothing makes a beer taste better than salty snacks, and I was in heaven.  I loved this beer!  It was nice and full-bodied, not a huge stout at 6%, but a tasty one.  The brewers’ licorice is a nice touch — not overpowering, but an obvious addition and a welcomed one in my mind!

I have to admit I have never been to Kalamazoo, but I am getting more and more inclined to show up.  Not only because Bell’s is a destination in itself, but also because Kalamazoo looks like a nice place to be.

Cheers to Kalamazoo Stout and cheers to delicious flavored beers!  I hope I get to drink Kalamazoo Stout in Kalamazoo!

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 Kalamazoo Stout by Bell's Brewery Year of Beer Paintings Clendaniel

Year of Beer 07.05. Kalamazoo Stout by Bell’s Brewery. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

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