So what’s all the hype about Tired Hands Brewing? Well, damn good beer is! This beer was excellent! It had the perfect flavor of a Southern Belgian Saison! Sour grapes, yes! Bready, yet yeasty, with an oak flavor, tart and lemony, with a sourness that is just right, and a hint of horse blanket of course, because it just wouldn’t be a perfect Saison without it. Part of the hype is due to Tired Hands being a small venue producing only 1,000 barrels of beer a year! Scheduled for a second pub to open, increasing capacity tenfold in 2015.
These guys won a slew of awards in the few years they have been open. When they were invited to Culmination Beer Festival in Anchorage (being invited is like winning an award) I was told it was not to be missed. I had a great beer called Enact Positive Change. I told the fellow who was pouring the beer, “I would like to enact some positive change,” and when he replied, “How are you gonna do that?” I said, ”With more sour beers!” An inside joke, if you have attended Culmination, as it has a lot of sours and Brettanomyces-forward beers. I personally like them, but not everybody does. I guess not all beer is for everybody, some people hate hoppy beers, which I also like (lucky me)! I like most all varieties of beer. I would like to see more malt-forward beers. Nothing makes this beer artist happier than a sweet, Scottish-style ale!
Thanks, Rich, for sending me this über special beer! I heard fewer than 600 bottles were produced! You are a great beer art supporter, Rich! I will be sending something awesome back, rest assured.
Tired Hands, keep on working! Your hard work is obviously paying off! I cannot wait to be in your pub (hopefully painting live?) this November! I want my hands to be tired! I put my work gloves in this painting because I know what you mean by working hard!