Year of Beer Paintings – Day 199

Today is my baby sister’s wedding day, and this painting is of the wedding beer that I brewed for the event — a ginger-honey light session ale known as the Drippy Hippy.  I was honored when my future brother-in-law asked me to make a batch of beer for the wedding!  The couple specifically requested this style.  I have been making this beer since 2004 when my friend Nick Pugmire came over while I was brewing and suggested adding ginger to the wort.  I resisted at first, thinking that the beer would taste funky, but relented in the end.  Turned out that we had made a remarkable discovery — when the honey ale was spiced with ginger, it became a super-refreshing beverage.

I am so proud of all my siblings, all four of us getting hitched happily, knock on wood.  My baby sister Glo is a very forward gal, and was tired of waiting for her great guy to pop the question.  I actually asked Kevin when he was going to pop the question, and he told me that he didn’t appreciate the institution of marriage.  So I backed down, but I am so glad that Glo put him to the test and that he passed, because I think very highly of this man!  He came out to McCarthy in his school bus with me, and we ripped out about a billion stumps!  I know he is a hard worker and a good guy, and he has great taste in beer!  I am glad he came to his senses and agreed to marry my sister!  She is a master of knitting, so when she decided to pop the question, she knit a fortune cookie that had a little fortune sticking out that said, “Will you marry me?”  He said yes!

Cheers to a match made from a cookie!  I hope their fortune is as sweet as the honey that went into their wedding beer, and I hope their lives are as spicy and exciting as the ginger!  Here’s to a new partnership!

You can purchase a limited-edition print at my Etsy shop.

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Year of Beer 07.18. Drippy Hippy. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.



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