Year of Beer Paintings – Day 212

The featured beer painting of the day is of Gone Fishin Mild Ale by Beer Valley Brewing Company of Ontario, Oregon. This beer is a low alcohol, low hop beer, so it’s perfect for just about anything. The style is an English dark, mild ale, which this brewery captured perfectly. I was in England in 2011, and found that most of the brews there are session ales. I had to try really hard to find a beer that was even comparable to an American IPA. So funny that the style of IPA is derived from an English tradition, but hardly anyone makes a true English IPA these days. Nobody is really drinking an IPA in England, everybody is drinking a beer comparable to this one. And by the pint! An English pint is notably larger than a regular pint here in ‘Merica. A British imperial pint is 20 oz, and you might actually get that much too, as the English don’t over-carbonate their beer!

This beer was caramel-malty smooth, refreshing, yet flavorful. Just like an easy drinking beer from England, you could swill down several of these, especially while fishing. When you are operating a boat floating down the Kenai River, you need to have your wits about you, and an American IPA at 8%, or so, is a bad idea, especially with all the hops involved. So steer clear of a hop bomb and drink a smooth, easy, almost thin beer like this one — the mild ale from Beer Valley!

Cheers to being Gone Fishin! I go dipnetting, the dude in this painting is fly fishin’, what’s your way? Spear fishin’ in Hawaii?

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 Gone Fishing Mild Ale by Beer Valley Brewing Year of Beer Paintings

Year of Beer 07.31. Gone Fishin Mild Ale by Beer Valley Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

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