Year of Beer Paintings – Day 215

The featured beer painting of the day is of Nobility English Barley Wine by King Street Brewing Company. This barley wine is easy to drink at only 9%, which is pretty traditional for English style, and is a very good example of what an oaked English barley wine should be! I hiked five miles up to the Jumbo Mine from the mining town of Kennicott in Wrangell St. Elias National Park, chilled the bottle in a pile of snow, and savored the contents at the top while enjoying a spectacular view! King Street, could you can this beverage in 8 oz cans? The can would look great with the same graphic as the bottle, and would make it easier to enjoy the barley wine on Alaska adventures. I love the rampant lion — a symbol of wealth, strength and power!

This beer is delicious! I didn’t know what to expect, but since King Street has been putting out such great quality beers, I knew it was going to be good. Sweet and malty, this beer brings up thoughts of plums and raisins, but with a nice toasty oak flavor. I have loved barley wine since the first drop hit my tongue, but quickly learned that I should consume it with caution. Overconsumption, which is easy to do with a beer as tasty as this one, can lead to a bit of a slow next day. I shared this bottle with my wife, and then we climbed up to a ridge for even better views. Going up was no problem, but coming down is always a bit tricky when sliding on loose rocks. Good thing I had barley wine for an energy beverage, and I handled it just fine. Alaska, you are my favorite state, and the beer made here is wonderful! I love living in the Wrangell St. Elias National Park whenever I get a chance to stay out here! Can’t wait to get my cabin finished so I can be drinking King Street English barley wine on New Year’s Eve out here!

Cheers to Nobility, I never felt more kingly than when looking at the spires of rock formations here in the Wrangells, while drinking one of the best beers King Street has to offer!

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 Nobility English Barley Wine by King Street Brewing Co Year of Beer Paintings

Year of Beer 08.03. Nobility English Barley Wine by King Street Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

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