Year of Beer Paintings – Day 253

The featured beer painting of the day is of The Mens Room Original Red by Elysian Brewing Company in Seattle, Washington. The Mens Room is a radio program aired on 99.9 FM KISW. These guys like to talk and they like beer, so they made an official beer for the radio program. So I had all kinds of thoughts about urinals, toilets, and a bunch of funny potty jokes, but I don’t think anybody wants to hang a painting of a urinal in their man cave, so I painted an old-school radio in the background.

This beer tasted like a traditional English bitter, but of course you can’t call a beer a bitter here in America, especially after all those Miller Light commercials with the pucker-faced man complaining about expensive bitter beers. Ironically, to me a bitter isn’t even bitter at all, not like Russian Imperial Stout or a wicked strong IPA. This is an easy-drinking English Style Ale with a hint of English funk. The flavor is just what you would expect if you rolled up to the bar in a London pub and asked for a pint of the local bitter. Maybe that is why Elysian won Silver at the Great American Beer Fest for Best Ordinary Bitter.

Cheers to The Mens Room! A great radio show and a great beer!

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 The Mens Room Original Red by Elysian Brewing Co Year of Beer Paintings

Year of Beer 09.10. The Mens Room Original Red by Elysian Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

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