Year of Beer Paintings – Day 263

The featured beer painting of the day is of Yuengling Traditional Lager! Yuengling is America’s oldest, continually operating brewery, operating since 1829, still making beer the old-fashioned way! I received two cans of this particularly nice product in the mail from Florida, of all places! Thank you, Alex! I was ecstatic! I have this love for American Lager and I really wanted to try the original Yuengling! I was not let down. Since I had two cans, I decided to try the beer first, to make sure it’s good enough to be included in the Year or Beer project, so I loaded it into my backpack and biked to a couple of parties. The first party was a salmon bake, and I drank porter there, then I made my way to the end-of-the-season party for the McCarthy Saloon where free beer was flowing. So I didn’t get to try the Yuengling until I returned home. I am glad I was prudent enough to unpack my bag right away, because the can was somehow punctured in my backpack and beer was rapidly evacuating the can! Beer was shooting everywhere, like a highly pumped Super Soaker! So I immediately cracked it open and poured the beer into a glass. I was impressed with its amber color. I had expected pale, straw golden from a classic lager, then I remembered that lagers weren’t that way until the pilsner craze took off in the 1870s. The beer was remarkably delicious, and the smell was very pleasant. In the morning I painted the Yuengling painting and was glad I still had one more can to open for the complete still life! Great, historic beer for sure!

Cheers to five generations of great brewers in the Yuengling family!

The original oil painting sold. Limited-edition prints are available at our Etsy shop.

View the complete Year of Beer Paintings gallery.

Beer Painting of Yuengling traditional lager year of beer paintings

Year of Beer 09.20. Yuengling Traditional Lager. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

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