Year of Beer Paintings – Day 297

The featured beer painting of the day is of Magic Hat Brewing Company’s Not Quite Pale Ale #9 from South Burlington, Vermont. What is the significance of the number nine? It is shrouded in mystery. The beer’s flavor is unusually interesting; a beer that will leave you asking more questions than it answers. When I first tasted this beer I exclaimed, “It tastes similar to Pyramid Apricot Ale!” I later found out, after much sleuthing, that this brewery is owned by the same investment group that purchased Pyramid Breweries, so there may be a connection between the flavor profile of the two beers. Yet another question to be answered. Here’s one more question, how do they put the flavor of apricot in their beer without calling it an apricot ale? So, you brewers up in Vermont, you secretive group, are you trying to fool fraternity boys into drinking Pyramid Apricot Ale? Is it a love potion? It sure seems like it might be some kind of special beer. I give it my approval, and would happily consume this beer in place of a traditional pale ale. Not quite so pale… but tastes like apricot. Oh, the Year of Beer, so many different beers, so many different flavors, it all starts to swirl together similar to the label on this beer. What a beer…

To the Not Quite Pale Ale from Vermont, a beer worth sampling just to ponder the questions that ensue.

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 Not Quite Pale Ale #9 by Magic Hat Brewing Co Year of Beer Paintings Scott Clendaniel

Year of Beer 10.24. Not Quite Pale Ale #9 by Magic Hat Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.


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