The featured beer painting for today is of Framboise Lambic Belgian Raspberry Beer by the Brouwerij Lindemans in Vlezenbeek, Belgium. A raspberry lambic is hard to beat. The first time I had this beer was on St. Patrick’s Day when my friend made me a Frambuinness, which is a mixed beer of half Guinness and half Framboise. Try it, you may like it. This was years ago when I was much less experienced with drinking, especially at parties with this particular friend, but I made it safe and sound to my home. I think 4% beer has its place – it keeps the conversation going longer than a tankard of imperial stout, and reduces the chances of you having to ask yourself the following morning, “What happened last night, and how did I end up here?”
Framboise is a gentle drink, spontaneously fermented in a vessel known as a cool ship, which is a large shallow fermenter that is open to the air, allowing natural yeast to land and develop the wort into beer. That’s why I painted a cool ship in the background of this painting. Barley malt and wheat, with huge additions of raspberry juice make this beer the perfect red brew that you can drink at almost any occasion. Even my mom would like this one. If you have never tasted a Belgian lambic beer, it is high time you tried one.
Cheers to Framboise! The sweet, funky, fruity beer that starts on its own and has an amazing finish! May all your lambic tasting increase your spontaneity, and brew up some intelligent conversation.
You can purchase this painting, or a limited-edition print at my Etsy shop.