Year of Beer Paintings – Day 317

The featured beer painting of the day is of Exit 4 American Trippel by Flying Fish Brewing Company in Somerdale, New Jersey. This is the first beer I’ve drank and painted from a brewery in New Jersey, and the coolest thing is that I drank and painted it in New Jersey! I really liked this beer. It’s nice and sweet, with a slight hop essence. Hoppier than its Belgian brothers, this beer still has the same type of yeast, but is brewed with American 2 row malt and American hops. I have no idea how old this bottle is, as it only has a “use by” date of 2/10/15, which is strange, because the website says it gets better with age. I pulled it out of a cooler in Delaware at a liquor store claiming to be the best liquor store in the world, so at least it has been properly stored, if it is older. I bet this American trippel was fairly hoppy in its earlier days, and it aged to become mellow and beautiful. Our host for the evening, who is my wife’s friend from high school, is a wine drinker, but I convinced her to try a small glass of this beer, and she thought it was good!

Cheers to the Flying Fish Brewing Company! I think that you make a quality craft brew, and you should be proud to say that it’s made in NJ! Welcome to the Year of Beer Paintings.

You can purchase this painting, or a limited-edition print at my Etsy shop.

View the complete Year of Beer Paintings gallery.

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Year of Beer 11.13. Exit 4 American Trippel by Flying Fish Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.


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