Year of Beer Paintings – Day 337

Good news! Yesterday I received a beer from Tennessee, the last missing state from the project! Today’s beer painting is of a brew from one of those elusive states, West Virginia! I had to ask the Beer Advocate community for a WV beer, and one person sent me three bottles of the Miner’s Daughter Oatmeal Stout by Mountain State Brewing Company in Thomas, West Virginia, a town that was based on hard-working immigrant coal miners who worked the mines from 1890s – 1940s.

The MSBC from West Virginia, not to be confused with MSBC from Anchorage (Midnight Sun Brewing Company) is a cool place! They have a huge wood fired, brick pizza oven! There are three brewpubs, including the flagship brewery in Thomas, WV. The other two pubs are in Morgantown, WV, and Deep Creek, MD. This stout is very good, smooth and bittersweet like dark chocolate with obvious dark malts as the most pronounced flavor. The oats subdue the bitterness of the dark malts, resulting in a sweet, full-bodied mouth feel. If I’m ever in West Virginia, I will definitely stop by the brewery’s pub. I love the warm glow emanating from wood fired ovens, not to mention the delicious flat breads they bake to perfection! I have a plan to build a proper outdoor pizza oven of my own when I get a chance.

Cheers to the Mountain State Brewing Company! West Virgina beer at its best!

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 miner's daughter stout by mountain state brewing year of beer paintings scott clendaniel

Year of Beer 12.03. Miner’s Daughter Oatmeal Stout by Mountain State Brewing Company. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

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