Year of Beer Paintings – Day 353

The featured beer painting is of Blonde Fatale Ale by Peace Tree Brewing Company in Knoxville, IA. Iowa, in the heartland of America, is not an easy place to get a beer from for an Alaskan. Luckily, this beer artist has connections, and I was able to get two Iowa beers for this project (see day 290)! Thanks, Ann, for bringing this bottle to Alaska! Knoxville, Iowa, a small town of not more than 8,000 residents used to be a coal-mining town, and a small railroad stop along the way of a railroad that was in service starting in 1875. Hard work like coal mining deserves a good beer at the end of the day. Peace Tree’s Blonde Fatale Ale tastes just like a strong Belgian blonde ale should. The last one I had as authentic was directly from Belgium. The color of this beer is golden straw. It tastes smooth, with hints of spicy Belgian yeast and slight fruit complexity. A traditional Belgian aroma wafts from the bottle, and its strong alcohol content of 8.5% is masked by its mild flavor. Overall, a wolf in sheep’s clothing, this beer could easily take you by surprise, especially if it were a hot day and the beer was stored on ice.

Cheers to the Blond Fatale, may she touch your heart and leave you lighthearted. I hope the whole state of Iowa loves this beer, and keeps the brewery constantly busy! Remember if you brew it…they will come!

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 blond fatale ale by peace tree brewing year of beer paintings scott clendaniel

Year of Beer 12.19. Blonde Fatale Ale by Peace Tree Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

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