This week’s beer-themed painting is of Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew Ale by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Delaware! This unique dark beer brewed with gesho and honey waited for the right moment in my beer cellar for several months. I was saving it for a quiet evening when I could relax and listen to jazz while sipping on a special brew. Like the jazz music, this beer was sensual and rhythmic, with just enough funk to make it striking. I am a fan of what the brew team at Dogfish Head put together, and love the music themed beers. I listened to this album for the first time 15 years ago while attending music history class at Western Oregon University. My cool-cat professor was such a huge fan of Miles Davis, he would give away free Kind of Blue albums to people who had never heard the Miles Davis sound. I drank the beer and painted this piece while listening to the Bitches Brew album. The background is completely inspired by the Miles Davis sound.
Cheers to the Prince of Darkness, the original Miles Davis and to the brew crew at Dogfish Head, who was genius enough to pair beer with music!