Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #51, December 17, 2015

How many cans of Focal Banger IPA fit in an X-mas stocking? I guess it depends on how hard you try to find cans of this luscious liquid. I bet you could put half a case in the right-sized sock! I think that Focal Banger tastes pretty awesome, and I know The Alchemist of Waterbury, Vermont knows how to keep their beer fresh. One of the critical aspects of keeping an IPA in its beautiful floral condition is a short storage period. Long shelf storage can destroy a bright and lovely IPA, so long story short, don’t horde this delectable nectar. It says, “Drink from the Can” directly on each beer, because this practice not only prevents oxidation, but also prevents light contamination. I can only imagine how good this beer tastes on top of a Vermont ski mountain! I hope you get to live out my fantasy and sneak a tall boy into your ski parka for a sip of afternoon delight before heading down to the base of the mountain where you might consume more during an Après-ski session!

Cheers to the Alchemist, turning water, malt, yeast, and hops into liquid gold!

The original oil painting, and limited-edition prints are for sale at my Etsy shop.

Focal Banger IPA Beer Painting by Scott Clendaniel

Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #51 by Scott Clendaniel. December 17, 2015. Focal Banger IPA by The Alchemist Brewery. 11″x14″, oil on panel.

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