Today is the first Thirsty Thursday of 2016! I know I said I wouldn’t promise to release a new beer painting every week this year, but I have some great beers lined up that I just have to immortalize in oil paint. So, without further ado, the first Thirsty Thursday beer painting of 2016 is of Conshohocken Brewing IPA from Pennsylvania. This can was mailed to me all the way from PA (thanks again Rich)! Conshohocken is a borough of Pennsylvania that was a developing industrial district during the 19th century, a time when Velocipedes (bikes with the front wheel as the drive wheel) ruled the day. A time when bowler hats were the “fizzing”, and to “crook the elbow” meant to drink from a pint. Conshohocken Brewing is keeping the days of old young and putting out a mean “heavy wet.” A good IPA is difficult to make, requiring the precision that only American ingenuity is capable of creating, and CB is doing a good job of it! I hope to get to try a few more of their delectable liquids. Be careful when donning your velocipede, as everyone who rides a fixed geared bike knows the brakes are directly related to destroying your knees.
Cheers to Conshohocken IPA, the beer in the lime green can with the cool bike on the label. The beer that speaks of a time that was more elegant than today. An era when local breweries were normal, and boxing happened in the streets.