This week’s beer painting is of Alien Church IPA by Tired Hands Brewing Company in Ardmore, PA. Jean Broillet IV, the brewer/owner/founder of Tired Hands is knocking it out of the galaxy with this one. I got a chance to chat with him and his wife, Julie Foster, at Culmination Beer Fest, hosted by Anchorage Brewing, and I tasted for the second time the deliciousness of the Alien Church India Pale Ale. This IPA really brings a lot of serious dry hopped flavor, but is smooth and fruity at the same time. The freshness is probably the best thing about canned beer, just like a brand new keg every time you open one. I tried several other Tired Hands brews at Anchorage Brewing, including a collaboration beer brewed by Jean and Gabe Fletcher, called Works of Love, which was fabulously sour and fresh. To me it was a work of art. When I made this painting, I put the can of Alien Church inside an alien cathedral in front of alien stained glass. I think that Jean and his crew were imagining beer made by alien monks when they came up with the recipe. I can’t wait to go to the new Fermenteria in a couple weeks during my short trip to PA, followed by a cross-country drive in six days with my friend who is going on an epic beer run for his son’s wedding in CA. I am hoping to make a cool painting inside this great new Tired Hands location, which I have heard so much about!