It’s Thirsty Thursday again, and I am on a little beer trip across the nation! Just arrived to California through Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Purchased beer from some amazing stores across the nation along the way. I would have liked to stop at a few breweries, but this was a beer transport and purchase mission. The two fellows I was with, and I made strategic strikes at different retail establishments in various local distribution zones. We made an efficient trip across the country in four days.
Before the drive, I spent four days in Philadelphia, a city that loves beer. I visited the Tired Hands Brewing Fermentaria and painted this piece live right there. How fitting that at the end of a road trip I get to release a painting of a beer called The High Road, considering we drove through the Eisenhower Tunnel in Colorado, a mere 11,115 feet above sea level. The High Road DIPA from Tired Hands is a delightful beer. I drank one last night after our crew drove 900 miles from Grand Junction, CO to Paso Robles, CA. It was warmer than most would suggest for the serving temperature, but I think it may have been the best beer I have ever consumed, probably due to the thirst that driving for 13 hours creates. I was slightly chilled, as it was about 55 degrees outside and windy, and I was dressed for Las Vegas heat. Our road trip is over today, and we safely delivered several cases of terrific beer to Monterey for the wedding party. One of the driver’s sons is tying the knot in Pebble Beach this weekend.
Thank you Tired Hands Brewing Company for making such a delectable beer, which perfectly commemorates this trip. What a long trip it has been! Now I get to enjoy the beach for a couple days, before flying back to Anchorage, where I hear it is storming. Hoping that all the beer I bought along the way will make it to Alaska safely in my luggage. I’ll need it for future beer paintings.