Happy National Drink Beer Day, or as I call it, business as usual! Today is also Thirsty Thursday, which means I’m releasing a new beer oil painting.
When I think of Iowa, I think of Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. I have only had a few offerings from TGB, but I think it’s one of the best, and I would like to go to Decorah, Iowa to sample the beers fresh at the brewery. My first TGB beer was Zeelander IPA, loaded with fresh Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand. I painted that one during the Year of Beer Paintings. Check it out here. I was lucky enough to get to try a couple 2 oz pours of the 2016 Assassin Killer Barrel Aged Imperial Stout at the Culmination Beer Fest here at Anchorage Brewing Co. Because this barrel aged imperial stout is 12% ABV, it is definitely a killer! I liked the purple wax used on the 2016 vintage, and I can’t recommend this beer enough. I’m stoked I got to try this whale of a beer. I remember it coating my glass with an oily residue, it was so thick that it required several rinses to be ready for more regular beers. Not that any beer is regular at Culmination, but this one really stood out in my mind.
Cheers to drinking the best beer! Assassin is one of the great beers of America! Keep your glasses filled, and pour me some too! Thanks Toppling Goliath for making superb brews!