One of my favorite places in Portland, Oregon is Hair of the Dog Brewing Company, and I go there every time I visit the City of Roses. The taproom has an old school brewery vibe, but the brewery hasn’t stagnated, and continues putting out interesting beers, many of which are barrel aged. I took a photo of the Blue Dot DIPA when I was there in February. I love all the beers they make and the Blue Dot was exemplary. We were walking back to downtown from the “brewery district” over there in East Portland. I had just finished painting live at Cascade Barrel House, which was an extraordinary experience, and I was feeling celebratory. Sitting at the bar at Hair of the Dog, we struck up a great conversation with a guy sitting next to us, who happened to be a homebrewer, and a member of the local homebrewing club. He told me to join the American Homebrewers Association (and I did), and about the big homebrewing convention called Homebrew Con, America’s largest homebrew gathering, that is taking place in Portland this weekend. Hence the timing of this beer painting, released on the first day of Brew Con. I propose a toast to great beer, homebrew, or commercial! I hope your pint is full and your libations fruitful!