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Year of Beer Paintings – Day 30

Today’s Year of Beer painting is A Deal With the Devil barleywine by Anchorage Brewing Company.  This wicked brew has been creating quite a stir this year as it did last year.  Only 28 cases were released in Alaska, so La Bodega only sold one bottle per person at $30+ a bottle.  Recently, a bottle sold for $100 on Craigslist, as it is no longer available at any store in Anchorage.  I guess you can only sell your soul once a year?  I didn’t realize that my soul was only worth $30.  I tasted this barleywine at the Great Alaskan Beer and Barleywine festival.  I was frankly surprised that it took third place in the barleywine competition.  Oak aged in Cognac barrels, it is a cut above any other barley wine you will try this year, or next year, or even five years from now, which is when I will pop mine open.  Sure is smooth for a 17% alc/vol brew!  Making a toast to A Deal with the Devil goes against my Christian upbringing, but what the hell.  To A Deal With the Devil, the best barley wine I tried in 2014!  I sampled a lot of them!

The original painting sold. You can purchase a limited-edition print at my Etsy Shop.

Year of Beer 01.30 A Deal with the Devil by Anchorage Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8"x10".

Year of Beer 01.30 A Deal with the Devil by Anchorage Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.