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Year of Beer Paintings – Day 79

Today is Spring Equinox – the beginning of spring!  Cheers to six months of more than twelve hours of daylight!  Today’s painting is of Alaskan Brewing Company’s Pilot Series Jalapeño Imperial IPA.  You may wonder why I would paint such a rogue beer.  Well, because the label is so pretty, and this beer was particularly amazing paired with Alaskan Cod tacos last night!  It is totally peppery but not too overpowering.  The Jalapeño flavor hit me in the back of the throat with a little tickle, but the overall mouthfeel was similar to the tannin taste of a green pepper.  I was surrounded by peppers in the kitchen where I tasted this brew, so maybe I was thrown a bit by the whole taco night experience, however, I thought the Jalapeño IPA held its own.  I would drink it again, especially on taco night.

To Alaskan Brewing and its Pilot Series with the newest freshest oddities that are exciting and enjoyable!

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

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Beer Painting. Year of Beer 03.20. Jalapeño Imperial IPA by Alaskan Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8"x10".
Year of Beer 03.20. Jalapeño Imperial IPA by Alaskan Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

Year of Beer Paintings – Day 20

Happy MLK DAY!

Today’s Year of Beer is Hopothermia from Alaskan Brewing Co.  Hypothermia is always a concern when living in Alaska, that is why we consistently drink heavy winter warmers all winter long.  Alaskans do this to reduce the anxiety of knowing we are one step away from freezing to death.  That is why this American Double IPA measures 8.5% ABV and 70 IBUs.  It will definitely provide that warm glow you need to get through the month of January in the nation’s darkest, coldest state.

This is the poem that’s on the Hopothermia packaging. Can you tell of which poem by which northern poet this is a parody?  Hint, his initials are R. S., and the poem is about his friend Sam.

“There are strange brews made where glaciers cascade
By the brewers who know no bounds.
For they stuff in the hops ’til the temperature drops
And then call for a few more rounds.
In Alaska, it seems, every brewer dreams
of a bold Double IPA.
Hopothermia’s the beer, in the Last Frontier
That will keep the wild wolves at bay.”

You can purchase the original painting or a limited-edition print at my Etsy shop.

Year of Beer 01.20, Hopothermia Double IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8"x10".

Year of Beer 01.20, Hopothermia Double IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

Year of Beer Paintings – Day 15

AK Beer Week is in full swing, so today’s painting is of IPA from the state’s largest brewery, Alaskan Brewing Co. located in Juneau.  The beer is pictured on a classic long board with a red stripe on Cannon Beach in Yakutat in front of Mount Saint Elias.  Yakutat is a surfing destination in Alaska where surfers catch “Icy Waves”.

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

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Year of Beer 01.15, IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8"x10".

Year of Beer 01.15, IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.