This week’s beer painting is a tribute to the new Superbowl LII Champions, the Philadelphia Eagles, the underdogs! And how fitting that Thirsty Thursday, the day I always release a new beer painting, happens to be on the same day as the victory parade! I decided that Stable 12 Brewing Company’s Underdog Lager would be the perfect beer for this painting of the Eagles’ home stadium. The brewery initiated a campaign to get the players to drink this beer during the parade. Although I’m from Alaska, I have many friends in Pennsylvania, and have enjoyed a couple trips there. So I could feel the “brotherly love” at our friend’s apartment we call the Upper Deck where we watched the game. Of the 23 odd people in attendance at our small gathering for the big game, there was nary a person rooting for the Patriots. Up here in Alaska we don’t have a football team of our own, and aside from the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, we don’t have any professional spectator sports. We support whomever we feel like, and this year we were in favor of the Eagles. Little to say, there was celebratory feeling at the Upper Deck when the Patriots let up the ball with just enough time for the Eagles to get one more touchdown solidifying their victory. After the game we kept celebrating and then on Monday I made this painting of the Lincoln Financial Field in honor of the New NFL Champions. Cheers to The Eagles! They fly the highest!
This original oil painting, and limited-edition prints are available at our Etsy shop RealArtIsBetter.
A long time ago in a galaxy far far away! PORG BEER! Brewed the easy way (using the Force). Dry-hopped with 100% fresh Porgs. Low in calories, this Rebel friendly IPA is completely session-able. Politically correct, this beer is brewed without any profits going to support the Empire. Available at your local rebel recruiting station. Obi Wan’s favorite brew to coerce new Jedis into becoming hooked on the Force. Brewed with water harvested from local condensers on Tatooine, the choicest Porg feathers, and only the finest grains harvested on Naboo. This fine Itapi Prime Ale (IPA) is a smooth concoction, one that will be sure to taste great at your next intergalactic gathering, or simply enjoy when your spaceship is parked at the spaceport. Just make sure you check your blood alcohol content before departure, as nobody wants a PUI (piloting under the influence). If caught by Imperial Authorities, you risk impound of your vessel and they could get you for bootlegging this illicit beverage. And remember when you sit back to enjoy a lovely Porg Beer, may the Force be with you!
The original oil painting sold. Limited-edition prints are available at our Etsy shop RealArtIsBetter.
This original oil painting, and 52 limited-edition prints are for sale at my Etsy shop RealArtIsBetter.
We spent New Year’s Eve in Talkeetna, Alaska — a real trip in the woods. We were lucky enough to be invited to this lovely cabin that our friends built. They brought a bottle of Trip in the Woods Cocoa Coconut Narwhal Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (as well as several other amazing brews) for a New Year’s Eve toast. Thanks, it was delicious! What with snow machines, a laser light show, stovetop nachos, and about two dozen mortar shells, the celebration was literally a blast! Naturally, I brought my painting kit with me, and since all we could see out the cabin windows was snow-covered trees, I decided that a painting of Trip in the Woods would be the perfect way to commemorate the trip. What a way to end the year! Cheers to 2018!