The featured beer painting of the day is of Alaskan Brewing Company’s White Wheat Ale. This beer was added to Alaskan’s lineup in 2009. This is not your traditional witbier, but more of an easy drinking, spiced, wheat ale. A local favorite in Alaska, and a staple at many Alaskan dinner parties, this beer pairs well with salmon grilled on a cedar plank. Witbier is one of my favorite styles of ale, it is really refreshing and totally qualifies as sessionable beer. I have a hard time remembering to sip this one, and at 5.3% you really can’t chug away as it if were a 3.2% beer.
Polar bears are becoming more and more endangered as climate change melts the polar icecap. I hope they don’t go the way of the Dodo. Who knows, maybe some crazy CO2 consuming equalization algae will spring up either naturally or be created by some amazing biologists to mitigate the greenhouse effect. Either way it goes for the Polar bear, it makes for a solid looking label. I am glad I was able to put the baby Polar bear in the back of this composition. I plan on writing a drawing book when the Year of Beer Paintings project is completed called How to Draw Alaskan Baby Animals. The first entry will be a baby polar bear, because I haven’t ever seen anything so cute!
Cheers to beers brewed in Alaska, great beer for the Greatland! Keep brewing up liquid gold in Juneau, Alaskan Brewing Co!