Well, today is the last day of November, which means there is only one month left in the Year of Beer Paintings. I’m confident that I’ll make it to the end without skipping a day.
The featured beer painting of the day is of Bean Dream Milk Porter Aged on Vanilla Beans by Pizza Boy Brewing Company in Enola, Pennsylvania. I wish I had gone to Al’s of Hampden (the home of Pizza Boy Brewing) when we were in Pennsylvania a couple weeks ago. That place has 99 beers on draft, three firkins, and ten bottle release offerings. Dang! I was within 25 minutes when I was at Tröegs Brewing. I should have gotten lodging in Harrisburg just to stop in at this beer/pizza spot. Instead we went to Tired Hands Brewing and Earth Bread and Brewery that day, which was really cool too. I will just have to be content knowing that I did my best with the time I had, and I’ll definitely be coming back to Pennsylvania. My friend, Rich, gave me this bottle of Bean Dream, and I brought it home to Anchorage. We opened this bottle to drink with leftover apple pie for dessert, after a delicious Cioppino dinner. This porter is very smooth, silky and delicious. If you let your glass warm up a bit, the vanilla really comes out. I’d rather pair this beer with apple pie than have ice cream on the side.
Cheers to the Bean Dream! The beer with vanilla flavor that just won’t quit.