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Year of Beer Paintings – Day 252

Dunnananut Dunnananut Dunnananut BERSERKER! Dunnananut Dunnananut Dunnananut BERSERKER! You know the German kid from Mall Rats who wanted to be a heavy metal rocker and loved this one English word. Oh, Jay and Silent Bob, who wouldn’t want to hang out with you? Right, Midnight Sun Brewing Company of Anchorage, Alaska makes this outrageous beer called Berserker Imperial Stout brewed with maple syrup, molasses, and aged in oak bourbon barrels. It is part of a series known as Alaska’s Most Wanted, which might as well be the MSBC All-Stars. If you are lucky to get your hands on any beer classified as such, get it, then savor or cellar it!

Rich, dark caramel and roasted grains, sweet and sticky, this beer sticks to your ribs. Actually, would be a nice accompaniment to some BBQ ribs. This is the kind of beer Alaskans usually save for winter, or drink during cold, rainy summer days behind closed cabin doors. I miss the original label, though with the tomahawk axe. So I embellished my own throwing axe in the background to stay true to the berserker concept. Although, after having some of this beer I won’t be going berserk with any axes, it is strong at 12.7%. Sometimes I’m lucky enough to catch it on nitro at the Loft at MSBC.   But don’t buy the 12 oz glass, then try to drive home, that’s like drinking half a bottle of wine in one glass! Get your servings right. I feel anything over 9% should be consumed in 6 oz pours, or smaller! …. Berserker!

Cheers to going Berserk! I only got to go berserk a few times at MSBC, but every time has been unique and memorable! I hope you get a chance to try this ridiculous brew!

You can purchase this painting, or a limited-edition print at my Etsy shop.

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Beer Painting of Berserker Imperial Stout by Midnight Sun Brewing Co Year of Beer Paintings

Year of Beer 09.09. Berserker Imperial Stout by Midnight Sun Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.