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Year of Beer Paintings – Day 267

The featured beer painting is Hipster Ale by Evil Twin Brewing located in Stratford, Connecticut. Evil Twin beer is brewed by ten different breweries around the world, and the Hipster Ale happens to be brewed by Two Roads Brewing Company in Connecticut. I live in Alaska, where people don’t really ride fixie bikes, or wear thick-rimmed glasses, or sport messenger bags. Up here we tote our beer around in backpacks, ride fat-tire bikes and get Lasik eye surgery. The few hipsters that do live in Alaska drink PBR, but if they could get a hold of Hipster Ale, I’m sure they would switch. The can design is cool, and the beer is delicious and packs a punch at 5.5% ABV.

Evil Twin and Two Roads Brewing, you made an excellent beer! The hops were citrusy, with a hint of apricot. My wife agreed whole-heartedly that this American Pale Ale is amazing. Great work! I love everything about this product from the can to the contents, the foam and the flavor. Even the slight haze to the golden fluid itself is appealing!

Cheers to the Hipster Ale! If I had an Evil Twin, I would hope he would stay home and brew up some wicked ales like this one!

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

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Beer Painting of hipster Ale by Evil Twin Brewing Year of Beer Paintings

Year of Beer 09.24. Hipster Ale by Evil Twin Brewing. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

Year of Beer Paintings – Day 181

Today’s beer painting is of Perpetual Imperial Pale Ale from the Tröegs Brewing Company in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  I have to admit I was a little skeptical of this Imperial IPA, because most breweries put a single IPA in a can.  Although there is no light contamination, and the breweries can just about eliminate any oxygen from the can, whenever I see a 7.5% IPA in a can, I worry about heat contamination.  The aluminum, although not a very good heat sink, transfers more heat than a glass bottle.  The good news is that this can was very fresh, and not to my real surprise, the beer was phenomenal!  I have been really happy with every product I have tasted from Tröegs!  Thanks, Rich, for taking the time to mail another batch of PA brews!

For only 85 IBUs there were a lot of floral hops in this one, and when I look at the hop bill I can see why.  It’s a very diverse group: Bravo, Chinook and Mt. Hood in the boil, and Mt. Hood and Nugget in the HopBack machine, then dry hopped with Citra and Cascade!  A process that obviously shows that these guys love beer!  You can make a beer with hop extract and skip almost all these steps, but your beer will be yellow and boring without any amazing hop character.  With this three-step hopping procedure you get Perpetual IPA!  A fine example of a fresh hop grenade!

Let the machine keep turning its gears!  I want this beer perpetually in my beer fridge, but sadly I only got one!  I should be happy I even go to try this incredibly fresh Hop Bomb of an IPA!  Cheers!

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

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Beer Painting of Perpetual IPA by Tröegs brewing year of beer clendaniel

Year of Beer 06.30. Perpetual IPA by Tröegs Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

Year of Beer Paintings – Day 60

The daily Year of Beer painting is of Fat Tire Amber from New Belgium Brewing Co.  Before mountain bikes, there were beach cruisers, and you could ride a beach cruiser down any mountain trail if you were adventurous enough.  You just had to know how to use the brakes and how to handle the sheer momentum the steel bike produced.  Also, the fenders gather mud quickly, but all of this is totally manageable in decent weather conditions.

This is a perfect beer to drink after a late night bicycle ride, or during the ride as long as you limit your consumption.  Amber style beer is a favorite to Alaskans and New Belgium Brewing just recently started distributing up here.

To Fat Tire!  The beer that explains mountain biking history right on the label!

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

Year of Beer 03.01. Fat Tire Amber by New Belgium Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8"x10".

Year of Beer 03.01. Fat Tire Amber by New Belgium Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.