The daily beer painting is of Avery Brewing Company’s India Pale Ale. “Hop freaks unite!” I would have to say this is one of the better regular octane (6.5% ABV) canned IPAs available across the nation. I bought this one at La Bodega, and wish I had gotten a six-pack. It is smooth and highly drinkable, yet full of hop bounty. This IPA is rich, piny, floral, with a citrus zest, and not lacking in malt body. As Avery says, “Brewed by hop heads for hop heads.”
If you get lost when out on a beer stroll, just look at the map on the can, and if you have an imagination, you could figure out where you are from the mish mash jumble of pixels that make up the antique map. So maybe you won’t be able to find your way home from this map, but you can trace the route around the tip of Africa. Just follow the red line leading out of England all the way to India. I bet the beer they brewed for the journey was nothing like the American IPAs we drink today. I can only imagine how warm the beer must have been in Africa and India. I doubt the ocean could keep the cargo holds cold enough in such hot climates.
This beer is a hop forward delight. Colorado has great beer, and Avery is leading the way with this floral offering. Cheers to hoppy beers!
You can purchase this painting, or a limited-edition print at my Etsy shop.