Levante Brewing in West Chester, PA just celebrated its 1st anniversary last Saturday. To commemorate this tremendous occasion, the brewery released a barrel-aged imperial stout known as Bullitt Train. A friend of the brewery commissioned me to do an oil painting of this first bottle release, and the painting arrived to the brewery in time for the celebration.
West Chester, Pennsylvania is proud to have three local breweries within its borough: Box Car Brewpub, Iron Hill Brewery (1 of 12 locations in PA and neighboring states) and now Levante. West Chester has some serious beer connoisseurs, and I was stoked to meet some of them when I visited the Side Bar & Restaurant in 2014, the Year of Beer Paintings, for a meet and greet. I’m glad these lucky people have a brewery they can be proud to call their own. I’m planning a trip to Pennsylvania in about a month, and will make a point to visit Levante. Bullitt Train is on tap, along with many great offerings, including several IPAs, a Kolsch, a Saison, and there’s a place for local food trucks to park outside nearby the uber cool glass bay door. I’m excited to make this trip to PA, the starting point to a six-day cross-country trip in search of tasty beers for my friend’s son’s wedding in California.