The beer painting of the day is of Blanche de Chambly by Unibroue in Quebec, Canada. Unibroue beers are spendy, but worth every penny. If you want to try a perfect example of a Belgian wit, you don’t have to fly all the way to Hoegaarden, just pop the top of this easy drinker, and you will be taken there by sheer flavor. This was the first beer I sampled at the Great Alaska Beer and Barleywine Festival. I was particularly impressed, so much, in fact, that I decided to include this one in the Year of Beer series! I can’t emphasize how important a champagne cork is to raise the aesthetic value of a beer. I will easily pay a few more dollars for the satisfying pop of the cork rocketing out of a big 22 oz bottle.
Brewed since 1992, this beer has been surprising since it’s conception. I recommend serving it in a tulip glass. This tall one in the painting is one of my favorite tulip glasses because it complements the bottle and holds up to 12 oz – a perfect Belgian glass in my opinion. The beer tastes like oranges and spice, and has a note of bitterness that dissipates to sweet flavors of bread and yeast. This one is highly drinkable and won’t leave you toasted at only 5% ABV. I always know I am in for a treat when I pop open a Unibroue bottle.
To Unibroue! A wonderful brewery from Alaska’s closest neighbor, Canada! I would have to say this Canadian brew is classic!
The original painting sold. You can purchase a limited-edition print at myEtsy shop.
Today’s Year of Beer painting is of La Fin Du Monde by Unibroue. Translated from French to mean “the end of the world”. Unibroue, a Canadian brewery, makes delicious Belgian style beers that are fun to open on a special occasion due to the champagne cork! I love to hear the sound of the cork popping out of the bottle. They are also good for cellaring because they have high alcohol content. I wouldn’t save this beer until the end of the world, because it would be a shame if it was left corked when the fire and brimstone sets in. It needs to be kept in a dark place with even temperature though, or you could find that your delicious beer you were saving is past its prime. I hate to make a toast to the end of the world, but I like to close my blog entries with a toast! Here goes. A toast to La Fin Du Monde, live every day like it is your last, drink up!
You can purchase this painting, or a limited-edition print at myEtsy Shop.
Year of Beer 01.31 La Fin Du Monde by Unibroue. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.