The daily beer painting is of Curmudgeon Old Ale from Founders Brewing Company. If there is one statement I could make about this beer, I would say, it is smooth! A nice old ale brewed with molasses and aged in oak casks, this beer is a bit on the strong side coming in at 9.8% ABV. The flavor is a bit fruity with oak being one of the strongest characteristics; it finishes with bold whiskey-like booziness.
Keep your eyes out for the lighthouse when you are drinking this, because if you have a few, you might get lost! The good news is that with the old curmudgeon himself manning the light, the likelihood of a completely lost cause is diminished. I love the marketing on this one; what a great name for a beer that is such an easy sipper, but strong in taste! I just imagine the lighthouse attendant swigging one of these after a long night of keeping watch over the water.
Founders, I am so happy I found out about you! Please start distributing to Alaska! We have many good breweries, but great beer is always well received here!