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Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #11, March 10, 2015

This week’s beer-themed painting is of Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew Ale by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Delaware!  This unique dark beer brewed with gesho and honey waited for the right moment in my beer cellar for several months.  I was saving it for a quiet evening when I could relax and listen to jazz while sipping on a special brew.  Like the jazz music, this beer was sensual and rhythmic, with just enough funk to make it striking.  I am a fan of what the brew team at Dogfish Head put together, and love the music themed beers.  I listened to this album for the first time 15 years ago while attending music history class at Western Oregon University.  My cool-cat professor was such a huge fan of Miles Davis, he would give away free Kind of Blue albums to people who had never heard the Miles Davis sound.  I drank the beer and painted this piece while listening to the Bitches Brew album.  The background is completely inspired by the Miles Davis sound.

Cheers to the Prince of Darkness, the original Miles Davis and to the brew crew at Dogfish Head, who was genius enough to pair beer with music!

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

Beer painting of miles davis bitches brew by dogfish head by scott clendaniel thirsty thursday

Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #11 by Scott Clendaniel. March 10th, 2015. Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew Ale by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. 8″x10″, oil on panel.

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Year of Beer Paintings – Day 149

The daily beer painting of the day is of Burton Baton Oak Aged Imperial India Pale Ale by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery.  Thanks for mailing me such a wonderful beer, Rich!  If this were the only beer left on earth, I would be totally fine with that, as long as it didn’t run out!  This is a particularly fine offering from one of the world’s greatest breweries.  Oak-aged, and good for cellaring if you can keep your hands off it.  I didn’t even have to take a sip to start enjoying this beer.  My nose could sense the aroma of citrus and fruit, followed by a woody sweetness and hints of caramel and vanilla from the barrel aging.  The first sip was a bit surprising, as the beer didn’t taste as sweet as I had expected, but more oaky.

So why the Burton Baton name?  Who is this guy pictured on the bottle playing his guitar?  Well, this beer is named after the yeast that is in it — Burtons English Ale yeast, and baton is for the blend of brews used to make this beer.  It starts out as an English old ale that is heavily hopped and aged four months in French oak staves.  It is then blended with the 90-minute boil IPA, creating a 10 percent monster of an imperial IPA.  The label art is a painting of a symbolic cowboy by Jon Langford, lead singer of the English punk band the Mekons.  So, the label is actually a symbol of America created by an English guy; a blend of goodness, kind of like this beer.

When I fly to the East Coast, I am very excited to go to the tasting room at DFH because 120 minute IPA is on draft there, as well as many other tasty options.  Burton Baton?  I always love going to the pub tasting room at a craft brewery.  Seems to me that this is one of the characteristics of a craft brewery over a regular brewery.  Almost all the giant German breweries are huge industrial zones, but quality craft breweries, even giant ones like Stone and Deschutes, have great pubs.

Cheers to Dogfish Head!  You have crafted a melody of flavor, a symphony of brews! The Burton Baton is probably beer perfection!

The original painting sold. You can purchase a limited-edition print, or order a custom beer painting at my Etsy shop.

View the complete Year of Beer Paintings gallery.

Beer Painting of Burton Baton Imperial IPA by Dogfish Head Year of Beer Paintings

Year of Beer 05.29. Burton Baton Oak-Aged Imperial IPA by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.