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Year of Beer Paintings – Day 70

Today’s Year of Beer painting is of Stone Brewing Company’s Ruination IPA.  This IPA is a more bitter, bigger brother of the regular Stone IPA, making it a special beer to say the least.  I remember grabbing one at the store not knowing that from then on I would be changed forever in a non reversible reaction to the high IBU’s.  Before I tasted this beer I thought I wasn’t really into IPA, but then I never looked at other beers the same.  I was truly ruined.  I didn’t know what had happened to me.  So I read the back of the bottle, and in clear English I was informed that I was forever affected, permanently turned into a hop head, “ruined” on other beer forever.  That is why the gargoyle proudly guards this beer, because if you finish it, and like what it has done to your palette, everything else will just be a pale ale in comparison.

To IPA and the ruination of palettes everywhere.  Mmm mmm, grab me another!

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

Year of Beer 03.11. Ruination IPA by Stone Brewing Company. Oil on panel, 8"x10".

Year of Beer 03.11. Ruination IPA by Stone Brewing Company. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

Year of Beer Paintings – Day 42

Today’s beer is IPA from Stone Brewing Company!   I could write a whole paragraph about this beer, but Stone already did on the bottle, so why bolster the “arrogant bastards'” swagger?  We know it’s good.  I finished a 2000+ mile bicycle tour of the West coast in San Diego, and I went strait to Stone Brewing in Escandido, had a pint, then drove to Costco to buy a case of this particular brew.  San Diego is awesome!

I propose a toast to Stone Brewing Company’s IPA, a benchmark of hop bitterness and bold ‘Merican beer!  Cheers!

The original painting sold. You can purchase a limited-edition print at my Etsy Shop.

Year of Beer 02.11. IPA by Stone Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8"x10".

Year of Beer 02.11. IPA by Stone Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.