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Year of Beer Paintings – Day 80

The beer painting of the day is of Pravda Bohemian Pils-Style Lager from Ninkasi Brewing Company in Eugene, Oregon!  This is one of my favorite breweries in the Northwest.  If you haven’t had anything from this hop-forward brewery, I highly recommend it!  The word pravda is Czech for truth, which is a fitting name for a pils as I believe drinking a pils or kolsch tells me everything about a brewery.  I can say one thing about this pils, as the brewery promises, it is certainly a “Northwest-embellished” pils!  This beer will surprise you with a strong hop bitterness finish!  I shared this one with my wife, and we both noted the hop bitterness.  I didn’t get any aroma, but that’s probably because the glass sat for a few minutes while I hastily painted the foam and beer.  So I may have missed the aroma window by waiting ten minutes too long.  I did like this beer very much, good job Ninkasi!

To Ninkasi, keeping the beer fresh, hoppy and clean!  “Beauty is truth and truth is beauty, that is all you need to know!” – John Keats

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

Beer painting of Pravda Bohemian Pils-Style Lager by Ninkasi Brewing Company. Year of Beer 03.21.  Oil on panel, 8"x10".

Year of Beer 03.21. Pravda Bohemian Pils-Style Lager by Ninkasi Brewing Company. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

Year of Beer paintings – Day 41

Today’s Year of Beer is Total Domination India Pale Ale by Ninkasi Brewing Company in Eugene, Oregon.  This brewery was founded in 2006, and is named after the ancient Sumerian goddess of brewing.  This IPA is one of the freshest, best IPAs I have tasted so far in the Year of Beer series.  I like the Ninkasi green and black beer labels and I have yet to be let down by this IPA-forward brewery, being a hophead myself.  The stone carving in the background of this image is actually an ancient Sumerian beer recipe.  Sorry if my Cuneiform is incorrect as you attempt to clone the ancient recipe Ninkasi uses.  Here is a hint for learning Cuneiform, the inverted triangle with dashes through it is the symbol for beer.  To Ninkasi, may the goddess look favorably upon this Eugene brewery and everyone’s home-brewery as well!  Good luck deciphering the recipe!

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

Year of Beer 02.10. Total Domination IPA by Ninkasi Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8"x10".

Year of Beer 02.10. Total Domination IPA by Ninkasi Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.