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Year of Beer Paintings – Day 256

The featured beer painting of the day is of Devil Dancer Triple IPA by Founders Brewing Company. Judging from the beers I’ve sampled from Michigan (Founders, Dark Horse, Atwater, Greenbush, Brewery Vivant, and Bell’s), I now know that the Great Lake State is home to great beer! My friend Rich sent me this bottle of Devil Dancer from Philly. Thanks again for the beer you’ve been sending my way! Rich told me to make this the last beer of the evening, which was excellent advice. This time of year we are getting close to a half and half split between darkness and light in Alaska. Since my studio/shack in McCarthy is on generator/battery power, I don’t have much light at night time, so I have been going to bed about an hour after dark. I opened this particular jewel of a beer right at dusk time, about 9 PM. I shared it with Maria, as a good man should share beer with his wife, especially one as tasty as this one. This triple IPA tasted like malty candy, the perfect balance between malt and hops — a delectable treat of a beer. This beer is dry-hopped with ten different hop varieties, and comes in at a hefty 112 IBUs, but the malt flavor is so strong, it balances out the hop bitterness, creating a floral sweetness. This beer was released in June, so it’s still fresh. Typically, you don’t want to cellar an IPA, but I think this one would age well, much like the 120-Minute IPA by Dogfish Head. Twelve percent ABV worked its magic, after a hard day of beer painting, stump removal, cabin building, and log peeling. I crawled into bed about half an hour later, after savoring every sip.

Cheers to the Devil Dancer! No, I have not seen the movie, Gilda Gray at her best, right?

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

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Beer Painting of Devil Dancer Triple IPA by Founders Brewing Co Year of Beer Paintings

Year of Beer 09.13. Devil Dancer Triple IPA by Founders Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

Year of Beer Paintings – Day 237

The featured beer painting for the day is of Dirty Bastard Scotch Style Ale from Founders Brewing Company. Founders beer is actually not in my normal quiver of beer drinking, but since I have had so many sent to me, I have included almost all of them in this project. I still have the Devil Dancer and may paint it too. Every beer I have had from this brewery is phenomenal! I really hope I get a chance to go to Michigan; I should have gone for my college roommate’s wedding, but somehow I missed it.

The Dirty Bastard makes me think of Fat Bastard from Austin Powers, which already makes this beer a winner in my mind. This is a Scotch style ale, a wee heavy beer. Seven types of malt make this beer a very malt-forward brew. Although it still has 50 IBUs, which makes it more hoppy than many pale ales. This beer is actually well balanced with heavy malt backbone and solid hop aroma and flavor. Plum raisins and roasted malt chocolate, coffee, and smoky grains come to mind when sipping this 8.5% brew. It does not have much hop bitterness; the brewmeisters at Founders know how to perfectly hop a beer, that is for sure. Not only does this beer taste perfectly, and seems to satisfy the desire for beer after a glass or two, but it also looks great. The dark amber hue is a wonderful shade of sienna. A beautiful beer from a great brewery. Thanks Founders, and thanks Rich for sending it my way!

Slainte gu soirraidh! To Founders! May your brewery last forever!

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

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Beer Painting of dirty bastard scotch ale by founders brewing michigan beer year of beer paintings

Year of Beer 08.25. Dirty Bastard Scotch Style Ale by Founders Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.