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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 79

Today is Spring Equinox – the beginning of spring!  Cheers to six months of more than twelve hours of daylight!  Today’s painting is of Alaskan Brewing Company’s Pilot Series Jalapeño Imperial IPA.  You may wonder why I would paint such a rogue beer.  Well, because the label is so pretty, and this beer was particularly amazing paired with Alaskan Cod tacos last night!  It is totally peppery but not too overpowering.  The Jalapeño flavor hit me in the back of the throat with a little tickle, but the overall mouthfeel was similar to the tannin taste of a green pepper.  I was surrounded by peppers in the kitchen where I tasted this brew, so maybe I was thrown a bit by the whole taco night experience, however, I thought the Jalapeño IPA held its own.  I would drink it again, especially on taco night.

To Alaskan Brewing and its Pilot Series with the newest freshest oddities that are exciting and enjoyable!

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

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Beer Painting. Year of Beer 03.20. Jalapeño Imperial IPA by Alaskan Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8"x10".
Year of Beer 03.20. Jalapeño Imperial IPA by Alaskan Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.