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Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #76, June 9, 2016, Zombie Dust by Three Floyds Brewing Co.

This week’s Thirsty Thursday beer painting is of the super popular American pale ale called Zombie Dust by Three Floyds Brewing Company in Munster, Indiana.  Brewed in homage to comic books with a label designed by Marvel illustrator Tim Steely and Zimmer Designs, this beer is one of the most sought-after pale ales available in the United States.  The character on the label is a combination of Spider Man, Captain America, the Hulk, and Thor into one Zombie Lord who obviously rocks the dust out of zombies.  I first tried this beer last summer when I was driving from Michigan to Chicago via Indiana.  After a very short detour, I arrived at 3 Floyds, and couldn’t stop drinking this sublime nectar.  The brewery was also selling this beer by the case, and people were walking out carrying two cases at a time, having paid a higher than average price for a pale ale.  If the zombie apocalypse happens tomorrow, forget the chainsaw, board up your windows and crack open some of the Z-Dust because the zombies will eventually get you anyway, and you might as well have a nice buzz going when they eat your brains.  Comic nerds are stereotypically not heavy drinkers, but when they do drink beer, they go for quality.  Zombie Dust is the quality that will quench your thirst, plus it’s got a super sick label that will inspire your imagination.  I thought of Night of the Living Dead, as well as Bruce Campbell in the Evil Dead series, so I referenced those two flicks in the background.  Hell, this beer is so good some people might give their left hand for a case of it!

The original oil painting sold, but you can purchase one of 52 limited-edition prints, or commission a custom beer painting at my Etsy shop RealArtIsBetter.

Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #76 by Scott Clendaniel. June 9, 2016. Zombie Dust Pale Ale by Three Floyds Brewing Co. 11"x14", oil on panel.

Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #76 by Scott Clendaniel. June 9, 2016. Zombie Dust Pale Ale by Three Floyds Brewing Co. 11″x14″, oil on panel.

Cheers to the Zombie Dust! Sometimes making a beer that is over the top pays off!  

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Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #58, February 4, 2016, Sloth Belgian-Style Imperial Stout by Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

Originally part of the 7 Deadly Sins series of 2007, Sloth Belgian-Style Imperial Stout is one of the finest beers brewed by Midnight Sun Brewing here in Anchorage, Alaska.  There is a reason Midnight Sun claims this is one of Alaska’s Most Wanted beers on the label.  It is really good!  A sloth is a cute, but slow creature moving so slowly that algae grows in its fur.  I recommend drinking this beer as if you were a sloth, sipping it slowly like you have all the time in the world.  Sloths are tan and develop a green tinge as the algae grows in their fur.  The beer is as dark as night, and has a serious punch in its flavor.  It smells sweet from the extensive malt backbone, and Belgian yeast, and the booze is there, but for a 10% beer it tastes mild due to the Bourbon barrel aging.  I recommend buying a case of this amazing brew, as it is one that will hang out and cellar well.  Don’t delay, the last time it was brewed was 10 years ago!  Cheers to the Sloth in all of us.  Hey, it might be a deadly sin, but it is dreadfully delicious as a beer!

The original oil painting sold.  You can purchase a limited-edition print, or order a Custom Beer Painting at my Etsy shop RealArtIsBetter.

Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #58 by Scott Clendaniel. February 4, 2016. Sloth Belgian-Style Imperial Stout by Midnight Sun Brewing Co. 11"x14", oil on panel.

Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #58 by Scott Clendaniel. February 4, 2016. Sloth Belgian-Style Imperial Stout by Midnight Sun Brewing Co. 11″x14″, oil on panel.

Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #54, January 7, 2016, Conshohocken Brewing IPA

Today is the first Thirsty Thursday of 2016!  I know I said I wouldn’t promise to release a new beer painting every week this year, but I have some great beers lined up that I just have to immortalize in oil paint.  So, without further ado, the first Thirsty Thursday beer painting of 2016 is of Conshohocken Brewing IPA from Pennsylvania.  This can was mailed to me all the way from PA (thanks again Rich)!  Conshohocken is a borough of Pennsylvania that was a developing industrial district during the 19th century, a time when Velocipedes (bikes with the front wheel as the drive wheel) ruled the day.  A time when bowler hats were the “fizzing”, and to “crook the elbow” meant to drink from a pint.  Conshohocken Brewing is keeping the days of old young and putting out a mean “heavy wet.”  A good IPA is difficult to make, requiring the precision that only American ingenuity is capable of creating, and CB is doing a good job of it!  I hope to get to try a few more of their delectable liquids.  Be careful when donning your velocipede, as everyone who rides a fixed geared bike knows the brakes are directly related to destroying your knees.

Cheers to Conshohocken IPA, the beer in the lime green can with the cool bike on the label.  The beer that speaks of a time that was more elegant than today.  An era when local breweries were normal, and boxing happened in the streets. 

The original oil painting, and limited-edition prints are for sale at my Etsy shop.

Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #54 by Scott Clendaniel. January 7, 2016. Conshohocken Brewing IPA. 11"x14", oil on panel.

Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #54 by Scott Clendaniel. January 7, 2016. Conshohocken Brewing IPA. 11″x14″, oil on panel.