When Sam, Jerry and I were road tripping across the USA, on the way to Sam’s son’s wedding, we stopped briefly at an amazing beer store in St. Louis, MO. I loaded up with a case of unique beers including a six-pack of Incarnation IPA by 4 Hands Brewing Co. This beer was fresh and loaded with Mosaic hop goodness! I had a hard time keeping one for Maria to try, but I was successful in getting it home to Alaska despite its delicious nature. Since the beer is dry hopped with Mosaic, I made a hop mosaic for the backdrop of this composition. There are about three types of hops I like the most for a great IPA: Mosaic, Simcoe, and Citra. I think that if you have one, or a combination of the three you have a recipe for success! Incarnation IPA is not the only great beer from St. Louis. The town is known for beer (ahem, Budweiser). I feel lucky to have gotten to sample some great St. Louis offerings despite the fact that I am in a completely different distribution zone. Cheers to the Incarnation IPA, may your beer be enlightening!
This original oil painting, and limited-edition prints are for sale at my Etsy shop RealArtIsBetter.