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Year of Beer Paintings – Day 26

Today’s Year of Beer painting is Murphy’s Stout in a draught can.  When you exit the train station in Edinburgh, Scotland (pronounced Eden•burr•oh), where this beer is brewed, you will see castles and cathedral rooflines in every direction.  We arrived at sunset, several hours late, because a train had caught on fire up the tracks on the way from London.  I really wanted to go to Scotland, as it is the base for my name, but also because I was looking for some vintage Scottish cashmere sweaters.  I did search every second hand store in town, giving me a pretty good idea of what Edinburgh is about.  No vintage sweaters were to be found despite our extensive search.  When we were leaving in a rainstorm by bicycles we explored the ancient Roman aqueducts, which amazingly flow over the top of freeways.  Bicycle touring in Scotland maybe was not the best idea, so after we crossed the island we booked it out of Scotland all the way back to Holland via conventional travel.  Drink a Murphy’s, one of the best Irish beers… brewed in Scotland!  Go figure.

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Year of Beer 01.26 Murphy's Stout. Oil on panel, 8"x10".

Year of Beer 01.26 Murphy’s Stout. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.