The beer painting of the day is of Double-Wide IPA by Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City, Missouri. This Double American IPA is an 8.5% ABV bitter beer that is full of hoptastic flavor. You are right, Boulevard Brewing, this beer travels well — all the way to McCarthy, Alaska for my drinking pleasure!
This beer pours with a huge off-white head, a little amber, but mostly bold gold. It tastes like a pine tree mixed with lemon peel, but then ends with a sweet malt flavor that just makes your tongue salivate for more. Too bad I only picked up one of these from my favorite beer store, La Bodega, in Anchorage. Then I drove all the way to McCarthy in a school bus with my soon-to-be brother-in-law. When I pulled it out of the root cellar, it was ice cold, but it warmed up right away as it was a warm evening, even though we had mixed rain with sunshine all day. I had pulled out six stumps, so I was thirsty for beer!
Thank you, Boulevard Brewing for making a beer that made it all the way to my driveway-building project in Alaska!