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Year of Beer Paintings – Day 108

“It’s a job! And a hazardous one at that.  Benefits, you ask?  I hardly think so.  But the show must go on.  So it’s with bravado that the Rodeo Clown takes his place in the arena lights.  Whether or not he’s insane is not important right now.  It’s with grit and intensity that the Clown steps in the path of almost certain destruction.” – Karbach Brewing Company

It’s tough being a double IPA from Texas, but nothing a Rodeo Clown or two can’t handle!  Packing a wallop at 9.5%, this brew will totally kick your butt if you are not careful!  This beer is brewed with Amarillo, Citra, Cascade, East Kent Goldings, Hallertauer, Mittelfreuh, Zythos, German Magnum and Sapphir.  It is dry hopped with Citra, Sapphir, and East Kent Goldings.  Watch out for the clown getting down on the town!  When this beast breaks loose, hold onto your cowboy hats, ladies and gentlemen, cuz you are in for one heck of a ride!

To Rodeo Clowns!  Good luck and may the IPA be with you!

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Beer Painting of Rodeo Clown by Karbach Brewing Co in Houston Texas Year of Beer

Year of Beer 04.18. Rodeo Clown by Karbach Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

Year of Beer Paintings – Day 78

The Pontificator Smoked Doppelbock by Karbach Brewing Company is the first beer from Texas in the Year of Beer Paintings series!  I brought this beer to the Great Northern Brewers Club meeting last night, and it met a lot of positive responses.  Only one person at the club meeting had tasted it before, but no one else knew about Karbach, possibly because the brewery does not distribute to Alaska.  I received this bottle in one of my first ale mail packages directly from Karbach Brewing Company.  The box also contained a couple IPAs, a lager and a saison.  I had to sample the smoked Dopplebock first, as I thought a brewery from Houston, Texas probably knows what it’s doing with a smoked beer considering the rich barbecuing culture in Texas.

I was not overwhelmed by the smoke flavor in this beer.  The smoke was introduced as a cherry wood smoked malt.  Using real smoked malt instead of some crazy smoke chemical from a bottle is admirable.  I’m glad to know now that Texas has a quality craft beer scene.  I actually didn’t know that, probably because I’ve never been to Texas, but that will have to change soon.

To Houston!  Looking forward to my next sampling from Karbach.  Stay tuned for new exciting offerings like Rodeo Clown Double IPA!

You can purchase this painting, or a limited-edition print at my Etsy Shop.

Beer Painting. Year of Beer 03.19. Pontificator Smoked Doppelbock by Karbach Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8"x10".

Year of Beer 03.19. Pontificator Smoked Doppelbock by Karbach Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.