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Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #111. Hop on a Plane.

Have you ever wanted to just “Hop on a Plane”?  This pilot is a hop head, and I painted him flying over Denali.  Good thing he’s flying a Super Cub, because those planes are considered the best bush planes.  Owners of these planes make upgrades called mods.   Lots of mods means lots of STOL, or short take off and landing.  A good plane is like a good IPA, you have to have lots of late additions of good stuff.  This pilot is thinking about getting back to Talkeetna to grab a Twister Creek IPA, or even better, a Big Dipa DIPA — both good dry-hopped brews from Denali Brewing Co.  The more hops for this hop head the better.  Maybe after this remarkable flight he will be on his way to F Street Station, a pilot themed bar in Anchorage.  F Street is a great place to grab a Morning Wood IPA from Kassik’s Brewery.  I know plenty of pilots who love hoppy beer, and I love witty puns, so here is my most recent painting Hop on a Plane.
Cheers to the Alaskan in all of us!  Get out and get hoppy!

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

Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #111. Hop on a Plane. By Scott Clendaniel. 8"x10", oil on panel.

Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #111. Hop on a Plane. By Scott Clendaniel. 8″x10″, oil on panel.

Year of Beer Paintings – Day 93

The beer painting of the day is Twister Creek India Pale Ale from Denali Brewing Company in Talkeetna, Alaska!  Here’s a beer from my home state that I am proud to call an Alaska IPA.  Fresh, floral, 6.5% ABV, so it’s not too strong, and the hops are all aroma, not bitter.  When they brew this batch they must dry hop the crud out of this particular brew, and as a result, it tastes so fruity and fresh!  I will be mailing out a sampling of this one to my buddy in PA, and one to my cousin in CA.  This brewery is serious about beer and just built a beautiful new facility in Talkeetna.  I’m glad, we need our craft brewers to be successful, or we won’t have good AK beer to consume here in the Last Frontier!  Last week I was beer tripping to Fairbanks, and on the way back home I nabbed this shot of Denali.

To Denali Brewing Company — a fabulous brewery from a fabulous town!  You go Talkeetna! You just get cooler as you gain infrastructure!  What could be better than a great IPA and a great view?

The original painting sold. You can purchase a limited-edition print at my Etsy Shop.

View the complete Year of Beer gallery.

Beer Painting of Twister Creek IPA by Denali Brewing Company in Talkeetna Alaska. Year of Beer

Year of Beer 04.03. Twister Creek IPA by Denali Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.