The featured beer painting of the day is of Project Dank IPA by La Cumbre Brewing Company in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Project Dank is an ongoing brew, but the recipe is adjusted to ensure that the dankest hops available are used. Sounds like a good idea to me! I love hops!
This was the first beer we opened at the BBQ that Keith hosted, and invited me to attend so I could taste beers from states that don’t distribute to Alaska. I was excited to drink a delicious beer from New Mexico, with such a great label! It was as good as advertised, a very hop-forward IPA, and a nice precursor to the rest of the evening! We did have some good beers that night. I was hesitant to paint this one right away due to the complex nature of the label, and decided to wait until I returned to my Anchorage studio to complete it.
The beer had notes of pine and citrus, with a solid malt backbone. Kind of reminded me of the Hop Henge from Deschutes Brewing! I wish I could get my hands on this beer every year, to try it with different hop varieties.
Cheers to Project Dank and to La Cumbre Brewing! Too bad NM doesn’t distribute to Alaska!