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Year of Beer Paintings – Day 325

Wow! Back in Anchorage, Alaska after an epic brewery tour around the East Coast! We visited 16 breweries in 16 days. In Pennsylvania we went to Victory Brewing, Spring House Brewing, Tröegs Brewing, Tired Hands Brewing, Earth-Bread+Brewery, and Yards Brewing. As a bonus, at the Philly Museum of Art Craft Show we got to taste several offerings from new Philly breweries at a beer tasting event organized by Joe Sixpack: Evil Genius Beer Company, Neshaminy Creek Brewing, Saint Benjamin Brewing, and Broken Goblet Brewery. Thank you, Joe Sixpack, for inviting us to that event! Then we took a detour to Delaware, just to go to Dogfish Head Brewery, and then headed north to New York where we visited Brewery Ommegang. Then, on to Vermont, where we stopped by Fiddlehead Brewery, and Hill Farmstead. On our way to Maine, we visited White Birch Brewing in New Hampshire, and the following day went to Maine Beer Company. On the last day in Maine, we went to Allagash Brewing. Then we had to drive through New Hampshire again to get to Boston, so we stopped at Earth Eagle Brewings. Finally, in Boston we went to Trillium Brewing, and Cambridge Brewing. We could have added Harpoon Brewing to the list, but the off site brewery tasting room that was right at our departure gate at the Boston airport was closed at 7 AM.

We also visited some noteworthy pubs and taprooms that were superb, including McMenamins Tavern in Mt. Airy, Side Bar in West Chester, Blind Tiger Ale House in Manhattan, Tørst in Brooklyn, Farmhouse Tap & Grill in Burlington, Prohibition Pig in Waterbury, Novare Res Bier Café in Portland, and Row 34 in Boston! Phew! I painted live in one pub and seven breweries. I learned a lot on this trip, which was a very valuable experience.

So, let’s talk about today’s featured beer painting. We went to some amazing bottle shops on this trip, and Maria picked up this bottle of Edmund Fitzgerald Porter by Great Lakes Brewing Company in Cleveland, Ohio. This porter is legendary with flavors of smoky roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, complex hops and malt bitterness. This brew hits you on the front and back of your tongue, caressing your palate, urging you to take another small sip. The story of the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald is a tragic one. This steamer hauling tons and tons of iron sank in 1975. Since iron is a conductor, the ship was an electrical storm magnet. I can only imagine how fast it went down loaded with all that iron.

Cheers to the complexity of Edmund Fitgerald Porter – a beer that boasts a bold flavor, and won’t let you down. “The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down” – Gordon Lightfoot.

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

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Beer Painting of Edmund Fitzgerald Porter by Great Lakes Brewing Year of Beer Paintings scott Clendaniel

Year of Beer 11.21. Edmund Fitzgerald Porter by Great Lakes Brewing Company. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

Year of Beer Paintings – Day 183

It’s a great day to be writing about beer paintings, chilling on the beach at the mouth of the Kasilof River on the world-famous Kenai Peninsula, having just completed the morning session of dip-netting, a unique form of fishing.  Yes, Alaskans have completely taken all the sport out of fish harvesting, and we simply pull the fish out of the water with a large net.  On this beautiful morning, my wife and I yanked 13 fish out of the river (bringing our total to 17 fish for this trip), all pretty good-sized Sockeye Reds!

Speaking of sea creatures, let’s talk about this beer painting!  It’s of the Lake Erie Monster Imperial IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co. out of Ohio!  I believe this is the first beer from Ohio I have ever tasted.  Thanks Rich for sending it to me all the way via Pennsylvania!  Let me tell you, Great Lakes Brewing knows how to brew a great Imperial IPA.  I am not sure what the hop bill is, and it tastes a little different than, say, Stone Ruination IPA.  I am expecting some special hop from the Midwest to be the reason for that.  All I can say is that last night when I cracked this bad-boy open after several hours of standing in the river hoping for fish, it knocked my hat in the creek!  This may be one of the most delicious beers I have ever consumed!

Cheers to the Monster!  I gotta paint a beer for tomorrow, and then I am crawling back to the river, hopefully after an hour-long nap, since we finished dip-netting yesterday at 10:30 PM and started this morning at 4:00 AM!  If the Monster gets me it’s because I wouldn’t relinquish the beer or the fish!

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

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Beer Painting of Lake Erie Monster IPA by Great Lakes Brewing Year of Beer

Year of Beer 07.02. Lake Erie Monster IPA by Great Lakes Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.