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Year of Beer Paintings – Day 261

The featured beer painting of the day is of Old Chub Nitro Scotch Ale by Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmont, Colorado. The Nitro can, introduced by Guinness in 1979 was a breakthrough in beer delivery. I remember my first Guinness well. I was incredibly excited to be drinking a dark beer, and thought it was extremely strong and uniquely palatable. I was right about the palatable part, but Guinness is only 4.2%, and contains only 210 calories per pint-size can. So, it is actually in the same class as a light beer, and a good choice if you want to avoid intoxication.

The Old Chub Nitro Scotch Ale has the same type of foam that the Guinness widget can produces, however, at 8% ABV, it is a decidedly strong ale. This is a very malty beer that strangely seems just right. I think the nitro widget attached to the bottom of the can makes for a very perfect beer. It’s all in the foam, and the nitro reduces the stickiness of the Scotch-style ale. The foam caresses your lips with every sip, kind of like a beer kiss. It had a nice flavor and aroma, so if you have a choice between the regular Old Chub and the Old Chub Nitro, go for the nitro. I painted a nitrogen molecule in the background to emphasize the nitro.

Cheers to coloRADo, USA! A great place for beer and for fun in the mountains!

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

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Beer Painting of Old Chub Nitro Scotch Ale by Oskar Blues Brewery Year of Beer Paintings

Year of Beer 09.18. Old Chub Nitro Scotch Ale by Oskar Blues Brewery. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.