The featured beer painting of the day is of Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewing Company. This is a great American Pale Ale! If you are a hardworking American, who loves to relax by drinking a beer, but are not sure what to buy other than Budweiser, here is a great stepping stone to help you discover the craft beer world. This is an easy drinking Pale Ale with a hop forward bite. I would say APA is like an IPA with training wheels. Approachable for someone who is used to corn and rice adjunct macro lager, but wants to start drinking something with better, more hand crafted flavor. Yes, there are adjunct lagers made by craft brewers, but I am speaking about getting your taste buds a light workout. Just because a beer is craft brewed doesn’t mean it is flavorful.
This beer is enjoyable, and you can taste the Cascade hops in this one. It has a nice malty backbone with Pale, NW Pale, Crystal and Carapils malts. This beer was not created to blow anybody’s mind, but to be a great, easy-drinking beer for any occasion.
Great work, Deschutes, and cheers to the Class of 88’!
You can purchase this painting, or a limited-edition print at my Etsy shop.