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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!

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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″.

Year of Beer Paintings – Day 178

Deviant Dale’s India Pale Ale!  What a beer!  I love a great IPA in a can, and this is a great example.  I wish I knew about Oskar Blues when I lived in Colorado for a brief 10 months.  I was in Gunnison anyway, a town that need a brewery.  I heard there used to be a bar on campus (every university needs a brewpub on campus)!  What a great idea — the university could offer a four-year brewers degree and support the drinking habits of the students who are of age!

I have loved Deviant Dale’s IPA from the first sip I took about five years ago!  It is so good, I should have painted it ages ago, like Rasputin or Torpedo.  This beer is an icon of brewing achievements!  Great work brewers!  I hope you make more lovely batches and can them all!  Maybe don’t put this in the “Stovepipe” can, as that would be dangerous, unless shared.  So malty, yet so fragrant, I just want to swig it down!  IPA gets me into trouble as I just love the flavor so much, but it’s kinda strong.  That’s what happens when you learn to drink swillable session beers, then switch over to decadent IPA.  Well, I will stay home and keep out of trouble tonight, sipping not chugging this awesome beer!

To Oskar Blues!  I can buy your beer here in Alaska!  Yeah!

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Beer Painting of Deviant dale's ipa by oskar blues brewery year of beer paintings clendaniel

Year of Beer 06.27. Deviant Dale’s IPA by Oskar Blues Brewery. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

 

Year of Beer Paintings – Day 168

The beer painting of the day is of Dale’s Pale Ale by Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmon, Colorado!  Kickin’ it at 6.5% and in nearly a 20 oz can, this beer is engineered for a backwoods party!  Colorado style love in a can?  I can feel it.  I’m also a fan of the unique appearance of this beer!  The stovepipe is in the house, and believe me, when I actually put the stovepipe in the cabin that I am building here in McCarthy, Alaska, I’m gonna drink one of these to celebrate!

Dale’s Pale Ale — a good straight drinking American Pale Ale brewed in the Rockies for my drinking pleasure here in the Wrangells!  This is not a hop bomb and definitely not going to make your tongue curl due to extreme hoppinness.  It’s more of a regular drinking man’s beer.  A beer you take on your backpacking trip, a beer that you could drink for lunch with anything, a nearly perfect beer for any occasion.  Dale’s Pale Ale is easy to drink, that is for sure!

Cheers to Oskar Blues, to beer brewing in Colorado, and to drinking beer here in McCarthy, enjoying every bit!

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Beer Painting of Dale's Pale Ale by Oskar Blues Brewery Year of Beer Paintings

Year of Beer 06.17. Dale’s Pale Ale by Oskar Blues Brewery. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.