Well, this is the first painting I painted live in Pennsylvania, at the Spring House Brewing Company’s Taproom. The beer depicted is the Braaaiins Pumpkin Ale for Zombies. On the way there we drove through Amish country and I nabbed a few shots of this really old cemetery. Since I knew that Spring House was into zombies and Halloween-themed things, I thought that the local cemetery would be the perfect setting for this painting. The Spring House Taproom was really cool, and I am glad it is the first place I painted live during the middle of the afternoon on a Wednesday. The lunch crowd was thinning out as I set up my little painting operation.
I tasted most of the beers available, and I think the Curses IPA was my favorite coming in at 6.66% ABV. We decided as a group (I was there with Maria and Rich Morgan, a big supporter since the conception of this project) that the Braaaiins Pumpkin Ale was the best one to represent the brewery. The pumpkin in this one was really delicious, and it was one of the better pumpkin ales I have tasted. I think that the name of this beer is really funny, because Maria and I have been snacking on pumpkin seeds that she roasted around Halloween time, and if you think about it, the seeds are the brains of the Jack O’ Lantern.
Cheers to the Braaaiins! Finally, a beer that may make you smarter!