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Year of Beer Paintings – Day 101

Hold on to your seats, East coasters, the beer painting of the day is Golden Monkey Belgian-Style Tripel by Victory Brewing Company.  This one is brewed with imported two-row malt and hops.  The spiciness is attributed to the yeast and grain, but also Coriander seed.  Watch out, this is a sipper at 9.5 percent.  Either drink out of small cups, or maybe consider cutting yourself off after a couple.  No hangover is worse than a strong ale overdose, so enjoy responsibly.  Moderation in all things, including moderation.

This beer is distributed to Alaska!  I can buy a whole case, if I felt so inclined, which I may do when I am done with this project as this is one of the better beers one can buy in Alaska that is not brewed here.

To the dudes back East, with the longest brewing history in the country!  Victory Brewing, you’re a winner in my book with a good strong Belgian- Style Tripel Ale!

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

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Beer Painting of Golden Monkey Belgian Style Triple by victory brewing pennsylvania year of beer

Year of Beer 04.11. Golden Monkey Belgian-Style Tripel by Victory Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

Year of Beer Paintings – Day 88

Today’s Year of Beer painting is of Odyssey Imperial IPA from Sly Fox Brewing Company!  I cracked this can with my friend Jay from Philly, mailed to me by my friend Rich from Philly.  It was cool drinking PA beer with a guy from PA.  He was stoked to have a little taste from home, as we slaved in the kitchen making a home-brewed batch of cream ale.  Making beer that won’t go far, while drinking beer from afar!  What a life, eh?  The Sly Fox Odyssey is tasty and is a good example of a double IPA with fun graphics on the can.  I wish I was able to brew IPA well (hoping with my next brew kit upgrade to do it right).

The more I read about beer-related events in Philadelphia, the more I want to go there to experience the beer scene first hand.  I see a trip in my near future.  Sly Fox has a Maibock Fest with an annual goat race!  How cool is that?  Right in line with the Running of the Reindeer here during Fur Rondezvous in Anchorage, Alaska.  They name the year’s Maibock after the goat that wins the race, so the last two years the beer has been called Peggy.  I like the name of the first goat that won, Weird Beard!  Coincidentally, the barley wine at Silver Gulch Brewing Co. in Fairbanks is also named Weird Beard.  I wonder if there’s a connection.

Cheers to a successful brewery known as Sly Fox!  I wish it distributed to Alaska!  Maybe we can have our own goat (or REINDEEER!) race… maybe on King Street, or at Arkose?

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

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Beer Painting of Sly Fox Odyssey IPA Pennsylvania beer

Year of Beer 03.29. Odyssey Imperial IPA by Sly Fox Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

Year of Beer Paintings – Day 83

Today’s Year of Beer painting is the Tröegs brothers’ winter seasonal Nugget Nectar Imperial Amber.  First off this beer is delicious!  Any hop-minded individual will find this to be the most divine brew!  I was lucky enough to get this beer sent to me all the way from Hershey, Pennsylvania!  I took it to the GNBC (Great Northern Brewers Club) meeting where it was a big hit.  Several people mentioned that it was a perfect example of what a hoppy imperial beer should be like!  I was glad to share such a special offering, as normally I serve up home-brew to my fellow club members and they try to tell me what I have done to create such weird off flavors.

The Trogner brothers named the Brewery Tröegs because it is a combination of their last name and Kroeg (Dutch for pub).  They started brewing in 1997, and recently moved from Harrisburg to Hersheys, PA, tripling the size of their operation.  I really look forward to making a trip to Pennsylvania to taste all these amazing brews!  This is the first posting of hopefully more Tröegs beers!  Stay tuned around Christmas for my interpretation of the Mad Elf winter warmer with cherries and honey added!  It is soooo GOOD!

To brews from Pennsylvania where beer hit America!  Americans may not have a 5,000 year old history of brewing, but brewing started in PA.  Tradition speaks, but Pennsylvania beer screams drink me!

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

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Beer Painting of Nugget Nectar by Tröegs Brewing Co. Year of Beer 03.24. Oil on panel, 8"x10".

Year of Beer 03.24. Nugget Nectar by Tröegs Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

 

 

Year of Beer Paintings – Day 66

When I cracked open this bottle of DirtWolf, a howl of hop aroma rocketed forth!  Since I am a hop-head, needless to say, I enjoyed this brew.  Thanks Rich for sending it all the way from Pennsylvania to Alaska!  Much appreciated!  My wife was really excited to try it, so I gave her the first taste.  She thought it was rich-bodied with a nice kick of hops overpowering the malty base.  When I tasted it, I immediately thought of Christmas, spruce trees and applesauce.  It had a little bit of fruitiness which I think was coming from the hops.  You can really taste the Mosaic hops, which have their own terroir.  I’m familiar with the Mosaic hops as Greg Mills of Sleeping Lady Brewing Co. in Anchorage made a fresh-hop Mosaic IPA that knocked my hat in the creek!  Mosaic hops have an earthy floral aroma, hence the Dirt in the DirtWolf!

To awesome IPA from PA!  To new friends and fresh beer traveling great distances just like historic IPA going from England to India!

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

Year of Beer 03.07. DirtWolf Double IPA by Victory Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8"x10".

Year of Beer 03.07. DirtWolf Double IPA by Victory Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.