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Year of Beer Paintings – Day 171

The beer painting of the day is of HopBack Amber Ale by Tröegs Brewing Company.  Would I even call this an Amber?  It is so hoppy, I think it should almost be called a red IPA (Joe Sixpack is rolling his eyes right now if he’s reading this).  Malty, yet robust with hop flavor!

I love the  HopBack Machine, pictured in the background of this painting right behind the pint of beer.  Perhaps this thing makes the beer at Tröegs special!  Nugget Nectar and all the other IPAs must utilize the HopBack, right?  This beer was so awesome, as I pulled it out after a great day of beer painting and drank it with friends from Philly.  They totally appreciated this beer from their home state.  All in all, a great beer drinking session was had, a painting was picked up and taken to it’s home, and new beers were placed in the beer fridge — an Alaskan Brewing Co. Baltic Porter from 2012, and a Cigar City Humidor IPA!  What a great beer tasting gathering!

Tröegs, your brewery is very fine and your beer truly crafted!  The HopBack machine is working well!

The original painting sold. You can purchase a limited-edition print, or order a custom beer painting at my Etsy shop.

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Beer Painting of HopBack Amber Ale by Tröegs Brewing Year of Beer Paintings

Year of Beer 06.20. HopBack Amber Ale by Tröegs Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

Year of Beer Paintings – Day 147

The daily beer painting is of LaGrave Triple Golden Ale by Tröegs Brewing Company, a Belgian triple that is bottle-conditioned in a corked bottle!  This is the first product from a new corking machine Tröegs recently acquired.  I love popping the top of a fancy beer that has a caged cork!  It sounds like a celebration every time I hear the easily recognizable POP!  The beer was excellent, but I wish I could have cellared it for about a year, but then it would not have made it into the Year of Beer series.  Fruity and sweet, with Belgian yeast notes, this beer is very much a triple and not a Saison.  I tasted pineapple and a bready yeast flavor.

Tröegs makes great beer, and I’m glad I discovered this brewery through this project.  The first bottle of Tröegs beer I tasted was the Mad Elf that arrived in my first ever beer mail (thanks Rich)!  I was hooked after the first sip!  I have also enjoyed and painted Nugget Nectar and Tröegenator!  Will Tröegs bottle Mad Elf with the new corking machine?  A tall boy can would also be very cool like the Tröegenator.

Way to be Tröegs!  I wish I were there in Hershey sampling all the particularly nice offerings available in PA!  I hope your brewery continues to expand with awesome examples of beer like LaGrave!

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

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Beer Painting of LaGrave Triple Golden Ale by Tröegs Brewing Co Year of Beer Paintings

Year of Beer 05.27. LaGrave Triple Golden Ale by Tröegs Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

 

Year of Beer Paintings – Day 143

The daily beer painting is of Storm King Imperial Stout by Victory Brewing Company.  To say the least, this beer is very flavorful.  To do it justice, I would compare this beer to a lightning strike to your senses.  The first sip from the bottle is charged with bitterness, however, as the original shock settles and the beer aerates, the flavor mellows.  After an hour, this beer is like sipping a cold, hoppy, chocolate-flavored coffee.  The straight IBU overload is balanced out in time by the dark grains. An electrical storm comes in strong with thunder and lightening.  This beer is an electrical storm of hops, and like a storm changing the weather, this stout exploded on my tongue and affected my palette.  This beer is a 9% heavy-hitter, so don’t take a sixer to the beach if you expect to have an evening.

Victory, you brewed up one hell of a stout!  I am impressed; a stout that can make my head turn doesn’t come along that often.  Way to go, and keep up the good work! Your beer appeals to my taste!

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

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Beer painting of storm king imperial stout by victory brewing year of beer paintings

Year of Beer 05.23. Storm King Imperial Stout by Victory Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.