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Year of Beer Paintings – Day 92

Today’s daily beer painting is of Philadelphia Brewing Company’s Kenzinger Beer!  This beer is yellow, fizzy, and refreshing.  The tagline is, “This crisp, light-bodied, golden beer is the very definition of refreshment.  The combination of premium German pilsner malts and American Noble hops aims to please your taste buds and satisfy your thirst.”

That about sums it up.  This is a great brew to choose if you want to switch to craft brew but don’t know where to begin.  To me, this brew tasted like it was a craft beer with training wheels.  Still tastes a little like a domestic beer, but not quite like a real bitter pilsner, or German style helles.  The best part is you can buy this beer for less than other craft beers without giving a penny to InBev!  These guys actually used to be involved with Yards Brewing Company, but had a dispute that ended in a split and produced this new brewing company in 2007.

Three cheers for Philadelphia Brewing Co., making the ever hip, and super popular Kenzinger beer.  Get your beer on!

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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Year of Beer 04.02. Kenzinger Beer by Philadelphia Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

Year of Beer Paintings – Day 49

The daily Year of Beer painting is Hop Devil American IPA by Victory Brewing Company.  This full flavor IPA has traveled a long way from Pennsylvania to reach my tasting station here in Anchorage, Alaska.  I am very glad to receive a little taste of Philly way up north here in AK.  Alaska has great beer, but so does Philadelphia, probably way more.  There is something about drinking a beer from across the nation or even overseas that makes that brew feel exotic.  Maybe it’s that I have never been to Pennsylvania, but many of my friends and family members have, so I feel a kinship to these guys.  I wonder what the craft beer culture is like in PA?  Here in Alaska beer love is big, but the core crowd is a tightly knit group of homebrewers, professional brewers and beer collectors daring each other to make and taste bolder beers.  I’m looking forward to the monthly Great Northern Brewers Club meeting tonight.

I put the American flag in the background to symbolize victory!  As we all know Pennsylvania was one of the original 13 American colonies, so if you count them all, I put 13 stars and 13 stripes on this one to represent a little American history.  This beer pours out an amber gold and really gives many lesser IPAs a run for their money.  I think this brewery has a fairly large following here in Anchorage because this bottle seemed nice and fresh.  It helps to shop for it at La Bodega where many beer people go to buy their bottles.  Having permission to mix your own six-pack is very convenient for tasting many different beers.

To American craft brew!  A fine place to live and drink beer.  To American victory in 1783, without which we would have to drink Newcastle or Fuller’s beer!

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

Year of Beer 02.18. American IPA by Victory Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8"x10".

Year of Beer 02.18. American IPA by Victory Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.