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Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #42, October 15, 2015

What is a jawn? Well, according to the Urban Dictionary a jawn can be anything — a person, place, or thing. However, it must be used in context. Often the jawn in question is a female person. That being said, Neshaminy Creek Brewing put out a beer called J.A.W.N, which is an acronym for juicy ale with nugget. A beer is a jawn, because it is a thing. I put all these jawns in the background, because I felt they epitomized Philadelphia. This beer is nice and clean, with a good hop bite. It has a great label, which also depicts some epic Philly jawns. It took me a while to notice that the guy smoking a cigar on the back of the can is Benjamin Franklin.

So break out that J.A.W.N and celebrate!

The original oil painting, and limited-edition prints are for sale at my Etsy shop.

Neshaminy Creek Brewing J.A.W.N. beer painting by Scott Clendaniel Philadelphia Painting

Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #42 by Scott Clendaniel. October 15, 2015. J.A.W.N. by Neshaminy Creek Brewing. 8″x10″, oil on panel.


Year of Beer Paintings – Day 315

The featured beer painting of the day is of Russian River Brewing Company’s Supplication – a wild American brown ale that is fairly hard to find, especially on tap at a small bar in Pennsylvania. Joe Sixpack, Philly’s beer writer, suggested meeting for a beer, and a live painting session at one of his favorite bars in Mt. Airy. I was surprised to see this beer on tap, and savored every bit of my 6 oz serving. Russian River beer is not found every day, so when I saw it on the menu, I knew it was the one I was going to paint. I met the owner of this tavern and he told me that his grandfather opened it in 1939. He is very humble about his establishment, and wants to keep the bar stools available for locals, so he doesn’t boast about the amazing selection he offers on tap. We joked that I shouldn’t even mention the name of his bar in my blog, but to just say that it’s next to the oldest Lutheran church in the country. Going to a bar with Philly’s beer writer definitely has advantages. Not only did I get to meet the owner who came over to talk to Joe, but he also called the bar ahead of time to ask if I could paint live there. The previous evening we attended a craft beer tasting event that Joe had invited me to at the Convention Center during one of the nation’s best craft fairs. He introduced five new breweries and their craft beer to the beer enthusiasts who attended the tasting event. Thanks Joe Sixpack for making it possible for me to experience the truly local beer scene in Philly!

Russian River Supplication is a great beer, and rates 100 on Beer Advocate. Brown in color with a nose full of cherries, flavors of Pinot Noir oak, Brettanomyces, Pediococcus, and Lactobaccillius. This beer is complex in flavor and aroma. I spent several minutes just smelling it before I even had my first sip. No surprise, but Maria and Joe both ordered the same beer. My journey of sour beer tasting continued that evening when I attended Sam Magdovitz’s beer-themed birthday celebration and beer tasting, which included sours from Anchorage Brewing Company and even two Cantillon bottles. There were several bottles from Cascade Brewing from Portland, Oregon including an apricot and an elderberry lambic, and three bottles of Eclipse imperial stout each aged in different casks. As I mentioned the next morning to Sam at breakfast, that was the most epic beer tasting of my life, as it should have been, considering it was his 60th birthday party!

Cheers to Russian River’s Supplication! A fantastic cherry sour brown that only the best bars would have on tap! Thanks Joe Sixpack for the great recommendation!

The original painting sold. You can purchase a different painting, and prints of this beer at my Etsy shop, RealArtIsBetter.

Beer Painting of supplication by Russian River Brewing Year of Beer Paintings Scott Clendaniel

Year of Beer 11.11. Supplication by Russian River Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

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.

View the complete Year of Beer gallery.

Beer painting of kenzinger beer philadelphia brewing pennsylvania year of beer

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