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Thirsty Throwback Thursday Beer Painting – Pleasure Town IPA by Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

~ by Maria Benner

For the first time I get to write a post for Thirsty Thursday!  This weekend is Scott’s 20th high school reunion, for West High School’s class of 1998!  So, I told him not to worry about painting a new beer painting for this week’s release, but to spend as much time as possible with his friends who came to Anchorage for the reunion festivities.  We all know that our connections with our friends and family are the most important things in life.

So I decided to feature a painting that had not been posted on this blog.  I actually provided the inspiration for this piece.  My friend and I hiked Flattop Mountain one day, and I always bring a beer on all my hikes to drink on the summit.  This time I brought Pleasure Town IPA by Midnight Sun Brewing Co.  As we were sipping the brew and enjoying the view, a paraglider took off right in front of us.  So I parked my beer, and took a photo of him, the view from the mountain, and the beer.  I showed the picture to Scott, and he decided to turn it into a painting.  The name of it is High on Pleasure Town.

I hope you all had a fun and safe 4th of July celebration!  Next week Scott will be back with a brand new Thirsty Thursday beer painting for you.

This original oil painting, and limited edition prints are available at our Etsy shop RealArtIsBetter.  The shipping is free!

Thirsty Throwback Thursday Beer Painting. High on Pleasure Town. 24

Thirsty Throwback Thursday Beer Painting. High on Pleasure Town. 24″ x 12″, oil on panel. By Scott Clendaniel.

Year of Beer Paintings – Day 97

Happy National Beer Day!  And Happy Beerthday to me!  Ironic that the two dates coincide! The beer painting of the day is of Pleasure Town IPA from Midnight Sun Brewing Company!  This has been my go-to brew at the MSBC taproom, and now it is available in cans, so I can take it anywhere!  Last night I shared some with my family for my early birthday dinner.  This beer is fun!  I think the label has a nice character to it.  I know that both sexes enjoy a nice IPA and that dudes and chicks are into the Belgian Tripel known as Panty Peeler, but it seems to me these beer labels tell funny stories about what may occur if you imbibe too much of that particular drink.  The Panty Peeler label has a woman riding a caribou while losing her bikini, which is obviously what will occur if you drink a whole bottle of 9% beer.  The Pleasure Town label predicts a similar scenario, but I think you may have to consume the whole six-pack to end up waving your tighty whities as you gallop off into the night on a moose. Even though the man riding the moose is blitzed, you gotta love that mustache!  At least he looks good in his stupor!  The case I bought the day after the cans were released came with a stick-on mustache!  So, contrary to advertising, the mustache was included!  I put it on my beer fridge in my painting studio to keep its upper lip warm.  Enjoy your Beer Day Monday and stop by the Loft for a fresh beer and take a six pack of Pleasure Town IPA home.  Just remember to share the six-pack with a friend so you don’t end up waving your underwear in surrender. To MSBC, my local brewery with a wild sense of humor!  The beer will put you in the right mindset for enjoying the type of gags these labels will inspire!

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

View the complete Year of Beer Painting gallery.

Beer Painting of Pleasure Town IPA by Midnight Sun Brewing co in Anchorage Alaska Year of Beer

Year of Beer 04.07. Pleasure Town IPA by Midnight Sun Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.