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Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #82, July 21, 2016, Rainier BEAR

Raaaaain-Niiiier-Beeeaaar!

This week’s Thirsty Thursday beer painting was inspired by this breaking news story: Bear Downs 36 Beers, Passes Out at Campground

The funny thing is that he had options of Rainier or Busch, and the discerning palate of this thirsty bear chose the Rainier.  After sampling one Busch beer he went back for more of the Yakima hops and clean glacial water of the great Washington brew known as Rainier beer!  I’ve painted Rainier before, and when I read this story I knew it would make a great painting.  Talk about being thirsty!  But don’t be like this animal and drink yourself into a stupor.  Enjoy the brews in small doses, so you don’t get trapped by the local constabulary like this fuzzy guy.  I think I would have gone for some craft beer, but hey, when you’re camping, a good cold one right out of the chilly bin sometimes can’t be beat!

Cheers to the Rainier BEAR!  I hope he doesn’t make a habit out of this!

The original oil painting, and 52 limited-edition prints are for sale at my Etsy shop RealArtIsBetter.

Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #82 by Scott Clendaniel. July 21, 2016. Rainier BEAR. 11"x14", oil on panel.

Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #82 by Scott Clendaniel. July 21, 2016. Rainier BEAR. 11″x14″, oil on panel.

 

 

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Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #80, July 7, 2016, Kodiak Brown Ale by Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

A huge Kodiak Brown bear just grabbed a hold of my last 22 oz bottle of Midnight Sun Brewing Company’s Kodiak Brown Ale!  OmG!  I think he is going to drink it in one gulp!  Excuse me while I sprint in the other direction.  I know you are not supposed to run from a bear, but maybe he will be savoring the flavor of the beer long enough for me to outrun my fellow campers. 

Mark Staples started brewing Kodiak Brown back when he was home-brewing, before he and Barb Miller started Midnight Sun Brewing Company back in 1995.  It is a staple for the brewery, and is always available in 22 oz bottles and in 12 oz cans here in Alaska.  A good value at the Loft with a 12 oz serving for only 3 dollars, which means you can buy a round for six friends and still only chew up one 20 dollar bill.  The 12 oz cans make a great packing beer for rafting, fishing, biking, backpacking, or any outdoor adventure, because dark beer tastes great warm, straight from the can, or after being chilled in a creek.  I propose a toast to the grizz in all of us!  Drink a Kodiak Brown like you mean it!  Cheers to the long days and short nights of July!  Thanks MSBC!

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

Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #80 by Scott Clendaniel. July 7, 2016.  Kodiak Brown Ale by Midnight Sun Brewing Co. 11"x14", oil on panel.

Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #80 by Scott Clendaniel. July 7, 2016.
Kodiak Brown Ale by Midnight Sun Brewing Co. 11″x14″, oil on panel.

 

Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #79, June 30, 2016, Moose Drool Brown Ale by Big Sky Brewing Co.

Moose Drool Brown Ale is probably the most famous beer that is brewed at Big Sky Brewing Company, not to be confused with the less popular and not as tasty Moosehead Lager made in Canada.  I have been having fun lately painting Alaskan animals who got a hold of some adult beverages.  I am pretty sure a moose would love to drink a Moose Drool!  In 2008 a moose wandered to downtown Anchorage and ate so many fermented Mountain-ash berries that he became a bit intoxicated, and proceeded to get tangled up in some Christmas lights, and dragging them as he walked around downtown.  As you can imagine, this created a lot of excitement among the locals, and Buzzwinkle became a famous moose!  Midnight Sun Brewing even released a special beer in honor of this silly moose called Buzzwinkle Sour Wheat Ale, with a label created by cartoonist Chad Carpenter.  So, I’m pretty sure a moose would enjoy a tasty craft beer.

Heres’ a shameless plug: my art show at Midnight Sun Brewing Co. comes down tonight, so if you get a chance to get in there today, take a look, grab a beer, an art print, or snag a brand new original painting! 

Cheers to the WILD life of Alaska!  May your beer stay safe away from the hoofs, paws, or claws of a thirsty beast when you are out adventuring with beer!

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

Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #79 by Scott Clendaniel. June 30, 2016. Moose Drool Brown Ale by Big Sky Brewing Co. 11"x14", oil on panel.

Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #79 by Scott Clendaniel. June 30, 2016. Moose Drool Brown Ale by Big Sky Brewing Co. 11″x14″, oil on panel.