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Year of Beer Paintings – Day 95

The daily beer painting is of Sneak Attack by 21st Amendment Brewery.  This beer is a 6.5% Farmhouse Saison ale brewed with cardamom.  The 21st Amendment repealed prohibition, and this brewery is as forward thinking as the great generation that did away with bootleggers.  I enjoyed this beer the first time I had it at the GNBC (Great Northern Brewers Club) January meeting.  The image on the can caught my eye.  The artwork is commemorating Washington’s unexpected crossing of the icy Delaware River, which led to a crucial victory over the British.

This beer is heavy on the cardamom, a unique spice to add to late winter beer.  Also, a Saison in late winter?  Maybe for California, but here in Alaska we normally hit barley wine until… well we actually drink it all year long.  A Saison is a refreshing option as a seasonal in the mid winter doldrums.  Cardamom lends itself nicely to the saison yeast strain in this beer, adding a nice, fruity, dry finish.  It will make you smack your lips, and have another taste just because it is a little different.

To George Washington’s daring moves, and to daring breweries everywhere!  Keep surprising us, 21st Amendment!

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

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Beer Painting of Sneak Attack by 21st Amendment Brewery San Francisco California year of beer

Year of Beer 04.05. Sneak Attack by 21st Amendment Brewery. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

Year of Beer Paintings – Day 27

“If you’d been rocketed into space against your will, you might be a little bitter too.”
~21st Amendment Brewery.

Today’s Year of Beer painting is Bitter American from 21st Amendment Brewery in San Francisco, CA.  It is the brewers’ tribute to “unsung, unwitting heroes everywhere.”  I love this craft brew not only because it has a space monkey on the label, but also because it tastes like a serious IPA without making me loopy in the brain.  I prefer craft brew in cans because the beer is safe from light and oxidation in a can, and the can is less likely to break than a bottle.

“To Infinity and beyond!”

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

Year of Beer 01.27 Bitter American from 21st Amendment Brewery. Oil on panel, 8"x10".

Year of Beer 01.27 Bitter American from 21st Amendment Brewery. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.