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Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #150. Midnight Still Imperial Stout by Holy Mountain Brewing Co.

Holy Mountain Brewing is a fresh new Seattle brewery that has been leading the Emerald City to new heights and flavors in the craft beer community.  Colin Lenfesty and Mike Murphy opened their doors in 2014 (the same year I was painting a new beer painting every day), and were overrun with beer enthusiasts so much that they ran out of clean glassware.  Holy Mountain is the new type of brewery with a barrel aging program and amazing fresh pale ales and traditional styles that are often overlooked in the local beer scene in Seattle.  Midnight Still is a great barrel aged imperial stout.  I was lucky enough to be stationed next to Holy Mountain’s table at the Culmination Beer Festival hosted by Gabe Fletcher at Anchorage Brewing Company, and had a taster, or two of this amazing stout.  The Bourbon notes are delightfully blended with the robust, dark, coconut, vanilla, raisiny, plum-like flavors and aromas that this black dank brew encompasses.  As far as barrel aged imperial stouts go, you really can’t do much better than this.  Midnight Still is a perfect example of what BAIS should be!  This beer is hard to get, and I feel lucky to get to try it.  I got to meet the cool dudes from Holy Mountain at Culmination, working at the table, serving up beers and giving me a break so I could go around and sample the other great brews.
Cheers to Midnight Still!  When you drink this, your night will be tranquil for sure!  A beverage for those late night quiet hours to be enjoyed silently and with sophistication.

This original oil painting, and limited-edition prints are available at our Etsy shop RealArtIsBetter.

Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #150. Midnight Still by Holy Mountain Brewing Co. 8"x10", oil on panel. By Scott Clendaniel.

Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #150. Midnight Still by Holy Mountain Brewing Co. 8″x10″, oil on panel. By Scott Clendaniel.

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Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #119. Lush IPA by Fremont Brewing.

Well, this is the last Thirsty Thursday of 2017.  Don’t worry, the series will continue for many years to come, or until my body rebels against my beer drinking habit.  This week’s beer painting is of Lush IPA, a great new offering from Fremont Brewing in Seattle, Washington.  And in case you are aware of another Seattle, Washington in this Universe, Fremont Brewing specifies that it’s the one on Earth.  I like to drink at the brewery, but if you get bored and want a place to drink slightly obscured from public view, I would suggest going under the Fremont Bridge.  You might have to battle this huge troll that lives there.  I would suggest a paper bag to be discreet in case the troll decides to rat you out to the police.  Lush IPA is one of my favorites, more fruity than most IPAs with tropical notes.  This is one of the new styles of IPA that has been making the world notice how great American crafted beers can be.  If you can get your hands on a can of this particular beer, I recommend giving it a try… you won’t be disappointed!
Cheers to hidden gems, whether they be trolls under a bridge, or fresh cans of delicious IPA!

This original oil painting, and 52 limited-edition prints are available at our Etsy shop RealArtIsBetter.

Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #119. Lush IPA by Fremont Brewing. 8"x10", oil on panel. By Scott Clendaniel.

Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #119. Lush IPA by Fremont Brewing. 8″x10″, oil on panel. By Scott Clendaniel.

Year of Beer Paintings – Day 57

Today’s Year of Beer painting is of Kilt Lifter by The Pike Brewing Company in Seattle, Washington.  One thing is for sure, this Scotch style Ruby ale is malty!  Scotch style brews are in a class of their own, competing with historical counterparts directly from Scotland.  If you have not sampled any Scotch style beers, and you like a less hop forward brew, this is one not to be missed.  Especially if you are tired of all your IPA drinking friends catching a nice little buzz from consuming only one beer.  With an O.G. of 1.065 this 6.5% alc. by volume beer has enough kick for you to keep up with those hop headed party animals, but lacks the bitter flower craze that keeps you from joining them.  I also like that Pike Brewing puts the ingredient list on the beer label, so I can tell that the beer is Reinheitsgebot.

Scotch style ale has always had a special place in my heart as it was one of my favorite styles when I first started drinking and developing my palette, and hadn’t developed a taste for IPA yet.  Of course, I would order a Scotch brew when I didn’t know what to order… it had my name in it!  I normally will drink a solid IPA these days, but there is something to be said for the malt body of Scotch Ale.

To malt forward beer, a brew we can drink in the rain that won’t make us sneeze!

The original painting sold. You can purchase a limited-edition print, or order a custom beer painting at my Etsy Shop.

Year of Beer 02.26. Kilt Lifter by The Pike Brewing Company. Oil on panel, 8"x10".

Year of Beer 02.26. Kilt Lifter by The Pike Brewing Company. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.