Sockeye Red IPA is a hopped up beer that was a hop bomb before IPAs were even popular. About 20 years ago this beer was brewed by Mark Staples at Midnight Sun Brewing Co. to feed the desire for a spawntastic IPA at Humpy’s Great Alaskan Ale House, a downtown watering hole. At 5.6% and 61 IBUs this beer was an immediate success. Inspired by the Alaskan fishing scene, Humpy’s has always been a beer hub of Anchorage, with over 40 taps, a pizza joint, and a new music venue all connected into one downtown campus. This place is where you would want to spawn till you die. Sockeye Red IPA is available in ever convenient 12 oz cans, as well as in the original offering of 22 oz bottles. This IPA has long been one of my favorites. Be like this Sockeye and snag yourself a little piece of Anchorage brewing history. Cheers to the big, bold Sockeye Red IPA!
This original oil painting, and limited-edition prints are for sale at my Etsy shop RealArtIsBetter.
Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #78 by Scott Clendaniel. June 23, 2016. Sockeye Red IPA by Midnight Sun Brewing Co. 11″x14″, oil on panel.
Wow! 2014 already… 2013 was a blast of a flash! Over so fast it felt like a blink of my eye! Happy New Year! And cheers to 2014! I hope your celebrations were merry but also gentle. The very first “Year of Beer” painting is Sockeye Red IPA from Midnight Sun Brewing Company that is sitting on the top of Flat Top Mountain. Sockeye Red is one of my favorite brews, I like it in the can, in the bottle, and especially on draft at the MSBC Loft. I always love taking a second to pop in to the MSBC Loft when I am on the South side of Anchorage, and I often drink this beer there. This January I will be showing my newest beer paintings at the Loft. Whatever you do though, for your own safety, do not GRAB A 22 FROM MSBC’s LOFT AND CLIMB FLATTOP MOUNTAIN!!!
I hope your resolution was to have a lot of fun in 2014, because the Year of Beer is designed to inspire FUN!
THE ORIGINAL PAINTING SOLD. You can purchase a print at my Etsy Shop.
Year of Beer 01.01 Sockeye Red IPA from Midnight Sun Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.