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Year of Beer Paintings – Day 227

The featured beer painting of the day is of Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewing Company in Shiner, Texas.  The directions on the can are, “Serve ice cold on hot days.”  Unfortunately, it is raining today here in Anchorage, which is typical for August.  Well, I have never been that good at following directions anyway.  This beer tastes great in the rain to me!  I can imagine how good it would be after a big day of yard work, that’s pulling stumps and removing fire danger brush for me.

The Ruby Redbird is a great beer, recommended to me by a local Texan who summers in McCarthy.  Thanks, John!  I brew a ginger beer here in my kitchen in Anchorage, and I shared a few around the campfire and heard good things about this hard-to-get, amazing summer shandy called Ruby Redbird.  So, I got a few and haven’t regretted it.  Sweet and fruity, with a nice sharp, tart bite, this beer is unique.  I am glad they can it now, as I believe it is fresher that way, and inherently easier to carry around in a backpack.  At 4.01%, you can easily use this as a hydration beer on a hike, or bike ride.  I am a fan!  Great work, Spoetzl!

Cheers to the Ruby Redbird, an easy-drinking summer brew that surprisingly tastes great even in the rain!

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Beer Painting of Shiner Ruby Redbird by Spoetzl Brewing Co. Year of Beer Paintings Scott Clendaniel

Year of Beer 08.15. Shiner Ruby Redbird by Spoetzl Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

Year of Beer Paintings – Day 108

“It’s a job! And a hazardous one at that.  Benefits, you ask?  I hardly think so.  But the show must go on.  So it’s with bravado that the Rodeo Clown takes his place in the arena lights.  Whether or not he’s insane is not important right now.  It’s with grit and intensity that the Clown steps in the path of almost certain destruction.” – Karbach Brewing Company

It’s tough being a double IPA from Texas, but nothing a Rodeo Clown or two can’t handle!  Packing a wallop at 9.5%, this brew will totally kick your butt if you are not careful!  This beer is brewed with Amarillo, Citra, Cascade, East Kent Goldings, Hallertauer, Mittelfreuh, Zythos, German Magnum and Sapphir.  It is dry hopped with Citra, Sapphir, and East Kent Goldings.  Watch out for the clown getting down on the town!  When this beast breaks loose, hold onto your cowboy hats, ladies and gentlemen, cuz you are in for one heck of a ride!

To Rodeo Clowns!  Good luck and may the IPA be with you!

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Beer Painting of Rodeo Clown by Karbach Brewing Co in Houston Texas Year of Beer

Year of Beer 04.18. Rodeo Clown by Karbach Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

Year of Beer Paintings – Day 85

Today’s Year of Beer painting is of Karbach Brewing Co’s Mother-in-Lager, which is a Munich Dunkel lager!  To me it tasted like a Bock, not too hoppy.  Actually, my mother-in-law would love this brew!  She is always after a sweeter, maltier option!  So the story goes that this brew was invented to provide the patience required to deal with a visit from your mother-in-law.  Its dark color is perfect for stealth drinking, coffee cups anybody? I received this can in the mail from Karbach Brewing directly from Houston, Texas!  I was really excited to see a lager in the batch, but I was surprised when I poured a mahogany dark liquid from the can.  Then my second impression was, duh, just because it is lagered doesn’t mean it has to be yellow and fizzy!  I was also stoked on the name.  Great marketing Karbach!  Who wouldn’t have this around just to tell friends, uh oh, I got a case of the Mother-in-Lager, she’s on her way!  Basically, this beer rocks.  What else can grease the ease of impending judgement than a fresh dark lager? To Houston’s beer scene!  I wish distribution to Alaska was possible, because I would keep a case of the Mother-in-Lager on hand!  It’s a seasonal, so stock up now!

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Beer Painting Mother in Lager karbach brewing houston texas year of beer

Year of Beer 03.26. Mother-in-Lager by Karbach Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.