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Year of Beer Paintings – Day 302

The featured beer painting of the day is of HooDoo Kölsch Style Ale from Uinta Brewing Company in Salt Lake City, Utah. This beer is brewed in celebration of Bryce Canyon National Park, and specifically of the tall spires of stone known as HooDoos. I have traveled to Utah a few times and the last time I visited Zion National Park and saw some amazing rock formations. I wanted to make it to Bryce Canyon on that trip, but the snowstorm in early May put a kibosh on our camping plans. So, I still plan on seeing this area of Utah someday, and riding my mountain bike on the Slickrock Trail in Moab.

HooDoo ale tastes like a hybrid between a golden ale and a kölsch. It smelled and tasted like sweet honey, with a slight pepper finish from a light dosing of hops. Overall this beer is great and would be best consumed after a long day out in the hot Utah sun. I think being at 4,000-9,000 ft elevation would also help to make this beer taste a lot like liquid heaven. Hydration is key when you transition from sea level to altitude.

Cheers to HooDoos, the rock spires and the beer! Both from Utah and both amazing!

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

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Beer Painting of HooDoo kolsch by uinta brewing year of beer paintings scott clendaniel

Year of Beer 10.29. HooDoo Kölsch Style Ale by Uinta Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

Year of Beer Paintings – Day 262

The featured beer painting of the day is of Hop Nosh IPA by Uinta Brewing Company located in Salt Lake City, Utah. I hate to sound ignorant, but I thought that Utah only had beer that was 3.2 percent. Not that I have a problem with 3.2% beer, but I always like to have another option as well. Hop Nosh IPA tanks in at a wicked 7.3%, so this is not your normal gas station beer, or wait, am I thinking of Colorado? Liquor laws… I just learned that if you bring beer, wine, or booze across the state border into Pennsylvania, you are technically a bootlegger, and you are breaking the law. Weird.

Hop Nosh is a very tasty IPA, with a healthy dosage of hops at 82 IBUs. Pine and citrus came to mind. It tasted fresh, and was very enjoyable to drink. My wife and I made pizza last night over at our neighbor’s cabin, and I brought this strange brew to enjoy, and share with our friends. We all thought it was cool to drink beer that is not available in Alaska, while we noshed on pizza. The Hop Nosh paired well with both pizzas: the first was a BBQ chicken and bacon with pepper jack cheese, and the other was veggie with homegrown broccoli, cauliflower, and zucchini. The cabin has solar power, and I noticed on the Hop Nosh label that this beer is brewed with wind and solar power, which is a big plus in my book.

Cheers to Hop Nosh, a great IPA from Utah! I bet it tastes great après-ski on a deck high in the mountains!

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

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Beer Painting of Hop Nosh IPA by Uinta Brewing Year of Beer Paintings

Year of Beer 09.19. Hop Nosh IPA by Uinta Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.