Hold on to your seats, East coasters, the beer painting of the day is Golden Monkey Belgian-Style Tripel by Victory Brewing Company. This one is brewed with imported two-row malt and hops. The spiciness is attributed to the yeast and grain, but also Coriander seed. Watch out, this is a sipper at 9.5 percent. Either drink out of small cups, or maybe consider cutting yourself off after a couple. No hangover is worse than a strong ale overdose, so enjoy responsibly. Moderation in all things, including moderation.
This beer is distributed to Alaska! I can buy a whole case, if I felt so inclined, which I may do when I am done with this project as this is one of the better beers one can buy in Alaska that is not brewed here.
To the dudes back East, with the longest brewing history in the country! Victory Brewing, you’re a winner in my book with a good strong Belgian- Style Tripel Ale!
The original painting sold. You can purchase a limited-edition print at myEtsy Shop.
Today’s Year of Beer painting is of Prima Pils by Victory Brewing Company! I have been really enjoying Victory’s offerings. Here in Alaska we only get three: Golden Monkey, Hop Devil and this fine pilsner beer! The problem with most pilsners is they are either adjunct-enriched, or they travel from overseas, and by the time they get here, heat and sunlight ruin the fresh, deliciously-delicate taste. I normally stick with King Street Brewing Co. for pilsner because I can go directly to the brewery for über freshness, but this bottle of Prima Pils must be popular at my local bottle shop because this bottle was nice and fresh! Tasted like it was brewed down the street. I like the brown bottle keeping out the light contamination, and La Bodega does a great job keeping pilsners cold in the refrigerator.
This beer embodies a Czech style pilsner, even though it’s a German style (hence the Prima). It has that Noble hop bite that draws you back in for another swig. Although it is a bit hoppy for a German pilsner, I think it’s great that way. All aroma! And hardly any bitterness. This brew has this awesome malt backbone that most American lagers are missing. This brew is super refreshing!
To Philly beers, and high hopes I get to travel there soon! I have been told it is the beer haven of America, and that is a good enough reason to get on a plane for me! To Philly Beer Week!! Alaska Airlines, if you are reading this, please have a special fare to Philly for the first week of June!
The original painting sold. You can purchase a limited-edition print, or order a custom beer painting at my Etsy Shop.
Year of Beer 03.15. Prima Pils by Victory Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.