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 myEtsy Shop.
Year of Beer 02.26. Kilt Lifter by The Pike Brewing Company. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.
Here we are on the tandem ride through the West! Stayed at the Casa D Anderson and had a lovely time. Fixed the bike chain right here in the back yard at Kelso-Longview, Washington. I am liking the plastic supports, I bet their shelf life is about 20,000 years. Too bad only aliens will be here by then!
Greetings from the trail! Maria and I are currently on the road with our tandem bicycle, stay tuned for the Art Geo Caching project! We just got geared up and spent a fine couple of days at the Rock N Anderson ranch in Auburn, Washington. A fine spot to rest and recoup after a rough start on our coastal tour! Painted this one early on Thursday morning, and had fun playing with my new GPS so look out for a new blog to follow as well!