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Year of Beer Paintings – Day 360

Wait, really? Only five days left in the Year of Beer Paintings? Insane! I still have paintings to make, and beers to try. Cool, it’s a good gig! I tried Winter Cheers Wheat Ale yesterday by Victory Brewing Company, and yes, it was available in Anchorage, Alaska! Thanks, La Bodega, for stocking such a great brewery’s beer! A hefeweizen is an unusual choice for a winter warmer, but refreshing in front of the perfect fireplace, nonetheless. Imagine your colonial home all decked for the holidays, and this beer sitting in a nice tulip glass, while you ponder the next holiday event. That’s what I was thinking about when I was painting this image, although, I live in a condo, not a colonial home. This beer had a unique citrus flavor for a wheat ale, with hints of nutmeg. We opened this bottle after drinking three of the hoppiest IPAs I could find in my cellar, so it was definitely a palate changer at that point, and I wish I had gone in reverse order. However, I still enjoyed this one, and I shared it with my fellow beer tasters, considering it was the only one I had of this style, and everyone always wants to sample the next day’s Year of Beer selection. Great end to a great X-mas brunch!

Winter Cheers! Good job, Victory! I hope your crew in Downingtown is hunkered down around the brew kettle, staying warm and brewing spring seasonals for me to try in a few months!

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Craft Beer Paintings of Winter Cheers by Victory Brewing Year of Beer Paintings Scott Clendaniel

Year of Beer 12.26. Winter Cheers Wheat Ale by Victory Brewing Co. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

Year of Beer Paintings – Day 54

The daily beer painting is of Abominable Winter Ale from Hopworks Urban Brewery in Portland, Oregon!  What I like about this seasonal winter warmer is it’s AARGANIC nature!  I try to make all my home brew organic, but finding all organic brewing ingredients is difficult.  I always buy organic base malt, which is 90% of the total ingredients.  I’m sure obtaining organic ingredients is much easier in Portland than here in Anchorage, Alaska.  This winter has been a monstrous season, unfavorably sending rain to Alaska making the skiing and driving appalling, while the rest of the country has been receiving the fury of the YETI.  Snowstorms in Georgia?  Whaaat? Gridlocks on freeways…  Sounds like a winter nightmare to people who chose to live where the temperatures are supposed to be warm!

To winter!  May the Abominable Winter Ale warm you, if you can track down this elusive beast of a red ale!

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

Year of Beer 02.23. Abominable Winter Ale by Hopworks Urban Brewery. Oil on panel, 8"x10".

Year of Beer 02.23. Abominable Winter Ale by Hopworks Urban Brewery. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.