The beer painting of the week is of Topcutter IPA by Bale Breaker Brewing Company in Yakima, Washington! This IPA is top notch! No wonder. A brewery in Yakima, where 77% of the United States hop crop is grown, has access to the freshest hops! Luckily, I randomly picked up a six-pack of this beer last October when I was driving around the Pacific Northwest. There is a reason that this beer rates 91 on Beer Advocate. This IPA is clean and fresh, especially around this time of year as the new hop harvest is coming in. Expect a solid grapefruit and citrus flavor explosion, followed by pine and hop floral loveliness. I drank one sip of this beer and wished I had bought a case. The best thing is that this beer is affordable. This is not your $4 dollar a can boutique IPA, this is a regular, working man’s offering at about $8.00 a six-pack. I wish it was distributed to Alaska, but I will buy this again next time I am in Washington for sure.
I looked at the last three Thirsty Thursday entries and realized that they have been IPA heavy. Well, right now I’m in Philadelphia, and I painted live today at two different breweries, and will be posting those paintings in the future. Hope you all like IPA, but if you don’t, stand by, I’ll try to mix it up a bit. I love touring to different breweries around the country, and on Sunday I will be embarking on an epic journey. My next post will be written as I travel across the country with my buddy Sam, hopefully buying as many tasty brews as I can afford along the way.
Cheers to great beers found along the journey! May your next beer be an undiscovered gem just like Topcutter IPA!
This original oil painting, and 52 limited-edition prints are for sale at my Etsy shop RealArtIsBetter.