Saturday, May 21, 2011

Original oil painting of Russian River sours

Russian River Supplication and Temptation beer painting

Oil on Canvas

Russian River Brewing, based out of Santa Rosa, CA, is well-known for making incredible beers inoculated (or willfully infected, if you will) with brettanomyces, a wild yeast that is often feared in winemaking and brewing circles. This painting pays tribute to Temptation and Supplication, two wonderfully nuanced wild ales. Along with being made with brettanomyces, lactobacillus, pediococcus, and saccharomyces, these two in particular are also barrel-aged for a year. If you've never had a wild ale, we highly recommend trying one of these. If your cellar is already loaded with Russian River sours, then this painting may be just the thing your walls need.

With this beer painting, we did a little something special and took process photos along the way. We left out the boring stuff like going to the wood shop and building the canvas frame, stretching the canvas, and triple-priming (not to be confused with Miller Lite's "triple-hopping") and sanding the canvas.

Russian River Brewing oil painting


  1. This was a beautiful week for craft Brewers. We had a Blast in Tampa, where several local artists painted live for the craft brew festival. Love your inspired works and wanted to give you some thanks for your efforts and your blog. peace & respect! :) Scott