EL CUATRO is made of barley and caramel malts co-mingling with lactobacillus and brettanomyces. After brewing and conditioning, the beer is transferred into brandy barrels to age for up to a year during an extended Brettanomyces Lambicus fermentation. Prior to bottling, the beer is blended with a small portion of year-old SAHALIE. The only hops added to this beer arrive from the aged SAHALIE. ?The brandy barrels and wild yeast fermentation give EL CUATRO a plum & cherry fruitiness balanced by the slight toast of the malt body.
I had no idea what to create for this weeks photo challenge. Three? Three what? Three trees? Three dogs? Three people? I was stumped.
Joris Driepinter is a fictional character from Dutch milk commercials of the 1960 and 1970s. The character of Joris was created by Danish visual artist Ib Antoni Jensen and Dutch artist Dimitri Frenkel Frank. The character of Joris was inspired by American comic book characters like Superman and Batman. The original Joris Driepinter drew his strength from his daily consumption of three pints of milk. Milk? Beer? It's all the same.
So I thought, why not create photographs inspired by Joris? Three images of me, each one with me drinking a pint of a different American craft ale, all from New Jersey. Blend the layers in Photoshop and … three comments, three ales, and three images.
The three ales are:
- Pamplona Pale: an American Ale from Bolero Snort in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey.
- Kowabunga: a Kolsch from Bolero Snort in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey.
- My Name Is Citrus Maximus: an American session double hopped IPA with passion fruit and white grapefruit from River Horse Brewing in Ewing, New Jersey.
Hey, I had fun doing this. Three pints in three hours and I combined two of my favorite activities; photography and craft ale drinking. Prost!
This is top of the list for my summer standard. Refreshing!