Nails and Ales

I love beer and I love nail art. This is where I combine them for a pleasurable experience. Sometimes the beer inspires the nail art, sometimes the nail art inspires the beer.

Disclaimer: I am in no way an expert On either of these subjects. This is strictly for fun so take a deep breath and enjoy!
Ace Mani feat. Four in Hand IPA
Nails: This one was a bit tough as I’m a bit rusty due to my extreme slacking lately. For a second there I thought about just not finishing this bad boy but my friend Chenz turned on Starship Troopers and I decided I’d rather work on this mani than watch that movie. Thanks Chenz!

All I used here was a very fine-tipped dotting tool to draw the details with acrylic paint. Definitely not for the faint of heart!
Ale: My roommate saw this beer in Whole Foods and wanted to see it on my nails, so thanks to her for buying it! Only problem is that I let it sit in our fridge for 6 months or more (oops) and I’m pretty sure this beer did not age well…


I found that Four in Hand is a bit of a mystery beer. After digging around I learned that World Brews Winery Exchange Inc. “makes” the beer. By “makes”, I mean contracts Genesee  Brewing Company (of Genny Cream Ale fame) to brew the beers and World Brews just manages everything and then distributes to large grocery chains. No one actually claims this beer as their own and I can see why. It wasn’t good at all. This could be because of the extended time it spent in my fridge or, according to online reviews, it could just be the beer. 


It poured a dark amber color with a nice finger-width head, but was EXTREMELY cloudy. Particles hung out in the beer for quite some time. They weren’t settling or moving at all which I had never seen before. I mean I’ve seen some yeasties at the bottom of a beer but I’ve never seen particles just chillin’ everywhere and not settling. If someone knows what’s going on here, please educate me as I couldn’t find anyone else talking about this in the reviews. Again, this could be the result of an old beer. The nose was a really strong rose smell. Taste was all over the place. Tangy and tart with bitterness at the end. I didn’t enjoy it all. I think I’ll need to drink a fresh one to compare! 
This post is dedicated yo my poker-loving brother, Kevin. Here we are bartending at a totally normal age:

Ace Mani feat. Four in Hand IPA

Nails: This one was a bit tough as I’m a bit rusty due to my extreme slacking lately. For a second there I thought about just not finishing this bad boy but my friend Chenz turned on Starship Troopers and I decided I’d rather work on this mani than watch that movie. Thanks Chenz!

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All I used here was a very fine-tipped dotting tool to draw the details with acrylic paint. Definitely not for the faint of heart!

Ale: My roommate saw this beer in Whole Foods and wanted to see it on my nails, so thanks to her for buying it! Only problem is that I let it sit in our fridge for 6 months or more (oops) and I’m pretty sure this beer did not age well…

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I found that Four in Hand is a bit of a mystery beer. After digging around I learned that World Brews Winery Exchange Inc. “makes” the beer. By “makes”, I mean contracts Genesee  Brewing Company (of Genny Cream Ale fame) to brew the beers and World Brews just manages everything and then distributes to large grocery chains. No one actually claims this beer as their own and I can see why. It wasn’t good at all. This could be because of the extended time it spent in my fridge or, according to online reviews, it could just be the beer. 

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It poured a dark amber color with a nice finger-width head, but was EXTREMELY cloudy. Particles hung out in the beer for quite some time. They weren’t settling or moving at all which I had never seen before. I mean I’ve seen some yeasties at the bottom of a beer but I’ve never seen particles just chillin’ everywhere and not settling. If someone knows what’s going on here, please educate me as I couldn’t find anyone else talking about this in the reviews. Again, this could be the result of an old beer. The nose was a really strong rose smell. Taste was all over the place. Tangy and tart with bitterness at the end. I didn’t enjoy it all. I think I’ll need to drink a fresh one to compare! 

This post is dedicated yo my poker-loving brother, Kevin. Here we are bartending at a totally normal age:

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