This week I stumbled upon what I consider to be one of the most epic beer photos of all time. Here is photographer David de Vleeschauwer and friends (via Facebook), wielding a Struise Blue Monk Special Reserve atop Khardung La, a mountain pass located in the Ladakh region of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, at 17,582 ft elevation.

I have had this beer at Thin Man Brewery in Buffalo and it is indeed really fucking good.

What a fantastic moment. As a brewer, this must be a sign that you have made it. When someone dedicates an epic moment in your honour. L’chaim.