Posted February 25, 2014 by Crafted Pours in Blog Posts

Viking Inspired Brews

antique beer barrels
antique beer barrels

Some viking inspired beers to celebrate the return of Vikings on The History Channel this week. We searched for beers with viking and norse inspired names and ingredients, and came up with a few to celebrate with. For ingredients we focused on smoked malt and juniper flavored beers.

Elysian Brewing Valhalla Red IPA (7.5%, 70 IBUs) | Deep ruby red color with bold flavors of caramel, dark fruit, toasted malts, and citrusy hops. Brewed with Pale Malt, Special B Malt, Roasted Barley, Sorachi Ace hops, and Citra hops. | Brewed in Seattle, WA


Elysian Brewing Loki Lager | Dortmund Style Lager. Limited draft only release. | Brewed in Seattle, WA 


Surly Asator Viking IPA | Smoky IPA aged in oak. Inspired by Norse heavy metal band. Released at an Amon Amarth with a very limited February 2014 release in the Surly tap room. | Brewed in Brooklyn Center, MN


HaandBryggeriet Odin’s Tipple (11%) | Strong Dark Norse Ale with a rich malty profile. | Brewed in Norway


HaandBryggeriet Norwegian Wood (6.5%) | Traditional Norwegian Farmhouse Smoked Ale brewed with Smoked Malt, juniper branches, and juniper berries. | Brewed in Norway 


Odin Brewing Thor’s Equinox (9%, 20 IBUs) | Malt-forward Dark Strong Ale fermented with Belgian yeast. | Brewed in Seattle, WA 


Odin Brewing Odin’s Gift (5.4%, 28 IBUs) | Amber Ale flavored with juniper berries. | Brewed in Seattle, WA 


Fearless Brewing Loki Red Ale (7.5%, 60 IBUs) | India Red Ale named after the Norse God of Mischief. | Brewed in Estacada, OR 


Voodoo White Magick of the Sun (7%) | Strong Belgian Style Wit flavored with juniper berries, orange peel, and peppercorns. Crisp, spicy, and earthy flavors. | Brewed in Meadville, PA 


Night Shift Brewing Hearthside (8%) | Smoked Winter Ale brewed with juniper. Flavors of rich smoke, juniper, pine, and dark fruit. | Brewed near Boston, MA 


Jester King Viking Metal Gin Barrel-Aged Gotlandsricka (7.4%, 16 IBUs) | Smoked Swedish Farmhouse Ale brewed with juniper berries and sweet gale. Aged in Old Tom oak gin barrels. | Brewed in Austin, TX


Midnight Sun CoHoHo (8%, 85 IBUs) | Imperial IPA brewed with juniper berries, brown sugar, and honey. | Brewed in Anchorage, AK 



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