Kvasir

With the help of biomolecular archaeologist Dr. Patrick McGovern, we've re‐created another Ancient Ale, this time from the Nordic climes of Scandinavia.

The recipe for Kvasir was developed with the help of chemical, botanical and pollen evidence taken from a 3,500‐year‐old Danish drinking vessel. The vessel, made of birch bark, was found in the tomb of a leather‐clad woman Dr. Pat says was probably an upper-class dancer or priestess. The analysis pointed to the ingredients used in this unique brew: wheat, lingonberries, cranberries, myrica gale, yarrow, honey and birch syrup.

The base of Kvasir is a toasty red winter wheat, and the bog-grown berries deliver a pungent tartness. While a handful of hops is used, the earthy, bitter counterpunch to the sweet honey and birch syrup comes from the herbs.


Specs

ABV:

10

IBU:

13


Release:

Rarities


Original Release Date:


Style:

Ancient Ale


Enjoy

Snifter

Sweet-­and‐sour pork, beef tacos with pickled vegetables, smoked salmon, root vegetables, fresh gingerbread

Experience

Sweet honey with clover like herbs, juicy berries

Tart, sour, honey sweet, strong berries

Dry, sharp and quenching tartness