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Nestled in the quiet groves along the Red River lies the legendary Hjemkomst Viking Ship. Dreamed up by Robert Asp and built by his hand, this beauty was sailed from Duluth, MN all the way to Norway, the homeland. While crossing the Atlantic, the crew encountered a violent storm that nearly forced them to turn back. A rogue wave smashed into the ship, tearing the rudder off and plunging the boat into almost certain peril. With their experienced skipper at the helm, they fought onward and completed their voyage. Their story of determination and perseverance has been an inspiration to many, and gives this wonderfully balanced Irish Red Ale its name.
Golden red in color, Broken Rudder Irish Red Ale has a smooth caramel flavor with lightly toasted malt notes. Over fifteen pounds of honey per batch are added to give this crowd favorite just a hint of sweetness and a crisp, clean and dry finish.
Coconut Killer is the first in our Valhalla Series, which is basically all the weird stuff our brewers dream up and want to try so we let them brew what they want.
Based on a hazy, New England Style IPA, Coconut Killer starts with the juicy, tropical fruit flavors from loads of Mosaic & Mandarina Bavaria hops, and then gives way to the rich vanilla and toasted coconut that were added in abundance. It’s also brewed with loads of oats and lactose sugar to give it a ridiculously smooth, creamy body.
We kettle soured this hazy yellow saison to add the perfect level of tartness to the bright citrus and banana flavors from the wild saison yeast. It’s tart, effervescent, and ridiculously refreshing. Boom!
Brewed traditionally as a refreshing provisional drink for Belgian miners, the Grisette style beer completely fell out of production in the late 1800’s and was all but lost to the history books.
Heavy Glow is a reincarnation of this old-world farmhouse ale with a modern twist – generous dry hop additions of Hallertau Blanc & Huell Melon. It’s rustic, complex, sessional, and undyingly delicious.
Hell Bent American Brown Ale pours reddish brown with a thick tan head, and has the aroma of toffee, caramel, and a subtle floral note from a small dry hop addition of Horizon hops. The aroma gives way to a delicious roasted, nutty malt backbone provided by a heavy dose of English Brown malt. Hell Bent finishes clean with a slight bitter note from some early American hop additions.
Hoptronic is an American Pale Ale that has been kettle soured and loaded up with a whole bunch of Nelson Sauvin and Mosaic hops. The natural acidity from the souring process creates a tart character that when combined with the white grape, kiwi and tropical fruit characteristics of the Nelson Sauvin and Mosaic hops brings out some of the juiciest hop flavors imaginable!
First only brewed in Köln, Germany, now brewed all over the world, Kölsch-style beers are brewed with top fermenting ale yeast and then cold conditioned, or lagered at cold temperatures to give them their signature crisp, clean flavor and finish.
Millions of Peaches takes the traditional German-style Kölsch and puts a twist on it by incorporating peaches, millions of them (we can only assume, we lost count after 100 or so), into the batch. This results in a crisp, clean kölsch with enough peach flavor and aroma to let you know it’s there, but not so much that it loses its unique kölsch characteristics. Kinda makes you feel like moving to the country. Someone should really write a song about this stuff.
People Eater is a bright purple flavor monster! It’s kettle soured then loaded up with a ridiculous amount of blueberry puree. Then it’s conditioned on just enough Thai basil to give it a perfect tart, fruity and slightly herbal flavor! It almost looks as good as it tastes!
Phantom Hand is a Hoppy Pale Ale that’s heavily hopped with Azacca, Idaho 7, and El Dorado hops. It’s got a serious citrus hop aroma and a soft, smooth texture that gives way to a sneaky clean finish.
From 793 until 1066 AD the vikings raided and pillaged their way across northern Europe. They sought treasure, new lands and adventure. From their native Scandinavia they sailed, conquered and settled in lands from Russia to Newfoundland. Wherever they traveled the Norsemen brought their culture, language and often superior technology, leaving their mark and shaping history for centuries to come.
Black with hints of ruby red, Pillager Porter has strong notes of coffee and chocolate from a heavy dose of dark roasted malts. The bold flavors paired with its surprisingly light body and clean finish make this a very approachable and drinkable porter.
Pushing Daisies is a Belgian-style witbier. Witbier (white beer in Flemish) is a beer style that almost went extinct before its revival in Europe in the late 1960’s, and is now a popular spring and summer beer style in Europe and the United States.
Witbiers contain at least 50% wheat and are typically spiced with coriander and bitter orange peel and potentially several other herbs or spices. This combination of wheat, corriander, orange peel and phenolic Belgian yeast creates a wonderfully bready, citrusy and spicy beer that is perfect for Spring.
In Pushing Daisies, we added a generous dosing of chamomile flowers, which is a member of the daisy family. This gives our witbier pleaseant notes of floral citrus and lemongrass, creating an interesting yet delicate twist on the traditional style.
When making a kettle-soured beer, the brewing process is stopped in the middle of the boil, and a souring agent is added. In this case it’s lactobacillus bacteria, and it’s allowed to sour the beer right in the boil kettle. Once it’s reached its target pH the kettle is fired back up and what’s inside is boiled, killing all of the bacteria and stopping the souring process. Then the beer is finished just like a normal beer.
Techno Viking is very light and refreshing. Kettle souring gives it a nice tartness that’s not overwhelming or mouth puckering. The light German Pilsner malt backbone and mild tartness make this a very approachable and drinkable beer and a great introduction to the wonderful world of sour beers.
The New England-style IPA is a very new and uniquely American style of IPA. What sets these IPAs apart from the more established West Coast IPA and traditional English IPA is the shift from bitter, piney hop flavor to less bitter, juicy tropical fruit flavors and the use of oats, wheat, and other ingredients to give the beer a noticably soft mouthfeel and a very hazy appearance.
Wheez the Juice uses a whole bunch of flaked wheat and oats to give it a soft, creamy mouthfeel and more than 3 pounds per barrel of Mosaic and Mandarina Bavaria hops make it burst with juicy, tropical fruit flavors and aromas with very little bitterness. Go ahead, wheez a little juice.