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Norse Mythology Series: Mead of Poetry Part Two

When last we left the Mead of Poetry, it was in the hands of the two murderous dwarfs, Galar and Fialar, who had made it with the blood of the first poet, Kvasir. The dwarves had become emboldened by their murder spree, and went on to attract the attention of the great giant, Suttung, after

The Origin of Mead, According to Norse Mythology

They say that knowledge is power. But in the case of Kvasir, wisest man in the world, his knowledge was mead. Or rather, his knowledge (and his very life force) would go on to become mead through some unfortunate circumstances, according to Norse mythology. The birth of Kvasir You see, Kvasir was the

Skol! Minnesota Vikings Sounding Horn Giveaway

If you're a Vikings fan, we know a couple of things about you: you hate the Pack, you know real Vikings didn't wear horns on their helmets and you don't give a sh*t, and you love to MAKE SOME NOISE. Even though you've got yourselves a fancy new indoor stadium, we can't help but respect the

Norse Mythology: Ægir’s Kegger

Everyone needs a friend like Ægir-- and if you don’t have one-- congratulations! You probably are the spiritual Ægir of your crew, which means you’re a true goddamn rockstar. You see, Ægir was known among his fellow Norse gods for two main things: beastly brews and killer ragers. Which means he’s the sort of god

Viking Death Ship Brings New Mysteries

Under the shoreline of the Baltic Sea in a small Estonian village called Salme, two "Viking death ships" sat for a millennium untouched and unknown holding the bodies of dozens of Viking-era men who were violently killed in their prime. When the two ships were first found in 2008, we could tell a few things about

Three Ways to Celebrate National Mead Day

The first Mead Day was celebrated in 2002 as a way for homebrewers to spread the mead love. It was first organized by the American Homebrewers Association, who still selects the Official Mead Day recipe that homebrewers across the country make on the first Saturday in August each year. The original intent of mead day was

AleHorn Groomsmen Gift – Drinking Horn Giveaway

Should you finally ask her? What should the date be? Where should you go for your honeymoon? Three piece suit or kilt? Strawberry or chocolate? Inside or out? Chicken or beef? Beer or champagne (or mead)? Themed or traditional? So, when you guys gonna have some kids (*winkwink* *nudgenudge*)? Long after planning a wedding has

New Ommegang Game of Thrones Beer Announced: Valar Dohaeris

"Valar Dohaeris," which means "all men must serve," is the traditional High Valyrian reply to "Valar Morghulis," aka "all men must die." Fittingly, Valar Dohaeris Tripel Ale is Brewery Ommegang's answer to its previously released Valar Morghulis Dubbel Ale, which is coming out of retirement for re-release alongside the new Game of Thrones beer. In

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