HAD 71: Scandinavian, Nordic, & Baltic Beer

I don’t know what happened. I was drinking a beer, and then I wake up wearing a helmet and I have a tattoo of Mjolnir on my chest. I guess it was a Scandinavian beer, getting me in touch with my inner Viking. Time to talk about this regions' beers and how this region shapes those beers. So dust off the snow boots, come in, and have a drink.

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This Week's Audible Recommendation:

Justin ("Bob")

Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism

Resources

Brewing Nordic

Beer Advocate’s Top 10 Scandinavian Beers


WHAT WE’RE DRINKING:

Brittany & Christopher

  • Beer: Hellbroth

  • Brewery: Off Color

  • Style: Danish inspired American wild ale

  • ABV: 6.3%

  • IBUs: 21

  • Beer Advocate Score:4.16/5

  • Brewery’s description: Brewed in collaboration with Amager Bryghus, Danish Style Wild Ale brewed with; Cranberries, Juniper Berries, Wild Blossom Honey, and Lemon Blossom Honey.

Justin

  • Beer: Gonzo

  • Brewery: Flying Dog

  • Style: Imperial (Baltic) Porter

  • ABV: 9.2 %

  • IBUs: 85

  • Beer Advocate Score: 4.02/5

  • Brewery’s description: Gonzo is big, bold, and beautiful like the man it was brewed in honor of – Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. Roasted chocolate, coffee, and vanilla malt flavors are balanced with a unique hop bite. Buy the ticket and take the ride by pairing it with blue cheeses, smoked meats, BBQ, chili, chocolate and coffee desserts

Casey

  • Cocktail: Nordic Toast and Jelly

1.5 oz Brennivin Icelandic Aquavit - sweet and savory caraway, hints of dill, dried oregano, sweet malted cereal, wild sage, and patchouli.

1.5 oz Swedish Svedka Vodka Infused with Lingonberries

Shaken and poured into Martini Glass rimmed with Lingonberry jelly and Saltverk Birch Smoked Icelandic Sea Salt

Brittany Leigh WalkerComment