84 Overall 94 Style
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.
Heads up! Dogfish Head Kvasir may not be available near you. Follow this beer to get notified when it's available nearby, try searching in a different area, or discover some similar beer.
Specialty Wood-Aged Beer12.0% ABV
Boulevard Brewing CompanyKansas City, MO
Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer9.0% ABV45 IBU
Flying Dog BreweryFrederick, MD
Brewed with local pumpkin puree and a secret blend of spices. The Fear has a bold pumpkin pie flavor complemented by graham cracker and chocolate notes. Embrace The Fear and acheive greatness.
Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer7.0% ABV
Midnight BreweryRockville, VA