Pickled Eggs & Cold Beer
Episode 27: Einstök White Ale and Toasted Porter with Smilin' Mike Mason and Squire Brendan Roche
What happens when a tiny Scandinavian nation ends a 68 year long prohibition on beers over 2.25% alcohol by volume? Hold up. What happens when some American brewers, only a few years later, fall in love with that same nation’s legendarily delicious fresh water?
Well, let’s be honest. This isn’t much of a riddle. So today we’re talking about a quaff that links the brewing traditions of the United States and Iceland, a product that is the largest beer export of Iceland, and a beer that – and I’m speculating here – is probably consumed in vast quantities by grog-swilling trolls, ale-guzzling dwarfs, and beer-nipping elves.
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