Thor was arguably the most loved, admired and feared of all the Norse gods. We all know of his powers over thunder and lightning, but there is a story in the Poetic Edda that we feel is much more appropriate. As the tale goes, Thor woke one morning to find his hammer, Mjolnir, missing. With the assistance of Loki, Thor quickly discovered that his hammer had been stolen by Thrym, the king of a race of Giants, and that his only means of retrieval of Mjolnir, was to have Freya agree to become Thryms wife. Now while Freya was promiscuous, even she had her standards, and after refusing to take part in the exchange, Thor dressed in a bridal gown and veil and presented himself in the role of Freya. Thrym bought in to the ruse, and upon presenting Mjolnir to Freya (secretly Thor) in the exchange, Thor threw off the veil and gown and destroyed the Giants en masse. I guess what we are trying to say, is that behind our beers thinly veiled and beautiful facade, lay a full bodied ale that can pack a punch!We have stepped back from the emphasis on yeasty phenols to showcase malt and a unique woody note in the finish, creating a beer that is still Belgian, yet can satisfy stout and strong porter lovers as well.