Valkyrie Freyja (500ml Bottle)
This California Common was originally a recipe created by Liberty Brewing (thanks Joe!) and under Valkyrie’s wings has morphed into Freyja – an ale brewed with lager yeast that was fermented at warmer temperatures (also known as a ‘steam’ beer). As bold as a warrior queen and reminiscent of Freyja’s flights under a falcon skin, it is as crisp as the morning due she sprinkled over the earth and as golden as the summer sunlight that ensued in her wake. The aroma is of fruit and spring flowers and the taste will leave you weeping (with joy). At an unnoticeable 6.6% ABV this beer is highly quaffable, so watch that you don’t have too many or you too may end up sleeping with dwarves.
Style originating in 18th century California, where brewers without access to refrigeration produced beers using lager yeasts and warm temperatures. These still retain some of the rounded character inherent in all lagers, but with a dose of ale fruitiness.