We hate Vikings. They’re sweaty, horrible, beardy folks whose culinary donation to the world is urine-marinated shark left in a bog for 12 months. Once they were feared across Europe as they attacked and pillaged their way along coastlines. Until 1014 when the gallant, and dashingly handsome Irish said “a reithi folta fasaigh ar fiadh”, roughly translated as “Enough is Enough, you moulting desert ram” and laid waste to their forces.
So when Kristjan and his henchpeople at Brazen Hall came knocking, our first thought was to barricade ourselves in and hurl insults “a thíagánaig étig aitig úarlámaig” (you ugly, case-carrying, cold-handed bag carrier!). But we relented when he came carrying gifts of chocolate-covered bacon!
Though Irish Paul (who doesn’t bear grudges), whose Great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great…. yawn….. -great-great-great-great-great-grandparents died at the hand of the Vikings probably by Kristjan’s Great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great, you get the idea, . -great-great-great-great-great-grandparents, refused to eat any.
The result of all this sickenly-saccharine making up (up not out) is a new collaboration brew ‘Brazen Angel’ that we are releasing at an event on Sunday, April 29 at Stone Angel. The event will prove to be one of the great sporting events this year in Winnipeg. The first annual Schlitz Light Cup will be up for grabs in a content of strength, skill, cunning, and possibly a lot of cheating between Stone Angel and Brazen Hall.
The beer will be available at both locations after the event, with donations to a chosen charity from each brewery. The losing team will also donate to the winning team’s charity of choice. The fun will start at 2pm with the two brewers introducing the new beer before we really get stuck into those mouldy Vikings!