Surly Viking Ale is a beer fit for battle, fermented on red oak and hickory boards with a ruddy brown color. The ale was brewed with peated, brown and crystal malts to create a shield wall of malt flavors, only to be hacked apart by a swinging sword of hops. The aromas of this beer are driven by the smoke character of the peated malt, and a blend of roast and light caramel notes.
A special beer that was first brewed specifically for an Amon Amarth event at Mill City Nights in 2014, and again for their 2016 shows at Sokol in Omaha, and at The Varsity Theater in Minneapolis. The Surly production team is fueled by metal so what better way to honor one of our favorite bands who braved the winter to first perform for Minnesota. This brew’s initial name, Asator came from Amon Amarth song title from their album With Oden On Our Side.