Vidar is known as a warrior god and an excellent fighter. Only Thor had greater strength than Vidar. But unlike Thor, who seems to have been quite boastful, Vidar is known as the silent god. The true god of vengeance attacks slowly and quietly.
Like any good 9% beer, this beer will sneak up on you slowly, quietly, and if not respected, will leave you hurting the next day. Like most American craft beer styles, they are derived from English examples. But, using American ingredients and featuring a much more forward hop profile.
In Schoolhouse’s version of this classic style, our brewer took a hybrid approach to ingredients. We are using both melanoidin and crystal 60 grains to give that raisin sweetness of a traditional barleywine. Using high alpha acid hops to provide that piney resin taste everyone looks for in this style.