Brute Norse Podcast Ep. 18: Beer in Norse Culture Pt. 2 - "Baptized in beer"


The saga continues with an exploration of the vocabulary, material culture, and social status of beer in Iron Age and Medieval Scandinavia. We look at different terms for beer in the Old Norse language and discern their differences, from Old Norse ǫl, mungát, and bjórr to modern ale and beer, with an intimate look at the "Nordic grog" of Scandinavian prehistory, before we venture up to the many festivities of Nordic peasants up until the bacchanalian festivals of Medieval guilds.

Also more or less mentioned:
- Household sacrifices
- Ale runes
- Yeast necromancy
- The drunken Germanic war machine
- No pets in the guild hall

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