Odin Brewing embraces the exploratory spirit of the ancient Vikings. These brave innovators discovered America 500 years before Columbus without the benefit of accurate sea charts or other navigational tools. They built unprecedented ships that could withstand the stormy ocean. But their greatest asset was their fearlessness. They forged their legacy by traversing the unknown to reap opportunity in areas where other men dare not tread.

Founded 3 Years ago, Odin Brewing is one of the fastest growing breweries in Washington, and our beer is now available in Idaho and British Columbia. We have taken a different approach than many new brewers, and rather than going for many very big, single batch beers, we are focused on food-friendly beers in a smaller lineup that is readily available year round. We realized a long time ago that food-friendly by no means needs to be less flavorful, and we actually add ingredients to widen the palate of our beers above and beyond their original styles. To better integrate with a meal and make our beers more sessionable in general, we utilize highly attenuating yeasts to dry out our beers to make them less sweet and filling, then replace that desired sweetness with an addition outside the norm, such as Juniper, Ginger or even a citrus-flavored malt. These ingredients are always kept at a level to avoid building a ‘spice beer’, and always present themselves as a unique hop addition. We also focus on extremely clean finishes, and use the entire recipe to build bittering rather than just the hops to reduce lingering starchiness. Our beers often come across as having much higher IBUs, which is often accomplished just by utilizing a specialty malt for texture.

In the end, the true beauty of any flavor is in the eye (or mouth) of the beholder. Read about our beers here, then taste them at your local restaurant or store and judge for yourself if we have truly crafted great beer designed with great food in mind- we believe we have.

Odin Beers - Year Round Line Up

Freya’s Gold Kolsch Style Ale is a light, crisp, and refreshing ale. Like the traditional Kolsch style that originated in Koln, Germany, this ale goes through a long cold conditioning phase much like a lager to blend and smooth out the flavors. This results in a very drinkable beer with a clean body and mild flavors. Freya’s Gold is also balanced with acidulated malt and brewed with a touch of ginger to give a unique taste and drinking experience.
4.5% ABV, 23 IBUs

Aroma – fresh citrus
Top note – subtle maltiness
Middle note – lemon and ginger
End note – crisp tartness, clean and dry finish
Color – light straw

Viking Gold XPA (Extra Pale Ale) Is a ‘best of all worlds’ beer using American and German malt and hop blends, this brew takes on a unique Craft/Import blended style with a rich malt forward aroma, a full flavor of citrus and light bread, and a combined bite of yeast, noble hops and faint wheat that quickly passes to a tangy, very refreshing finish.
4.5% ABV, 25 IBUs

Aroma – grainy malt, some noble hops
Top note – earthy bite
Middle note – citrus and light creaminess
End note – hoppy tang, wheaty texture
Color – light straw.

Odin’s Gift – Nordic Amber Ale (Formerly Ruby Ale) is a bold yet balanced filtered ale that can be paired with a variety of great foods or enjoyed by itself. It is brewed in small hand-crafted batches with just the right amount of hops and juniper berries to deliver a unique and fresh aroma, flavor, and finish.
5.4% ABV, 28 IBUs

Aroma – Fresh, medium hop, rich malt
Top note – berries, caramel, malt body
Middle note – mild chocolate, juniper
End note – crisp bitterness, clean refreshing finish
Color – Deep Ruby

Odin Beers - Limited Release


Thor’s Equinox – Belgian Dark Strong Ale is a brew that is big in flavor without the chewy body holding you back from finishing the whole glass. We have stepped back from the emphasis on yeasty phenols to showcase malt and a unique woody note from Angelica spice, creating a beer that is still Belgian, yet can satisfy stout and strong porter lovers as well.
9% ABV, 20 IBUs

Aroma – dark Fruits and portlike notes
Top note – strong maltiness, some molasses
Middle note – malt sweetness, banana
End note – light tartness, woody
Color – dark nut brown

Food Pairing

Beer is as versatile as it is diverse, providing both complementary and contrasting experiences when paired with food. The following menu will help you explore and enhance your enjoyment of pairing beer and food.


The more hop bitterness the beer has, the heartier or livelier the meal needs to be to hold its own. Don't overwhelm your palate or meal and ruin what the chef was trying to achieve.

Another general rule is keep sweet with sweet, and tart with tart. Try to keep your beer sweeter or tarter than the sweet or tart food on the plate. There are exceptions, like pairing drier robust beers with sweet chocolates.

Throw all of the rules out the window and experiment with contrasting and complimentary pairings. Match foods with complimentary flavors, or try contrasting them and create a slew of unique results.

For those of you who are bound to the wine pairing school of thought, think of ale as red wine and lager as white wine. Hoppy beers can also be used in place of a pairing that calls for an acidic wine. Though it honestly doesn't matter, these tips might help you to convert your taste buds over to beer- or those of a friend over to beer.

Taste is very subjective and what works for one person might not work for another. If it tastes good to you, then go for it. However, also be open to suggestions, as these tend to come with some knowledge and possible palate enlightenment.


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