the Voyage of Flavor - Drinks 1 - Gulden Triomfator - Hafgufa
Yarrrrrr! Shivver me Timber!
Sit down lassis & lads, welcome on board
the Cap has a story to tell.
'Twas a long time ago, way back in history, I believe it was early 2020.
The door of the shop blew open. Lightning across the sky, thunder rolling by, rain poured from heavens and in that door, stood a man. A man I have never seen before, and still couldn't see... for he was rather small... and my counter blocked the view. All I could see was that he was a grey haired man. *FLASH* *RUMBLE*
"Hello." Said the man. "Hello, me and my friends have a brewery and we would like to know if you want to sell our beer." He sounded a bit shy, but we are always open for new beer and happy to taste to see if we can work with it, so I asked him for a taster.
"I didnt bring you any..." the man responded. I laughed a little and asked him to bring me a taster later.
And so he did. Being of excellent quality, I happily agreed and soon we sold the bottles in our little shop and on Cask, traditional style, in our bar.
Weeks later, the man came back with a new taster. "Hafgufa" it was called. This triggered me since that is a reference to a Icelandic Saga. In the Saga of Örvar-oddr, first mentioned in the 13th century, Hafgufa is mistaken for 2 rocks rising from the sea. Apparently, Hafgufa is the MVP of all seamonsters, feeding on whales, ships and their crews and his nose looks like... 2 rocks...
Bringing so much joy to a man simply sharing his passion is one of my personal favorite moments of the Journey of Flavor that started in late 2019 and only found a name in early 2022.
Thanks for joining me on my journey, I've got some fantastic stuff coming up! But there's a but: I am moving my blog!
Thats right, going pro now thanks to my buddies Dennis and Cris <3
New adress: www.captainforkbeerd.com