Viking Nerds Store Highlights
Ancient societies brewed flavorful and healing meads, ales, and wines for millennia using only intuition, storytelling, and knowledge passed down through generations―no fancy, expensive equipment or degrees in chemistry needed. In Make Mead Like a Viking, homesteader, fermentation enthusiast, and self-described “Appalachian Yeti Viking” Jereme Zimmerman summons the bryggjemann of the ancient Norse to demonstrate how homebrewing mead―arguably the world’s oldest fermented alcoholic beverage―can be not only uncomplicated but fun.
The Make Mead Like a Viking companion game. Once you've made mead like a Viking, you need to drink mead like a Viking!
Running out of ideas for toasts when you Skal in Don't Fall in the Mead Hall? Try out this card-deck expansion to keep the party in the mead hall moving along! Silly toasts, serious toasts, riddles, and more drawn from ancient Norse texts and our own nerdy minds.
Until we get copies for our inventory, order as many as you want through thegamecrafter.com.
2 oz/60g container. Just take a dab on the back of your thumb, rub between your fingers, and work it through your beard. Follow up with a Modern Barbarian horn beard comb for a particularly spectacular beard. Even the most basic of beards (as well as the skin underneath) will benefit from this all-natural product. As an added bonus your beard will smell like you've spent the day wandering a cedar forest!
Made by Modern Barbarian, these combs are handmade from horn which, conveniently, is the same material as our fingernails and hair are made of. It will de-tangle, smoothen, and enliven even the wooliest of Viking beards by naturally distributing oil with no annoying static. One side is smooth and shiny while the other is naturally textured for grip.
2 ounces of nourishing vitamin E and jojoba which naturally condition and strengthen each hair follicle. After a beard oil treatment, your beard will be left looking glossy without being greasy and will carry a hint of sandalwood. Apply beard oil using a horn comb or animal hair brush for best results.
This 2 oz bottle (60ml) of beard oil is fortified with Vitamin E and jojoba and has a hint of sandalwood scent. Give your beard a healthy sheen with no greasiness. After all, Vikings were some of the most well-groomed peoples of their time (at least in Europe), and for men, a beard was one of their most prized possessions. Great for keeping beards of all lengths and textures clean, healthy, well-moisturized, and soft to the touch.
Drinking horns come in all sizes. Try this one if you want to sip on some mead, wine, or even your favorite non-alcoholic beverage (no hot coffee please!). This handmade ox horn (with acrylic base) cup is 5-6 in. tall and holds approx 8-10 oz. Sealed with food-grade sealant and polished for durability.
Hand wash with hot tap water and soap only. Washing in a dishwasher or placing very hot liquid in it may cause the sealant to melt, resulting in permanent leakage unless re-sealed.
A true Viking never puts down a drinking horn without emptying it first, but needs to keep it somewhere while in between drinks. Keep your 10-12" horn at arm's length with this handsome leather holster. Simply slide your backpack strap, carabiner, or belt through the loop and tighten the laces.
This is a totem stick, also known as a magic stick. Vikings and other ancient cultures passed these down for generations as they were covered with heirloom yeast strains originally captured from the wild. They were used to start new batches of mead and ale and were thought to contain magical powers because of how quickly they could initiate fermentation, leading to a flavorful, boozy beverage. Click on the image for more information. Illustration by Michael Startzman, Adventure Illustrator