How to Drink Like Thor
There’s no spoiler in telling you that Asgard’s greatest hero enjoys a good beer. As he once told Dr. Strange before getting a self-refilling beer mug, he sure doesn’t drink tea.
Thor can be seen in almost every Marvel film he’s in enjoying a cold one, usually on draft. Even when he wasn’t the God of Thunder for a time in the first Thor movie, he was still slamming boilermakers with Dr. Selvig. We all know how much the Vikings enjoyed a good drink after a fight. Or before a fight. And probably during a fight. It makes one wonder what a literally-epic Avenger chooses to imbibe.
The Vikings were known to drink ales, mead, and occasionally wine (if nothing else was around). But what kind of beer would Thor prefer if he were stranded on Earth as he was following the end of the Avengers: Infinity War, when his options suddenly become very, very limited.
This one might be a spoiler for some of you, but the answer is that the God of Thunder appreciates craft beers, specifically, the ones from Creature Comforts Brewing Co. in Athens, Ga. In a released trailer before the film’s release, Thor can be seen behind a can of Creature Comforts’ Athena Berliner Weisse –it’s about five seconds in.
But not only is he drinking Creature Comforts in the trailer, he’s drinking it throughout the movie. Throughout his appearance in the film, he’s drinking cans of the brewer’s Tropicalia American IPA, a brew this author can tell you is delicious and packs a subtle punch.
So not only have craft brewers become more and more present in America (85 percent of Americans of drinking age now live within ten minutes of a brewery), the craft brewers have ingratiated themselves on the taste buds of Earth’s mightiest heroes. It turns out the film was shot in Fayette County, Ga., just a two-hour drive from Athens.
“We think it is fitting that Thor, the God of Thunder, would drink Athena as the Greek Goddess Athena is, of course, the Goddess of Wisdom & Warfare,” brewery CEO Chris Herron was quoted as saying.