I think I should first start out by informing you that Skål rhymes with "bowl." So kind of like "skull" but with a little twist.
Skål, a beer hall opening in Ballard this summer, is local beer connoisseur Adam McQueens' interpretation of a Viking mead hall. Think Nordic-inspired interior with bar patrons sipping their brooners out of large ale horn mugs - yeah, I know.
McQueen explains a mead hall as "the center of the community - a welcoming spot to gather or host visitors from afar. [The mead hall] was the [place] where stories of adventure, exploration, and new ideas were shared and debated over food and drink."
Cue, Skål (which means "cheers" in Norwegian)! A modern day mead hall in our very own Ballard! The team aims to honor Ballard's Nordic roots as well as their own with the relaxed and communal beer hall.
Libations will include a rotating selection of local craft beer, cider, mead, regional wine, and specialty cocktails which will be focused around the Scandinavian favorite, Aquavit.
Sounds fun and festive, huh? The goal is to open in summer 2018 (fingers crossed) and you can follow their progress by visiting their website and following them on social.
Cheers, er, should we say - Skål!