Since time immemorial, our ancestors have drunk beer. Beer is part of Danish culture and, even though the proud Vikings are best known for their sweet, honey mead, beer also played a major role in their everyday lives. The reason beer was so significant at the time is that water could be hazardous to health. So, they brewed beer to quench the thirst of both children and adults. Light, weak beer was for thirst. Dark, stronger beer was for pleasure. Today we make both and, like the Vikings, we must remember that beer is more for thirst than for consolation.
Ørbæk Orm comes from the old Danish word for serpent - ‘orm’. Mythology features accounts both of the Midgard Serpent and the viking ship Ormen Hin Lange, the enormous warship of the Viking king, Olav Tryggvason. So, a serpent is much more than just a creature that lives in the ground. It is a term for an unyielding character, the first to arrive on the field of battle.