Countdown is a refreshing IPA brewed with the unique Kveik yeast. This yeast has not been used in commercial breweries for years and has been passed down from generation to generation on farms in Norway. Kveik has distinctive characteristics and flavors; for instance, the Hornindal Kveik used in Countdown provides a pleasant fruity taste that complements the hops.
Kveik is the Norwegian term for yeast. A few years ago, this yeast was rediscovered by the homebrewing community. These yeasts have not been cultivated in breweries but have been passed down through Norwegian families for generations. They do this by drying the yeast on special wooden rings.