About the Big Beer Cup

Byggvir's Big Beer Cup is happening at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival over October 3 & 4. To help you prepare for this auspicious event, we present the following articles for proper edification:

Who Is Byggvir?

Meet the myth behind the namesake.

Preparing Oneself

A preparatory guide for crafting Old-World style beers.

Links and Resources

Literary and web resources to further information on creating Old-World Style brews.

Style Categories

Here is a complete listing of the styles to be judges in the Big Beer Cup.

Selection of Styles

For a dissertation on the selection of appropriate styles, read about the criteria for selecting these styles.


We look forward to your participation!

~Byggvir's Big Beer Cup