Who is Icarus? What is Icarus Brewing? Why Icarus?
Icarus is taken from Greek Mythology. In this story Icarus and his father Daedalus (The Craftsman) were exiled to the island of Crete, with all land and sea routes blocked from escape. Rather than living and dying in exile the two came up with a plan to escape through flight. While our beer flights will be crafted from wood, their flight was crafted from feathers and wax. When both were prepared for flight, Daedalus warned Icarus not to fly too high, because the heat of the sun would melt the wax, nor too low, because the sea foam would soak the feathers. While Icarus failed to heed these warnings it is an important message we’ve taken to heart when we craft our beers: never too hoppy or it’ll taste like you’re sucking a pinecone, never so sweet that you might mistake the beer for punch, everything in balance and have the flavors compliment each other to hit all the right heights. We will never settle for mediocrity though, just like Daedalus, and just like Icarus we’ll keep pushing these barriers, a little bit higher, a little bit stronger, a little bit hoppier, a little bit darker, always innovating, always exciting.
“Icarus flew too close to the sun, but at least he flew.” -Skullcrack City