An independent brewery recently crafted a beer that pays homage to The Legend of Zelda.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Second Self Beer Company dubbed their latest drink “Triforce” because of its three base malts (oats, wheat, and barley) and three types of hops (amarillo, mosaic, and a touch of cascade). The can itself features pixelated artwork inspired by the original NES game. Everyone on staff is a huge fan of the Zelda franchise, Second Self beer architect Jason Santamaria says.
“I have played almost all the games in the franchise and just love the mythology of the universe,” Santamaria says. “Because of my love of the game, I’ve always wanted to have a beer with the name Triforce.”
Unfortunately, due to various state laws on shipping alcohol, and probably warp whistles, the beer cannot be shipped directly to anyone outside Georgia. Triforce is available to buy throughout the state and is coming to Alabama next month.
If you live in Atlanta, Second Self also has an ongoing scavenger hunt called “Triforce Quest” that celebrates the beer’s release. Throughout the city, participants must search for various Zelda items like plushies, toy bows and arrows, and slingshots to win prizes. The contest ends March 3, which is also the first anniversary of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Read our Breath of the Wild review here.
Second Self has crafted other beers based on pop culture, including Top Gun and Manic Pixie Dream Girl. Santamaria says more beers inspired by video games and pop culture are coming this year.
Learn more about Triforce and Second Self here.