There's a Norwegian flag outside the door, pine trees across the road, and the doorway leads into a log cabin-type building just off Anoka County 23. Inside, the decor is Northwoods Wisconsin, but with something else that can't quite be quantified. It's the skulls on the wall, the metal music pouring over the sound system, the sense that not only is HammerHeart removed from the city, but almost from civilization itself. It's rustic, but cozy. The big Norwegian-inspired beers out of HammerHeart are as unique as they come in Minnesota, either with barrel-aged booziness, a dense smoke flavor, or the juniper-jumping tastes of the Norse. HammerHeart is doing its own thing in a crowded scene, playing by its own rules instead of shining a spotlight on a stainless steel tank and blasting some ironic Journey over the PA.