Ok, so I gave it a read. The book is set in Medieval Eugenia (Eugene, Oregon) where no beer is permitted except “Blüdweisen” (obvious dig at a certain foot wash).
Ninkasi, the goddess of fermentation sees the injustice from her sky palace that appears to be outside time. She refers to Medieval Eugenia so I would think the time period is an important “coordinate” for her seer pool. She hops (pun intended) atop Trice, her flying Triceratops Dragon that is obviously modeled after Ninkasi’s Tricera-Hops beer and swoops in to Eugenia to inspire an uprising and a craft brewing renaissance. The whole thing is filled with nods to their own beers like when Ninkasi tells the king to prepare for “total domination” and there’s a great beer pun at the end referring to a bad pour. I won’t ruin it. It’s also a lovely piece of nostalgia for me as I spent a portion of law school in Eugene going to live blue grass shows at Ninkasi’s outdoor patio. The book references the Mackenzie river that runs right past it and through Eugene and it’s just a lot more enjoyable and less of a contrived advertisement than I expected. I actually wondered if they would do more which I would gladly pay for and read. Ninkasi’s owner had himself illustrated into the book:
(On the right).