Quick: What’s patersbier? What’s the Latin name for hops? And who the hell makes smoked red ale around here?

Seven Days VermontThe answer to all three questions can be found inside 150 West Canal Street in Winooski, where Four Quarters Brewing opened last weekend. Its stable of beers — including Janus, Horn of the Moon and Opus Dei — alternately resurrects historical styles and evokes mythological figures.

Founder and brewer Brian Eckert is not only a beer geek but a mythology and astronomy buff. “My interests outside of beer and food are sort of just trying to wrap my head around the universe,” says Eckert, who declares himself fascinated with the intersection of religion and beer — that is, with beers brewed by monks…