Here’s the first look at HBO’s Game of Thrones beer that is being created by the US Ommegang Brewery.
The beer, which is the first of many Ales to be created by the partnership between HBO and Ommegang, is called Iron Throne as is described as a ‘blonde ale’. The ale will retail (suggested price) for $8.50 per 750ml bottle. It will be available beginning in mid- to late-March 2013 nationally.
Here’s what the Brewmaster Phil Leinhart of Ommegang said about their new venture with HBO and the Game of Thrones series:
“No one enjoys their job more than I do — producing and developing new brews to delight lovers of fine beer,” said Phil Leinhart, Brewmaster at Brewery Ommegang, “Add to that the opportunity to collaborate on a beer based on the cultural phenomenon of Game of Thrones and exploring ways to make the beer truly reflect aspects from the show. It made us approach development in a completely new way and I think the first edition Iron Throne reveals that. With a Lannister currently on the throne, it made sense to do a delicate, but piercing Golden Blonde Ale with Noble hops. Iron Throne is certainly fair in color and soft in appearance, yet it still possesses a complexity and bite to be on guard for.”
I’d love to be able to get a few of these just to check them out, but I’m guessing that importing a case over to the UK would cost way too much.