Game of Thrones Beers from Brewery Ommegang

“I promise you that it’s really good and I am not in to that whole fantasy thing”, was the pitch I received from a friend of a friend in 2011. They were, naturally, talking about Game of Thrones. One season of binge watching and over 11,000 pages later, I can whole-heartily confess that I am into that “whole fantasy thing”.

Recently, a few friends and I got together to watch the season premiere, complete with themed food and drink. Our amazing hostess baked a root vegetable tart and warm barley porridge. Which was much more thematically appropriate than my coleslaw. What beverages pair with such a Westeros style feast? None other than a Game of Thrones beer of course!

Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, New York produces five different styles of Game of Thrones themed beers.  This might seem like a strange tie in to a show where the characters are constantly drinking wine but the beautifully designed bottles make you forgive any inconsistencies. These are over the top beers in bottle size, flavor and alcohol content. The Nights Watch would be lucky to have them among their provisions at the Wall.


Three Eyed Raven BeerThree Eyed Raven by Brewery Ommegang

7.2% / ? IBUs / Dark Saison

This beer looks nothing like a traditional saison and the heavy smoky flavor almost masks the fact that this is a lighter malted beer with a not so heavy finish. The smoke aspect of this beer was a little over the top but it worked with the atmosphere of the episode. It was a novel flavor but not something I wanted more than a small glass of.

Final score; three out of five Brans in a tree.

glassfullglassfullglassfullglassemptyglassempty


Valar Morghlis Red AleValar Morghulis by Brewery Ommegang

8% / ? IBUs / Belgian Dubbel

As Game of Thrones is known for killing off its characters, Brewery Ommegang is known for creating complex Belgian style beers. This beer had a light sweetness and low hop flavor. It has a slightly fruity flavor and the alcohol was very well hidden.

Final score; four out of five fencing Aryas.

glassfullglassfullglassfullglassfullglassempty

Advertisements

One Comment

Add yours →

  1. Root vegetable tart and warm barley porridge and a Game of Thrones beer! Man that truly dose sound amazing!
    Love the Blog

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: