Brewery Ommegang Celebrates Return of Game of Thrones with Release of For The Throne

Ommegang_Secondary_Logo_GreyscaleBrewery Ommegang (Cooperstown, New York) and HBO Licensing & Retail have officially announced that For The Throne, a co-fermented Strong Golden Ale, will launch nationwide at the start of April, just in time for the long-awaited return of Game of Thrones.

Arriving as the latest offering to come out of the “multi-year, multi-beer partnership” between Ommegang and HBO, For The Throne is a Strong Golden Ale that has been “co-fermented with pinot grigio and viognier grape juices and then bottle conditioned with Champagne yeast.”  This complex recipe allows “aromas of honeysuckle and toasted grain [to mingle] with notes of pear and apricot” while “flavors of sweet malt and honeydew lead to a quaffable body.”  Coming in at an “elevated”, sip-worthy 9.5% ABV, For The Throne is an ale that is truly “fit for royalty.”

“Winter is here, the wall has fallen, and the final battle for Westeros is underway. With this offering, we have bent the traditional boundaries of beer-making, co-fermenting traditional ingredients with juices normally destined for fine wines, going to great lengths to create a truly unique, special beer,” says Brewery Ommegang president Doug Campbell. “This style of beer, often called a ‘oenobeer,’ is a rapidly expanding area of study for us. For The Throne is our first of co-fermentation beer of 2019, and the only one we’ve launched under the Game of Thrones banner.”

For The Throne will debut at Brewery Ommegang on March 8 and is scheduled to enter full distribution at the beginning of April 2019.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 750ml bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, New York and throughout the rest of Ommegang’s nationwide distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for For The Throne from Brewery Ommegang

Release – Limited/Game of Thrones Series, April 2019
Style – Strong Golden Ale
ABV – 9.5%
IBUs – 30

Malts – Pilsner & CaraPils 
Hops – Bravo & Saaz
Yeast – “Ommegang’s house yeast is used in primary fermentation and Champagne yeast in bottle conditioning”
Added Ingredients – Dextrose, and Pinot Grigio & Viognier grape juices
Suggested Food Pairings – “All manner of cheeses, whole roasted poultry and smoked fish, and for dessert, macerated berries and fresh whipped cream”
Recommended Glassware – Chalice

Availability – 750ml bottles & draft
Beer Finder – http://www.ommegang.com/beer-finder/

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Brewery Ommegang Adds Mother of Dragons to Game of Thrones Royal Reserve Collection

Mother-of-Dragons_SM-1024x1024Brewery Ommegang (Cooperstown, New York) and HBO Licensing & Retail have officially announced plans to unleash Mother of Dragons, a blend of Smoked Porter and Belgian Kriek, on September 28 as the third offering in their collaborative Royal Reserve Collection inspired by the award-winning drama Game of Thrones.

Created to honor Daenerys Targaryen and her motivation to take “what is hers with fire and blood”, Mother of Dragons blends Smoked Porter with Kriek to embody “the smoke and fire that Daenerys has unleashed on her opponents.”  This dynamic combination produces “a deep ruby-tinted mahogany” colored brew that offers “aromas of chocolate covered cherries . . . subtle smoke and roasted malt.”  This carries over into the flavor profile with “tart cherry up front leading to a center palate of semi-sweet chocolate then resolving to subtle smoke and mild sweetness.”  Mother of Dragons comes in at 6.5% ABV and offers a “luxuriously creamy and full” mouthfeel.

“Mother of Dragons represents in beer one of our favorite characters from Game of Thrones. Daenerys’s ascent from obscurity has been one of the most inspiring storylines of the show, and we’re thrilled to release a blend that embodies the character traits that have underpinned that rise,” said Doug Campbell, Brewery Ommegang president.

Mother of Dragons officially enters distribution on September 28 and will be available as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 750ml bottles and on draft at select beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, New York and throughout the rest of Brewery Ommegang’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Mother of Dragons from Brewery Ommegang

Release – Limited/Game of Thrones Royal Reserve Collection; September 28, 2018
Style – Blend of Smoked Porter & Kriek 
ABV – 6.5%
Fun Fact – On this beer series: “The Royal Reserve Collection features four brand new beers in the brewery’s Game of Thrones-inspired series with HBO. All of the beers will be available on draft and in 750ml bottles. The series began in April with Hand of the Queen, a barleywine, and was followed in June by Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, a sour blonde blend. Following the release of Mother of Dragons, the final beer will be announced later this year.”
Suggested Food Pairings – “Pairs well with smoked gouda and charcuterie, braised meats, and rich desserts like flourless chocolate cake and cherry cheese cake”
Availability – 750ml bottles & draft
Beer Finder – http://ommegang.com/blog/beer-finder/