With a blizzard heading for the Major Spoilers Headquarters I have but a few more hours to tell random strangers on the street, “Winter is coming.” While I enjoy those last few awkward encounters I will be wishing that I had an official Game of Thrones beer in hand. Get the details on this perfect merchandise idea after the jump.

HBO is partnering with Brewery Ommegang, based in Cooperstown, New York, to create a line a beer directly tied in with HBO’s breakout show. Other companies have allowed to sell Game of Thrones themed beer but these will be the first drinks developed to reflect certain characters and themes from the show. Iron Throne Blonde Ale, the first in the line, will be available on March 31st, the same day of the season three premiere. The next will be available Fall of 2013, with two more scheduled to release with season four. Iron Throne Blonde Ale will be available on draft and in 750mL bottles with a suggested retail price of $8.50.

HBO seems to have hit the nail on the head with this merchandise idea, but since they have only named one brew take to the comment section to give your thoughts on what the next three should be named.

via winteriscoming.net

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3 Comments

  1. December 19, 2012 at 1:40 pm — Reply

    I’m making some unofficial Game of Thrones alcohol – my very own batch of mead! I call it “Weirwood Winter Spice”. It’s sitting in its secondary carboy right now. It needs to sit for about five more months then I’m going to bottle it. You can check out a photo album I made of the process here: http://imgur.com/a/uiDag#0

    • RecentRunes
      December 20, 2012 at 11:30 am — Reply

      That looks great. Will you post your recipe? A friend and I are getting ready to make several batches of mead for his renaissance reenactment group. This would compliment the plain sweet mead that he is planning.
      Cheers.

      • December 20, 2012 at 9:49 pm — Reply

        Thanks! Here’s my recipe:

        2.5 L honey
        1.5 tsp yeast nutrient
        1 tst yeast energizer
        3 sticks of cinnamon
        2 cloves
        2 mandarin oranges
        10-15 raisins
        a pinch of nutmeg (don’t overdo it!)
        Lalvin D-47 yeast
        Topped up with pure filtered water to ~11.5 L

        It’s kind of a modified Joe’s Ancient Orange. My OG was 1.11, after my primary ferment the SG was 0.996.

        It’s my first time making this recipe so I have no idea how it will turn out. My name is Pearce on the forums too so pm me there if you have any other questions :)

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