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First look at Iron Throne the GAME OF THRONES beer

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 12:12 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

Today we got our first look at Iron Throne, a blonde ale from Ommegang brewery that’s “crafted to directly tie into themes and nuances of the medieval-like fantasy realm of Westeros and the surrounding kingdoms.”  George R.R. Martin is extremely descriptive when describing the food and drink of Westeros (to annoyance at times) that it should be fun to see how the reality compares to the reader’s mind.

The bottle is a hefty 25 ounces, making it fit for the Baratheon in all of us, and it’s corked — no sissy twist-offs or bottle openers needed here — so you can uncork it with your teeth and take a swig while leaving your sword hand free.  Iron Throne goes on sale in March, just in time for season 3 of Game of Thrones, for the kingly retail price of $8.50 a bottle.

Phil Leinhart, brewmaster at Ommegang had this to say;

“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.”

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 What do you think?  Is it a cool keepsake, or just marketing gone awry?

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    • I will drink any kind of beer (except domestic), and Ommegang is a reputable brewery. I would trust anything that comes from them.

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