Monday, April 07, 2014

Game of Thrones Beer is Here, Just in Time!


Last year at this time, Brewery Ommegang out of Cooperstown, New York released a series a beers based on Game of Thrones, the hit HBO Series and novels created by George RR. Martin. If you know the show and the books, your hooked. It's one of things I look forward to most that pops up on my plasma.

Just in time for last nights Season Four premier, we (Utah) finally received a fresh shipment of the new Ommegangs, including the newest beer Take the Black Stout. They are popping-up in some liquors stores, Ed Spotted some Fire and Blood at the 300 w. Wine Store. Thanks, Ed! The Bayou, Beerhive, Slackwater Pub and Beer Bar also received some as well. So now you have something to enjoy while playing the Game of Thrones Drinking Game!

Ommegang Game Of Thrones #1 - Iron Throne Ale: Blonde ale with malty sweetness and a touch of fruity spiciness, Noble Hops aromas and notes of citrus. Suitable to serve to kings, or pretenders to the iron throne. Pour slowly so as to not disturb the yeast sediment, but with enough vigor to create a luxurious head and release the rich bouquet.

Ommegang Game Of Thrones #2 - Take the Black Stout: Take the Black Stout is a 7% beer, brewed with base, caramel, chocolate and roasted barley malts. Hopping includes Northern Brewer and Columbus; spices are licorice root and star anise. Hue is black with full tan head. Aromas include chocolate, caramel, and earthy hops, light roastiness, a touch of fruitiness. Tastes include chocolate, coffee, rich malts, and balanced roastiness. Clean hop bitterness joins with slight woody character and spiciness; the finish offers sweet malt character leading to spicy, earthy, hop bitterness.

Ommegang Game Of Thrones #3 - Fire and Blood: 
Fire & Blood is a 6.8% ABV Red ale, brewed with pilsner, Cara-60, Midnight Wheat, flaked rye and spelt. Assertive hopping includes CTZ, Styrian Golding and German Tettnang hops. Spiced with de-seeded Ancho chilies. Fire & Blood has a deep, dark red hue with a persistent, creamy, off-white head. Aromas of ripe fruit, raisins, malt & slight spice, followed by a slightly floral and spicy hop character. A fruity, sweetish malt taste gives way to faint drying provided by the hops & rye.

Round One keeps on coming, as part 3 begins in the Utah Beer Challenge today. A break down of part 2 of Round One is below. Sir Malcom and Hopped Rye were really damn close the entire time. Take a look at the bracket at the top of the page. This is a great time to familiarize yourself with some of the beers that may be available right now. Sir Malcom's Stout may be out of the running but should not be missed. 

Today is also Nation Beer Day. I don't think I need to tell you how to celebrate.
Cheers!

 
Total Answer
36.46%Roosters Choco Stout
35 (36.46%)
63.54%Dsrt EDGE British Mild
61 (63.54%)
(96 Total Votes)
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Total Answer
42.86%Uinta Dubhe
45 (42.86%)
57.14%Squatters Fifth Element
60 (57.14%)
(105 Total Votes)
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Total Answer
30.3%Hoppers Pale Morning Ale
30 (30.3%)
69.7%Epic Elder Brett
69 (69.7%)
(99 Total Votes)
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Total Answer
13.73%Zion Canyon Virgin Stout
14 (13.73%)
86.27%BOHO Viennese Lager
88 (86.27%)
(102 Total Votes)
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Total Answer
65.38%RedRock Le Quatre Saison
68 (65.38%)
34.62%Aves Proper Gose the Gozerian
36 (34.62%)
(104 Total Votes)
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Total Answer
48.84%BNVILLE Sir Malcom’s Stout
42 (48.84%)
51.16%Moab Hopped Rye
44 (51.16%)
(86 Total Votes)
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Total Answer
19.59%ShadesO'Pale 4-Play Porter
19 (19.59%)
80.41%Uinta Labyrinth
78 (80.41%)
(97 Total Votes)
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Total Answer
88.04%BOHO Czech Pilsener
81 (88.04%)
11.96%Vernal Dinobite
11 (11.96%)
(92 Total Votes)
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5 comments:

BTreotch said...

No Ommegang GoT at the 300 W Wine Store. (They also said they havent had any yet).

Ed said...

They had at least a few cases left earlier today.

Chris Detrick said...

GoT Fire and Blood was at Sugar House liquor store as of tonight.

Diamond Mind said...

But there is no take the black stout....correct? Anywhere?

Mikey said...

I believe the Bayou got in all three.