The first official Game of Thrones beer, “Iron Throne Blonde Ale,” will be released nationwide in mid- to late-March in time for the season three premiere scheduled for March 31, 2013.
Brewery Ommegang, a brewery out of Cooperstown, New York, officially announced today that it will team with HBO to create beers based on the Game of Thrones television show.
Iron Throne Blonde Ale will be available on draft as well as in 750ml bottles.
“With a Lannister currently on the throne, it made sense to do a delicate, but piercing Golden Blonde Ale with Noble hops,” Ommegang brewmaster Phil Leinhart explains. “Iron Throne is certainly fair in color and soft in appearance, yet it still possesses a complexity and bite to be on guard for.”
The Iron Throne Blonde Ale:
Iron Throne is a blonde ale at 6.5% ABV and brewed with a robust amount of pils, honey malt, aroma malts and red wheat. Gentle hopping includes Styrian Golding and Hallertau Spalter Select, appropriately noble hops. Spiced with grains of paradise and lemon peel. Hue is a slightly hazy golden amber. Head is full and fluffy. Finish is crisp, backed by a touch of spice and hops. Aroma is a bit grassy with a hint of lemon fruitiness from the yeast. Taste is lightly malty, rounded out by honey malt sweetness.
Additional Game of Thrones-themed beers will be released at a later date.