HBO, Ommegang Announce Newest Game of Thrones-Inspired Beer

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HBO, Ommegang Announce Newest <i>Game of Thrones</i>-Inspired Beer

Brewery Ommegang and HBO are getting ready to unveil their third installment of beers in their Game of Thrones-inspired collection.

Following the “Iron Throne Blonde Ale” and the “Take the Black Stout,” Ommegang’s next brew is titled “Fire and Blood Red Ale.” The new beer is inspired by the House of Targaryen, home to Khaleesi (Daenerys Targaryen), the “Mother of Dragons.” Ommegang is releasing the beer in three separately styled bottles, one for each of Khaleesi’s dragons: Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion.

The “Fire and Blood Red Ale” is brewed with “pilsner, spelt, rye and other specialty malts. It’s hopped with Styrian Golding and German Tettnang hops and spiced with ancho chilies for additional complexity. The hue is deep, dark red with a persistent, creamy, off-white head. Aromas include ripe fruit, raisins, slight spice and malt, with a slight floral, spicy hop character. Taste includes fruit with sweet malt character that gives way to faint dryness.”

“Once again, we really worked hard to ensure the beer tied nicely into the themes of the show,” Brewery Ommegang Brewmaster Phil Leinhart said. “Obviously the use of ancho chilies pays homage to the dragons, but the use of rye and spelt wheat links back to the Dothraki people that Daenerys is leading – they are nomads of the plains and these are the grains that would be well at home there.”

“Fire and Blood Red Ale” will be released nationwide in early spring before the season premiere of Season 4 of Game of Thrones.