Game of Thrones comes back tomorrow and many of us cannot contain our excitement! Although yes, it’s a bummer that the show will be spoiling the books, I know that my personal disappointment is trumped by the idea of finally having some new plot development.
In celebration of this coming weekend, I thought I would share my thoughts and experiences pertaining to Ommegang Brewery, the official brewer of the Game of Thrones beers. Located nearby in Cooperstown, NY, Ommegang is a producer of quality craft beers and makes for a great outing destination. Andy and I have been there twice, once by ourselves last Spring and again just recently with his father.
On any given day they offer tours of the brewery as well as tastings. Tastings are only $5.00 per person and allow for tasters to sample six different brews. This is a pretty good deal considering the amount of beer they give you and the fact that you get to keep your tasting glass (photo featured above).
The tour is also worth taking, as they bring you within the brewery and explain the methods behind their processes.
Because Game of Thrones is coming back tomorrow, I encourage the rest of you GOT fans out there to check out the different beers that are featured in Ommegang’s themed selection. The titles are:
- Take the Black Stout, served best on long winter nights
- Iron Throne (A drink for Kings!)
- Fire and Blood for members of House Targaryen
- Vhalar Morghulis, because all beer must be drunk.
- Three-Eyed Raven (Disclaimer: you will not be granted the green sight)
And as of most recently:
6. The Seven Kingdoms (Why didn’t they make a sixth variety before releasing this one? No matter, it’s delicious!)
So while I’m not encouraging binge drinking, I am saying: “Less than 48 hours before season 6!” Get excited.
(Side note: I do not work for Ommegang, I am purely a fan of its products and a Song of Ice and Fire enthusiast).