HBO, Ommegang announces new Game of Thrones beer

Game of Thrones For the Throne beerThe Game of Thrones fever continues to grow as the latest themed-beer from Ommegang brewery was just announced, aptly named For the Throne, which will be available in April, just when the final season will premiere on HBO.

For the Throne will join the other beers in the Game of Thrones collection such as Queen of the Seven Kingdoms and Hand of the Queen.

Brewery Ommegang president Doug Campbell described the new beer:

“Winter is here, the wall has fallen, and the final battle for Westeros is underway. With this offering, we have bent the traditional boundaries of beer-making, co-fermenting traditional ingredients with juices normally destined for fine wines, going to great lengths to create a truly unique, special beer…This style of beer, often called a ‘oenobeer,’ is a rapidly expanding area of study for us. For The Throne is our first of co-fermentation beer of 2019, and the only one we’ve launched under the Game of Thrones banner.”

Jeff Peters, Vice President of Licensing and Retail at HBO, discussed the collaboration with Ommegang:

“In the course of planning out the next beer in our amazing collaborative partnership with Brewery Ommegang we asked the brewers ‘What would Ommegang do for the throne?’ Their answer was to brew this exciting and innovative co-fermented beer so that our fans can raise a toast to the culmination of their beloved series this spring. Every bottle, every pour, every toast, every sip… For The Throne!”

For all the beer connoisseurs who want more details on this product, here’s the detailed description of the beer:

“Delicate yet complex, For The Throne is a tribute to those who aspire to be the final occupant of the Iron Throne. This 9.5% ABV strong golden ale is co-fermented with pinot grigio and viognier grape juices and then bottle conditioned with Champagne yeast to create an ale fit for royalty.

For the Throne pours a striking golden copper with a fluffy white head. Aromas of honeysuckle and toasted grain mingle with notes of pear and apricot. Flavors of sweet malt and honeydew lead to a quaffable body that belies the elevated alcohol. The finish is clean and dry, with vibrant effervescence.

For The Throne is brewed with pilsner and carapils malts, dextrose, and pinot grigio and viognier grape juices, and hopped with Bravo and Saaz varietals. Ommegang’s house yeast is used in primary fermentation and Champagne yeast in bottle conditioning.”

The final season of Game of Thrones will premiere on April 14 on HBO.