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Brewery Ommegang & HBO Announce First "Game of Thrones" Collaboration Beer: "Iron Throne"

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by Todd, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. I'm sure my local store won't mind if I pay the iron price for it.
  2. pitweasel

    pitweasel Advocate (550) New York Jun 11, 2007

    I'm nearly finished with the first book now, and a beer description from a brewery just gave me a spoiler.

    What kind of bizzaro world is this?????
  3. UtisTheLaw

    UtisTheLaw Advocate (505) Arizona Jul 26, 2012

    Places in DFW are selling it today.
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  4. So has anyone picked this up yet?
  5. BeerNDoggerel

    BeerNDoggerel Savant (360) Illinois Mar 13, 2011


    (What would the Imp drink?)
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  6. wholefoods market newport beach might do a bottle release event. so watch out for that;)
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  7. All the Binny's locations in Chicago will have them on Thursday, and WLV is going to have a release even on the 15th I believe.
  8. UtisTheLaw

    UtisTheLaw Advocate (505) Arizona Jul 26, 2012

    Had a bottle yesterday, and got the glass with it at a release in Dallas. Pours a light yellow/straw, yeasty, so there is a lingering head about 3 fingers. Complex layer of citrus and spice. If you are a fan of blondes, this is a pretty good rendition, and it should be a very drinkable crossover beer for your friends that aren't too into beer.
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  9. Forget the beer; is there anything on the back of that glass?
  10. UtisTheLaw

    UtisTheLaw Advocate (505) Arizona Jul 26, 2012

    Opposite side:
    Side of Glass:
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  11. RyFikes

    RyFikes Savant (300) New York Jan 3, 2013

    I'm going to drink the shit out of this beer, and watch the shit out of that show! I've been planning this for 3 months now.

    Did anyone else get half way through the 4th book and just say "fuck this"?
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  12. No
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  13. MajorBuckeye

    MajorBuckeye Savant (365) Ohio Jan 8, 2012

    Book 4 was probably my least favorite....but still an absolute necessary read. Book 3 was a tough act to follow.
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  14. dmfc906

    dmfc906 Aficionado (130) Illinois Jul 2, 2010

    After I finished book 5, I had a higher opinion of both 4 and 5 (since they run concurrently)...but 3 is still the high bar.
  15. JCDenver

    JCDenver Savant (280) Texas Feb 8, 2010

    If you have extras of that or want to trade that one, please let me know.
  16. crytion

    crytion Savant (255) Ohio Jun 24, 2010

    I would love a newly invented style of beer for each house. Based on family, geographical location, etc. Dire wolf, a honey mead barrel aged milk porter would be off the chain.
  17. dmfc906

    dmfc906 Aficionado (130) Illinois Jul 2, 2010

    think this is going to be a quick sellout? out of town until thursday night and have plans during the WLV release...I can't imagine this one will be unless it's really limited.
  18. Oh man these are so awesome. Must find a way to get my hands on one...
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  20. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Advocate (640) Illinois Nov 26, 2011

    You think WLV will have the glasses at their event?
  21. UtisTheLaw

    UtisTheLaw Advocate (505) Arizona Jul 26, 2012

    Appreciate the interest, but no extras for me, and I would like to hold onto this one.
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  23. How has no one suggested "Imp-Perial Stout"?
  24. genius!!
  25. pixieskid

    pixieskid Advocate (660) Germany Jun 4, 2009

    "Kind of"...it's the epitome of commercialism and based on what people have said in this thread, it will sell well based simply on the fact that it's tying in some current pop-culture/phenomenon. Not saying Ommegang doesn't produce solid stuff, but this shit is gimmicky and people will purchase it solely because they like the television show (again, this is what some responses in this thread have said).
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  26. Or white walker Wittbier?
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  27. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Advocate (640) Illinois Nov 26, 2011

    I was thinking Wittbier is coming !!
  28. RRReptar

    RRReptar Disciple (65) Michigan Mar 7, 2013

    Hopefully they brew something along the lines "Wildfire"... I love me some beers with subtle hints of chipotle pepper. I suppose the name could work just as well with a nice cinnamon laced mead too.
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  29. RRReptar

    RRReptar Disciple (65) Michigan Mar 7, 2013

    Other names, though I'm not sure how'd they'd translate all that well to a specific audience, could be "Renly's Uncomfortably Long Dude-On-Dude Make-Out Session Fruit Lambic" and "Theon Greyjoy's - I Finger My Own Sister Sour"
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  30. amantini

    amantini Aficionado (115) Georgia Jul 7, 2009

    Anyone want book 3? I just finished it and don't need to keep it around my place. I'd be happy to send it or trade it to you.
  31. thats not bad though...love the show, love the brewery, why the hell wouldnt I buy it? I dont see a problem with it being "commercial." That doesnt always hurt businesses as far as I know.
  32. Are all the bottles sold as a gift pack with the glass or just at select releases?
  33. I believe the glass is currently just at events. If anyone has a line of an event in SoCal, I would love to hear about it.

    Eventually, though, the FB page made it sound like they will be offering the glass on the website for sale.
  34. ChicagoNick

    ChicagoNick Savant (465) Illinois Nov 16, 2012

    Got to try it at LP Binny's. They were giving out samples of a bunch of Ommegang stuff. Iron Throne was good. But, nothing to write home about.

    People were buying it by the case. :rolleyes: I grabbed one bottle for my gf who loves Game of Thrones. Paid $9.99 for it.
  35. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Advocate (640) Illinois Nov 26, 2011

    did they have the game of thrones glass or just standard ommegang stuff?
  36. ChicagoNick

    ChicagoNick Savant (465) Illinois Nov 16, 2012

    No glass, unfortunately.
  37. So what if people do. It's possible that a fan of the show will but it and discover that there is more to beer than Coors Light.
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  38. this reminds me of the time i bought two bottles of dfh faithful ale because i'm the biggest pearl jam fanboi in the history of pearl jam fainbois

    the beer was awful
  39. RTrain12

    RTrain12 Savant (410) Illinois Feb 6, 2010

    You couldn't tatse the 20 years of dedication?
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