Ommegang Game of Thrones Beers coming to TX

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by videofrog, Dec 18, 2012.

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  1. videofrog

    videofrog Defender (636) Nov 13, 2010 Texas
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    Confirmed by email:

    Hi Mark,
    Thanks for reaching out to us. We are as excited as you are!
    Iron Throne Blonde Ale will be available on draft and in 750ml bottles (with really beautiful label art!) and will be offered in Texas in time for the season premier on March 31st. We’ll have more information on Facebook, Twitter and on our website later today and as we get closer to the release date.

    https://www.facebook.com/ommegang
    https://twitter.com/BreweryOmmegang
    http://www.ommegang.com

    Kind regards,
    Allison


    Allison Capozza
    Publicity Manager
     
  2. Ford

    Ford Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    A Winter warmer would have been a winner.... Winter's coming!
     
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  3. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    I don't see why we wouldn't... We get all their other stuff.

    HBO can pay the $75 label approval.
     
  4. ehsteve

    ehsteve Initiate (77) Jan 13, 2009 Texas
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    When you play the game of wales, you win or you die.
     
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  5. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    I still like the idea of a beer named after Ned with poor head retention.

    Please don't let Ommegang stoop to the level of a Targueryn Fire Beer made with hot chiles. :)
     
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  6. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Which stores are going to be selling this for the "iron price?" Also, is that worth more than the 5% discount for paying in cash at Spec's?

    (sorry, I had to)
     
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  7. ehsteve

    ehsteve Initiate (77) Jan 13, 2009 Texas
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    I understand Lannisters will be able to get this beer on credit.
     
  8. Ford

    Ford Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    So who has tried this? I just picked one up at Specs for $7.99... worth a shot... I like Ommegang
     
  9. bccocx

    bccocx Devotee (428) Jan 13, 2007 Texas
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    I'm not an expert on Belgian blonde ales, but I thought it was delicious. Very smooth and drinkable.
     
  10. Ford

    Ford Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    It's a style I like.. and well... they do Belgians..... it's what they do...
     
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  11. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (617) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    Almost bought 1 the other day, when I saw it at Costco. Yeah, seriously. Someone's been paying attention over there
     
  12. morsetx

    morsetx Aspirant (270) Mar 10, 2013 Texas
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    Specs airport off I35 has it
     
  13. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    At $7.99... this may be the cheapest C&C beer I've ever seen.
     
  14. videofrog

    videofrog Defender (636) Nov 13, 2010 Texas
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    Well I feel like a genius. Was at the Banner Emporium picking up extras for a trade when I saw Iron Throne and grabbed it. Didn't realize $11.99 was so out of whack. I figured the mark-up was only a couple of dollars.
     
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  15. Cablejelly

    Cablejelly Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2010 Texas

    :D
     
  16. jbeezification

    jbeezification Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    I haven't seen it for $7.99 and $11.99 is not a terrible price for it.
     
  17. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (617) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    $8 for it at Costco in N. Austin (you don't need to be a member to shop their liquor stores) and $8 at Specs in RR (but they're out now). $11.99 is a 50% markup
     
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  18. jbeezification

    jbeezification Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    Shut up. I'm trying to justify my terrible purchase.
     
  19. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (617) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    Oh, yeah, no, good purchase. ;)

    Trust me, I have a ton of crap I've overpaid for just for the convenience of not having to go somewhere else to look for it.
     
  20. Show

    Show Initiate (180) Jul 21, 2011 Texas

    ..nerds
     
  21. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2007 Texas

    Sounds like i have to buy this. I saw one but thought, eh, its just ommegang. Dont get me wrong, i like ommegang but its one of those, ill buy it some other time beers that i always forget to buy lol
     
  22. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    It was $7.99 at Whole Foods yesterday as well, IIRC.
     
  23. ext1rpate

    ext1rpate Aspirant (223) Feb 21, 2011 Texas
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    Has anyone seen this around Austin? Trying to get a couple for this Sunday.
     
  24. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Spec's Brodie had it last time I was there. $7.99. As well as WFM, mentioned above.
     
  25. Danielbt

    Danielbt Initiate (0) May 4, 2012 Texas

    Check World Markets too.
     
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