While we await the new season of Game of Thrones coming out on April 14 2019, HBO is bringing us a whole lot of surprises to ease up the craving for the series. While till now, we’ve been treated with two official teasers, official character posters, and the latest official trailer, (which still gives us goosebumps) HBO in collaboration with Brewery Ommegang has announced a new beer.
The latest addition of Brewery Ommegang which had released a number of beers the last year is For The Throne. By this time, we are already familiar with the campaign of HBO to build up the hype for the new season, this beverage is a co-fermented beer brewed to uphold the campaign of HBO. According to Doug Campbell, the President of Ommegang,
“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 an ‘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.”
Described as ‘delicate yet complex’, this beer is 9.5% ABV strong golden ale and fermented with pinot grigio and viognier grape juices. The added Champagne yeast will surely make you feel the Lannister Royalty that exists in the World of Ice and Fire.
Also, according to Jeff Peters, Vice President of Retail and Licensing at HBO,
“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!”
Golden-copper in colour, the beer pours a white fluff and has been infused with the aromas of honeysuckle and toasted grain mingle with notes of pear and apricot. Brewed with pilsner and carapils malts, dextrose, and pinot grigio and viognier grape juices, For The Throne is suitable to be served with all kinds of cheeses, roasted chicken or turkey and smoked fish. This also works fine with desserts, macerated berries and fresh whipped cream.
With flavours of sweet malt and honeydew, the finish of the beer is clean and dry, giving it a vibrant effervescence. To be sold throughout the peak month of Game of Thrones i.e. April on Ommegang’s distribution network the beverage will come in 750 ml bottles in a wrap with a golden artwork.
Where can I buy Ommegang Game Of Thrones beer?
We are sure you must be having this question in your mind after reading this article. Rest assured, Ommegang has made it easier by adding a beer finder section on their site. In addition to that, you can also check Drizly if you want the beer delivered to your house.
Join the trail as we wait for the new season of Game of Thrones and watch out as Ommegang begins the distribution of the beverage on its network. And, let’s begins the preparation #ForTheThrone.
Game of Thrones amassed a massive following of fans over a decade. The fans chose their favourites from the show and they became hugely popular. However, every fandom has that crazy faction, who show their love for their favourite star/character in unconventional ways. For example, Game of Thrones’ Daniel Portman was groped by Pod fans who wanted to know more about his big package. To avoid such circumstances, Kit Harington and Rose Leslie have decided to keep such fans afar. The couple has applied for planning permission to build new gates at their £1.75m country home.
Their idea is to keep crazy trespassing fans at bay from their house. Kit and Rose recently welcomed their first child in January. It looks like the couple wants to keep their new-born baby away from the flickering clicks of the paparazzi.
The couple met on the set of Game of Thrones and have been together since 2018. Since moving into their new farmhouse in Suffolk, Harington and Leslie, both 34, say their privacy and security has been ‘continuously breached’. They complained that the trespassing was ‘purely from an unwelcome and intrusive desire to observe the occupants’.
What do you think about the couple’s concerns regarding trespassing fans? Talk to us in the comments below!
George R.R. Martin is one of the most celebrated writers of the present generation. His work A Song of Ice and Fire gave birth to Game of Thrones, the biggest TV show of the decade. At the moment, the author already has his hands full, working on Winds of Winter and prequels like House of The Dragon. However, this does not stop him from working on more amazing projects. Martin is currently developing a new sci-fi series on HBO, the Roadmarks.
The story broke a few days ago, and is now all over the internet: I am developing a new series for HBO, a science fiction show based on ROADMARKS, a novel by the late great Roger Zelazny. And what do you know — the story is actually true. https://t.co/eUYqgKzqfp
— George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) February 25, 2021
The author wrote on his blog Not a Blog about the series under development. He said, “The story broke a few days ago, and is now all over the internet: I am developing a new series for HBO, a science fiction show based on ROADMARKS, a novel by the late great Roger Zelazny. And what do you know — the story is actually true. Which is more than can be said about most of the stories about me that I stumble over these days, boys and girls. (I have said it before, and will say it again, but sometimes it seems no one listens. Do not believe everything you read).”
He continued, “Anyway… YES! We had not intended to announce anything yet, to be sure. Development is a long and uncertain process. Thousands of shows are pitched, hundreds of pilots are written, dozens of pilots are filmed, but only a very few of them ever get greenlit to series. There is a reason that Hollywood insiders call it “development hell.” And what’s the point of announcing projects that might never make it to air? That’s why HBO — like most other networks and streamers — prefers to keep these things quiet.”
Are you excited about Martin’s new project? Tell us in the comments below!
The year 2021 has been an exceptional one for Game of Thrones fans all over the world. The show ended more than a year ago, and HBO is keen on continuing the legacy of the fantastical universe. House of The Dragon is already on its wheels; the first prequel that will be aired in 2022. The series was teased in HBO’s amazing programming line-up for 2021-22. The casting for various key characters has already been done. With the tables all set, the television giant is already looking forward to expanding the Game of Thrones universe. It seems like wooing their lost audience back is their top priority.
Talking to TVLine in a recent interview, HBO President Casey Bloys revealed their main focus is the audience’s interest. He said, “Obviously, we know George has this incredible world with all of this really rich and complicated history and all of these characters. So we’ve been trying to be thoughtful about what are the stories that are worth telling. What would be exciting? What would fans love? Dunk and Egg is one of those, but not the only one.”
In addition to thinking about what the fans want, HBO will also take into account what the network and creatives it works with are most excited about. “We’ll let the creative dictate where we end up.”
Are you excited about the upcoming prequel shows? What are your expectations from the popular franchise? Tell us in the comments below!