New ‘Game of Thrones’ beer – Take the Black stout
Brewery Ommegang’s 2nd Game of Thrones beer, Take the Black, is “a stout as dark as the winters that once engulfed Westeros, as robust as the men who swear their oaths at the Weirwood Tree.
The first Game of Thrones beer, Iron Throne blonde ale, was so successful that I couldn’t even get my hands on one. Now they have label approval for the second iteration, Take the Black. Rest assured I’ll be camping out in front of my local beer store this time around. It’s expected to hit stores this fall, which should take some of the sting out of the 9 month long hiatus for the show.
BeerPulse reports that HBO “filed trademark applications for possible future beers including: Rhaegal, Drogon, and Fire and Blood.” The first two are names of Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons. The third is the name of the final episode of season one of Game of Thrones in which Ned Stark gets his head chopped off. Could that be a red ale for the blood spurting from Eddard’s neck or a smoked beer for the fired breathed from the dragon’s mouth? Time will tell.