Hello there, Internet person. Do you like HBO’s acclaimed fantasy series Game of Thrones? Mmm hmm. And do you also like to consume alcoholic beverages, specifically beer? You do?! FANTASTIC! I have some tremendous news for you.
HBO announced today that it’s partnering with New York’s Brewery Ommegang to create a series of beers “that directly tie into themes, characters and nuances…of the medieval-like fantasy realm of Westeros and surrounding kingdoms,” according to a press release. Iron Throne Blonde Ale, the first beer in the series — beeries? – should be on shelves in time for Game of Thrones‘s third season premiere on March 31. 750ml bottles will sell for the suggested retail price of
one gold dragon$8.50, a pittance for any Lannister worth his salt. [EW]
According to the report, there will be a total of four Game of Thrones-themed beers, with the second hitting shelves sometime next fall, and the other two debuting alongside future season premieres of the show. I don’t know if anyone from HBO or Brewery Ommegang is a regular UPROXX reader, but just in case, allow me to throw something out there: Khal Drogo’s Two Knives Stoudt. I mean, sure, there are millions of potential names you could go with, all of them amazing (Baby Dragon Pilsner, Horse Decapitator IPA, Joffrey’s Stupid Bitchface Lager, etc.), but a beer called Khal Drogo’s Two Knives Stoudt would combine two of my favorite things in this world: 1) Dark beer. 2) The time Khal Drogo did this:
God, that was great. I hope they figure out how to put that GIF right on the damn label. It would excite and terrify me every time I opened my fridge.