Ommegang Game of Thrones Mother of Dragons joins the brewery’s Game of Thrones Series in late September.
As the world continues to wait on George RR Martin’s sixth book (for years now), as well as HBO’s 8th season of the live action show, Brewery Ommegang continues to deliver beers inspired by the series. This September is dedicated to the “Mother of Dragons” Daenerys Targaryen.
This release is a blend of a smoked porter and Belgian Kriek, meant to be a representation of smoke and fire, found in the wake of Daenerys as she fights for her place on the Iron Throne. Ommegang describes this release as having “a rich with tart cherry up front leading to a center palate of semi-sweet chocolate then resolving to subtle smoke and mild sweetness.”
“Mother of Dragons represents in beer one of our favorite characters from Game of Thrones. Daenerys’s ascent from obscurity has been one of the most inspiring storylines of the show, and we’re thrilled to release a blend that embodies the character traits that have underpinned that rise.” – Doug Campbell, Brewery Ommegang president.
Ommegang Game of Thrones Mother of Dragons will be available in 750-milliliter bottles starting on September 28th.
Style: Smoked Porter/Kriek Blend (w/ Cherries)
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In 2014, the brewery added Montmorency cherries to their Local 2 offering, an abbey ale, and aged it in American charred oak bourbon barrels. Over time the sugar from the cherries fermented, turning Brooklyn “K” is For Kriek into something special.
Long Island, New York saw the first bottles of “K” is For Kriek hit shelve this week. The 750ml offerings will make their way to bottle shops over the next few weeks.
Avondale Brewing (Birmingham, AL) will be releasing their first bottles in 2013. Slated for release this year is Spring Kriek Saison, brewed with cherries. This kriek (funky Belgian style tart/sour beer) is a take on their year round Spring Street Saison.
The Spring Kriek Saison is a malt beverage with cherries added: a unique twist on our flagship brew, the Spring Street Saison. The Saison is brewed with our proprietary house yeast, a 4 malt blend and traditional Slovenian hops. Our special brewing process along with the combination of the finest ingredients creates a refreshing and satisfying brew with no equal. True to style this unfiltered ale has a coppery golden color with a slight red hue and a rich malty backbone that you’re sure to fall in love with
New Belgium announced last year that they will release a new batch of their jet-setting beer TransAtlantique Kriek in 2013. This tart cherry beer started in Belgium at Boon Brewery hanging out in barrels with Frank Boon, renowned pioneer of authentic gueuze and lambic style beer revival. Then, the beer was shipped to New Belgium’s headquarters where it meets a golden ale and becomes a deliciously puckering concoction with a slightly sweet finish. This will be New Belgium’s third collaboration with Boon.