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)
On February 1, 2013, Port City Brewing (Alexandria, VA) crosses the two year mark. That calls for a beer. An imperial smoked porter dubbed “Two”. Look for it in the tap room, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia accounts in February.
….This Porter is a stronger, smoked version of Port City’s flagship Porter. It is dark brown, almost black in color, and has a smoky, roasted aroma and smooth, rich, complex smoke and chocolate flavors….
Port City’s brewers and the Tasting Room crew teamed up to mill in by hand 5,000 pounds of German beech wood smoked malt and 600 pounds of roasted malt.
A 2nd anniversary celebration takes place in the tasting room on Friday, February 1st, from 3 PM to 9 PM.
If you recall from late last year, Left Hand Brewing abandoned their seasonal beer “Snowbound Ale” for “Fade to Black.” Fade to Black will be release in November of each year – under the same name. Last year was an export stout at 8%.
This year’s release will be a Smoked Baltic Porter. More details to follow closer to ship date.
Availability: 12oz/6 pks. Draft.
Arrival: November 2010 – February 2011. 1 Time edition – Volume 2 in Fade to Black Series
As I mentioned yesterday, I got an email invite to the release party for Great Divide’s 2 newest beers – Rumble and Smoked Baltic Porter. Yesterday, I mentioned Rumble, the new oak aged IPA. Smoked Baltic Porter will also release in August. If you find yourself in Denver, Colorado – home of Great Divide on August 6th – hit the tap room to try these first.
From the label –
“Smoked Baltic Porter is the sultry sister of a storied style. Brewed with traditional German malts and hops, this dark lager gets its special twist from a hefty addition of Bamberg smoked malt. This smoldering, medium-bodied lager is sure to please.”
Availability: 22oz Bombers. Draft
Arrival: Late August 2010
From Chris Wilson, head brewer at Weyerbacher:
“This is a celebration of our fifteenth year making craft beer and it stands as an example of the bold flavorful beers that we have come to make. This is not a timid ale; it’s an intense, full-bodied smoke experience. Fifteen has a rich flavor profile balancing notes of dark roast, burnt toast, and spicy rye with a deep earthy aroma of smoke and wood. This beer should age nicely and be a smoky treasure for many years. Recipe by Chris Wilson, Head Brewer and Dan Hitchcock, Brewer.”
Hops – Centennial(B), Fuggles
Malts – Smoked, CaraAroma,Carafa, Rye,Roasted Barley, and Black.
Yeast – Wyeast 1272, aka American Ale II
Adjuncts – Sugar
Cellarable – Yes
Availability – 12oz/6pks – 1/2, 1/6 barrels, draft. One time – Anniversary Release
CONGRATULATIONS TO WEYERBACHER FOR 15 YEARS OF CRAFT BREWING!