Tasting the New Game of Thrones Beer from Ommegang


Cooperstown-based brewery Ommegang has collaborated with HBO and rolled out a new beer to celebrate the third season of Game of Thrones, which premieres tomorrow. Iron Throne, as it’s called, is the first in what will be a series of Westeros-themed beers.

Co-branded food and drink stuff tend to be disappointing, but Ommegang is a fine brewery and it’s delivered a respectable Belgian-style blonde ale with a bit of body, tasting of warm brown spice and citrus.

It pours golden as a Lannister’s mane, with a creamy white head. And though Iron Throne lacks the sort of darkness and complexity that its name might suggest, it’s sunny and fresh and ideal for some early spring drinking — exactly what we’re getting up to this Saturday afternoon.

You’ll find Iron Throne ($8.50/750ml) at the newly reopened Fairway in Red Hook, Bar Great Harry, Bierkraft, and Malt and Mold.