Cheers, Game of Thrones fans! Ommegang Brewery and HBO have just announced their third collaborative Game of Thrones inspired beer in the Royal Reserve Collection – Mother of Dragons!
The Mother of Dragons is the third beer in the collection which celebrates the four main Game of Thrones characters fighting for the rights to the Seven Kingdoms. The series began in April of this year with the Hand of the Queen, a barleywine meant to represent Tyrion Lannister, and was followed in June by the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, a sour blonde blend meant to represent Cersei Lannister.
Mother of Dragons is a blend of a smoked porter and a Belgian kriek and is of course inspired by none other than Daenerys Targaryen. The blend is meant to represent the smoke and fire of Daenerys’ dragons which she unleashes onto those who stand in her way.
The beer is described as, “deep ruby-tinted mahogany with a creamy tan head. Aromas of chocolate covered cherries intertwine with subtle smoke and roasted malt. The flavor is rich with tart cherry up front leading to a center palate of semi-sweet chocolate then resolving to subtle smoke and mild sweetness. The mouthfeel is luxuriously creamy and full, and the finish is semi-dry with lingering notes of smoke and cherry sweetness. Mother of Dragons is 6.5% ABV and pairs well with smoked gouda and charcuterie, braised meats, and rich desserts like flourless chocolate cake and cherry cheesecake.”
Ommegang Brewery president Doug Campbell said, “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,”
Mother of Dragons will become available on September 28th, both on draft and in 750ml bottles, and which will retail for around $12.99.
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