You know nothing, Jon Snow, except how to make a great brew! Ommegang Brewery and HBO have just announced their fourth and final collaborative Game of Thrones inspired beer in the Royal Reserve Collection – King in the North.
The four beers of the Royal Reserve Collection celebrate the four main Game of Thrones characters fighting for the rights to the Seven Kingdoms. The series began in April of 2018 with the Hand of the Queen release, 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. In July, Ommegang released The Mother of Dragons, a blend of a smoked porter and a Belgian kriek, to represent Daenerys Targaryen, and now the series is complete with the addition of the King in the North brew representing Jon Snow.
The King in the North is a barrel-aged imperial stout brewed to sustain a leader through a long, dark night. The beer is described as, “jet black with a thick tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate blend with those of oak, bourbon, and vanilla. The flavor is rich and full with notes of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and roasted malt up front followed by smooth bourbon and a hint of oak. The finish is thick and chewy with oatmeal creaminess and pleasant lingering roast. King in the North pairs well with funky aged cheeses, rich dark meats, and decadent desserts. It also makes a great dessert on its own.”
Doug Campbell, Brewery Ommegang president said, “There was only one character with whom we could end the Royal Reserve Collection. I don’t think we’re alone in our hopes for Jon Snow. And for those who missed one of the Collection during the year, we’re pleased to offer the opportunity to get all four at once, along with a glass in which to serve them.”
HBO’s vice president of licensing and retail Jeff Peters said, “We’ve now arrived at our fourth and final Royal Reserve beer which celebrates Jon Snow with a big, bold, barrel-aged stout for the long cold nights to come. We expect this one to bring our fans to their feet to toast the King in the North!”
The King in the North beer will become available starting on Black Friday, November 23rd, on draft and in 750ml bottles which retail for around $12.99 per bottle.
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