According to the good folks over at Thrillist, Ommegang’s next ‘Game of Thrones’-branded beer will be a dark Saison called Three-Eyed Raven. If you haven’t seen the show or read the books, the image of a three-eyed raven figures heavily in the storyline of Bran Stark, the young crippled son of Ned Stark.
I only just recently managed to sample Ommegang’s Valar Morghulis, a dubbel ale that was really quite good. It’s still available, so you should seek it out… because winter is coming.
Which is why Three-Eyed Raven will be available in the spring, to coincide with the HBO series’ fifth season.
UPDATE: Ommegang has a new blog post with more details about Three-Eyed Raven, including where it will be available and the inspirations behind it.
A choice sampling:
“Saison qualities dominate Three-Eyed Raven with fruity esters, clean floral hops aromas, a light malt character with just a hint of roast and a pleasant yeastiness in the taste, and a crisp finish with lingering herbal hops and dry rye notes. The label art, which features the three-eyed raven, was created using an actual concept design illustration from the series.”
Ok, we’ve gone over this before, but I’m really getting aggravated with seasonal creep. Not only are stores already displaying Christmas stuff, but our winter beers have already arrived as well.
Now, I’m not really a fan of fall as a beer season. Oktoberfests are pretty good, but I don’t care for pumpkin beers. I just don’t really like pumpkin, in general. I don’t like pumpkin lattes, pumpkin seeds or even pumpkin pie (sorry, Emily, I’m sure the two whole pies I watched you make from scratch were delicious… just not to me).
Well, it’s done. I’ve moved from Boston, MA to ye olde Brooklyn, NY. It’s been a blast so far, especially the part where my entire apartment was ravaged by a plague and we spent the entire long weekend coughing and sneezing and making soup.
I can’t tell you how much I want to try Ommegang’s new Valar Morghulis, the latest in the brewery’s Game of Thrones-inspired beers. It’s a Dubbel Ale, which is always a good time in my opinion. While I haven’t managed to snag a bottle of the brew (it supposedly became available today, or last week if you went to the brewery), Jill over at the excellent The Mary Sue blog got a taste. And she loved it.
If you can find Valar Morghulis, let me know in the comments what you think.