HBO Brews Up More ‘Thrones’

HBO and Brewery Ommegang are jointly rolling out the third in the line of “Game of Thrones”-inspired beers. Fire and Blood Red Ale, a pilsner, will release in the run-up to the TV series’ fourth season, set for spring 2014.

Fire and Blood Red Ale follows Irone Throne Blonde Ale (2013) and Take the Black Stout (available now), and is further inspired by House Targaryen. The bottle features a series of labels, each representing one of the three dragons on the show–Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion.

"Our partnership with Brewery Ommegang has been a huge success, and we look forward to Fire and Blood being the hottest entry yet," says Josh Goodstadt, director, HBO Global Licensing. "Ommegang has consistently delivered superior quality beers that reflect a deep passion for the show and open up an entirely new facet of the series to its legion of fans and beer lovers alike." 

Fire and Blood Red Ale is brewed with pilsner, spelt, rye and other specialty malts. It's hopped with Styrian Golding and German Tettnang hops and spiced with ancho chilies for additional complexity.

"Once again, we really worked hard to ensure the beer tied nicely into the themes of the show," says Phil Leinhart, brewmaster, Brewery Ommegang. "Obviously the use of ancho chilies pays homage to the dragons, but the use of rye and spelt wheat links back to the Dothraki people that Daenerys is leading–they are nomads of the plains and these are the grains that would be well at home there."