'Game of Thrones' beer: 'Fire and Blood Red Ale' honors the dragons
A new "Game of Thrones" beer has been announced just in time for the Season 4 premiere. Coming from Brewery Ommegang and HBO Global Licensing, "Fire and Blood Red Ale" honors Daenerys Targaryen's three dragons: Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion.
A sneak peek of the three different labels for the new "Game of Thrones" beer can be seen above. The news about the new HBO tie-in ale was made at the Great American Beer Festival on Oct. 10.
Two "Game of Thrones" beers have already been released: Iron Throne Pale Ale, which tied into the Season 3 premiere; and Take the Black Stout, which was recently released. The Iron Throne beer honored King's Landing and the Lannisters, while Take the Black represented the Wall and, in that way, Jon Snow. This newest installment of the "Game of Thrones" beer line finally gives Dany and her dragons the love they deserve.
"In our discussions with HBO, they kind of suggest a concept for what they want the beer to tie in with," he said. "I saw it as an opportunity to create even more beers than we normally do as far as specialties and one-offs. From a brewing standpoint, it's been nothing but allowing us more creativity."
Fire and Blood Red Ale is slated for a Spring 2014 release, just like the Season 4 premiere of "Game of Thrones.