Swords and suds: 'Game of Thrones' gets official beer

You know what "Game of Thrones" looks like and sounds like. Now get a taste of the epic tale with a new line of official beers.

Game of Thrones collection
This is what I imagine the ads will look like. Amanda Kooser/CNET

Though HBO and Brewery Ommegang missed a golden opportunity to release a brewski called "Winter Ale is Coming," the two entities are still hard at work turning George R. R. Martin's popular series into a drinkable product.

The first beer in the line will be Iron Throne Blonde Ale, because nothing says "deadly throne forged from the swords of fallen foes" quite like a light-bodied, straw-colored, easy-drinking ale. I would at least think the Iron Throne would rate a porter or a stout.

The blonde will be on the market just in time for the premiere of season 3 on March 31. It will be available on draft and in 750ml bottles at $8.50 each. We're still waiting to see what the label will look like.

According to a press release from HBO, the collaboration "is focused on developing truly unique beers that directly tie into themes, characters, and nuances of the series of the medieval-like fantasy realm of Westeros and surrounding kingdoms." Perhaps that means the blonde ale is inspired by the flowing golden locks of the Lannisters.

The Iron Throne adult beverage will be followed up by additional beers, though names haven't been announced yet. I would suggest Wildling Wheat, Head on a Stake Stout, and Lannister Love Lager.

(Via WinterIsComing.net)

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Freelance writer Amanda C. Kooser covers gadgets and tech news with a twist for CNET's Crave blog. When not wallowing in weird gadgets and iPad apps for cats, she can be found tinkering with her 1956 DeSoto.

 

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