Brewery Ommegang set to release new Game of Thrones beer – Seven Kingdoms Hoppy Wheat Ale

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In celebration of the sixth season of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, Brewery Ommegang will be releasing their newest brew – Seven Kingdoms Hoppy Wheat Ale. The brew will be available in the United States and comes in both on draft and in large-format 750ml bottles.

In a statement released by HBO and Brewey Ommegang, Brewery Ommegang Innovation Manager Mike McManus said of the new brew, “We love bringing as much inspiration, thoughtfulness and creativity to the Game of Thrones beers as we can. This last season, the imaginativeness of the show was pretty astounding so we aimed for a beer that could hope to match that. A fusion of two wonderful styles was an idea that really excited our team.”

So… what are the details of this brew?

Seven Kingdoms is a marriage of a traditional Belgian-style wheat and a hop-forward American ale, giving this mixture a pleasant and smooth taste. It “pours a hazy pale yellow with a thick cap of pure white foam. The aroma is floral, citrusy with a touch of passion fruit and a slightly herbal hop aroma underpinned with yeast notes of banana, ripe fruit, and spicy phenols. The taste is a full, round hop flavor with tart orange and lemon with a substantial wheat maltiness and the finish has slightly lingering hop notes without being harshly bitter. The mouthfeel is smooth and silken owing to the wheat and oats.” 

Yes, I am drooling already. As a fan of wheat beer, which contains pilsner, white and red wheat, oats and bit of sugar, the new brew also contains the right amount of hops – Bravo, Centennial, Citra, Cascade, and Columbus.

Also, don’t worry about this selling out. Due to the popularity of these beers, this brew will have 3.5 times the volume of the first beer that was ever released. Seven Kingdoms Hoppy Wheat Ale is set to release in March 2016 – a month before the premiere of the 6th season of Game of Thrones.

For more information, visit Brewery Ommegang here.

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