It may be spring, but winter is here. This Sunday the long-awaited final season of Game Of Thrones will be hitting nearly every television this side of Essos, and we’ll all probably need a few beers for the occasion. If you’re familiar with Brewery Ommegang you probably know about their officially licensed Game Of Thrones line, and if you don’t have your hands on them by now you’re probably too late.
But, there are plenty of other great beers perfect for your Sunday night while watching the drama of Westeros unfold. Brews that perfectly tie into any festivities fit for a king, or queen, of the seven kingdoms. Luckily, I’ll have my own unofficial official Game Of Thrones drinks courtesy of the world’s greatest alcohol depot, State Line Liquors, in Elkton Maryland.
Dragon’s Milk Stout
-New Holland Brewing
What better beer to celebrate the mother of dragons than dragons milk?! This bourbon barrel-aged stout delivers an impressive 11% ABV that will have you drunker than Thoros of Myr during the siege of Pyke!
-Anchorage Brewing Company
Winter is here, and so is the Night King. Whenever the Night King comes you see a wall of wintery storms descend down on the horizon in a whiteout of snow with walkers and the undead with him. Pay homage to the true king north of the wall with this wintery wit beer.
Wolf King Warrior
-Rusty Rail Brewing Company
“We know no king but the King in the North, whose name is Stark.” Pour one out for the late Robb Stark and drink one for every fallen wolf of Winterfell. RIP in peace Rickard, Brandon, Eddard, Robb, Rickon, and Benjen. Together you make one hell of a warrior wolf six pack.
-3 Stars Brewing Company
You can’t have a wolf king without a wolf. Have one on hand and let’s hope Ghost doesn’t get killed off this season.
No, there isn’t any clever tie in from the name or style of beer here. But, any beer with a mascot that gets killed by Ser Gregor Clegane in single combat deserves to be the official light beer of your viewing party. And, for those who haven’t heard, the Bud Knight has been revived just in time to watch on Sunday.
-The Brewer’s Art
Speaking of resurrections, The Brewer’s Art offers an abbey-style brown ale to bring anyone back to the party, even after being stabbed through the heart. The Lord of Light isn’t finished with you yet.
Beekman 1802 Goat Milk Stout
Before the battle of the bastards, there is a scene where Davos and Tormund are talking about their fallen kings and what they do to get ready for a battle. For Davos, he shits his brain out like Delph after eating Dominos. Tormund prefers a good drink and offers Davos some of his fermented goats milk stronger than any grape juice southern twats tend to like. So this beer is for you Tormund!
Storm King Imperial Stout
If you’re a true GOT nerd, you’ll know the Storm King, Argilac Durrandon, ruled over the Stormlands until the Targaryens came and conquered them. The OG Hand of the King, Orris Baratheon, and Queen Rhaenys marched upon the Stormlands and fought Argilac who would not kneel. After Argilac fell to Orris Baratheon, he took up their sigil and their castle. Honor the kings of old and have some of these on hand.
This can be construed two ways. With its red packaging, you can go the Lord of Light route and honor the priest and priestesses who see prophetic visions in the flame. Or, you could look at the man in the chair on the label and honor the three-eyed raven Bran Stark with every sip. Either way, I see a raised BAC in your future.
Sunday is nearly here, so stock up for the siege of Winterfell. Are there any beers that you think should be added to the list? Let me know on Twitter or post something in the comments.