When Brewery Ommegang and HBO partnered to release the Iron Throne Blonde Ale, more beers were promised. Today, they have unveiled the second of this line of exclusive Game of Thrones-themed beverages, it is called Take the Black Stout. Terri Schwartz of Zap2It writes:
Take the Black is a stout inspired by the Night’s Watch. Take the Black Stout is 7 percent alcohol by volume, whereas Iron Throne was 6.5 percent. This beer will also be released in 750 mL bottles and sixth barrel kegs.
As can be seen in the photograph below, the label art on the bottle features the Weirwood trees considered sacred by the people of the North. The design was created for the bottle by a52, the same studio that designed the iconic opening credits sequence for “Game of Thrones.”
Ommegang has said that given the overwhelming demand for Iron Throne Blonde Ale, they will be brewing up and distributing even more Take the Black Stout. The beer will be available in the US, beginning this fall.
Winter Is Coming: I’m not normally a fan of dark beer, but given how tasty Ommegang’s first offering was combined with the fact that I am a sucker for anything Game of Thrones, I will definitely be trying this.