Pedro Pascal surprises guests at Ommegang’s “Valar Morghulis” tasting event
By Lightbringer on in Events, Interview.

Tonight at the Wired Lounge in San Diego Comic-Con, Brewery Ommegang held a special tasting event for their latest fan-voted Game of Thrones beer, Valar Morghulis. Guests were not only among the first to taste the new Dubbel Ale, but they were treated to a surprise appearance by Pedro Pascal!

Pedro did the honors of pouring the very first glass, and took the first sip of the evening to much fanfare. He then acted as bartender for a number of guests, happily posed for pictures with fans, and spoke with the press.

Pedro tells Access Hollywood, “I just got here, I’m starting to feel a little bit like a rock star. I was pouring some new beer, Valar Morghulis, from the tap and people were cheering, so it really doesn’t get much better than that. I’m pouring beer, people are cheering.”

Pedro’s rock star status among the Game of Thrones community is well deserved, after his brilliant portrayal of Prince Oberyn Martell. He made the crushing end to Tyrion’s trial by combat that much harder to watch, and his death garnered a massive online reaction.

“It was really gratifying to see that people were upset. You don’t know what effect the character is going to have. He is sort of like briefly introduced, he’s got a big in and a really big out and I knew that the barometer of that would be how they felt when they saw me die — and people cared. And so I think that means everybody did their jobs. I was really sad to see myself go, but relieved that it had an impact.”

It had such an impact that people were giving him some post-game advice, Mashable reports one fan yelling, “You should have just killed the guy! Why didn’t you stop talking and kill the guy!”

Pedro surely wishes he could take that advice, as even though Pedro knew in advance what would happen to his character “because you have to protect yourself emotionally,” he sadly admits “I fell in love with the character. He broke my heart.”

WiC was also on hand for the event, and got a very special video message from Pedro thanking all of our readers and Game of Thrones fans for their support! He loves us too.

We also took some great footage of Pedro’s ceremonial first pour, and a picture to break hearts!


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  1. ducky
    Posted July 24, 2014 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    Oh Pedro, how sexy are you even drinking beer?! :)

  2. GeekFurious
    Posted July 24, 2014 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    No, thank you, Pedro. You are the proverbial man.

    Also, sexy… like a meow meow.

  3. staff fan
    Posted July 24, 2014 at 11:39 pm | Permalink

    i no longer have ability to ‘like’ this post on the fb page….or make comments…i can still of course ‘share’ the article, and ‘like’ WiC fb page itself….
    i wonder why that is?

  4. 金太瓶
    Posted July 24, 2014 at 11:45 pm | Permalink

    Big thanks for posting this! I miss him a lot :D dying for tasting this beer and this MAN!!! XDD

  5. strokememarge
    Posted July 25, 2014 at 12:23 am | Permalink

    Anyone who loves small independent brewsky’s is my type of person. These types of Breweries make some of the finest beer in the world. My friends use to joke on how I preferred the smaller independent imported ale over major American beer brands, over the last decade I have had the last laugh thanks to the likes of award winning Ommegang. Keep it pouring Pedro, that’s a big crowd you have to please. Ayinger, a small brewery in Bavaria creates some of my favorites, of course I have excellent taste, they like Ommegang create award winning decadent bottles of delight.
    Must be fun for those Comic Con attendees to stroll the convention floor after downing a few bottles.

  6. ATG
    Posted July 25, 2014 at 2:33 am | Permalink

    He is simply the best.

  7. The Loon
    Posted July 25, 2014 at 3:25 am | Permalink

    No, thank you, Pedro. You are the proverbial man.

    Also, sexy… like a meow meow.

    only 2 meow meow beans?? Pedro gets 5 meow meow beans…you Britta’d that comment GeekFurious

  8. Phil
    Posted July 25, 2014 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    “You know what they say. Fives have lives, fours have chores, threes have fleas, twos have blues, and ones don’t get a rhyme because they’re garbage”

  9. Ashara D
    Posted July 25, 2014 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

    Sigh… now THAT is a lovely combination. [wipes away drool]

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