'Game of Thrones' beer first photo

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You may have seen the story yesterday (in the New York Times, no less) announcing that a custom-made Game of Thrones beer is on the way. Want to see what the bottle looks like?

Below is a first look at Iron Throne, a blonde ale from Ommegang brewery that’s “crafted to directly tie into themes and nuances of the medieval-like fantasy realm of Westeros and the surrounding kingdoms.” In other words, you can not only taste Westeros in every sip, but even get a little hint of Braavos too.

Naturally the bottle is big and manly, 25 ounces, perfect for keeping a fire in your belly while guarding The Wall. And it’s corked — no fancy modern twist-offs or bottle openers needed here — so you can uncork it with your teeth and take a swig while leaving your sword hand free.

“It made us approach development in a completely new way and I think the first edition Iron Throne reveals that,” said Phil Leinhart, brewmaster at Ommegang. “With a Lannister currently on the throne, it made sense to do a delicate, but piercing Golden Blonde Ale with Noble hops. Iron Throne is certainly fair in color and soft in appearance, yet it still possesses a complexity and bite to be on guard for.”

Iron Throne, the first of multiple Thrones-inspired beers to be released, goes on sale nationwide in March for the kingly retail price of $8.50 a bottle. So what kind will the brewery release next, do you think? A Stark Stout? A Jon Snow Pale Ale? A Valyrian Light? I could seriously write these all day.

Here’s your first look.

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