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‘Winter is Here’ with Three New Game of Thrones-inspired Beers!

“Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armour, and it can never be used to hurt you.”

—Tyrion Lannister ( GOT)

A famous American novelist, Mr Gregor R.R Martin had written a series of fantasy novels in the name of “A Song of Ice and Fire.”  In the year 1996 when this novel was published, nobody knew that one day Game of Thrones would rule not only over the whole of America but the world too. 

Based on the novel series, Game of Thrones was aired in the USA as a TV show that was broadcasted by HBO for the first time on the 17th of April 2011. 73 episodes divided into eight extremely fantastic seasons captured the hearts of more than 44 million people around the globe. 

Wow! Amazing fandom, right? Well, hear this then! 

The final episode of this glorious show aired in the year 2019 when around 13 million people from 173 countries watched it on the release date. 

Even if you are not into the Game of Thrones fan club, you knew winters were coming and weddings were red!

But why are we talking of the show that started a decade earlier? This is because the glory never fades off and neither are the GOT fans satisfied. The Author and show makers are planning for prequels like the “House of Dragons” and novels to maintain the legacy of this iconic series. However, till then there is some Game of Thrones-themed beverages that you need to try out today!

Still, wondering? Here’s the story.

Drinks to celebrate the special moments from the “Game of Thrones” 

“There’s no story so good a drink won’t make it better.” — Thoros of Myr ( Game Of Thrones)

Warner Bros. Consumer Products have recently teamed up with Danish brewing brand Mikkeller for a multi-year contract to brew some winter-themed beers. Mikkeller and Warner Bros. announced the release of their three GOT inspired beers on the 11th of October and since then the fans are on the seventh heaven. 

“As the beers are launched right up to winter, and winter plays a significant role in Game of Thrones, it made sense to find inspiration for the beers in Westeros’ frozen, dark world,”

says Mikkel Bjergsø, founder and creative director of Mikkeller.

Night King Double IPA, Ghost Visions lager and Castle Black Stout are the names of the three drinks that are to be rolled out in the market from next week. These beers are carefully designed to pay a tribute to the glorious show and celebrate the theme “Winter is Here”.

Night King Double IPA: 

A fruity New England style Double IPA that is proven to be 8% ABV is based on the character of the army commander of the White Walkers. According to the story, the commander was a fearsome character that was specially created to destroy the Westors. The Night Double IPA beer is designed in a similar way to give you the chills of the snow-capped North. 

Ghost Visions lager: 

Strongly influenced by the character of Ghost, an albino wolf who was a loyal companion to Jon Snow, Mikkeller’s have produced this unique clean, light and fresh lager called the Ghost Visions Lager. The beer is proven to be 4.5% ABV and has a flavour that will make any GOT lover nostalgic.

Castle Black Stout:

Influenced by the Bastion of The Night’s Watch, Caste Black Stout is an imperial oatmeal stout aged in bourbon barrels and proven to be 11.3% ABV. The royal flavors of Castle Black Stout will definitely take the fans on a tour of Game of Thrones’ Castle Black surrounded by the massive Ice Wall.

These amazing, gothic and interesting drinks will be available in the markets from the 15th of October and will also be sold on Mikkeller’s official website. You can even avail the limited edition packs, gift hampers and exclusive merchandise from the selected retail stores. 

A brief about the makers – Mikkeller X Warner Bros.

Mikkeller is a famous Danish microbrewery that was founded by two home-brewers in the year 2006. The brewery kept on producing some really innovative and high-quality products that soon took the company to greater heights. Today Mikkeller exports his craft beers to more than 50 countries around the world. A special feature of this popular brewery is that it believes in collaborations a lot. Till this date, Mikkellers have collaborated with a lot of wineries, fashion brands, restaurant chains and artists to create exclusive products.

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Game of Thrones, this popular Danish brewery joined hands with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to launch a special ‘Iron Anniversary IPA’ which was indeed a grand success. October, when the winters are so close that they can be smelt, the makers have decided to roll out their GOT series beer that will celebrate the legacy of the Iconic TV show.

5 amazing Cocktails that are based on your favourite Game of Thrones Character! 

Are you hosting a theme party or just want to chill on your couch while watching your favourite show? 

 Here are some drinks that will make your winter even more chilling!

  • Old Fashioned for a die-hard Jon Snow fan
  • Coronation ( A mix of vermouth, sherry and maraschino liqueur) for the noble Daenerys Targaryen.
  • Sangaree ( A port and rum-based drink) for the Tyrion Lanister fan club.
  • White Lady ( A tangy gin-based cocktail) for people who love Sansa Stark.
  • Last word ( A sharp gin cocktail) to celebrate the words of Olenna Tyrell.

“Now go drink until it feels like you did the right thing.”

— Bronn ( Game of Thrones)
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