The countdown to “Game of Thrones” Season 7 is officially on because there’s not much longer to wait now. The latest season comes out on July 16, and since you’re going to need something to do to fill your time between now and then HBO and the Brewery Ommegang have come up with the perfect way to pass the time—sipping on a “Game of Thrones”-inspired beer, of course.
They’re calling the brew Bend the Knee Golden Ale. The title was created to pay homage to the struggle for control of the Seven Kingdoms, according to the brewery’s website.
There are three different bottle designs, although there’s only one flavor. The bottles come with one of the three houses printed on the label: Stark, Targaryen and Lannister are each represented, naturally.
According to the website, the beers will be available in stores nationwide around Memorial Day, just in time for summertime drinking and all of your upcoming viewing parties! Because you know you’ll have to re-watch Season 6 before the release of the next season. You can pick up a 750-millileter bottle for $9.99.
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The beer is said to mix maltiness and citrus notes as well as wildflower honey, which is added during the fermentation process and adds a little sweetness to the brew.
Bend the Knee is fit for any feast. According to the website, it pairs well with seafood and shellfish, roasted or grilled chicken, grilled steaks and aged Swiss-style cheeses. Yum! So, no matter what your TV-viewing spread is like, this beer is bound to be a hit.
According to the Hello Giggles editorial team (who have already gotten to taste the beer), even non-beer drinkers don’t mind sipping on this golden ale. So, this is fit for any and all fans of the “Game of Thrones” show, and it’s sure to make watching it all the better.
New beer and a new season to enjoy? We’ll drink to that!
Visit the Brewery Ommegang website to find a store near you that’s carrying the brand.