Mother of Dragons

Hi, friends.

The third beer in our Game of Thrones-inspired Royal Reserve Collection, Mother of Dragons, launches at the brewery and nationwide on Friday, September 28. Brewed and blended for a leader who takes what is hers with fire and blood, Mother of Dragons is a blend of a smoked porter and a Belgian kriek, representing the smoke and fire that Daenerys has unleashed on her opponents.

It is illegal for us to sell online or directly to customers who are not at the brewery, so we cannot take any online orders. We sell the beer from the brewery to distributors who then sell to retailers (bars, grocery stores and other locations). There are a few websites that are allowed to sell beer directly to fans and we will post those them here as they come in.

Ommegang is currently not distributed in Mississippi, Montana and Wyoming so unfortunately Mother of Dragons will not be for sale in these states. Distributors in the following states have ordered this release: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WV, Washington DC, and the U.S.V.I.

Outside of the United States, these beers may only be available in Ontario and Alberta, Canada. There is not currently a release date set for Canada. We’re working with our distributor there and we’ll update this post when/if we have one.

We have a beer finder that will show the locations that the beer has been sold to. The beer finder works by aggregating sales data from the distributor and it is uploaded often a few days after the sale into the account. With the great demand it might even be sold out by the time it is listed on our beer finder, so we strongly encourage you to call your local retailers to ask about availability before you drive around to find it. When you do find Mother of Dragons, you can tag a photo of the beer with #MotherOfDragonsBeer on social media to let friends know where you found it.

We can’t wait to hear that you think about our latest Game of Thrones-inspired release. Cheers!

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Meet Stormcrusher, a collaboration with Brash Brewing Co.

Hi, friends.

It’s a collaborative end-of-summer for us and one of the beers we’re most excited about this fall is Stormcrusher, a beer brewed with our friends at Brash Brewing Co. in Houston, Texas. Stormcrusher is a big, bold Belgian-style quadrupel brewed for a cause: to benefit the City of Houston as it recovers from Hurricane Harvey. This Houston-only release is launching this week. Read on for more information:

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Brash Brewing Company, Brewery Ommegang collaborate to help Houston

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) On the anniversary of the devastating arrival of Hurricane Harvey to the Texas coastline, the unlikely pair of Brash Brewing Company in Houston and Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, NY have teamed up to announce the release of a collaboration beer aimed at supporting rebuilding efforts. Stormcrusher, a Belgian-style quadrupel ale brewed with blueberry and coffee beans, is a bold new beer by two dissimilar breweries brought together for a common cause. For every four-pack sold, the breweries will donate $1 to the Southern Smoke Foundation , an organization dedicated to supporting those in the local food and beverage community who have been affected by the storm. The beer will be available only in the Houston-area beginning this week and will be presented at a series of launch events around the city as well through regular retail distribution.

”While Cooperstown may be a long way from Houston, we are familiar with the effects of major hurricanes and after Harvey left Houston, we picked up the phone to see if there was anything we could do to help, “says Doug Campbell, Brewery Ommegang’s president. “Brash answered, and while our breweries almost couldn’t be more different, we’ve really enjoyed working with them in their backyard.”

“We were flattered to work with a brewery that we’ve admired since getting into craft beer many years ago,” says Ben Fullelove of Brash. “Especially for a good cause.”

The 9.7% ABV quadrupel ale is brewed with pilsner, pale, aromatic, Munich-20, Xtra Special, and Cara-20, hopped with Styrian Golding and Spalter Select, and finished with blueberry puree and Ethiopian coffee beans from Avid Coffee, a local Houston coffee purveyor. It pours a deep burgundy with a rich tan head. Aromas of coffee burst from the glass followed by notes of blueberries and caramel. The flavor follows the aroma with the coffee up front and undertones of blueberry. A full mouth feel, and pleasantly sweet caramel malt profile is persistent throughout, resolving to a lingering sweetness.

This audacious beer pairs nicely with big, bold flavors such as smoked brisket, carnitas tacos, Texas chili, or cheesy grits. It’s also a perfect match for extra sharp cheeses like aged cheddar, or heavily salted cheeses like cotija.

In the Houston area? Here are some places to find Stormcrusher  near you this week: 
Wednesday, 9/26   Spec’s on Smith: morning can release + Avid coffee & blueberry donuts
Wednesday, 9/26   Nobi Public House: tap takeover
Thursday, 9/27      Brash to Sassafras: bike ride from Brash Brewing to Sassafras
Saturday, 9/29      Kroger 312: Brash + Ommegang event, sampling, meet & greet with team members

Royal Reserve Collection: King in the North

*clink* We’re pleased to announce King in the North, the last of four special beers in this year’s Game of Thrones-inspired Royal Reserve Collection. Inspired by Jon Snow, this barrel-aged imperial stout is brewed to sustain a leader through a long, dark night. King in the North will be available only in the United States, beginning in late November. A list of distribution states will be available earlier that month when the beer begins shipping to wholesalers. Details about the collection and the new beer are below in the press release.

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Brewery Ommegang and HBO® announce King in the North, final beer in Game of Thrones®-inspired Royal Reserve Collection, plus a new four-bottle gift pack containing full collection

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) Brewery Ommegang and HBO Licensing & Retail have announced the newest beer in their collaborative series inspired by the award-winning drama Game of Thrones. King in the North, a beer brewed for Jon Snow, is the fourth and final beer in this year’s Royal Reserve Collection, a series of four limited release beers, each designed and brewed as an homage to one of four epic figures engaged in the battle for the Seven Kingdoms.

Brewed to sustain a leader through a long, dark night, King in the North is a barrel-aged imperial stout. The beer will be available at the brewery and at retail as of Black Friday, November 23, on draft and in 750ml bottles. The suggested retail price per bottle is $12.99.

King in the North will be released alongside a one-of-a-kind gift pack, just in time for the holidays. The gift pack features one 12-ounce bottle of each of the four Royal Reserve Collection beers and a collectible Game of Thrones glass. The suggested retail price for a gift pack is $24.99.

“There was only one character with whom we could end the Royal Reserve Collection,” said Doug Campbell, Brewery Ommegang president. “I don’t think we’re alone in our hopes for Jon Snow. And for those who missed one of the Collection during the year, we’re pleased to offer the opportunity to get all four at once, along with a glass in which to serve them.”

“We’ve now arrived at our fourth and final Royal Reserve beer which celebrates Jon Snow with a big, bold, barrel-aged stout for the long cold nights to come,” said Jeff Peters, vice president of licensing & retail at HBO. “We expect this one to bring our fans to their feet to toast the King in the North!”

King in the North pours jet black with a thick tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate blend with those of oak, bourbon, and vanilla. The flavor is rich and full with notes of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and roasted malt up front followed by smooth bourbon and a hint of oak. The finish is thick and chewy with oatmeal creaminess, and pleasant lingering roast. King in the North pairs well with funky aged cheeses, rich dark meats and decadent desserts. It also makes a great dessert on its own.

The Royal Reserve Collection features four new beers in the brewery’s Game of Thrones-inspired series with HBO. All of the beers will be available on draft and in 750ml bottles. The series began in April with Hand of the Queen, a barleywine, and was followed in June by Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, a sour blonde blend. Mother of Dragons, a smoked porter and kriek blend, will arrive in September before King in the North and the gift pack.

Meet Fruittanomyces

 

We are proud to announce the release of Fruittanomyces, a dry-hopped witbier brewed with tropical fruits and aged with Brettanomyces. The funky, flavorful limited edition beer is arriving in stores now in 750 ml bottles and will be available at the brewery in Cooperstown beginning this Saturday, August 11.

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Fruittanomyces is brewed with malted and unmalted wheat and oat flakes and is spiced with sweet orange peel and coriander. The beer is fermented with mango, kiwi, and passion fruit juices and dry-hopped with Citra and Cascade hops before aging in the bottle with Brettanomyces.

Fruittanomyces pours a hazy straw color. Tropical fruit and overripe funk dominate the complex aroma which also includes subtle notes of cinnamon, clove, and banana bread. Tart flavors of ripe pineapple, passion fruit and kumquat lead to subdued hints of lemony citrus. At 5.3% ABV, Fruittanomyces is effervescent and surprisingly refreshing with a lingering sweetness on the finish. As with all unpasteurized brett beers, Fruittanomyces is alive, and the flavor will develop over time. This beer is suitable to enjoy now or to be cellared.

The tart acidity of Fruittanomyces works beautifully with buttery seafood such as lobster, sweet crab, or New England clam chowder. It also pairs well with a tart dessert such as lemon meringue pie.