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.


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.

37 responses on “Royal Reserve Collection: King in the North

    1. Ommegang Post author

      Hi, Brandon. 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.

  1. Marie

    We never seem to get collections in our area of CT…any help? Missed the last couple of release

  2. Christopher John Young

    Are there any events planned for mid October 2018?
    I will be up there for a bachelor party.

    1. Ommegang Post author

      Not through our website but there are online retailers that sell our beer. Totalwine and Craftshck would be good places to start.

    1. Ommegang Post author

      It depends a bit on where you live but we expect this Game of Thrones-inspired beer release to go quickly, especially in light of the holidays.

    1. Ommegang Post author

      Nope, Mother of Dragons is still being released in September. We’ll have more information about the release coming soon.

    1. Ommegang Post author

      No plans for an experiential event but we’ll have launch date information to share in early November.

  3. Cristina

    It’s been so difficult to get the Games of Throne beer.
    Being a big fan of the show I would have loved to have
    had them or even one of each.
    However, I will continue my quest to find them. People
    from the Bronx doesn’t surrender that easy.
    Please anyone out there if you know where a girl from
    this neck of the wood can get them, send me a shout.
    Forever grateful!

  4. Mark V. Glez

    This beer will be available in Mexico and the rest of LATAM??
    How or where can i buy it?

    1. Ommegang Post author

      Unfortunately our beers aren’t distributed outside the US except for a small portion of Canada.

  5. Jeff hoover

    I have lived in 2 different states for the GOT series beer and couldn’t get it in ether of them. How can I get it in Idaho?

  6. Jeremy

    Hi, Is there a way of knowing which retail I can actually purchase these beers at? Is there a way to pre order them? I’ve missed out on every release prior and this collection seems ideal, however, I don’t know how or where I could purchase them in a timely manner. Thank you for any information.