Game of Thrones and Chill? (Notes from the Edge of the Pint Glass)


Admittedly, I am not exactly a Game of Thrones fan. However, when I heard that Ommegang was releasing a new GoT themed beer this March, my curiosity got the better of me. So I introduce to you now: Ommegang Seven Kingdoms Hoppy Wheat Ale.

Ommegang is one of my favorite New York State breweries. Set in the rolling hills of Cooperstown, Ommegang has been brewing Belgian-style beers since 1997. Seven Kingdoms is a hoppy wheat ale, and much like other Ommegang beers, Seven Kingdoms did not disappoint me when I tried it. Well balanced and refreshingly citrus-y, this beer is perfect for the approaching warm months.

“Seven Kingdoms is a marriage of a traditional Belgian-style wheat and a hop-forward American ale–but unlike so many of the marriages on the show, the resulting hoppy wheat is pleasant, playful, and inspired. At 6.9% ABV, it possesses a nuanced complexity that pairs nicely with the hop-forward characteristics that make it surprisingly refreshing.” –

If you are familiar with our current beer selection, you’ll notice that we carry other Ommegang beers: Three Philosophers, Witte, Rare Vos, and Nirvana IPA. gave Seven Kingdoms a rating of 88, and I couldn’t agree more. Summer is coming, so enjoy this unique beer while you can!

Plus we have a whole new host of delicious beers that just arrived:

  • Ithaca Beer Co. Apricot Wheat, Flower Power
  • Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale
  • Peak Organic IPA
  • Sixpoint Craft Ales Bengali IPA and The Crisp Pilz
  • Butternuts Beer and Ale Porkslap Pale Ale Farmhouse Ale and Moo Thunder Stout Farmhouse Ale

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