Game of Thrones fans have anxiously been awaiting tomorrow night's premiere of the 5th season of HBO's hit series. Brewery Ommegang has been producing a line of limited release Game of Thrones beers. Three-Eyed Raven, a Dark Saison, is the fifth and latest in the series.
"Push through the thick brambles and present yourself to the Three-Eyed Raven. Abiding in the shadows of the Three-Eyed Raven lies this deceptive Dark Saison. The ominous Three-Eyed Raven inspired us to brew a Dark Saison ale, a hybrid style open to brewer’s imagination. In the end it is neither a pure saison nor your typical dark beer, but instead a delectable blend that both deceives and thrills the senses." —Brewery Ommegang
I doubt they drink saisons in Westeros, but I expect this beer will be a fine accompaniment for watching tomorrow night's premiere.
My local Costco is selling bottles (750 ml) for $7.99. While tempting, I didn't buy one as my beer fridge is fairly well stocked. Instead, I think I'll pair the premiere with a nice imperial stout.
Enjoy the new season. I know I will!