Let’s be honest, the “hand of the queen” never goes well. But when it’s a beer, how bad could it be? Am I right?
There is a collectible series of four, limited release beers coming that pay homage to epic characters – four of them – in the battle for the Seven Kingdoms. The beers will be packages as a series, with a simple, elegant design that will be representative of select hours. Each beer is brewed to match the character and the temperament of the chosen hero from Game of Thromes.
Brewery Ommegang and HBO Global Licensing are excited to announce the launch of the Royal Reserve Collection.
The first beer in the series is Hand of the Queen, a beer brewed for Tyrion Lannister. As one who knows a great many things, Tyrion knows and loves wine above all else, so Hand of the Queen is a big, bold barleywine, a beer fit for those who seek knowledge and truth, both great and small.
“While technically not royalty at all, Tyrion certainly qualifies as a nobleman in our esteem,” says Doug Campbell, President of Brewery Ommegang. “We’ve wanted to brew for Tyrion for six seasons, and we believe his time has come. Knowing his preferences, our beer for Tyrion could only be a barleywine.”
“Ommegang’s collection of Game of Thrones beers has been an enduring hit with our fans, so we’re excited to offer them even more opportunities to pay tribute to their favorite characters next year by releasing four new and special releases,” says Jeff Peters, Vice President of Global Licensing at HBO. “And, of course, who better to receive our first tribute than Tyrion, the man who so famously drinks and knows things.”
Available throughout Ommegang’s distribution network beginning in April, Hand of the Queen will be offered both on draft and in 750ml bottles. The suggested retail price for a bottle is $12.99.
The beers will launch in April, July, October, and December for 2018. Are you excited?