Take the Black Stout Game of Thrones Beer Release Party at Beer Garden in Stamford

25 Sep

Take the Black Stout is coming…

Back in March we told you about the launch of the Iron Throne Blonde Ale from Brewery Ommegang, made just for Game of Thrones.  We also provided a list of liquor stores around Fairfield County that had those rare brews.  Well, Ommegang has produced another beer that will undoubtedly be snatched up like mad.  But, look, there’s some good news:  they have doubled production!  The beer that will come out on October 1 in Connecticut is Take the Black Stout.  According to Ommegang, here’s the story behind this beer:

Inspired by the brotherhood of the Night’s Watch, Take the Black Stout was made to be deep, dark and complex like those who have sworn the oath to defend Westeros against threats from the north. The label depicts the Weirwood tree where Jon Snow recited the oath before joining the Night’s Watch.

So, we’ve got the scoop for you on where you can get your first tastes of this beer.  The Beer Garden in Stamford will be holding a release party for Take the Black Stout on October 1 from 7-10 pm.  To get access, email Info@beeratthepoint.com for your ticket.   If you’re looking to get some bottles for yourself, you’d probably have the best chance by checking out the same stores that carried the Iron Throne Blonde Ale.  Note that the beer locator on Ommegang doesn’t seem to work for the Game of Thrones beers, so we had to call liquor shop after liquor shop.  If you want it bad enough, you’ll find it…

Ancona’s Wines & Liquors in Ridgefield and Wilton

BevMax in Stamford

Bottlerocket in Westport

Harry’s in Fairfield

Ninety 9 Bottles in Norwalk

Total Wine & More in Norwalk

TASTING NOTES (via Ommegang)

Take the Black Stout has a deep black, almost opaque, hue with a full tan head. Deep aromas of dark chocolate, caramel malt and earthy hops, with light roastiness and a touch of fruitiness. Rich flavors of chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Clean hop bitterness converges with a slight woody character and spiciness. The finish offers a rich malt sweetness giving way to spicy earthiness.

  • Malt: Robust amount of Specialty Malt, Chocolate Malt, Midnight Wheat and Roasted Barley
  • Hops: Northern Brewer, Columbus.
  • Spices: Licorice Root, Star Anise
  • ABV: 7.0%
  • Available on draft and in 750ml bottles.

Pair the somber faces of disgraced nobles with roasted and barbequed chicken, oysters and strong cheeses such as Roquefort, Gorgonzola and blue cheese. Pairs great with desserts including cheesecake, chocolate, creme brulee and vanilla ice cream.

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