The first beer in the series is called Iron Throne Blonde Ale, which will be on store shelves in time for the premiere of the show's third season on March 31. Each beer will come in a wine-sized bottle and cost around $9.
Fans are so excited about the prospect, they've already begun floating suggestions for the next three beers in the planned "Game of Thrones" beer series. Though why they aren't releasing seven beers (the same number of books in "A Song of Ice and Fire") is a mystery. Some of the ideas that have been shared online so far include Khal Drogo's Two Knives Stoudt, Baby Dragon Pilsner, and Horse Decapitator IPA.
This news has fans wondering what TV might be next to get the brewery tie-in treatment. Here are some popular shows that might just benefit from the sale of TV-inspired beers.
HBO has already proven that they're interested in doing beverage tie-ins with their shows. While the show is set during Prohibition, a notoriously dry time for beer drinkers, a tie-in could work. In fact, Jack Huston, the actor from "Boardwalk Empire" who plays Richard Harrow, appeared in an ad for Guinness Black Lager earlier this year.
While it does have a kind of young target audience that might prevent this CW show from getting involved in a brewery promotion, the boys of "Supernatural" are often seen at bars like The Road House. There are plenty of creative, supernatural names that you could go with. Perhaps a Winchester White Ale, Ghosthunter Pale Ale, Castiel's Heavenly Stout, or Ruby's Irish Red?
The "Star Trek" franchise
Beer has always played an important role in the "Star Trek" universe. Two shows in the franchise featured a bar as a recurring location: Ten Forward in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and Quark's bar in "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine." The 2009 Star Trek film starring Chris Pine featured a bar scene where Uhura ordered a "Budweiser Classic" at an Earth bar, and many fans are eager to see "Star Trek"-branded beers because of that. The first beer that comes to mind for most fans, of course, is Romulan Ale, notable for its many appearances throughout the series and its bright blue color.
What fan wouldn't want to drink a frosty Pawtucket Patriot Ale while watching the newest episode of "Family Guy"? Seth MacFarlane, make it happen!
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