Game of Thrones beer dinner at Ommegang

ommegang game of thrones bottleBrewery Ommegang is releasing its new Game of Thrones-inspired ale with a wild game dinner March 15 at the brewery in Cooperstown. Blurbage:

Chef Dimitrios Menagias of City Beer Hall in Albany will be hosting a decadent night of beer and food pairing, Friday, March 15th. This will be the first time the Ommegang Iron Throne ale will be released. To celebrate the release, guests will be transported to a culinary King's Landing through a serious of masterfully paired dishes fit for any Lannister, Stark or Tully.
Tickets for the dinner include a decadent 5-course dinner with matching beers to pair and the first bottles of the limited edition Game of Thrones Iron Throne ale to be released from the brewery. To compliment the Iron Throne ale, guests will also receive a commemorative Game of Thrones glass.

Tickets are $100, and are available ahead by calling (607) 286-4090 (Ommegang says it's expecting the event to sell out). The dinner starts with a beer tasting at 7 pm, and seating at 7:30 pm. "This is a strictly 21+ event."

Earlier on AOA: Ommegang making a Game of Thrones beer

image: Brewery Ommegang


Now, I've been to and enjoyed beer dinners at both City Beer Hall and Brewery Ommegang, but at a significantly lower cost.

So, you're telling me that a chef that typically does $60 wild game dinners (even City Beer Hall's Wild Game Dinner featuring Ommegang was $60) along with a brewery cafe that typically does beer dinners for $55-$60 is doing a dinner together to release a beer that will get just as wide distribution as their regular beers and that dinner is somehow worth 166% of the regular ticket price? Someone tell me how that math works.

Ommegang, you're not doing much to dispel the talk in the craft beer community that you're selling out to HBO by doing this collaboration. I hope you enjoy all of your new mainstream beer customers while you leave your long-lasting core customers in the dust.

If they continue to make good beer, who the hell cares how "mainstream" it is, you GD hipster...

I have no problem with them selling out for a big paydayif it allows them to continue funding their on-going awesome brewingness.

Agreed @ike. It is pretty dang cool that of all the breweries IN THE WORLD, the HBO folks picked a local one. I'll be there and enjoying every moment of it!

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