Belgians

Brewery Ommegang Game of Thrones Valar Morghulis

It was Decemeber 2012 when Brewery Ommegang first announced it would be producing a line of beers inspired by the hit HBO television series Game of Thrones. Since then, a total of four beers have been released, each promising to tie into certain themes of the show.

The first of these beers, Iron Throne Blonde Ale, called attention to the show's ruling family, the Lannisters, while Take the Black Stout paid homage to the brotherhood of the Night's Watch. A third beer, Fire and Blood Red Ale, carried the motto of House Targaryan and was released with three different labels depicting the dragons of Daenerys Targaryan, the last surviving member of the clan.

Sierra Nevada Ovila Dubbel

Long before home brewing was something that you regularly heard about, decades before the internet as we know it had entire brewing kits available with just a couple of clicks, and certainly quite a few years before the craft beer scene really exploded into existence, Ken Grossman and Paul Camusi were brewing beer at home and running a homebrew equipment store.

Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad (2014)

Since its inaugural bottling run in December 2009, Bourbon Barrel Quad has been one of the more popular releases in the Smokestack Series of beers produced by Boulevard Brewing Company. Intended as an annual release, it has appeared on shelves every year except 2012, when the brewery announced that the beer had not developed fully and therefore would not be out again until the end of 2013.

Victory Otto (2011)

In October of 2011, Victory Brewing Co. released Otto, a beer that was conceived after a trip to Bamburg, Germany by the Downingtown, Pa.-based brewery's founders, Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet. They envisioned a beer that combined flavors of smoked malty sweetness with spicy Belgian yeast to form a very different flavor profile than what was on the market at the time.

Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee

In May 2014, the Firestone Walker Brewing Company announced that its Stickee Monkee beer would be returning, this time in bottles. According to a press release, which featured the line, "Hey, Hey it's the Monkee," the name of the beer is a mishmash of the Sticky Monkey flower, which blooms along California's Central Coast, a nod to Belgian monks and fanciful spelling apparently inspired by the pop music group The Monkees.