Two things ended this past weekend. Both things, may not directly deal with beer, but in the world of The Brewery, few things don’t. Maybe, as two guys that love beer, we push the envelope as far as the beer relatedness goes, but if you are reading this article, you probably like beer as well, so who cares, right?
You Regular Brewery readers have probably already guessed what two things ended this past weekend. Since I don’t feel like stringing you along any longer, I’m just going to tell you.
The first one was when the Rangers season. The NYR lost in game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals to the Los Angeles Kings. The second one was the finale of Game of Thrones 4th season.
Ok, why the cup? Well, as the NHL says “because it’s the cup.” As huge hockey fans, regardless who is playing my friends and I always get together to watch the Stanley Cup playoffs. We love hockey and as Devils fans we cared a little bit more this season since the last thing we want to see is our rival the New York Rangers hoisting Lord Stanley’s Cup. Getting together at a local bar and throwing back some beers with some good friends who you probably wouldn’t have seen if there was no hockey on is always a lot of fun. Needless to say we were all pretty happy in the early AM hours in that bar in Jersey this past Friday.
Now, on to the second thing, there is nothing The Brewery likes more than beer tie-ins. Whether it’s for Olympics, World Cup, a movie, or Television show we seek it out and enjoy it. Since 2013 Brewery Ommegang has partnered with HBO to create a series of Game of Throne themed beers. If you do not know what Game of Thrones is then you’ve been living under a rock or perhaps you are a recluse just coming out of hiding.
With the season finale having been this past Sunday I broke open my bottle of their latest GoT brew, Fire and Blood. “Fire and Blood” in the show is the motto of House Targaryen. Fire and Blood in my life is a Red Ale brewed with Pilsner that gives off fruity aromas with a hint of spice. The beer was brewed in Limited quantities so try and grab one before they are gone.
Season finales and the end of a season may not be typical beer events, but if you try hard enough, you can squeeze beer and camaraderie into anything. Now go out there and find a great reason to crack open a beer you’ve never had before and make sure to twitter to us what you’re drinking.