This is it. Winter is here, the Wall has fallen, and the final battle for Westeros is underway. And Brewery Ommegang is unveiling its final Game of Thrones-inspired beer, For The Throne. As part of an ongoing partnership, the Chicago Brewseum and the Chicago Athletic Association hotel are joining forces to host the official release party of this limited-edition beer in honor of the show’s final season.
Tucked behind the Venetian Gothic facade of the CAA hotel lies the Game Room, a playfully restored piece of history awaiting your arrival. Complementing a full evening of free festivities, Ommegang will be onsite to fill your goblet with a sample of the highly-anticipated release, For The Throne (while supplies last).
THIS EVENT IS FREE + OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
SCHEDULE OF FESTIVITIES
Historians Corner: Throughout the evening, historians Liz Garibay of the Chicago Brewseum and Lucas Livingston of the Art Institute of Chicago will offer brief 10 minute history talks that explore Medieval era drinking culture. Topics include:
*Medieval Merry Making – An intro to drinking culture during the Middle Ages.
*Drink Like A Dothraki – How would a culture of itinerant nomadic horse-lords possibly get their drink on? Here’s how.
*Grain & Grape – Mixed fermented beverages through time, they’re historic!
*Witchy Woman – The story of alewives, beer brewing, witchcraft and burning at the stake. Ouch!
Themed String Quartet: Chicago-based musicians of Parkwest Strings amplify the evening with a performance of the series’ thematic score.
Trivia: Think you know Game of Thrones? Test your knowledge with themed trivia hosted by Whaddyaknow? Free Pub Trivia. Please limit teams to 6 people.
Costume Contest: Festive attire welcome, and encouraged. A costume contest, with prizes, will conclude the evening.
For The Throne
Complex and compelling, yet delicate and refined, For the Throne is Brewery Ommegang’s tribute to the final occupant of the Iron Throne. This strong golden ale is co-fermented with Pinot Grigio and Viognier grape juices, then bottle conditioned with Champagne yeast. The beer pours a striking golden copper with a fluffy white head. Aromas of honeysuckle and toasted grain mingle with notes of pear and apricot. The finish is clean and dry, with vibrant effervescence. For the Throne is an ale fit for royalty.