From the sweeping sand dunes of Dorne to the icy wastes near The Wall, I searched for a worthy brew for episode 95. I finally claimed my prize of Seven Kingdoms hoppy wheat ale thanks to the brewmeisters at Brewery Ommegang.
You could say Ommegang found the perfect location to brew beer. Back in the 19th Century, Cooperstown was the epicenter of U.S. hop production, and the local deep wells still have high quality water.
They built their brewery back in 1997 on 136 acres of land that used to be a hop farm. It was the first farmstead brewery built in the USA in over a hundred years.
Seven Kingdoms is a marriage of a traditional Belgian-style wheat and a hop-forward American ale – but unlike so many of the marriages on the show, the resulting hoppy wheat is pleasant, playful and inspired. Seven Kingdoms harmoniously weds citrusy and herbal American hops, with wheaty maltiness and moderate bitterness.
Seven Kindgoms is a full bodied and smooth wheat ale, with a dagger twist of hoppy bite in the finish. This noble ale could quench even a Kingslayer’s thirst, and it has earned the Plug and Play seal of approval.