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HBO & Ommegang Reveal Their Next Game of Thrones Inspired Beer – Take the Black

Winter Is Coming

Don’t forget, you can’t have a girlfriend when you dedicate yourself to the Night’s Watch, but you can sure as hell drink. Hit the jump to check out the cool label for HBO and Brewery Ommegang’s second Game of Thrones beer. 

We had the pleasure of tasting the first entry in the Game of Thrones beer collection, the Iron Throne blonde ale, and were eagerly anticipating the follow-ups from Ommegang. Today, HBO revealed the label art for “Take the Black,” a stout. It features a Weirwood tree, much like the one Jon Snow took his Night’s Watch oath in front of. The one critique I had of the first beer was they didn’t go far enough with the theme (I thought it should have been called Lannister Blonde Ale) so I’m glad to see this one makes more sense from the show’s standpoint.

Interesting fact from HBO, “It’s an original design created specifically for the bottle by a52, the studio that created the title design for the show’s opening credits.”

You’ll be able to get your hands on it this fall.

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."