Stone Farking Wheaton: W00tStout
This collaboration between Wesley Crusher, the creator of Fark.com and the biggest player in the San Diego craft beer industry brings beer nerds together with…well…regular nerds. This bold stout, “brewed with rye, wheat malt and pecans and partially aged in Bourbon whiskey barrels” should delight lovers of dark beers. If you haven’t checked out barrel-aged beers, this is a perfectly delicious place to start. You can take my word for it. Want to find it in a store near you? Check out the W00tStout page on the Stone website.
Ommegang’s Game of Thrones Series
Fans of the phenomenal television adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s behemoth book-series should be well-versed in the inspiration for this line of beers produced by New York’s Brewery Ommegang. In 2013, the Ommegang crew partnered with HBO to release their first light, drinkable, and Westerosi-themed creation: Iron Throne Blonde Ale. The newest concoction, Fire and Blood Red Ale, drops at the end of this month and celebrates everybody’s favorite Mother of Dragons.
Where can you find Ommegang beers? Use their nifty “beer-finder.”
Yeti Imperial Stout
Winner of multiple Great American Beer Festival medals, Great Divide’s Yeti Imperial Stout is a powerhouse in the world of craft brewing. Almost as if it were infused with the mythological power of Sasquatch, this beer succeeds in several forms, including Espresso and Chocolate Oak Aged versions. Do you enjoy dark chocolate? Are you on the hunt for all things roasty, sweet and alcoholic? Yeti should be your first stop. Bonus points will be awarded to your taste buds if you can locate it on tap.
Monty Python’s Holy Grail Ale
Black Sheep Brewery, United Kingdom
How could you not love a beer that boasts being “tempered over burning witches?” Holy Grail was created in 1999 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Monty Python and is still enjoyed and imported into the U.S. well over ten years later. If you don’t feel like making a trek across the pond, this hoppy, golden ale is available to purchase on Black Sheep Brewing’s Online Store.
Vulcan Ale (Episode One)
Although this beer came to Canada by way of Montana, it truly belongs to the town of Vulcan in Alberta, a town known for celebrating its Spock-y name. The Irish Red ale is the only officially licensed Star Trek beer on the market and is primarily available in Canada. However, if your mind-melding skills are strong enough, you may be able to acquire it stateside sometime in 2014. Word on the street is that a Klingon-themed beer could in store for Episode Two.