A strong drink might be the perfect antidote for those who are still reeling from the Red Wedding on HBO's “Game of Thrones.”
The premium cable channnel has once again partnered with Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, N.Y. for the launch of a second “Game of Thrones” beer due to arrive in the fall.
Like the Lanninster-inspired Iron Throne blonde ale released in March at the beginning of Season 3, the Take the Black Stout is a shout out to another cast of characters on the show -- the Night’s Watch guards tasked with defending the northern border of the Seven Kingdoms.
Take the Black Stout is brewed with star anise and licorice root and is 7 percent alcohol by volume, whereas the inaugural Iron Throne blonde ale is 6.5 percent, according to the blog zap2it.com which first reported on the new beer.
The label art on the bottle features the sacred Weirwood tree and was designed by the people who created the opening credits for the show, which ended its third season on June 9.
"Game of Thrones" is scheduled to return in the spring of 2014.