Sunday, April 06, 2014

Game of Thrones Season 4 Starts Tonight

The fourth season of HBO's Game of Thrones starts tonight in less than an hour.  I was able to score two bottles of Fire and Blood Red Ale before it sold out (I wasn't quite so lucky last time).  The maesters predict that both bottles will be gone before the night has passed.  I do not plan on letting them down.

While the first two seasons followed the first two books fairly close, season three failed to do so.  HBO ended last season at roughly the halfway point in A Storm of Swords, presumably due to the massive amount of material to cover.  It will be interesting to see how the fast paced and exciting second half of book 3 combines with the much slower (and frankly rather dull) book 4.  I am hoping that HBO is able to piece together a combination of A Storm of Swords and A Feast of Crows that brings the latter book up to par with the other books in the series.  Of course, there is always the chance that the second half of book 3 will fill the entire fourth season of HBO's version.  There is certainly enough material to do so.

Time to pop the top on bottle number one and find out what HBO has in store for us.

Thanks for reading!


  1. I'm kind of hoping season 4 of the show focuses on Storm and glosses over or simply sums up a lot of Feast. Book 4 is by far my least favourite in the series.

    BTW, the only GoT brew I've been able to find in my area is the Take the Black Stout! It's decent but certainly no Guinness. lol

    I'll keep an eye out for the Fire & Blood red ale now. Cheers!

  2. Take the Black Stout is the one I really wanted. I drove off the island and all the way up to Miami to the only store that carried it (90 mile round trip) only to find they had sold out. Damn! I hope you enjoyed your bottles! Speaking of, did you keep the empties? I really didn't get to see the artwork up close when Take the Black was released.

  3. I did mean to save the empties, but they mysteriously disappeared. Those elusive children of the forest must have made off with the bottles as the label art depicted a weirwood tree! That or my wife may have put them in the recycling. ;-)