Drinkhacker Reads – 03.13.2013 – Where Beer Nuts and Bull Nuts Collide

Drinkhacker Reads – 03.13.2013 – Where Beer Nuts and Bull Nuts Collide

GameofThronesAs we reported back in December, the HBO hit series Game of Thrones is launching its own line of beers in collaboration with New York based brewery Ommegang. Bloomberg Business Daily reminds us that the beer is on its way to shelves right now just in time for the third season premiere of Game of Thrones on March 31st. [Business Week]

The Wynkoop Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout, flavored with real bull testicles, is now available for purchase online. Two 12 oz. cans will set you back $10.50, but that’s small change compared to the value of bragging to friends that you once drank a can of some bull business. The ball’s in your court. [Let’s Pour]

While the thrill of drinking pureed bull genitals may not sound appealing to all people, others may want to get their double buzz on elsewhere. Tequila Avion might just have what you’re looking for: an espresso flavored liqueur blended with Avion Silver Tequila. A bottle will set you back roughly 2 1/3 cans of Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout, or $25. [PR Newswire]

In a recent edition, Forbes ran a profile on why Japanese Whiskey will be the next big thing in the spirits world. While people have been predicting this trend for a few years now, it seems as if the notion is finally gaining momentum in North America. So much so that Suntory has even announced it will invest $50 million in expanding production for its Yamazaki distillery. Will Suntory Time take hold in the United States? Stay tuned. [The Spirits Business]

LokiAnd finally today,  Highland Park is launching the second whisky in its Valhalla Collection, Loki. Riding off the success of its first expression Thor, Loki is a 15 year old single malt and will be available shortly for $249 at select whisky retailers around the globe. [PR Newswire]

Rob Theakston is a contributing editor to Drinkhacker.

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