what: Fire and Blood Red Ale
cost: $8.49 per 750-ml bottle
where: Sam’s Fine Wine and Spirits
This past Sunday, Westeros fans rejoiced as the fourth season of Game of Thrones premiered. (Even more moaned as their “borrowed” HBOGo accounts shut the site down for an hour.) And many fans were sure to celebrate with the third in Brewery Ommegang’s Game of Thrones beer series, Fire and Blood Red Ale. Named for the motto of House Targaryen, it’s no surprise that the 750 ml bottles of Fire and Blood have three different labels featuring each of Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons, Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion. Apparently Ommegang realizes it’s dealing with a geek fanbase that has been conditioned by comic book variant covers and will buy three bottles just so they have a complete set (guilty as charged here). As for the beer itself, Ommegang has once again transcended gimmick and created another unique brew. While the deep red color certainly reminds one of blood, the Midnight wheat, flaked rye and spelt (inspired by the Dothraki plainspeople) give a very dry undertone to the malt profile, finishing with the subtle back-of-the-throat heat of the ancho chiles (because, you know, fire-breathing dragons). Strangely enough, I found a passage from a chapter about Stormcrows captain Daario Naharis that seems to talk about this exact beer: “Daario finished his ale with one long draught. It was hot and dry like the desert he had crossed from Meereen to Lhazar. He fingered the hilt of his arakh with one hand and wiped foam from his dyed blue beard with the other. The ale had awoken a new thirst in him. One for the joy of battle. And blood.”
Back to School Tattoo Specials
Magnum Ink is offering 1/2 off all tattoos for students over 18 as well as 2 for $60 on letters or numbers for state employees. 1405 Rushmore Road, Suite B, right off of Broad River.
Accepting Applications for Shakespeare’s Kidz!
Students ages 10-16 are invited to join South Carolina Shakespeare’s new youth company, with classes running September 20th-December 11th followed by a final performance. Learn and hone audition skills, monologues, and scenes from Shakespeare and modern works! Contact Katie Mixon with questions about scholarships and applications: PKatieMixon@gmail.com.
A two-day outdoor art and crafts show celebrating its 38th year. Being held on September 5 & 6, 2014, Click for details
Not Your Typical Greek Restaurant
Ariana’s in West Columbia serves up delicious all-natural, low carb dishes, as well as homemade bread and baklava. Come try the best salad dressing in town! Location info and hours here.
Make Your Own Beer and Wine!
Come get started on your “liquid hobby” and help us celebrate our 46th year in the Columbia area. Bet Mar Liquid Hobby Shop: 736 St. Andrews Road.
Music Break at Music Farm Columbia
Join COR for an evening of networking for music and business leaders on September 3rd, featuring performances by Josh Roberts and the Hinges, Death of Paris, Fat Rat Da Czar, and Lazy A and the Green Thang. Free admission for musicians and members! Register here.
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U.S. Security Associates
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Pool Cleaning-Full and part time available. Must have a clean driving record, be organized and have a professional appearance. Starting Pay is $10.00 per hr, please call for an interview, please bring a copy of your Driving record and a list of all past employers with duration of employment listed as well as telephone numbers for references. Cal 803-865-1200
Company seeking carpenters, plumbers, masons work is year around with a 40 year old company. Starting pay is $10.00 but experienced individuals will be compensated accordingly. Must have a clean driving record and must bring a copy of your driving record to the interview. Please call 803-865-1200.
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Mungo Homes. Celebrating 60 years of our family building for your family. mungo.com