The guy over at Video Games and Booze, the only blog (that I know of) that specializes in “the art of pairing video games with booze” recently took to matching an alcholic beverage to Nordic role-playing game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Here’s what he had to say:
fantasy games are among the easiest games to find booze pairings for. Any number of British bitters or barleywines would work well enough with Skyrim. Mead would be another very obvious pairing. But I felt compelled to take things a step further.
The game is all about letting players tailor their own experience, and I wanted to similarly tailor a booze to pair with it. I wanted something appropriate for Skyrim’s fantasy setting, and also mild enough that it would not stop me from playing the game for many, many consecutive hours.
So he made his own.
The beer that I brewed for Skyrim was inspired by two classic European styles: The English mild ale and the Belgian Trappist abbey dubbel. You can find the recipe here. Dark caramel malts and dark Belgian candi sugar gave the beer a deep reddish-brown color and a smooth, bittersweet flavor with subtle notes of plum.
That sounds excellent!!!