Could a former Dothraki king help turnaround Detroit's beleaguered national image?
Jason Momoa, who starred as the Dothraki Khal Drogo in "Game of Thrones," has revealed that he's setting up shop in the Motor City with plans to open a 9,000 square foot brewery in a 100-year-old former General Motors plant. The 35-year-old fell in love with the region while filming "Batman v Superman" in the recently-confirmed role of Aquaman.
"The man is a monster," director Zack Snyder recently said in an interview. "The guy is awesome and he's so passionate. I was hanging out with him here in Detroit and he was loving on it so hard. He’s a great guy, but like I said, not a small individual."
Why beer? Well Momoa is what one would call a beer aficionado, someone who appreciates not only the time and effort that goes into crafting, but also the delicious end result.
“I like farmhouse ales, some pales,” he told Portland's Willamette Week. “A lot of wheat beers, but not Blue Moon. When New Belgium announced they were going to stop selling Mothership Wit, I bought every case in California.”
It's unknown whether Momoa has managed to sample Brewery Ommegang's line of stellar "Game of Thrones" beers — including Fire and Blood Red Ale (2014), Iron Throne Blonde Ale (2013), Take The Black Stout (2013), and Valar Morghulis (2014). He stated in the interview that the only brewhouse where he's liked every single beer is New Holland Brewing, so fans interested in hints of what to expect from the former Dothraki warrior's upcoming ales should go there first.
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