March 26th, 2014
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The boozy dreams of the Star Trek faithful have finally come true.

Sadly, no, the transwarp drive is eons away and that holodeck is nowhere in sight, but we can finally drink like the ferocious Klingons.

The Federation of Beer, working with Star Trek’s blessing, has licensed and brewed a Klingon beer called “Warnog” – the first Star Trek-themed beer to come to the United States.

Sure, the Canadians have had Vulcan Ale for some time (from the same company) but this...this is the taste of victory in glorious combat! Also, apparently, the aroma of “mild banana and clove” according to the official Star Trek website. The beer, crafted by Tin Man Brewing of Evansville, Indiana, incorporates rye malt into a modern Dunkelweizen grain bill for a beverage that weighs in at a mid-weight 5.5% ABV.

Now, purists will wail "How genuine is that!?" Everyone knows that Klingons drank bloodwine in Star Trek: The Next Generation, first introduced in the episode when Riker did that exchange program on the Klingon ship."

Well, yes, that may be true, but "bloodwine" likely wouldn’t sell as well, being twice the potency of Scotch. (And, wow, you need to get out more.)

If you get your hands on some, savor that first chance to drink like a Klingon, but just don’t drink with a Klingon. They’ll kill you for sport.

The beer debuts this week at the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas.

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  1. Little One

    Wasn't there a "Romulan Ale" beer out years ago??

    April 1, 2014 at 7:22 pm | Reply
  2. Sum Yung Gai

    Too bad Quark's Bar in Vegas got closed. This would've gone perfectly with THE SALAD OF KAHLESS!

    March 28, 2014 at 10:29 am | Reply
  3. Worf

    GAAAAR DAK!

    March 28, 2014 at 9:00 am | Reply
  4. The One Who Knows

    I'll have to go to YouTube and see if there are any drunk Klingon videos.

    March 28, 2014 at 7:51 am | Reply
  5. JeanLuc

    Would this be Klingon beer made by Americans or Canadians? We don't drink donkey piss on my planet :)

    March 27, 2014 at 7:59 pm | Reply
  6. Duvel

    A true warrior does not drink out of a can, but out of the skulls of his enemies.

    March 27, 2014 at 5:15 pm | Reply
  7. palintwit

    Tea party patriots drink dog p!ss out of mason jars.

    March 27, 2014 at 3:02 pm | Reply
    • Ryan Texan

      Of course if they did, you can be assured they paid for it with their own money.
      If redistribution was a solution, then why do they always need more money to redistribute?

      March 27, 2014 at 3:20 pm | Reply
  8. dr hattier

    Klingon: Today is a good day to get Qo'noSed

    Jem Hadar: Victory is intoxication!

    Human: Where is my lime wedge?

    March 27, 2014 at 12:28 pm | Reply
  9. soulcatcher

    tlhIngan Hol: qoH vuvbe' SuS

    The wind does not respect a fool.

    March 27, 2014 at 10:32 am | Reply
  10. bryanska

    "And, wow, you need to get out more"

    Know how I can tell you're not authentic? You would say something like this.

    Don't write the article if you're going to mock the fans. Sci fi fans grew up with people like you. You're not welcome.

    March 27, 2014 at 9:38 am | Reply
  11. Darth Genius

    As the master of knowledge of all things Star Wars I can tell you categorically that this is absolutely stupid. Neither me nor my fellow women warriors would ever DREAM of indulging ourselves in an obviously commercial product meant only to try and keep alive a dead franchise. It had it's day (about a day long) but the intelligent people know that Star Wars is the basis from which all good science fiction is measured (and trek cannot even be mentioned in the same breath as the mighty Wars). Star wars has been around longer (1977 vs 1979), is based more on real science and has had a better storyline that that pathetic show could ever dream of having. So you little boys enjoy your light beer. We women will the truth and drink heartily from it!

    March 27, 2014 at 8:06 am | Reply
    • jahnkman

      This has got to be a joke. I am just going to take your false statements as sarcasm. Doing that, then ha ha, funny post.

      March 27, 2014 at 8:18 am | Reply
    • Michael

      I really hope you are a troll. If not your lack of knowledge of SciFi scares me.

      March 27, 2014 at 8:21 am | Reply
    • AleeD® @ Darth Imbecile

      You have zero grasp of the Sci-Fi genre and need to STFU before your trolling ways give me cause to reach thru my monitor and smack the sh!t out of you.

      [Yes, yes I'm feeding the troll. But at least I'm enjoying the ride.]

      March 27, 2014 at 8:31 am | Reply
      • Darth Genius

        Can you?

        March 27, 2014 at 1:10 pm | Reply
    • 12is3times4

      Star Trek began in 1966 (1964 if you count the original TV pilot), not 1979. It has Star Wars beaten by over a decade.

      That said, it won't be long before JJ Abrams has left both franchises unrecognizable, if not indistinguishable from one another.

      March 27, 2014 at 10:39 am | Reply
    • JellyBean

      LM F AO!

      March 27, 2014 at 10:50 am | Reply
    • bobc4d

      non sequitur you're facts are uncoordinated. Star Trek was first aired in 1966 predating star wars

      March 27, 2014 at 2:34 pm | Reply
      • Nomad

        Faulty, faulty! An-al-ize err-or.

        March 27, 2014 at 2:50 pm | Reply
    • Jackson

      Some "master of knowledge" if you think Star Trek started in the late 70's, when there was a series in the late 60's.

      Star Trek was original. George Lucas borrowed ***heavily*** from Japanese cinema for his ideas. Hidden Fortress was his inspiration for the original Star Wars movie.

      "Darth Genius" is a huge misnomer. Your username should be "Another Dumb B!tch".

      March 28, 2014 at 11:31 am | Reply
      • JellyBean

        Daaayum! Darth Genius just got be otch slapped! LOL!

        March 28, 2014 at 12:23 pm | Reply
  12. MightyMoo

    Romulan Ale please served by a beautiful lady from Orion on a beach at Risa.

    March 27, 2014 at 6:23 am | Reply
  13. Moltz Choy Chew

    Star Trek , Beer, If only there was a green lady in the mix and I would be done. Maybe after 8 or 10 I'd try Lursa or B'Etor or both.

    March 27, 2014 at 4:38 am | Reply
    • Capt. Kirk

      Maltz, Cho E Chu!!

      March 27, 2014 at 8:13 am | Reply
  14. Dave

    Not a warrior's drink unless it's prune juice.

    March 26, 2014 at 8:20 pm | Reply
    • Kain

      Prune juice? I guess the warriors you are talking about are the geriatric kind.

      March 27, 2014 at 12:39 am | Reply
      • hoeech

        If you don't get the reference, please refrain from commenting.

        March 27, 2014 at 2:20 am | Reply
        • 13013

          If you don't know it's a reference, how would you know to not comment on it?

          March 27, 2014 at 7:24 am |
        • Unegen

          If you had to ask yourself whether it was a reference, that was your clue not to comment.

          March 27, 2014 at 10:52 am |
      • JellyBean

        Lovin' all the ST comments!

        March 27, 2014 at 10:52 am | Reply
  15. GIUK

    Everyone knows Klingons prefer prune juice to beer. Prune juice is a "warrior's drink" according to Lt. Worf.

    March 26, 2014 at 6:17 pm | Reply
  16. Keith

    This article is wrong. I bought Romulan Ale in Las Vegas at the Star Trek exhibit at some hotel (MGM Grand?) about 20 years ago. And I drank it with a Klingon at the bar. I still have a bottle if anyone wants to buy it for USD $1000.

    March 26, 2014 at 3:29 pm | Reply
    • blkbltbkrgal

      I believe that may have been the Hilton, not the flamingo hilton, but the one that's back behind the Venetian, not on the strip. The one where Manilow performed for many years. I'm a nerd of many colours, I'm afraid. And that ale was bad.

      March 26, 2014 at 3:59 pm | Reply
    • Silence DoGood II

      I've got several cases and the carriers...great collectible!!!

      March 26, 2014 at 6:28 pm | Reply
    • Burt Ward

      Tearing up slightly I can confirm it was the Las Vegas Hilton. I was there last April for NAB and went in and took a 360 degree complete 3D image of what is left of the old Star Trek casino extension. The TNG bathrooms were still there with the chrome LOO's with indicator panels. The dilithium chamber was still glowing and cranking out fusion energy. The phase generator was still cranking out tremendous energy for the complex but much of everything else was gone. It is reduced to basically a dance floor. I plan to go back in 2 weeks for the next NAB 2014. I am hoping to find some of it still there, at least the TNG Loo. As far as I know, they boxed it all up and carted it away into storage to some day be brought out at Neonapolis. But Neonapois went bankrupt. Nobody wants to invest the millions it will take to bring it back. It was so great to see the memorabilia although that has been sold at auction by Paramount. Quarks bar did serve Romulan Ale along with other mixed drinks. When we went into see the bridge of TNG and take a shuttle ride, my buddy was stone cold drunk. He survived and then you went into Quarks. His wife found us drinking again and I swear on Spock's ears she was just like Mudd's android wife. "John J. Jiles you've been drinking again." She chided us all the way on the shuttle to the Stratosphere.

      March 26, 2014 at 10:02 pm | Reply
    • Dak-knoll

      It's probably worth five bucks to a beer collector who is even interested in post 1970 things.

      March 27, 2014 at 1:35 am | Reply
  17. Longwatcher

    If it is the Romulan Ale sold at the Star Trek Experience in Vegas, that stuff was horrible (bad Mexican beer). it was good for a laugh though as it turned people's mouths blue from too much dye. The bottles were nice collector's items though.

    March 26, 2014 at 3:21 pm | Reply
    • Burt Ward

      Yes, it was truly bad. But you never noticed it because you were being served by a Ferengi. Then it was highly likely if you gave them a bad look, one of the Kardashians (grin) would come sit by you. If you gave a mean look, then surely one of the mean looking Klingons would sit by you and stare you down.

      March 26, 2014 at 10:08 pm | Reply
    • Ed

      It's that stuff illegal?

      March 27, 2014 at 2:10 pm | Reply
    • Keith

      You are right, the Blue Mexican beer. We actually drank Warp Core Breach. The Klingon drank the ale.

      March 27, 2014 at 9:56 pm | Reply
  18. JD

    I don't know if the world is ready for intoxicated nerds...

    March 26, 2014 at 3:00 pm | Reply
    • brucellosis

      it is: and boy are we ready.

      March 26, 2014 at 3:15 pm | Reply
    • hoeech

      Nerds rule the world. Accept it.

      March 27, 2014 at 2:23 am | Reply
  19. Toothy

    Well that's gimmicky... wait, what? A dunkleweizen with rye? Alright, good for them.

    March 26, 2014 at 2:55 pm | Reply
  20. Martok

    ghotvam'e' puj Hop je. 'oH tlhIS ghu tlhIngan ngeD tu'lu' qaStaHvIS 'up.

    March 26, 2014 at 2:54 pm | Reply
    • Jean-Luc Picard

      I couldn't say it better myself.

      March 26, 2014 at 6:55 pm | Reply
    • hoeech

        !

      March 27, 2014 at 2:26 am | Reply
  21. qsmurf

    Klingons get a bad rap based on stereotypes. Yes they are a warrior race and yearn for battle, but they prize honor above all else...even, on occasion, to a fault.

    That hardly seems like a being that would "kill you for sport" simply for drinking with it!

    Bet the beer goes well with fresh gagh though!

    Qapla'

    March 26, 2014 at 2:40 pm | Reply
  22. David R.

    Does it have a hint of prune juice?

    March 26, 2014 at 2:37 pm | Reply
  23. M.E.

    What, they couldn't have made a barley wine and just called it "Bloodwine?" At least the alcohol content would be a bit closer.

    March 26, 2014 at 2:36 pm | Reply
  24. Bob

    A beer with a "mild banana and clove" aroma and only 5.5% alcohol? No self-respecting Klingon would touch such weak, human-made stuff (unless it was to use the bottle as a weapon).

    March 26, 2014 at 2:25 pm | Reply
    • joshocom

      I believe bananas and cloves are both toxic to Klingons, so drinking it is actually considered a mark of bravery and stupidity, both of which are highly revered in Klingon culture.

      March 26, 2014 at 2:31 pm | Reply
  25. P-dude

    Humans are a bunch of pitocks!

    March 26, 2014 at 1:48 pm | Reply
    • Wootings

      P'taq.

      March 26, 2014 at 2:19 pm | Reply
  26. joshocom

    Don't tell me 10-Forward is out of Saurian Brandy *AGAIN*?!?

    March 26, 2014 at 1:46 pm | Reply
    • Ed

      As for me and Mr. Scott, we'll be fine with a bottle 100yo Scotch.

      March 27, 2014 at 2:14 pm | Reply
  27. LeeMT

    I prefer Romulan Ale myself.

    March 26, 2014 at 1:39 pm | Reply
    • Dave

      It should be legalized... ;)

      March 26, 2014 at 1:45 pm | Reply
      • Walter

        On Deep Space 9 durring the Dominion War, Roluman Ale eventually was made legal! Most TNG fans dont know this because they didnt watch DS9!

        March 26, 2014 at 2:11 pm | Reply
        • Dave

          (alert, deep nerd content ahead)

          I don't doubt you, and DS9 and Voyager are the 2 where I did NOT see every episode...

          But well after the Dominion War, during the wedding scene in Nemesis... There is mention of Romulan Ale being illegal still. As I recall, Worf said it should be illegal, he was told it was, and then said it should be more illegal.

          So either the DS9 episode or the film broke continuity.

          March 26, 2014 at 2:38 pm |
        • hoeech

          No, it wasn't. Sisko managed to get his hands on a few bottles during the war due to the tenuous alliance with the Romulans, but it was still technically illegal.

          March 27, 2014 at 2:30 am |
        • PushingBack

          The embargo on Romulan Ale was temporarily lifted during the Federation/Romulan Alliance in the Dominion War. However it became illegal again in 2379 after the war ended. This time not a trade embargo but simply because it is far too strong for it to be safe.

          March 28, 2014 at 10:08 am |
  28. AleeD®

    Interesting. Place your bets as to how long before this shows up on Big Bang Theory.

    March 26, 2014 at 12:13 pm | Reply
    • Nerd-Vana

      See? No time at all.

      March 26, 2014 at 2:35 pm | Reply

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