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Most of you probably don’t remember this, but there was a time when it was not considered cool to be a nerd, geek, gamer, fanboy, fangirl, etc., in our society. Now that the culture is more widely accepted, why not grab a nerdy brew to go along with your nerdy attire? Craft beering is the new wine tasting and there are a lot of great choices out there! Check out some of our favorite breweries and how they’re incorporating fanhood into their signature craft beers.

Robinsons’ Brewery

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About: This brewery, based out of Stockport, England, has been in operation since 1838 and is run by a proud family of independent brewers, hence the name, the Robinsons.

Seasonal Geek Beers We Suggest: Robohop, Dark Vader, Pint of Thrones, Magnum IPA.

Ommegang Brewery

About: This brewery is stationed out of Cooperstown, N.Y., circa 1549. The powers that be are HUGE Game of Thrones fans and have eight GoT-inspired beers.

Signature GoT Beers: Iron Throne, Three-Eyed Raven, Take the Black Stout, Seven Kingdoms, Fire and Blood, Valar Dohaeris, Valar Morghulis, Bend the Knee.

New England Brewing Co.

About: This brewery opened its doors in 2001 in South Norwalk, Conn., and has since relocated and expanded three times in the region to cities like, Woodbridge, Conn., and New Haven, Conn., while designing geek-culture beers, as fans, for fans.

Signature Character Beers: Alpha Weizen (Superman), Coriolis (T-Rex), Galaxy Pale Ale (retro arcade game), Imperial Stout Trooper (Star Wars), Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout Trooper (Star Wars).

3 Floyds Brewing Co.

About: The brewery launched humbly in 1996 – armed with just a few hundred dollars. Think of their beers like a mashup of both The Walking Dead and Evil Dead.

Signature Beers: Necron 99 (Year-Round), Tiberian Inquisitor (Barrel-Aged), BA Blot Out the Sun (Seasonal), 3 Kings (Collabs), War of Varus (Pub-Only), Zombie Dust (Year-Round).

Stone Brewing

About: Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in San Diego in 1996, Stone Brewing is the 10th largest craft brewer in the United States. The company turns in numerous collaborative beers with prominent geek-culture icons, like Wil Wheaton, while utilizing its trademark gargoyle on its labeling.

Signature Wil Wheaton Collaborative Beers: W00tstout, Farking Wheaton W00tstout.

Ruckus Brewing Co.

About: This brewery opened its doors in 2009 in New York. The company names and models their beers to reinvigorate the brand with both nostalgic and historic significance.

Signature Beers: Hoptimus Prime (Transformers), Euphoria (Magic).


Michael Stagno
Michael is a New England native and fluent in Italian. He graduated with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism (RTVF) from Auburn University. He is a BIG fan of the Boston sports scene, X-Men and X-Force. He loves his black lab (named Yaz), pop culture, science, space and gaming. He's also a crossfitter, paddleboarder and marathoner.