Alcoholic beverages

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Alcoholic beverages are popular in the known world.


Common alcoholic drinks include beer, fermented milk, hippocras, liquors, mulled spirits, rum, mead, cider, and wine. They are often served to the public in beer halls, brothels, inns, taverns, and winesinks. Lords often have beverages available in their halls and keeps as well.


Some characters in A Song of Ice and Fire suffer from alcoholism.


King Robert I Baratheon in his cups - © FFG

Alcoholic tendencies

King Robert I Baratheon passed out drunk - © FFG

Reformed alcoholics

  • Aeron Greyjoy, who had drunken a lot in his youth,[25] but changed following a near-death experience.[25][26]
  • Thoros of Myr, who had always had a taste for drinking, and who had been a drinking companion to King Robert I Baratheon,[27] before experiencing a spiritual awakening.[28]


A wedding feast was not a battle, but there were always dangers when men were in their cups, and a king should never be unguarded.[29]

Catelyn Stark's thoughts

...Ser Dontos, my poor old drunken Florian...[30]

Sansa Stark's thoughts

Casks of wine and ale surrounded them, more than enough drink to see a thirsty dwarf safely through the night. Or through a life.[22]

Tyrion Lannister's thoughts, in the cellar of Illyrio's manse