Looking for Lord of the Rings Mugs

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    Hi all, I am looking for some good mugs [glass would be best] to drink beer from. I was hoping for a green dragon or something like that, any ideas?
     
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    I do love that one, i might skip looking for a glass one thanks.
     
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    Ok what about lord of the rings beer? or beer tolkien liked.
     

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    I think you missed it, 1stvermont.

    In 2014 and 2015, Fish Brewery in Washington in conjunction with Central City Brewers in Surrey, British Columbia, ran a limited edition of Tolkien-themed brews.
    If you look on the web, however, you can also find tee-shirts for
    • Erebor Stout,
    • Bag End Brew,
    • Green Dragon Lager, and
    • Sauron’s Dark Ale
    Unfortunately, I do not believe these are actual brews: just tee-shirts.

    As an important aside in regards to Tolkien-themed beers (or T-shirts or merchandise of any sorts), be aware that The Tolkien Estate owns all rights to the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and their derivatives. However, the film and merchandise rights for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were sold by Tolkien in 1969 to pay his taxes. These rights are now owned by Middle-earth Enterprises, formerly known as Tolkien Enterprises. As I understand the situation, United Artists originally purchased the rights, and Saul Zaentz Company obtained them in 1976; Middle-earth Enterprises is a division of Saul Zaentz. Beer and tee shirt royalties presumably fall under the purview of (and more importantly, are paid to) Middle-earth Enterprises, since they pertain to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

    Middle-earth Enterprises lists no current licensees for beer, but one Middle-earth Wines in New Zealand.

    Morrell’s Brewing served the Eagle & Child pub in Oxford. There is a brewer’s blog thread on the subject here. According to Wikipedia,
    You might want to listen to National Public Radio commentator Jay Keyser recount Grabbing a Beer with Tolkien, broadcast in 2004 about an event that took place in 1958. He doesn’t recall which beer Tolkien drank at the pub nor tell us which pub they visited together. The MP3 audio lasts 3 minutes 25 seconds.

    In Letters of JRR Tolkien, Tolkien mentions that he also liked Burgundy, port, sweet sherry, and liqueur. (See Letters 307 and 317; but don’t tell Elora.) He wasn’t fond of brandy, though.
     
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    wow thanks for all the great info.
     

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