Music and brew from 'Game of Thrones'

Sean Bean portrays Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark in Sean Bean portrays Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark in a scene from the HBO series "Game of Thrones." Photo Credit: AP

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'GAME OF THRONES' HEATS UP Or cools down, depending how you're psyching up for next weekend's start of HBO's Season 4. There's hot music on the free mixtape "Catch the Throne," with exclusive tracks from Big Boi, Common, Daddy Yankee and more, free at soundcloud.com/catchthethrone. There's cool brew, too, with the latest limited-edition "GOT" taste from Cooperstown's Ommegang Brewery. Officially out Monday, the adult beverage Fire and Blood Red Ale boasts three collectible dragon labels, and it's tasty, indeed. (Yes. We sampled.) Visit ommegang.com/got.

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