(Athens, GA) Just when the world was getting sick of zombies, AMC acquired the rights to the cult classic graphic novel The Walking Dead and reanimated the genre for television. Set in Atlanta, GA, the new show follows a group of survivors as they battle their way through zombies and the often more dangerous remnants of humanity.
Now, it appears those zombies are invading the craft beer industry. Deemed as the official beer of the undead, Terrapin Beer Company has partnered with The Walking Dead to launch an IPA that allegedly “will have you prepared for the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse.” The Athens brewery has described its new beer as “made with blood orange peel, and a horrific amount of hops” as it boasts a 6.7% ABV, 73 IBU, a blend of 8 different hops, and the ever so special blood orange ingredient. The new IPA is said to pair well with sweetbreads, chitterlings, and all other finger foods.
While this is not the first time a hit TV show has teamed up with a brewery to release a new beer, The Walking Dead’s partnership with Terrapin Beer Co. feels the most natural of all with their strong Georgia ties, and Terrapin’s numerous appearance within The Walking Dead (seen here below a collapsed zombie).
The Walking Dead Blood Orange IPA hit the shelves on October 5th, 2015 and it is sure to delight craft beer loving fans of the hit series, as it will provide them with much needed comfort while watching their favorite characters fight for survival.