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24th Mar 2014

Presenting: The Zombie-Inspired Beer Made With Actual Brains…

Well, this is certainly different...

Una Kavanagh

It really was just a matter of time before someone took the zombie obsession to the next level.

Paying homage to AMC’s drama series The Walking Dead, Dock Street Brewing company has created its very own flavour – infused with real brains and yes, you read that correctly.

But hold your horses! If it’s any consolation, they’re not actually using human brains for their brew but rather smoked goat brains. Yummy.

Titled Dock Street Walker, the new drink is also made with organic cranberries, giving its bloody good colour (see what we did there?).

“Dock Street Walker is the brainchild (pun intended) of Head Brewer Justin Low and Brewery Representative Sasha Certo-Ware, both loyal fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead” the company wrote on their Facebook page.

“More often than not, monotonous Monday cleaning rituals (labors of love for brewers everywhere) were spent recapping the previous night’s twists, turns, narrow escapes, or untimely goodbyes. Dock Street wanted to brew a special tribute to the show. “Screw it, let’s use brains!””


“Dock Street Walker (7.2% ABV) is an American Pale Stout, brewed with substantial amounts of malted wheat, oats, and flaked barley for a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Fuggle hops provide delicate, earthy notes, while the cranberries create a sinister, bloody hue, and a slight tartness”, they add.

“The pre-sparge-brain-addition provides this beer with intriguing, subtle smoke notes. In true walker fashion, don’t be surprised if its head doesn’t hang around forever.”


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