Okay, so they’re not human brains because we live in modern society where cannibalism is intensely frowned upon. But microbrewers at Dock Street Brewing Co. did go that extra mile for fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead — or any zombie fans, really — by cooking up some goat brains for a new brew called Dock Street Walker.
Yes, goat brains. Smoked brains, to be specific, an ingredient enjoyed by others around the world but perhaps not so much the American public.
According to the brewery’s press release, it’s “an American Pale Stout brewed with wheat, oats, flaked barley, organic cranberry, and Smoked Goat Brains!”
The brewers are big fans of the show and wanted to pay tribute, deciding to go with the “Screw it, let’s use brains!” approach. The brewery’s words, not mine.
“In true walker fashion, don’t be surprised if its head doesn’t hang around forever,” adds the release in what is only one in a string of totally appropriate puns.
The beer debuts on March 30 to coincide with the TV show’s season finale with an event at the brewery’s Philadelphia home.
I only hope that eating goat brains won’t turn people into goat zombies. Because that would be a huge buzzkill.