While The Walking Dead may not be as critically adored as fellow AMC programs Mad Men or Breaking Bad, it still draws in more TV viewers ages 18 to 49 than any other show. And while in the past it was only the zombie-killing violence of the show that whet the fans appetites, starting in this fall they’ll have another way to satisfy their undead-related thirsts.
Terrapin Beer Company announced that they’ll add a new brew to their lineup this fall inspired by The Walking Dead. The new beer will be an IPA brewed with a blood orange peel. Anyone who’s ever seen the show will see the appropriateness of including something bloody in the drink, seeing as most of the show’s entertaining moments revolve around people getting their guts torn out from reanimated corpses.
When announcing the new IPA, Terrapin said the following:
Terrapin Beer Company and The Walking Dead have teamed up to brew the official beer of the undead. Made with blood orange peel, and a horrific amount of hops, this bloodthirsty red IPA will have you prepared for the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse.
And if viewers drink enough of it, they’ll be able to stomach some of the show’s very corny dialogue.
The Walking Dead is set in a post-apocalyptic Georgia, which happens to be the home state of the Terrapin Beer Company. The team up between these two isn’t the first time AMC has given a nod to the Peach State’s local breweries. Beer Street Journal compiled a gallery of several scenes from the show where Georgian brews were on display.
The Blood Orange IPA will come out sometime this fall, just in time for the Season Six premiere. Try not to drink too many though. If the show’s taught us anything, it’s that you never no when zombies are going to strike. And that people will overlook major story flaws as long as they get an epic battle scene every episode.
Joseph Misulonas is an editorial assistant for Playboy.com. He isn’t caught up on The Walking Dead, but Twitter already spoiled everyone who’s died. Speaking of Twitter, he can be found on Twitter at @jmisulonas.