Dock Street Walker Brewed with Smoked Goat Brains by Dock Street Brewing
Only two things
in life are certain: Craft Beer and Zombies. Kind of. As avid enthusiasts of
both, Dock Street Brewery combined an obsessive passion for brewing with our
admiration for the finest zombie drama to date. Behold our liquid tribute,
Dock Street Walker, an American Pale Stout brewed with wheat, oats, flaked
barley, organic cranberry, and Smoked Goat Brains!
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. 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. 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.
While Dock Street has earned local, national, and international praise for many
of its traditional styles like Rye IPA, Royal Bohemian Pilsner, and Amber Ale,
making waves is familiar ground to Philadelphia’s first microbrewery. The
growing portfolio of Reinheitsgebot-taunting brews includes Sexy Beast, Truffled
Old Ale, Satellite Espresso Stout, Bubbly Wit, Nino’s Prickly Pears, and
Spanglish Fly, a biere de garde brewed with wormwood, yarrow, and ginger.
Gourmet mushrooms and potentially hallucinogenic herbs are one thing, but smoked
brains… really? Believe it or not, much of the world considers brain to be a
true delicacy. Think Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, but not ridiculous.
Many also believe that using every part of an animal not only increases and
encourages sustainability, but also honors the animal’s life and death.
Dock Street will release this brainy new brew on March 30th. Join us at Dock
Street at 7pm for live music from acoustic funky filth band Face and the
Filthies, goblets of this never before done brew, and a screening of The Walking
Dead Season Finale. Growlers will be available for those who’d rather drink
their brains out at home. Eff the Governor.
Dock Street Brewing Company
701 S. 50th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19143