Ok, I really like AMC's "The Walking Dead," which had it's third season premier last night. What's that got to do with beer? Well, nothing, except that the food section of TODAY published a cool article on the top five beers to have while surviving the zombie apocalypse, called "5 Killer Beers for the Walking Dead." The writer was Jim Galligan. See it here: Beer and Zombies.
The list included Dragon's Milk brewed by New Holland Brewing in Holland, Michigan. One of my favorites and a great choice for any type of apocalypse.
Another was Worldwide Stout by Dogfish Head Craft Brewing in Milton, Delaware. One of the highest gravity beers on the market (not being sold this year. Boo!) and one that would definitely change your perspective on the zombie apocalypse.
Rounding out the list were: Session Black Lager (Full Sail Brewing); Hell or High Watermellon (21 Amendment Brewery); and Labyrinth Black Ale (Uinta Brewing). I've not tried these, but the latter one sounds excellent.
If I were trying to survive the zombie apocalypse (or simply enjoying the third season of "The Walking Dead") here's my top five beers:
Stout (2011) by Avery Brewing Company (Boulder, CO; 16.43% abv). Fight evil with evil.
Grand Cru(Quadrupple) by Dragonmead Microbrewery (Warren, MI; 11.65 abv). Nothing like Armageddon to destroy the zombie horde.
3) Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout (Release #3) by Epic Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, UT; 11.4% abv). A little Bible thumping can't hurt.
4) Anubus Coffee Porter by Laughing Dog Brewery (Ponderey, ID; 9.25% abv). I just think that the God of mummification and the afterlife might have advantage over the undead. Plus, the jackal head is cool.
5) Double Dead Guy by Rogue Ale (Newport, OR; 9.0% abv). Double dead has to be stronger than just being dead.