Posted By John Sears on August 24, 2014
What’s this, you ask? Another Zombie beer? Indeed!
First up, a note: the official name of this beer seems to be simply ’3 Floyds Collaboration’. Weird, I know. The ZRC thinks it should have been called ‘Zombies on Bikes’.
What sort of beer is it? Well, it’s a Grätzer, a Polish smoked ale. Quite a traditional brew, and a bit of an oddity all around.
Here’s New Belgium’s description:
Basically, Grätzer is a low alcohol smoked beer. Maybe a bit sour. A nice change of pace when well-executed.
The Zombie Rights Campaign has a few mixed feelings about this beer. Not the actual liquid; that’s quite good, and strongly resembles a Grätzer made by Vintage Brewing Company here in Madison, so it seems consistent with the style as well.
We’re just.. a little worried about all that brains imagery. Zombies are often painted, with a very broad brush, as brain-obsessed savages.
Then again, the ZRC uses brains in our logo, so we’d be hypocritical to deny that, in the right context, the brain as a symbol can be pro-Zombie.
Here we have a group of contented looking Zombies out for a ride on their bicycles. Not hurting anyone, not menacing anyone. Sure, they’ve brought snacks, but is that so wrong?
We’re going to give this one the benefit of the doubt and say that the ’3 Floyds Collaboration’ is also Zombie Friendly.