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ZRC Review – ‘Zombie Monkie’ by Tallgrass Brewing Company

Zombies and beer. Zombeer. Could there be a better combination? Perhaps not, so the ZRC has taken it upon itself to start finding and reviewing those Undead Lagers, those Reanimated Ales, that seem to be unearthing themselves across our planet.

First up for review in what will probably (hopefully?) be a long series of Zombie-related beers is ‘Zombie Monkie’, from the Tallgrass Brewing Company in Kansas.

Right from the start, the can gives off a pretty menacing vibe. And Tallgrass’ description of this beer is not encouraging either:

A robust porter inspired by approximately true events…
Zombie Monkie is a dark, rich porter, carefully brewed for the post-apocalyptic world to come. Crafted with lots of roasty dark chocolate and specialty malts, then inoculated with enough hops to add a floral/citrus character in the finish. It’s hardy, complex, and interesting, because you might be drinking it for a long time. Zombie Monkie…
Grab A Can. Make A Plan. Take A Stand.

Positively redolent with Survivalist rhetoric, isn’t it?

As if Zombies automatically equal apocalypse, or won’t be supporting craft brewing. Really.

The can is full of little details to flatter the paranoid sort, like its ‘Tactical Grip’ coating (read: a raised bit of paint that admittedly makes it less slippery when covered in condensation).

The art is, I guess, supposed to be menacing, but it comes across as kind of sympathetic, or cartoonishly stylized. When the ZRC brought some to a recent social gathering the host said it reminded her of Gorillaz.

Which isn’t a bad thing.

And as for the beer itself? Well, ‘Zombie Monkie’ is described as a robust porter, so think of a porter generally, and add a bit more beer. It seems to age pretty well too; I recall the first ever can I had of it, some time ago and sadly did not review then, as less interesting and flavorful.

Still, the beer’s message is pretty clear, and pretty unfriendly to the Undead.

The Zombie Rights Campaign rates ‘Zombie Monkie’ as Anti-Zombie.


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