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Walking Dead Beer With Brains And Star Trek Brew Add Geek Cred To Your Drinking

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zombie beerCraft beer is all the rage these days. Everywhere you look another brewery is popping up, many so small that the term microbrewery is even a bit of an overstatement. In such a saturated, competitive marketplace, you have to do something to make your product stand out. Maybe your IPA is the hoppiest, perhaps you infused that ESB with marijuana, or you could brew the latest batch of your zombie-themed stout with actual brains. Yeah, that’s a thing that has now happened. And in case that’s not nerdy enough, there’s also a Star Trek beer hitting the market later this year.

Philadelphia-based hops merchants Dock Street Brewing Co. are apparently huge fans of AMC’s hit zombie series The Walking Dead, so it only seems natural they’d create a blend to honor their favorite Sunday evening viewing option. Their Dock Street Walker, a title that could easily be mistaken for a reference to a prostitute, is an American pale stout, brewed with the usual ingredients like hops, wheat, barley, and even cranberries for a touch of fruitiness and some antioxidants, and, oh yeah, brains. Don’t worry, imbibing one of these won’t automatically make you a cannibal, these are roasted goat brains we’re talking about here.

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The Walking Dead Images Tease The Season’s Final Two Episodes

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The Walking DeadTonight, AMC will air the penultimate episode of The Walking Dead‘s fourth season. Last week’s episode “The Grove” took one of the show’s darkest turns yet, so there’s no telling what the final two episodes hold in store.

The back half of season four has been leading everyone to the Terminus, or the end of the line. Every character that survived the prison in the beginning half of season four has been following the railroad tracks toward promises of a shelter and a better life. Considering that this is The Walking Dead, it’s likely that we’re going to see more main characters die before all is said and done. Tonight’s “Us” will follow three different groups: Glenn, Tara, Abraham, Rosita, and Eugene; Daryl and his new group of shady characters; and Rick, Carl, and Michonne. Here’s the brief plot synopsis from AMC:

Faith becomes a survival tool for some fighting to stay alive.

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The Walking Dead Gets Syndicated And Is (Be)Headed To Network TV

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the-walking-dead-too-far-gone-new-images-01I’m something of a fair-weather fan of AMC’s The Walking Dead. I often am bored shitless while watching, but when it decides to get intense, there isn’t much else on TV like it. A lot of the heavier drama admittedly comes with super-violent action scenes, or characters meeting their surprise demises, tactics that many other series just can’t compete with. So it’s something of a shock that the syndication channel MyNetworkTV has acquired exclusive rights for the horror series to air as a non-cable-ready broadcast. Does that mean we can expand forward to a time when Lifetime starts airing boob-less episodes of HBO’s Girls? Also, why was that the only comparison that I immediately thought of?

Back before AMC picked it up, The Walking Dead had a shot at making it to network TV, but NBC wasn’t on board with the whole “making a TV show that has a built-in fan-base and would gain major ratings” sort of thing. It’s hard to imagine what the show would have looked like on NBC, but it’s an even bigger mindfuck to think of how butchered the show is going to be to match MyNet’s ratings standard. It’ll be rated TV-14, which is how The Walking Dead actually spent its first two seasons, until the Parents Television Council stepped in and said all that gore and emotional turmoil was too much for 14- to 16-year-olds.

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The Walking Dead: Melissa McBride Talks About The Crushing Events Of The Last Episode

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The Walking DeadIf you haven’t watched this week’s episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead, “The Grove,” I have two warnings for your. First, stop reading, because everything that follows directly relates to last night’s installment of the hit zombie drama. Second, it was a rather traumatic outing, like you stop talking midsentence and your eyes get big levels of holy shit. As tepid and noncommittal as the show has been in the past, this episode has some serious stones.

Carol (Melissa McBride) is at the center of the action and is forced to make the hardest decision anyone on The Walking Dead has ever had to make. The only thing that even comes close is when Carl (Chandler Riggs) had to shoot his zombified mother in the head in order to stop her from eating everyone she gets her rotting hands on.

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The Walking Dead Promos Give Us A Look At The Next Episode, “Us”

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The Grove” was a very chilling episode of The Walking Dead that shows that the series writers are still willing to take the show to very dark places. In “The Grove,” everything has consequences and no one is safe. Now we wait to see how The Walking Dead will follow up the gut-punch it gave us last night.

Spoilers for last night’s Walking Dead!

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The Walking Dead Post-Game: The Grove

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Well, that was one hell of a bummer of an episode, even for a show a notoriously bleak as The Walking Dead. If you thought Andrea’s death at the end of season three stung, Rick shooting zombie Sophia in the head in season two, or the debacle at the prison a few weeks ago were bad, you’re in for a hard slap of reality with tonight’s episode, “The Grove.” It’s like the writers went out of their way to say fuck you, here’s how bad shit can really get. So sit back, strap in, and get ready to get ready to have your day ruined a little bit.

The Walking DeadSince The Walking Dead returned from its mid-season break, with the group of survivors in ruins, the show has taken to telling smaller, more contained stories. “The Grove” sticks with this program, and follows the splinter that includes Tyreese (Chad L. Coleman), Carol (Melissa McBride), and the kids Lizzie (Brighton Sharbino), Miki (Kyla Kenedy), and baby Judith, who as we learned a couple weeks ago, is still alive.