I don’t normally pass along press releases, but this is pretty fucking cool:
Chicago craft brewery, Arcade Brewery, announced today it will release it’s first volume of “6Pack Stories” on new comic day, Wednesday December 10th. Festus Rotgut: Zombie Cowboy is a western zombie comic written by Jason Aaron (Thor / Southern Bastards) and illustrated by Tony Moore (The Walking Dead / Fear Agent) across six bottles of Black Wheat Ale.
Arcade cofounder Lance Curran said the idea was to tell a story first and then brew a beer to match the story. Cofounder Chris Tourre brewed that beer and says he chose a dark wheat ale because it seemed to fit perfectly with the tale of Festus Rotgut.
“Since there are zombies, I immediately thought something dark,” said Tourre. “Driving a heard of cattle across the dusty landscape also made me immediately go to a dry wheat beer.”
Tourre says he used some specialty roasts to create marshmallow and caramel flavors. He dry hopped the beer too, which Tourre says gives it a spicy finish.
6Pack Stories creates a unique experience for the craft beer and comic book lover. A rarity in beer and story telling, 6Pack Stories will become an instant collector’s item and a musthave gift for any beerdrinking comic fan.
Festus Rotgut is a limited release and will be available in Chicago area bottle shops. See a map of locations at arcadebrewery.com/beers, or you can buy it online at West Lakeview Liquors, The Beer Temple, and Binny’s Beverage Depot.
Arcade Brewery will host tastings of Festus Rotgut on Wednesday at the following Chicago locations: Kimbark Beverage, Binnys Lincoln Park, Bottles & Cans, and West Lakeview Liquors. Please follow Arcade Brewery on Twitter and Facebook for further info.
Arcade Brewery is a Chicago based craft brewery dedicated to creating delicious craft beer inspired by art and community.