Watching Rick Grimes and friends kill walkers, patrol Alexandria, and hike through the woods might make you thirsty for an apocalyptic-themed brew. Looking to sate that thirst is Terrapin, a Georgia-based beer company that will unleash an official The Walking Dead beer in October.

Today, revealed that The Walking Dead Blood Orange Red India Pale Ale will be available to purchase beginning October 5th. Originally announced in July, the special IPA will be brewed by Terrapin Beer Company, located in Athens, Georgia.

The Walking Dead beer will be available in 22 oz. bottles where Terrapin Beer Company is currently distributed, including select areas of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, and Puerto Rico, as well as statewide in Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Below, we have the official press release with full details. To learn more about Terrapin Beer Company, visit them at:

Press Release: Terrapin Beer Co. has partnered with Skybound Entertainment, the company founded by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, to create the official beer of the undead. Whether you’re animated or reanimated, The Walking Dead Blood Orange IPA will put a shuffle in your step.

The Walking Dead comic book series, which was created by Robert Kirkman, debuted in 2003 and is the inspiration behind the wildly-popular TV series of the same name that premiered in 2010.

The partnership with Terrapin came naturally, as both the comic and the TV show have strong ties to Georgia. Much of the comic book is based in the state and the TV show is filmed in Senoia, a small town just outside of Atlanta. Further strengthening the local bond between the Walking Dead story and Terrapin is that the brewery’s beers have been featured in multiple episodes of the TV show since Season 2. Like many folks out there, Terrapin is a big fan of The Walking Dead and is excited to be part of this collaborative project.

From the label:

Terrapin Beer Company and The Walking Dead have teamed up to brew the official beer of the undead. Made with blood orange peel, and a horrific amount of hops, this bloodthirsty Red IPA will have you prepared for the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse. 

The Walking Dead Blood Orange IPA will be available in 22 oz. bottles throughout Terrapin’s full distribution footprint. Look for these bombers to drop on October 5! 


Since opening its doors Skybound Entertainment has grown into a multiplatform entertainment company. CEO Robert Kirkman is creator of the award-winning The Walking Dead comic book series, the inspiration for the hit TV show of the same name where he serves as creator and executive producer. To date The Walking Dead is the #1 show on television among the coveted 18-49 demo. Kirkman and Alpert also serve as executive producers on the companion series, Fear the Walking Dead, which premiered in August 2015 and set records by becoming the #1 rated cable television series launch of all time.

The company’s most recent projects include its first feature film, AIR and Kirkman’s newest comic, Outcast. AIR stars The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus and Academy Award-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou. Skybound Entertainment released Outcast in June 2014, which recently received a series pickup for Cinemax with Fox International Channels attached as the studio. Outcast stars Patrick Fugit as Kyle Barnes and Philip Glenister as Reverend Anderson. Kirkman and Alpert serve as executive producers on both projects.

Skybound Entertainment has also entered the world of digital content production withDisneyowned Maker Studios. The pair recently launched Nerd Court, a play on the classic People’s Court show, where nerds can bring their foes before a judge to settle their fandom-related disputes. The series was created by Book of Eli’s Gary Whitta. The company has also partnered with Samsung to develop virtual reality content for Milk VR.

Other comic book titles published by Skybound include The Walking Dead, the superhero comic Invincible, fantasy adventure comic Birthright, the revenge drama Dead Body Road, and heist comic Thief of Thieves. Skybound also creates a wide range of merchandise, including its first tabletop card game Superfight, apparel, board games, and action figures.

For more information, please visit Skybound online at and

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