Three Floyds Brewing Zombie Dust: Now In Bottles

September 15 2011 - 1:28 PM

One of the biggest revelations of the 2011 beer scene in Chicago has been the emergence of Three Floyds Brewing's Zombie Dust pale ale, fresh from the makers of all things hops in Munster, Indiana.  With this beer, Three Floyds has taken the pale ale to a new level of greatness.  It's entirely accessible yet replete with complexity.  It's sessionable, attention-getting, and utterly delicious.  It disappears off taps within a day of showing up. 

The beer's immense popularity at taprooms has finally paid off.   The great news is that Three Floyds has started bottling this no-nonsense pale ale in glorious six packs.  Originally they were available at the brewery only, but I was able to obtain a six pack at West Lakeview Liquors in Roscoe Village.  If I develop a list of tailgating beers, this one, for sure, is on it. 

If I were you, I would gobble up as much of this as quickly as you can.  Three Floyds is notorious for stocking out of its non-mainline products, and even some of its mainstays like the glorious Alpha King.  Zombie Dust is going to fly off the shelves, disappear as fast as it arrives in stock, and sell for stupid amounts on the internet.  Good luck in scoring some. 

As an aside, Zombie Dust's arrival in six packs – by my count the fifth Three Floyds beer so sold – begs the question of whether we are ever going to see the brewery's hoppy crown jewel, Dreadnaught, sold in 12 oz. four packs instead of bombers.  We can only dream.

Mind you, Zombie Dust is very pricey for a pale ale, but as is attributed to Churchill, "My tastes are simple, I am easily satisfied with the best."  A better pale ale you will not find. 

–Mark Sheppard