Three Floyds Zombie Dust
Three Floyds Brewing Co. is one of America’s highly regarded breweries, and one of its finest creation is a pale ale called Zombie Dust. Because Three Floyds beer is so sought after in its home radius (it is based in Indiana), it isn’t super common here in Louisville. They brew to capacity (and to what the law will allow while still allowing them to maintain a status as a craft brewery), and then they ship what they can.
And that’s why when you see Zombie Dust in Louisville, you should pounce on it. Immediately. Maybe you’ve had it, maybe you haven’t. If you have, you know what I mean; its relative scarcity (and I find it every so often, so I don’t mean to over-dramatize) makes it one of those special treats you don’t want to pass up. Some folks in these parts love Yuengling, right? You can’t get that here at all, so I get it.
Of course, for my palate at least, Zombie Dust is a far, far superior beer. It checks in at a moderate 50 IBU, but it packs a flavor profile like that of any of your bigger IPAs. For me, it’s one of the perfect beers on the market. There’s a nice balance between the lightly sweet malt and the bright but slightly bitter hop, the body is medium-light, making it drinkable, and it goes with so many things, like wings or football games.
I don’t mean to gush, but hey, I found it on draft recently at Red Yeti in Jeffersonville, Ind., and I had to stay for two. Who knows when I’ll get the Zombie Dust again?