Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company (Neshaminy Creek) is proud to team up with the George A. Romero Foundation for its newest brew, JAWN of the Dead. Neshaminy Creek has created a 6.5% ABV Red Rye IPA, resurrecting the forgotten style. With 20% rye malt, this variation on the year-round JAWN American Pale Ale is teeming with Apollo, Ekuanot, Mosaic, and Nuggets hops. JAWN of the Dead’s icy, undead body is bready and toasty with a spicy bite that accentuates a pronounced bitterness. There is no escape from the notes of pine, berries, and grilled tangerine.
JAWN of the Dead will be available on tap and in cans at all three Neshaminy Creek Taprooms on September 9 with distribution throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. The collaboration beer will serve as a fundraiser for the George A. Romero Foundation with 10% of the proceeds going towards the foundation’s efforts. GARF is dedicated to honoring the life, work, and cultural influence of George A. Romero, aka the “Godfather of Horror” and the pioneering filmmaker behind the “Night of the Living Dead” series. The foundation’s mission is to support the next generation of filmmakers and artists inspired by Romero’s legacy through scholarships and fellowships while also restoring and preserving the filmmaker’s work.
“One of the most rewarding aspects of working in the craft brewing industry has been the ability to collaborate with so many different communities. We continue to think outside of the box and because of that have been able to support the arts and collaborate with fantastic musicians, a drive-in movie theatre, and now a legendary name in the film industry. When the opportunity to work alongside GARF presented itself, it was a ‘no-brainer’. This is our way to celebrate the work of a pioneer in the horror genre and give back to a community that thrives on creativity, innovation, and doing it yourself,” says Kevin Day, resident horror aficionado and Logistics Manager.
To locally celebrate the September 9th release of JAWN of the Dead, Neshaminy Creek will host a
screening of “Night of the Living Dead,” at its Croydon taproom and brewery. Guests are encouraged to come in their best zombie attire and makeup to compete for a Neshaminy Creek gift card, a six-pack of JAWN of the Dead, and an event poster in the Best Zombie Costume Contest. Local Harvest Pizza will be in attendance serving up fresh wood-fired pizzas all night long, and vendors like House of Mysterious Secrets will be selling terrifying wares and collectibles.