Here's another first... I've never done a followup or update to a Brewvie Review, but two different things occurred in the last few days that I felt needs mentioning.
First, Deadline Hollywood reported that Frank Darabont has let go of the entire writing staff of The Walking Dead, which includes writing executive producer Charles "Chic" Eglee and Glen Mazzara, who penned last Sunday's episode, "Wildfire" (a great episode!). Instead, Darabont wants to go with freelancers for Season 2's scripts. That can't be a good thing. It's hard enough for shows to make it, but sabotage from the inside? Darabont may have just become one of those dumbass TV execs I talked about in my previous post. That, or he's turned into a brain dead zombie. Not sure which.
Secondly, I found an alternative beer to suck while watching TWD! If you recall I originally gave the nod to Rouge's Dead Guy, which is still a great and perfectly appropriate beer mind you. However, Left Hand Brewing Company out of Longmont, Colorado, just announced they'll be releasing a beer called Wake Up Dead! How freakin' fitting is THAT?! I KNOW! This 10.2% ABV barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout sits in Heaven Hill brandy barrels for 12 months before being blended into what can only be described as "woody perfection." There will be hints of raisins, cherry, licorice, toffee and earthy, herbal hop notes. Moooooooooney!