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After first appearing as an apparent one-off at last year's Untapped Festival in Fort Worth, Martin House has announced it is bringing back Kafkaesque as a new, "micro-seasonal" offering.
Available during the month of January, Kafkaesque finds inspiration in the surrealism of author Frank Kafka, and is described as the "most ambitious and confounding beer Martin House has ever produced." The style description alone may have you "cackling at the moon like a madman," given the beer is billed as an Imperial Smoked Black Rye Oaked Raspberry IPA (try saying that ten times fast).
According to the brewery, the goal in creating Kafkaesque was to make something "menacingly complex and surreally distorted." The list of ingredients is certainly suggestive of the first part of that phrase, while limited-edition glassware accompanying the release is an embodiment of the second. Anyone want to try their hand at drinking a leaning tower of craft beer?
For those that are up to the challenge, Kafkaesque will be unveiled one week from today on Thursday, January 15, at the Pour House in Fort Worth. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and those arriving early will receive the aforementioned glassware with purchase. After that, the beer will be released on draft only, so look for it at accounts that typically carry Martin House's seasonal brews.
Style: Imperial Smoked Black Rye Oaked Raspberry IPA