Best known for its pickle beer, Martin House Brewing Company is always pushing the envelope when it comes to brewing with unexpected flavors and this time around the Fort Worth, Texas brewery has taken Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and incorporated the snack into its latest release.
Fresh off of releasing another batch of Salsa Verde, a pepper beer brewed with Hatch Chiles, Tomatillos, Jalapeños, Cilantro and lime, and creating Melted, a “Rocky Roads and Waffle Cones Ice Cream Ale” in collaboration with a local ice cream joint, Martin House dropped Crunchy Cheese Bois last week. The 5.2 percent sour beer, brewed with Frito-Lay’s trendy junk food, was a labor of love for the brewery, as it deconstructed and reconstructed the snack through “months of rigorous [Research and Development]” to create liquid Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. According to a recent Instagram post, Martin House was even allowed to put the snack’s actual name on the label.
Founded in 2012, Martin House was the brainchild of three friends who had a combined interest for homebrewing. With the motto of “Made in Texas by Texans,” the brewery focuses on valuing good ingredients and good people, to create efforts that suit any of life’s memorable moments. It even gained some national attention in recent years for its collaboration beer with Best Maid Pickles, a Texas staple since 1926, creating the 4.7 percent ABV Best Maid Sour Pickle Beer, but if that’s not your thing, Martin House also offers standard styles as well.
As you might expect, drinkers from all across the area stood in line to get a four-pack of this taproom-only release, which runs $20 per for-pack with a limit of one per customer. To help celebrate the release, Martin House also had Flamin’ Hot Cheetos corn dogs. No word on if this dangerously cheesy brew will be released again in the future or eventually see distribution. And if beer inspired by food is your thing, keep an eye on Martin House because the brewery hinted at an upcoming Kraft Macaroni and Cheese beer.