H.P. Lovecraft Beer to Drive Craft Beer Fans to Utter Madness
From the horrifying, cyclopean stills of the the Narragansett Brewery, in the thrice-damned Stygian state of Rhode Island, comes an eldritch brew sure to shatter the minds of mere craft beer mortals: the Lovecraft Honey Ale. The beer is made in loathsome conjunction with the non-Euclidean Revival Brewing and is a maddening 7% alcohol by volume.
Horror legend Lovecraft lived most of his life in providence, and Narragansett President Mark Hellendrung explained the choice to Boston:
“This one is really a prologue about H.P. Lovecraft himself,” says Hellendrung. “We picked one of his stories, ‘The Festival,’ where there’s a space mead consumed by a winged creature. What’s great about craft beer is that it’s really breaking the style boundaries and guidelines. So, this is [brewmaster Sean Larkin’s] interpretation of a modern day honey mead through the medium of a beer.”
The Lovecraft Honey Ale is only the first of the Lovecraft-inspired beers. The second will take inspiration from Lovecraft’s novella The Shadow Over Innsmouth.
If you feel a little weird drinking a beer named after a famous teetotaler and pretty gross and racist human, well, we can’t blame you. For those who want to taste the unspeakable brew, it went on sale yesterday.