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Brewed with spaghetti, M&Ms, maple syrup: Martin House releases beer in honor of ‘Elf’

The Fort Worth brewery released the beer Friday, and it’s almost sold out.

If Buddy the Elf brewed beer, he would come up with something awfully close to Cotton-Headed Ninny-Muggins.

The new beer is actually the latest brainchild of Fort Worth’s Martin House Brewing Company.

Cotton-Headed Ninny-Muggins is brewed with maple syrup, lactose, chocolate, marshmallows, M&Ms and spaghetti. Yes, you read that right. Spaghetti.

Shugg Cole, the brewery’s marketing director, said Martin House was considering how to ring in the holiday season when employees got the idea to brew a beer in honor of Elf, the classic Christmas movie starring Will Ferrell.

“We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup,” Buddy the Elf says in the movie, while pouring maple syrup on his spaghetti.

So does Cotton-Headed Ninny-Muggins, at 8% ABV, taste like spaghetti? Nope, not really. It tastes like a maple stout, Cole said.

Spaghetti was the only new ingredient for Martin House, which releases a new beer every week and has developed a reputation for some pretty outrageous creations.

Earlier this year, the brewery released Space Pizza, brewed with tomatoes and oregano. It has made beers with sour patch kids, Oreo cookies and even cheese popcorn.

But if you want to try Cotton-Headed Ninny-Muggins, you better hurry. The beer was released on Friday is nearly sold out.

Martin House Brewing Company is at 220 S. Sylvania Ave., in Fort Worth.

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