Craft beer is not as popular in Spain as in the USA.  You have to make a little effort to find a good IPA, but in a big city like Madrid, it’s pretty easy.

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Of course, in Malasaña, half the fun is getting there.

 

The streets are reliably crazy, and new oddities appear daily.

 

I bet this was an interesting event.

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Here’s a somewhat mixed message plea for social justice (or something like that).

 

It’s not all absurdity in the streets.  There are also some very high-class performances.

 

Along with all this enjoyable wandering, we did find three credible craft beer bars…

 

…with decent selections.

 

After one or two (ok, maybe three) IPA’s, I was tired and ready to find our way back to our little apartment, when I thought I saw this.

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No way.  I must be seeing things.  Who would actually check into the Kafka Hotel?  Most people would be shocked to find a bug in their hotel room, but at this hotel maybe you wake up and you are the bug.

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We hurried past and made it safely home.

Maybe that extra IPA was a bad idea.