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Clown Shoes Beer enters NOVA market

Clown Shoes is currently being brewed on contract from the folks at IPSWITCH Brewing in Massachusetts. Here is a brief description of what is currently available in our area.

In case you missed it, and who could blame you as it didn’t make a ton of noise, Clown Shoes brewing entered the Northern Virginia market just last week. Clown Shoes is currently being brewed on contract by the folks at Mercury Brewing in Massachusetts. Here is a brief description of what is currently available in our area. Cheers to Specialty Beverage of Virginia for bringing in more craft beer to the commonwealth.

Brown Angel Double Brown Ale – Currently rated at B+ on BeerAdvocate

A dark brown backbone with notes of chocolate and coffee resulting from the use of 1500 pounds of Maris Otter malt, aggressive American hops (Amarillo and Columbus) provide bitterness and some citrus,  while a more delicate floral finish is achieved from the use of the classic English hop, East Kent Goldings.   40IBUs and 7% ABV

Clementine – Currently rated A- on BeerAdvocate

The latest offering from Clown Shoes Beers is a. Light-bodied and crisp, this is a terrific seasonal packed with plenty of zest! Hazy in appearance and healthily carbonated, it utilizes Chambly yeast to energetically shape its wheat malt base. Incorporated in the brewing process is Clementine, sweet orange peel, a hint of Coriander, and Summit hops.

At a sly, easy-drinking 5.9%, Clementine is dynamic and flavorful enough to satisfy discerning craft beer palates, yet light enough to count among “sessionable” beers.

Hoppy Feet – Currently rated B+ on BeerAdvocate

Hoppy Feet has been lovingly crafted by combining Premium malt with lots of Amarillo and Columbus Hops.  Grapefruit and Pine are balanced on the nose and on the palate by a nutty, dark chocolate, roasted backbone.

Eagle Claw Fist – – Currently rated A- on BeerAdvocate

Eagle Claw Fist utilizes the same Chico yeast that shaped Hoppy Feet and Brown Angel. Canadian Two Row, English Crystal, and a little English Black Patent malt provide a sweet, balanced backbone. Simcoe, Centennial, and Citra work together to create a unique hop assault, with an intense bitterness that manages to leave your palate in one piece and is harmonized by the flavors of tropical fruits and flowers. The finish is dry.

Be sure to check out the following venues who are currently stocking Clown Shoes;

Norms, Rick’s Wine, Whole Foods Vienna, Whole Foods Tyson

Anyone had any Clown Shoes before? How is it ?

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