Fantastic news for beer lovers in Louisiana, as Clown Shoes Beer, a craft brewery located in Ipswich, MA, has begun distributing to the state and beers began showing up on store shelves today. I was browsing around the beer section of a local grocery store today, when I saw 3 different varieties of Clown Shoes on the shelf. I was very surprised and grabbed one of each. I then made a quick trip down the street to the best beer store in Baton Rouge, and lo and behold they had numerous different 22 ounce bottles from Clown Shoes.
I exchanged tweets with Clown Shoes (@clownshoesbeer) and they confirmed that the “first (and very fresh) delivery went last week” to Louisiana.
Clown Shoes features some of the most bizarre names in the beer world, with beers such as Blaecorn Unidragon (an imperial stout), Muffin Top (a Belgian-style Tripel IPA), Eagle Claw Fist (imperial amber) and Pimp, a collaboration with Brash Brewing on a double brown ale.
I’m excited to have Clown Shoes available to us now, and it goes to show that Louisiana is slowly but surely bringing in more good craft beer. Clown Shoes follows on the heels of Green Flash, who entered the Louisiana market about 3 weeks ago, and whose beer has been flying off the shelves. Here’s hoping some of the other big names in the craft beer world will follow soon.