Blimp (Clown Shoes Brewing Company)

Blimp (Clown Shoes Brewing Company) Style: Imperial Red Ale aged in Chardonnay Barrels 11% ABV From: Ipswich, MA Brewery’s Note: “Look there, floating over idyllic Belmont, that’s a non-rigid airship. it’s got metric tons of helium packed in an inflatable envelope, it’s the Clown Shoes Blimp! This Imperial Red Ale was aged in CA Chardonnay barrels for two of the best human beings: Kate and … Continue reading Blimp (Clown Shoes Brewing Company)

Third Party Candidate (Clown Shoes & Three Heads Brewing)

Style: Blended Imperial Red Ale; 50% Imperial Amber Ale, 50% Oatmeal Red Ale 10% ABV  Bottled on: 8/2012  Brewing Notes: “50% Eagle Claw Fist Imperial Amber Ale, 50% Loopy Oatmeal Red Ale”   The bottle is interesting for sure.  I find the picture, which is reportedly Geoff Dale, “The Minister of Mayhem from Three Heads Beer,” to be a little creepy.  The fonts are all … Continue reading Third Party Candidate (Clown Shoes & Three Heads Brewing)

Flying Mouflan (Tröegs Brewing Company)

Style: American Barleywine 9.3% ABV 100-ish IBU’s Color: Dark Mahogany Malts: Euro Pils, Vienna, Munich, Dark Crystal Hops: Warrior, Chinook, Simcoe HopBack Hops: Whole leaf Nugget, Simcoe Yeast: Ale JuJu: Cane Sugar As with all Tröegs bottles, I like this one a lot.  The graphic art/comic book-style to the label is just great, the colors are vibrant, and the text is pretty funky.  This is … Continue reading Flying Mouflan (Tröegs Brewing Company)